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My Motivation
Monday, April 01, 2019      4 comments

Today, I'm tasked with writing about the underlying reasons for my wanting to lose weight. What's underneath the "I want to lose 50 pounds"? I've thought long and hard about this and I think the answer is that I want to be able to participa... Read more
30 Things that MAke Me Smile
Sunday, March 31, 2019      2 comments

Today I want to list off a bunch of things that make me smile. Feel free to add your own smiley things in the comment section! 1. My cat, Sethie, purring 2. Bird song 3. Warm weather 4. A hug from anyone 5. A kiss from my husband ... Read more
Never Know...
Saturday, March 30, 2019      0 comments

You never know what you're capable of untiil you try. That's what I learned today. We didn't schedule a trip to go to our friends' house today, so we walked all the way. 1.7 miles, baby! I've been only doing distace walkng about two weeks a... Read more
Being Careful while Eating Delivery
Thursday, March 28, 2019      2 comments

The last two days, I have spent the evening (and last night, the entire night) at my friend D's house. Her mother is away at the moment getting a new guide dog, so we are keeping her company. However, I need to be careful with what I eat over th... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Down with the fat Jeans
Tuesday, March 26, 2019      22 comments

Hi everyone who reads this blog! Today, I did something fatastic. No, it wasn't the 5,841 steps I took. No, that was just me going about my business for the day. Today, I decided to take out all my old capris and a pair of pants that I had ... Read more
Respect Your Body
Monday, March 25, 2019      4 comments

I was tasked today with finding an inspirational quote I can live by. First, I'll share the quote: “Your body is precious. It is our vehicle for awakening. Treat it with care.” -Buddha Now, for a little discussion of this quote. I thin... Read more
Excuses and Counters
Sunday, March 24, 2019      0 comments

Today's premium coaching task is to list excuses I make to avoid exercise and counters to them to keep on track, so here goes... 1. Exercise makes me sore. -- It sure beats the fibromyalgia that comes with being sedentary! 2. I'm too t... Read more
YogaFest 2019 in Raleigh, NorthCarolina
Saturday, March 23, 2019      1 comments

Well, I did it! I made it through the entire day of YogaFest 2019! Here's how the day went: 6:00 AM: Wake-up and get breakfast 6:15 AM: Get dressed and put my hair in a braid 6:30-6:50 AM: Work on SparkPeople while waiting for the right... Read more
How I Know I'm Healthier
Friday, March 22, 2019      3 comments

For today's premium coaching task, I'm supposed to blog on all the ways (other than weight or BMI) that I know I'm getting healthier. So here goes! 1. I'm excited about trying new exercises. 2. I crave water and healthy foods like fruits ... Read more
Getting the big picture
Wednesday, March 20, 2019      3 comments

I think I'm finally getting the big picture of fitness and nutrition as one package, thanks to SparkPeople! Tell me if this is wrong: the more I work out, the more calories I need to take in, and the more nutrients I need. The more calories I ea... Read more
Sunday, March 17: Update
Sunday, March 17, 2019      2 comments

Hi folks, I know I haven't written in about a week or so. I've been busy! Every day, I check into SparkPeople and try to get at least 100 SparkPoints for the day. Then, I eat breakfast and log that. After breakfast, I give myself an hour break... Read more
End of the Week
Saturday, March 09, 2019      2 comments

Well, it's Saturday, folks! I believe I did a fantastic job this week, though I have a lot of work to do. Here's my goals for next week: 1. Wake up no later than 6 AM every morning 2. Eat breakfast every day. 3. Do meditation for at lea... Read more
Activities of the Day....what a day!
Wednesday, March 06, 2019      3 comments

Good afternoon, my fine friends! It's Jewel again with another day's activities. Today was a rather exciting day, but I did miss my zazen this morning (I did it when I got home instead). It was an exciting day because today was my orientation at... Read more
Visiting My Nutritionist Today
Tuesday, March 05, 2019      4 comments

Good evening! My name is Jewel and I am a 30-something woman living in North Carolina. I want to tell you about my visit to my nutritionist and then a little about myself. So today I had an appointment with my nutritionist. I told her I wan... Read more