Learning to Ignore the Scale
I set a goal last week of losing 5 pounds by Thanksgiving. It seemed very possible. I ALWAYS gain during the holidays and I thought I'd be proactive and use the weeks between my fall break and Thanksgiving to get myself on a good path. I meal pr... Read more
Leaping Into Change!
Good morning Sparkies,
I couldn't resist a little Leap Day pun there. Please forgive.
I've always said that March is my peak weight loss season. My birthday is mid January, you then have Super Bowl and Valentine's Day. I feel like the ... Read more
Making My Mark
There used to be an old country song that said “Every time I make my mark, somebody paints the wall”. That’s kind of the way I’ve felt this summer in many areas of my life.
Three weeks ago, we parted ways with our babysitter-the person who... Read more
The More Things Change..
A few years ago, I was a group fitness groupie, In fact, I had a FB page called just that for some of my group fitness friends. With all of the changes in my life, I'd gotten out of the swing of things but 2 weeks ago, I returned to a group clas... Read more
I work at a university-my alma mater-and this past weekend was graduation. I usually don't attend any of the ceremonies because, let's face it, they are boring as heck even if you are one of the graduates. However, this year I know a couple of s... Read more
It's been 5 years since I wrote a blog entry. WOW. I knew I had been away from Spark for a while but I didn't imagine it had been that long.
Since I last Sparked, I've done another weight loss program on and off. I'm happy right now with m... Read more
What Others May Think
I read a great blog entry on Spark People about not concerning yourself with what other people think. Actually, the main topic was wearing a bathing suit when you are overweight but it lead to the main point that you just have to do your own thi... Read more
Long time, no post. Sometimes that can mean bad things but I'm doing just fine. I actually started a new blog on wordpress and I've been using it as my journal. But I wanted to update here too.
I'm in Week 3 of Rachel ... Read more
Pity Party Is Over
Sooooo, my last entry was a bit of a downer. After some kind words and straight talk from some Sparkies and non-Sparkies alike, I've come to realize a few things.
1) One bad run doesn't mean I'm a failure. After I thought back at that week,... Read more
Not Sure That I Am Born to Run
I started Couch to 5K back in May. At first, I was very excited to have this new goal to work towards. Lately? Not so much.
I've written before that I don't enjoy running. I want to enjoy it because I know it burns calories, you can do it a... Read more
I’ve been having a hard time getting back on track after my vacation. For the record, I weighed today and I’m where I was pre-vacation so it’s all good.
I logged my food last week but had a hard time getting my exercise mojo back. I walked... Read more
I certainly talked a good talk about my intentions for my vacation. I failed royally though in walking the walk, so to speak.
I ate ice cream every day. I had country fried steak. I had biscuits and gravy. I munched on all of the snacks my ... Read more
Taking a Break
Next week, I’m going out of town for a few days with my husband and his parents. It’s a little mini-vacation I guess. Vacations are hard on the waistline. It’s easy to fall into a trap of saying “I’m on vacation; I’ll eat what I want!” Then you ... Read more
You Can't Help Someone Who Won't Help Themselves
The last time I blogged I sort of ranted about people not taking responsibility for their weight loss problems. Almost as if I'd channeled her to come to life as a living example, a friend called me up for lunch.
This friend has some body i... Read more
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All The Sparkies Stand Up!
For a long time, I've wondered what has happened to personal responsbility in our culture. It seems now that people brush off most things with "Well, it's not my fault.." and then they proceed to blame someone or something else.
Weight los... Read more