Failure is inspiring. Once you get over yourself.
Part of my goal to live more fit is to pay attention to my mental fitness as well. I am definitely the worrier in my family - the planner, the what if-er, the pusher (get the homework done, clean up your room, don't forget to take the dog to th... Read more
Yesterday morning I stepped on the scale and saw a 224.2 and rejoiced, because, as I remembered, it was a 1.5 lb loss. Unfortunately, went I went to log my weight, I realized I did not remember my prior weight correctly, and it was a .5 loss. ... Read more
Put the Glass Down- A lesson in stress relief
A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they’d be asked the “half empty or ... Read more
I am definitely not restarting.
When I first started Spark in 2012, I thought I discovered that boredom was my trigger to eat, and it still is. But in the last 3-4 months, I've also realized that under a certain type of stress, I also go off track.
I started Spark under... Read more
Getting back to it.
Today I logged in for the first time in 3 weeks. Lots of reasons, but the main ones were time and motivation. I have kept within 5 lbs of the lowest weight I have been, which I am happy about. But end of school activities (I have an official Hig... Read more
Getting Better with Age
When I was 49, I wanted to lose 50 lbs by the time I turned 50, but did nothing about it. Yesterday I turned 51. and am feeling better and healthier than I did at 50. I still have much to learn. Been slacking off for a couple weeks, and gave mys... Read more
Gained a pound this week...didn't stop indulging after the holiday. I know the problem. In one of my very first blogs, I realized I ate out of boredom. I have stopped taking long walks in different places on the weekend, and have been hanging ou... Read more
Permission to Slack Off, Retracted
So for Easter Weekend, I slacked off. Not in my usual way (chocolate, chips, etc)., But I went 500 calories over two days in a row with dinners and wine. I am okay with it and back to more healthy control.
Short, sweet, and control what I e... Read more
Stream of Consciousness
Aw....random stuff I am sorting through....
I love my job, but I get a sick feeling in my stomach every morning when I open my email, anticipating yet another crisis or personality infused issue. It's never as bad as I think, but I am havin... Read more
I've mentally slacked off a bit, so here are my goals for the week:
Stay on Food Plan all week.
No wine during the week at all.
Walk every day.
Cut my salt intake by 1/4.
Spend 15-20 min on spark people each day doing more than ju... Read more
Just got to be too much last night. Couldn't sleep even using my "fall asleep to light hearted TV" method, to get my mind off everything. Ended up putting on an old Adam-12 episode, something I used to watch as a kid with me family. My dad was a... Read more
This week I had a nasty little shocker about a family member (no one I live with) that generated a lot of anger (again). Not the first time for this particular person. I was upset, sad and worried about what repercussions it would have on my ag... Read more
Vacation is what you take when you can't take what you've been taking any longer
This was a spark quote from earlier this week. I often find the quotes parallel where I am emotionally at the time, but this one particularly hit home. The reflection continued ... "Sometimes the best course of action is just to step back for aw... Read more
Just an all out get it off my chest and maybe some weight will hitch a ride.
I try to keep a positive attitude, but this week I am just not feeling it. I had a great time Sunday with family, but I overindulged by about 500 calories. Then on Monday, I had a good time with my boys, but ate onion rings at lunch that didn't ... Read more
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Assessment and Re-Goal-ing
When I started Spark People, I set my goal to lose 50 lb. That is, until I weighed myself and found out I was 254. Then the goal was 55 pounds, so I could get under 200. Now, I am about 13 pounds away from that goal. I've started looking at my g... Read more