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Moving Forward
Tuesday, August 28, 2018      4 comments

Feeling very positive this morning. I began the day running around the track at my gym for 30 minutes and I feel refreshed. In September, I will increase my activity and steps goals in my Fitbit. Eventually, I aim to regularly take 12,000 steps ... Read more
Keeping It Up
Thursday, July 31, 2014      3 comments

I am still struggling with consistency. I have gone back to my old mainstay, walking in the tunnels at work. I did a very brisk, 30-minute walk through the tunnels today, plus walked up and down 6 flights of steps. I would like to get into the h... Read more
Starting Again
Tuesday, July 29, 2014      5 comments

I hesitated to make this blog entry - I am not very good at consistency. But I do believe that lately, my body has been sending my driven-mind a message: It needs attention, exercise, and kindness! So, today, I started the day by journalin... Read more
Approaching My First Major Holiday on the Program
Wednesday, November 27, 2013      2 comments

Approaching the Thanksgiving Eating Frenzy, but this year I'm really working the Sparkpeople pogram. As of today, I'm down 12 pounds - HUGE change for me from this time last year, when I was convinced that nothing short of amputation could take ... Read more
Living in the Moment
Friday, November 15, 2013      2 comments

I have the SparkCoach program, and I was challenged today to blog about something I need to change in my attitude. Coincidentally, one of my husband's and my best friends is quite sick and in the hospital today - this is a guy who is always... Read more
Define "Success"
Thursday, November 14, 2013      5 comments

SparkPeople encourages members to set goals for themselves - short-term goals and long-term ones. I have goals, too, but lately, have been wondering what "success" is going to look like to me. If I lose weight to the number on the scale to ... Read more
My Last "Big Mistake" During My Journey (and What I Learned From It)
Tuesday, November 12, 2013      2 comments

Having dieted on and off for a very long time, I've experienced my share of dieting "mistakes" along the road. Mindlessly tearing into a big bag of "low-fat" potato chips (well, they are a "healthy option"). Celebrating a big weight loss day wit... Read more
Menu Options
Thursday, November 07, 2013      3 comments

Trying to figure out to serve my DH a nutritious meal that he LIKES, and that (at his request) is also low-carb ... When I am more and more losing my desire to eat meat. Looks like salads for dinner for me -... Read more
Struggling, But Persevering
Tuesday, November 05, 2013      2 comments

After i'd posted my last blog entry, I promptly exercised a bit too hard ... and pulled a muscle in my lower back. As a result, I've been in pain and on ibuprofen for weeks. It even hurts to sit down. But, I have decided that is no excuse t... Read more
Back on Track
Tuesday, October 22, 2013      2 comments

After falling down a couple of times over the weekend, I am back on track this week. Small portions, healthy food, exercise most days, going to bed early. AND, cooking 5 meals this week. The funny thing is, I am nearing a milestone - I am v... Read more
Goals
Monday, October 14, 2013      1 comments

Today, SparkGuy challenged us to identify why we want to lose weight - Sure, I say, I want to lose 20 pounds so I can be more fit and healthy. But what is the underlying reason why I want to lose weight? It sounds silly and vain, but the tr... Read more
Find a Way
Tuesday, October 08, 2013      1 comments

I watched a pre-recorded show from Oprah Winfrey's "Super Soul Sunday" this morning before work. It was Oprah's interview with marathon swimmer Diana Nyad. As I sipped coffee and listened in the dark, I was totally awestruck by this woman, this ... Read more
These Are the Good Old Days
Thursday, October 03, 2013      2 comments

Thanks to those of you who offered support and kindness to me, after my last entry. There is a line from a Carly Simon song - "These are the good old days!" I really do understand that line now - I am taking time to pay attention, and value... Read more
Under a Dark Cloud
Tuesday, October 01, 2013      3 comments

When I wrote my last blog entry, about being stressed due to many things happening in my life that were beyond my control ... well ... I didn't know what stress even was then. Just a few days later, my sweet kitty passed away unexpectedly i... Read more
Stressful Weekend, Stressful Week?
Monday, September 16, 2013      3 comments

I had a very stressful weekend, a lot of things going on that were totally beyond my control. So, I didn't get a lot of quality sleep last night. This week, I'm finally getting myself to the doc for my (overdue) physical. Hope that doesn't turn ... Read more

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