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Letting my horse motivate me
Sunday, November 27, 2016      4 comments

"One reason why birds and horses are happy is because they are not trying to impress other birds and horses." -- Dale Carnegie... Read more
All or nothing
Thursday, November 10, 2016      1 comments

I've been asked to blog about when I last succumbed to an "all or nothing" attitude. Well, that would be yesterday. Yesterday I consciously did not exercise, I did not eat well - well chocolate was involved, so I suppose that was good. It ... Read more
New goals
Monday, October 31, 2016      4 comments

I think goals are a good thing, but being who I am, I tend to overextend myself and set too many in too short a time frame. So instead of committing to a bunch of new goals, I'm going to list some of the goals I think would be interesting to com... Read more
What I wish...
Monday, October 24, 2016      5 comments

I have found a way to make workouts fun. And I learned that I really do like vegetables. Now what I need to do is find a way to make tracking my food easy and fun. I know that the SP tools are supposed to be easy, but I don't like th... Read more
Relearning is hard, and sometimes embarrassing
Sunday, October 23, 2016      7 comments

I was eating dinner last night and I realized that I really do like broccoli. On Tuesday I had a similar reaction when I was eating my salad. And a few days before that I was more interested in the salad and vegetables than I was in the spicy ch... Read more
Mixing up workouts and meals
Saturday, October 22, 2016      2 comments

I'm using the pre-written meal plans as a guide for what I should eat daily. I started doing this yesterday and realized that I don't have even half of the items on the list in my house. Some of the things I'm just going to ignore, for instance,... Read more
Plateau Busting
Sunday, October 16, 2016      1 comments

I've joined the Plateau Busting challenge, which feels less like a challenge and more like a plan. I've lost weight before and I've plateaued before. But previously I would have a fair amount of success before plateauing. This time, I plat... Read more
Fifty days!!!
Sunday, October 16, 2016      5 comments

I have been very down for the last month or so. I started SP in August, saw great success the first month, and then that completely stopped for the last 4-5 weeks. I was trying hard not to resort to defeatist thinking, but being stuck on a plate... Read more
I started a new SparkTeam
Friday, October 14, 2016      0 comments

I have been wanting to talk to people about my Pokemon Go obsession for a while. It's been so helpful for getting me out and walking. And today I realized that there are probably other SparkPeople who also use the mons to get out exercising. But... Read more
I know I'm supposed to stay positive, but...
Tuesday, October 11, 2016      2 comments

Where do I need moderation? Probably everywhere. Including here. :-) Seriously, I think my biggest opportunity for more moderation is in perfectionist thinking. When I weigh myself and it goes in a direction I'm not looking for, I go throu... Read more
Stress about weight loss - very yes
Thursday, October 06, 2016      5 comments

I should say, stress about weight plateau. I lost 4 pounds in the first month, and then it stopped. That stupid scale just won't go down to the next 10s spot. It's like it's found it's favorite grouping and it wants to stay there. This is ... Read more
October's focus: fruits and veggies
Monday, October 03, 2016      3 comments

I've decided to return to my basic premise and work on one thing every month, rather than try to change everything at once. So September was excercise and I think I can say I nailed that. October is fruits and veggies - with the ulti... Read more
Focusing on the small things
Sunday, October 02, 2016      3 comments

I'm not sure how to deal with my feelings when I read posts and articles that are supposed to be motivational. Most of the time, if they post anything about how they are "at goal weight" or "near goal" or even that they've lost a few pounds, I d... Read more
I'm here, and that needs to be enough
Friday, September 30, 2016      3 comments

Sometimes, that is the success for the day -- showing up. Other successes for today: - I walked for 30 minutes - I did a 10 minute arms workout even though I didn't want to - I drank a TON of water - water really does taste good to... Read more
Battle of the Cinnamon Roll
Wednesday, September 28, 2016      3 comments

I was very good this morning, while being bad. Due to some drama before we left, my breakfast got left behind. So instead of walking next to the very tempting bakery I decided to do my grocery shopping. I knew I was hungry, so I set the ru... Read more

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