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Nothing scenic about the detour that I have been on!
Sunday, September 21, 2014      2 comments

I guess it isn't all bad. Came back to Spark and discovered that I am 9 pounds lighter than the last time I recorded on here, but I am pretty sure my weight was lower at some point in the last almost year. I think that I was so anxious to rec... Read more
Here I go again!
Sunday, November 03, 2013      1 comments

I just reread my previous blog entries. Haven't accomplished all that I set out to do. I did get a bit sidetracked... not in a totally bad way. I joined a new gym and signed up for twice a week sessions with a trainer in mid April. I had pre... Read more
Back in the fray
Sunday, January 13, 2013      1 comments

What a year 2012 was. Four major surgeries, the last one on Dec 11th. My focus over the last 3 months, in my absence from Spark, has been on 2 surgeries, healing, rehab. Rehab is going to be an ongoing process for the next year. My goal is t... Read more
Behavior and attitude changes
Friday, August 24, 2012      2 comments

A couple things that are different this last week: I am not constantly thinking about food. I can drive by food places and not even give it a glance! When it is time to eat, I am making better choices. I am not tolerating foo... Read more
Day at the Dentist
Thursday, August 23, 2012      0 comments

Spent 4 hours in the dentist chair this afternoon. Half my face is still numb and liquids run out the corner of my mouth... you know how that goes! Maybe just some oatmeal later this evening. Back to the gym tomorrow!... Read more
Monday, Monday... so good to me... :)
Monday, August 20, 2012      1 comments

Today is the seventh day of a streak.... 7 days in a row going to the gym for the workout that I can do. And you know what??? IT FEELS GOOD! In June, when I started my physical therapy after having both hips replaced this Spring, I couldn't w... Read more
TV and Weight
Sunday, August 19, 2012      1 comments

I likely watch way too much TV. As I live alone, I tend to have it on just for background noise most of the time. Working on getting used to the quiet that is the "empty nest" since both my kids are successfully launched into the world. I u... Read more
Evidence of a Good Mindset
Saturday, August 18, 2012      0 comments

Trying to be introspective about this whole process as the root cause of my problems with food stem from my emotions and my psyche. I have noticed that my mindset affects everything about my life. When I am in a "bad" place and down on myself... Read more
Positive actions lead to positive results!
Monday, August 13, 2012      1 comments

So today I started tracking food so I can get some idea of what my calorie counts are. Landed in the middle of my calorie range today so that was good. The quality of my food could be better but I will work on that. Today was a very busy day ... Read more
Ponderings on the process
Saturday, August 11, 2012      0 comments

It seems that this time around I have been more introspective about just how I arrived at this point in my life. I am very aware of the influence my childhood had, but also acknowledging that I reinforced all those negative factors by my own be... Read more
Escaping the past
Thursday, August 09, 2012      2 comments

I tend to be analytical. During the last few months, I have really tried to trace where some of my problems with weight and food have come from. I have a feeling that my experiences aren't unique. Many of us who have struggled with serious we... Read more
Starting out... with hope for the future
Thursday, August 09, 2012      0 comments

So here I am again.... making another start seeking a healthier life, wanting to lose weight. This time is a bit different. I have gone through a major life challenge in the last 3 years. Bigger than anything I have dealt with in the past...b... Read more