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I may be "wired to resist exercise", but I can make changes!
Wednesday, March 20, 2019      0 comments

Yesterday I was feeling like I've been working at making changes, and that I'm not getting the results I want. I want fast, noticeable weight loss. I felt almost hopeless, that I'll never get back to a reasonable (for me) weight. I was almost en... Read more
Misconceptions about olives, and LOTS of walking!
Thursday, March 14, 2019      2 comments

As I was logging my food today, I added 2 green olives for 10 calories. TEN! I remember as a kid I LOVED black olives, but my mom warned me that olives were so high in calories. So I have avoided them, or eaten them and felt guilty, for about 50... Read more
Today's article: short term goals set up lifelong success, and those darn 10-mins....
Friday, March 08, 2019      2 comments

"The best way to take off the weight and make sure it sticks is to create lifelong healthy habits." Today's article talked about how short term goals are the path to long term success. I am doing one of my short-term goals, reading a health... Read more
Sitting too much
Thursday, March 07, 2019      3 comments

I am doing my things - logging food, reading an article a day, planning. But I sit at the computer way too much. I need to bundle up despite the cold and get outside and walk. There. I yelled at myself. No to go DO it........ Read more
Keep remembering - its about health, not diet, and a joyful life!
Wednesday, March 06, 2019      1 comments

From today's article, about a man who weighed 460 lbs then did Optifast: "I was focused only on losing weight, not becoming healthy," he explains. "I hadn't adopted the permanent habits and strategies that would result not only in weight r... Read more
Life after the 28-day Spark Intro
Monday, March 04, 2019      0 comments

I put on my Spark Planner to read an article every day regarding health, nutrition, or behavior modification / motivation. Today I read one that asked what you would tell your past self if you could send a message from now to back then. I r... Read more
Man, you can find nutrition info for ANYTHING online!
Wednesday, February 27, 2019      0 comments

My lady friends took me out to lunch today to celebrate my birthday. We went to a wonderful greek restaurant and had Saganaki (flaming cheese), gyros and for dessert, we shared Kataifi (my favorite! Shredded phyllo dough filled with nuts like in... Read more
Day 24 - rules, and making health and fitness my profession
Monday, February 25, 2019      0 comments

I hate rules. Usually. I think they limit me (from indulging myself?). But the past few readings have been about "leadership", with the intention of helping me become my own Coach. Today, in talking about rules for getting the "right stuff' done... Read more
Day 22 - Successes (even small) spilling into more areas of my life.
Friday, February 22, 2019      0 comments

First, I noticed something - Dining can be NOT about the food!!! As we were eating out with friends last night, I was enjoying the company and conversation so much that I did not focus on the food. I ate only half my salad & salmon by the time f... Read more
Day 20 - motivation and Random thoughts
Wednesday, February 20, 2019      0 comments

Random thoughts: 1. I hear songs in my head. Parts of the mass, or hymns. This reminds me of how I brought myself, in my despair over my health and weight, to God at church. When I pay attention to whatever song is in my head, I'm reminded tha... Read more
Day 19 - some of these ideas for reducing stress sound like fun!
Tuesday, February 19, 2019      0 comments

Thoughts from today's reading - reducing stress: Lifting weights sounded fun. I should find some way to do that - either at home or find a gym? Taking a walk helps reduce stress. Think of it that way, not just exercise to burn calories... Read more
Day 18 - revising and expanding my goals
Monday, February 18, 2019      0 comments

Today's reading made me refine my Day 2 responses, and expand them. Also, it helps me see the progress I have made already on this journey! I have been doing these things! 1. Core values: Your "why" from Day 2. a) Become confident... Read more
Day 16 - graduating K and moving to 1st grade
Friday, February 15, 2019      0 comments

I'm feeling a little discouraged that I am making changes but they aren't showing yet. Today's article described this exactly. "...the beginning stages of any improvement program (including a weight-loss program) require more effort put in ... Read more
fitting in choc. pudding... without going overboard
Monday, February 11, 2019      0 comments

Ken made cook and serve chocolate pudding yesterday. I LOVE this stuff! My food tracking was already pretty full, but I allowed myself to have this and enjoy it. Of course, as my habit had been, I wanted to go back and eat another serving or two... Read more
Day 10 reading: Finding my groove
Saturday, February 09, 2019      0 comments

These readings keep talking about exercise :/ Yes, I've been paying more attention to getting my steps, so that's good. But this is supposed to be a "re-boot" for me, a long slow re-install of the "operating system" for health, eating and fitnes... Read more

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