I appreciate the support from my last blog. It's been exactly a month since I had deadly thoughts. In that time, the company that acquired mine eliminated my position and laid off the accounting manager and me. I have signed an agreement and can... Read more
Check-in: I am working hard to stay positive, after a really difficult low day last week.
Wage garnishment, they refuse to negotiate. They don’t put people into debtor’s prison anymore, but it feels like I’m financially imprisoned. I was t... Read more
I’ve been taking a photo of “foods I declined,” and it’s been positive so far because after I take the pic and walk away it’s off my mind. It’s like a checkbox is marked and my brain is free to think about what I *DO* want to eat. I thought abou... Read more
So it's been awhile since I consistently exercised. This weekend I joined a friend and went back to the gym for the first time in years. And the weekend prior I really enjoyed the treadmill at my apartment. There’s no good reason to skip exercis... Read more
It probably shouldn’t bother me as much as it does… I have been more public about my re-entry into mindful and healthy habits. This has drawn some “support” from non-sparkpeople friends. When SparkPeople give me advice, welcomed or not, I unders... Read more
Monday I was exhausted, the night before I “splurged” on a date at the Chicken Pie Shop (my first time there.) We had chicken pot pie, big fluffy rolls, and French fries with a little slice of lemon pie for dessert. (After eliminating all carbs ... Read more
Reality check: I was crunching my numbers today and made a realization. The max I lost was 140, and now I started this year only 40 pounds down from my original start weight here, 10 years ago. So I regained 100 pounds. That makes the math easy,... Read more
2018 is a year for letting go…
The first year I was successful with SparkPeople was the first time I donated my hair. I felt happy to release the hair that I used as a cape, to cover, and to hide. At the beginning of 2017 I “wanted” to res... Read more
I love articles like this.... Saving it for later.
For me, understanding exactly how my body works together makes it easier for me to picture how my "healthier" habits and ... Read more
2018 is a year for letting go.
In 13 days it will be my 10th Sparkversary. Wow. I'm kind of in shock.
I remember sitting down for the first time in my life, in 2008 and seriously considering, "What will my life look like in 5 years..... Read more
Oct 14th, about two weeks ago I was hit from behind on the freeway. My very old car protected me, and it might be wishful thinking, but after the initial injuries, I seem to be doing better. I've developed some high anxiety about driving (since ... Read more
Physical March 2017 Results:
Blood Sugar – 89 (65-99 Normal)
Blood count normal
White Blood count – Elevated 10.9 (norm 3.4-10.8 , but stable from past tests being 12.13)
Kidney - Normal
Liver - Normal
Thyroid – Normal (2.030, ran... Read more
I am desperately out of shape, it's impeding doing fun things.
Sometimes in rescuing an animal, the person themselves is rescued. For me, it's easier to guide someone else through being conscientious about their eating and movement than it... Read more