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Kicking and Screaming
Thursday, December 08, 2016      2 comments

Why is it that I CANNOT talk myself into exercising? When I was in the rehab I busted my butt....to the point of sweating...I was motivated...loved seeing new muscles and regaining lost strength. But it was HARD. I remember seeing ... Read more
Struggles and Truth
Sunday, December 04, 2016      4 comments

I've been struggling lately...I'm really feeling depressed and am praying not to be swallowed whole by that monster again. I just have to dig my heels in, spend time on my knees...and RESIST. There are 6 factors behind my gloom and each of the... Read more
Dropping the Mole
Sunday, November 27, 2016      2 comments

So I've just rapidly lost about 20 lbs following the death of my mom. Food tasted like sawdust and I had no appetite at all. SO NOW comes the challenging part. "How to maintain and I continue the weight loss without losing ground and regainin... Read more
LOSS: My weight and my Mom
Wednesday, November 09, 2016      6 comments

I just wrote a whole blog...including pics...and it disappeared! I really wish Spark People would save drafts so that if you lose it you can come back to it and finish it....without it being sucked into cyber space. I'm writing today to c... Read more
Successes and Other Musings
Thursday, October 20, 2016      4 comments

Yesterday I weighed myself..... ( I know....after this I will weigh myself weekly. ) I wanted to see if the inexplicable one extra pound had gone away. And yes it had! I struggled all day yesterday with wanting something sweet....a Symphony bar... Read more
Large Scale Deception
Tuesday, October 18, 2016      7 comments

This week I've been feeling a bit down. I weighed myself yesterday and found I'd gained a pound....inexplicably...No cheats no pigging out...I KNOW that weight fluctuates and that that is all it likely is...but still. You know how it is: you ... Read more
Thursday, October 13, 2016      6 comments

Well, my last post was a "bummer" - let's see if I can do better this time. My ankle has improved enough that I can put weight on it for a minute or so while transferring from scooter to recliner or chair to scooter. It hurts some to do th... Read more
Blue Sunday
Sunday, October 02, 2016      5 comments

Today.....as I have been for months...I'm at home in my recliner recovering from a major ankle surgery. Where I would LIKE to be is at my church with my faith family worshipping and enjoying the company. And to make matters worse "DH" is less ... Read more
Response: to a blog and to my circumstances
Monday, July 11, 2016      5 comments

I usually start the week with a menu plan and it must have a wide range of strength and ingredients that it will require to prepare it. A friend pointed me to a popular blog post about meal and grocery planning and it prompted these thoughts. ... Read more
Re-Writing "Normal"
Sunday, June 26, 2016      5 comments

As I am gearing myself up for my ankle fusion surgery next week (next WEEK???!!) I am thinking that maybe I should come up with some goals or maybe some motivational statements that will keep me from losing motivation altogether. How about the ... Read more
The Game Changer
Thursday, May 12, 2016      0 comments

The air was crisp, the first rays of morning light peeked over the tree covered mountains. I pulled the laces of my sneakers tight, grabbed a bottle of water and headed for the door. I did a few stretches and then set out. As I crossed the tw... Read more
What it Means to Persevere
Monday, April 25, 2016      2 comments

The following definitions are taken from an old Webster's Dicitionary Perseverance -1) The act or quality of persisting. 2) Continuance in a state of grace until it is succeeded by a state of glory. Persevere - To persist in any enterp... Read more
Why Not?
Wednesday, April 20, 2016      4 comments

I have two big "I SHOIULDS" that have been plaguing my conscience. 1) to do some drawing and 2) to get my body moving. I sit in this power recliner 95% of the day. And it is getting harder and harder to even stand up. This morning I've done ... Read more
Mercy toward Myself
Sunday, April 17, 2016      6 comments

Lately I am very reluctant to weigh myself, believing that I will have gained weight. But lately, when curiosity gets the best of me and I weigh myself there have been good amounts of weight lost. But since I have been tracking my food, I am a... Read more
What Next?
Friday, April 01, 2016      4 comments

Exactly as I predicted, I fell prey to insatiable cravings and a feeling of immunity because my weight was "low" (low considering the past 5 years.) I regained almost all of the weight I had lost. I am thinking about having Spark design my menu... Read more

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