Back on track
Had a bit of a setback food-wise this past weekend, but I am okay with it. Went to a Women's Retreat with a friend, and they used a curriculum called, "The Sweet Life Cafe."
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Where's the Wagon Stop? I want to get back on!
The holidays have left me fearful of getting on the scales. Too much chocolate in the house. But I am definitely in the process of gearing my head up to get back on track with my food and exercise.
I've managed to get wrist tendonitis o... Read more
I am really struggling with getting back on track....I do well for 2 or 3 days, then fall off again....then get back in the groove. I KNOW I can do this, so it's really frustrating that I keep losing my focus and blowing it off. Meantime, I've... Read more
Done Girls are still the Best!!
I got 12 pages of Happy Birthday comments today from my Done Girls! You guys are the greatest. Thanks for all the well wishes! I ate like a fool, I must say. But our birthdays only come once a year, right?
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Stick a fork in me!
I am done shopping in the big butt clothing store.
I am done squeezing into theater seats and hurting my hips.
I am done being afraid to get on the scales.
I am done living with little to no energy.
I am done with knees that hurt all the... Read more
Things I wish people wouldn't say:
On my journey to a healthier weight, it has been interesting to notice the responses of people in my world. I frequently get compliments from friends and accquaintances, which can be a real boost to my good feelings of success. HOWEVER, there ... Read more
I need a new, extra large shot of SparkPeople. I've been harf-arsing it for too long, and it's taking its toll. I know my habits are still better than they used to be, but I've been giving in more and more often to compulsive snacking, and hav... Read more
One Year as a Spark Person
Recently I celebrated my 1 year anniversary of being a Spark Person! Things have changed a lot in the past year. For one thing, I'm 55 pounds lighter!
I have learned a lot about myself, too:
I've learned (aga... Read more
"The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start s... Read more
HOLIDAY SPARK RECIPES ROCKED THE HOUSE!
Okay, for the first time in years I offered to cook for Thanksgiving last week. We had a couple of friends at loose ends who wanted to come be with us, and I figured if I cooked I... Read more
Living with Stress
Stress has always been one of my main bugaboos when it comes to adhering to a healthy lifestyle. When I get too stressed, all I want to do is eat comfort food and sit on the couch.
Lately I've been under extreme stress due to a work situ... Read more
Boo-hoo! Life is hard!!
I'M FRUSTRATED!! I wonder how people manage to keep things in their lives under control. I am always struggling with the simple(!) everyday stuff of life: keeping my house straightened up, doing laundry, eating right, cooking? (ha!), exercisin... Read more
Read this article this morning - and I really identified with it.
Dieters do calories, not exercise
Twice as many dieters count calories to lose weight rather than exercise, a poll has found.
Calorie counting is most popular with ... Read more
Stairway to Success
The first step on the Stairway to Success is to keep a positive attitude!
So is the last step. And many of the steps in between.....
I like this picture of a stairway, because it's a gentle slope, not so steep that it will be exhaus... Read more
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What's worked so far...
Someone on my fibromyalgia team asked us to let her know how we've lost weight, if we have! So, I wrote the following. Thought it might be worth posting it on my own page here ---
Well, I feel lucky! I've been on Spark since the end of Ja... Read more