Journey through my Journal
I was cleaning out some boxes yesterday, and found the journal I began last year when I became serious "again" about losing weight and eating healthy. Strangely enough, it was dated a year ago on that day.
I have been struggling with the same... Read more
At some point my attempts at a healthy lifestyle have become derailed. The pounds creeping up, fatigue, and general lack of motivation eventually caught my attention. Initially, although knowing what I needed to do, I simply could not find it ... Read more
A New Beginning
My journey definitely does not follow a straight path. There are many curves and ups and downs. I have made the decision that I would like to take an easier path. However, I realize that nothing worthwhile is easy. At least not for me.
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Here I go- again
It seems like this has been a month of starting over. I had developed some healthy habits. I was tracking my calories, eating healthier, and keeping active. Then it happened...two and 1/2 weeks I was sick. One by one, I watched my healthy ha... Read more
Worried Pet Parent
Approximately six months ago I adopted a rescue cat. I had lost my companion of fifteen years, and after a period of mourning him I felt the need and readiness for another. I wanted another Snowshoe because they generally have the temperament ... Read more
It is raining today, and I am feeling restless. Yesterday, I tracked the most steps on my fit bit in a very long time. Unfortunately, I was not able to sync them to my activity tracker. I am reluctant to do my cardio, but there is a part of m... Read more
Eating for Hunger or...
The nibble monsters are attacking and it is only mid-morning. It feels like I am hungry, but am I really? Currently I am drinking a glass of water to keep them at bay. I ate breakfast, however, it probably could have been less carbs and mor... Read more
Back to the Basics
I have joined Spark People small steps challenge. It is helping me to step back and focus on the basics. There are times I become overwhelmed and it is helpful to return to the basic steps which provide the foundation of health. Yesterday the... Read more
A Fresh Start
Today, having re-evaluated many of my unhealthy patterns, I wiped the slate clean. I have made the commitment to slowly, replace my unhealthy practices with ones which are healthier. I began by joining a new Spark challenge. Although not perfec... Read more
I feel as though I have hit a brick wall. Perhaps it is the proverbial rock bottom. It has come to the point where I can not stand myself. It was suggested in a Spark article that writing a blog about your journey might be helpful. This one ... Read more
It's all in the Head
I am an individual who has a mood disorder. I have the usual range of emotions that all have the only difference can be the intensity. For example, lately I have been extremely irritable. Some of the things which bother me are way out of prop... Read more
Today, I was doing fairly well with my plan. I completed my yoga routine and was drinking my water. Lately I have been tracking my food again to see if I am meeting my nutritional requirements. I maintained my calorie range until I became str... Read more
Regaining control over the scale
Once again, I have found myself in a battle with the scale. Even though I know that the number fluctuates naturally as a part of the life cycle, I am finding myself unwilling to accept this lately.
Recently, I had issues with fluid retentio... Read more
I am extremely sensitive to medications. This makes it a big challenge for my doctor to find the right combination to treat my bi-polar and anxiety symptoms. When there is an extremely rare side effect it seems as though I am one of those luck... Read more
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Every Bite Counts
Throughout my life my weight has gone up and down in cycles. I am currently in an upward spiral which I am trying desperately to curtail. There are many reasons for this, and many of them need to be treated professionally. However, the one th... Read more