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2020... here we go...
Saturday, January 11, 2020      3 comments

Every time that I look at the new year..2020... I feel a little awed and inspired. This number seems to demand change or, at the very least, some consideration. Weren't we just heading into the new millennium? That was 20 years ago and now I ... Read more
Making progress...
Sunday, February 17, 2019      5 comments

As I get older, I have had to shift my mindset. Everything I do to stay fit and healthy seems to require more; more mental effort, more exercise, more healthy food choices, just.. more. This fall I really struggled with finding my reason why. ... Read more
Feeling stronger
Wednesday, August 30, 2017      5 comments

Just a quick update to say that my favorite part of living a healthy lifestyle is the extra strength in my body and mind. I just feel stronger all around. I feel more beautiful as a result. I don't need a mirror to tell me what I can feel inside... Read more
Thanks, SparkPeople
Thursday, July 27, 2017      1 comments

I looked at my blog entries today and realized that I haven't added a new message since 2014. I suppose that it is time. I wanted to talk a bit about SparkPeople today. I have been a member since 2005(?). I did not join SparkPeople because I... Read more
Spotting motivation glitches before they begin.
Tuesday, September 09, 2014      0 comments

After 3 weeks of no movement, I've finally tipped the scale in my favour. I reached my setting point about three weeks ago and it is at that point that I usually plateau, feel better about myself and start to relax my regiment. This time, howe... Read more
Staying strong while the scale stays steady...
Tuesday, September 02, 2014      2 comments

The mind is a powerful tool. I know that my clothes are fitting better, I can look in the mirror and see the difference. I am certain that my strength training and exercise is building muscle while I am losing fat. So why, am I still so drive... Read more
Optimism is a sign of emotional intelligence.
Sunday, August 10, 2014      3 comments

I was reading through my copy of The Spark and I came across this idea. I have always been an optimistic person. I work hard to keep my environment full of people that are moving forward in their life and goals. However, as a high school teac... Read more
Tomorrow's meals
Wednesday, January 02, 2013      0 comments

I often use this strategy as it keeps me honest - I am having chicken and rice for dinner - boiled some eggs for tuna egg salad -with mustard instead of may0 and some yogurt and granola for breakfast - I would like to get a couple of pieces of f... Read more
October 16 already...
Tuesday, October 16, 2012      0 comments

Getting back to school this year has been rough on my lifestyle. I was doing so well in the summer - I reached my goals as the year was starting and I found that combined with my increased demands, I ran out of things to keep me motivated. I ... Read more
Reaching my goals - Allowing for lifestyle changes
Sunday, September 23, 2012      0 comments

Now that I'm here - I'm trying to develop some eating and exercise habits that I can live with, that won't allow the scale to creep back up like before. I think that I need to take a day off of exercise on the weekend - catch up on some sleep -... Read more
why do I want my goals
Thursday, September 06, 2012      0 comments

I've obsessed over weight and fitness for so long that I'd like to have it be something that is second nature -and maybe I can devote my mind energy to something else :) Mostly, though - I see my mom and the people around me aging with difficuli... Read more
Why is success so scary?
Monday, September 03, 2012      0 comments

I'm very close to my goal weight and I'm starting to worry about maintenance. Also, I realized that I needed to adjust my goals - I've been exercising significantly beyond my estimated calorie burn - I made the adjustment and I noticed that I n... Read more
most common excuse for not exercising
Wednesday, August 29, 2012      0 comments

my most common excuse for not exercising is that i will do it later - Unfortunately then it hangs over my head all day - I don't get it done and then I have guilt all day. I need to get up and get to it. Another thing that works is to schedule... Read more
differences?
Monday, August 27, 2012      0 comments

All of my smaller clothes are starting to fit better. I am liking what I see in the mirror. I can run farther than before. My cardio has improved and my strength is improving. My core strength especially is noticeable.... Read more
Meals?
Tuesday, August 21, 2012      0 comments

I want to try new recipes but it seems to be one of those things that I like to put off- I will look later - My goal this month is to try at least one new recipe each week.... Read more

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