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The Privilege I'd Overlooked
Thursday, September 16, 2010      4 comments

One of my Spark friends posted a blog today, and this quote was in it: "I realized either I can choose to Dread exercise like I have for years or take control of my attitude and choose to find it JOYFUL. I choose JOY !!! Exercising allows ... Read more
Thursday, September 16, 2010      3 comments

An image came to me yesterday. Of a single rock falling down a mountainside...soon joined by another and another, gaining momentum...and soon the whole clff collapses in an avalanche. What started it? One rock. that's how my eating has b... Read more
Monday's Report
Monday, September 13, 2010      0 comments

Well, I have some good news and I have some bad news. Bad news first...need to get this confession over with....I've GAINED weight this week instead of losing it! i don't honestly know how this is happening. Am I not tracking accurately?... Read more
When is a Sandwich not Just a Sandwich??
Sunday, September 12, 2010      2 comments

I never thought that I had a problem with emotional eating. I usually eat because I like the taste of the food, or I'm just plain hungry. But last night something occured that made me stop and think a bit. I had an argument with my husban... Read more
Incredible Goodness: Incredible Stupidity
Thursday, September 09, 2010      8 comments

The goodness is God's. The stupidity is mine. So let me set the scene for you. First, you have to know that our roads in my community were recently repaved. Next you need to know that I recently (end of May) had a Total Left Hip Replacem... Read more
bad news; good news
Wednesday, September 08, 2010      10 comments

I know I was supposed to give an update on my progress weekly...but I find myself, at least for now, needing to do it more often. Did you ever have a HUNGRY DAY? A day when you were physically hungry ALL day long? When I'm on steroids or... Read more
With the Heat turned UP
Tuesday, September 07, 2010      0 comments

Here is my report on the first two days of "turning up the heat" Yesterday, I walked a mile and a half, with a ten minute break at the halfway point. I came in quite a bit below the minimum of my calorie range, but that was okay, because m... Read more
May I Have your Attention? This is Important!
Monday, September 06, 2010      12 comments

OK, that blog title was more to myself than to you...but since you're here, you can be my witnesses. I have been stuck at the same weight (160) for, like, forever. I only have ten pounds left to go to reach my first goal weight. Now it is ... Read more
All's Well that Ends Well-Or: Doing things the Hard Way
Thursday, September 02, 2010      5 comments

I thought I would share with you the story of my dinner. First here is a picture of it (this is definitely a "before" picture...I will spare you the "after" picture): ... Read more
Losing Emotional Weight
Monday, August 30, 2010      6 comments

It's been an emotionally heavy weekend. I had a huge blowout with DH in a public place, no less, on Saturday. This disturbed my sleep and exhausted me as both anger and sorrow raged through me. I ate way too much- I'm not really sure if it wa... Read more
Some Garden Memories:
Saturday, August 28, 2010      9 comments

I used to love to garden...(well, I would STILL love to garden...but physically can't anymore). Since this is my first year without a garden to speak of, I have to live off of my memories of past ones. And since I can't brag of this year's pla... Read more
How Exercise Helped—and Hurt me
Tuesday, August 24, 2010      18 comments

By Cynthia Lott Vogel I came to Spark People desperate to change this sick, pudgy body into the thin person I’d been for most of my life. Years of illness and medications like cortico-steriods had packed weight onto my 5’4” body until I we... Read more
The Last Walk before Dislocation
Saturday, August 21, 2010      5 comments

I miss walking so MUCH...and it's been less than a week. Last Tuesday morning I took a walk...a new recent record for me in length...and fortunately had my camera alongside to record what was to be a very momentous walk...It was my last one may... Read more
What to think of when you HURT
Monday, August 16, 2010      6 comments

I haven't blogged in a while. A while for me that is. I tend to be prolific...but actually ALL my blogs (I have three) are suffering at the moment. I'm suffering from paltry thoughts and constipated emotions! Just trying to get through each ... Read more
Bulldozing my Past
Sunday, August 08, 2010      3 comments

I no longer want the drama of being sick. It is an interruption and an intrusion. I’m scared of getting sick, physically or mentally, again. I am thinking more and more of looking good; feeling good; and feeling STRONG and capable. Like if so... Read more

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