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Ignoring the whispers
Tuesday, January 02, 2018      1 comments

I know better. I really do. Still, when my body was giving me signs that things weren't right, I ignored them. The whispers to change my diet and get moving went unheeded even though I know better. Well, the whispers became louder an... Read more
Recommitting
Sunday, May 08, 2016      6 comments

What do you do if you don't feel motivated to put the the time, effort, and emotional energy into this lifestyle change? I can't keep waiting around for the Motivation Fairy, so my answer is this: Fake it until you make it. I'm not really f... Read more
I'm baaaack!
Saturday, May 07, 2016      9 comments

I have really let myself down by getting away from healthy eating, water intake, and daily exercise. I keep saying that I will get back to it tomorrow, next week, etc. Well, today is the day. Drinking my water. Eating well. Exercising. ... Read more
Entering Week 4
Saturday, January 09, 2016      1 comments

I am feeling so happy to be on this course of healthier eating, drinking lots of water, and regular exercise. I am not dieting or tracking food, because my goal is really centered on the exercise part. Maybe it is different for some of you Spark... Read more
Can't find the time
Tuesday, January 05, 2016      0 comments

So, I gave up the illusion that I can find the time to exercise. Seems like there aren't any hidden caches of time stashed around here waiting to be found and put to good use. The day begins early and ends pretty late most of the time, but that'... Read more
Energy
Saturday, January 02, 2016      5 comments

It looks like this exercise thing is working. While the scale hasn't budged, I'm feeling more energetic, even in the late afternoon when I typically feel a bit sluggish. The equation doesn't make sense to me: I'm using more energy b/c of the exe... Read more
Turning Things Around
Wednesday, December 30, 2015      2 comments

Well, that was a surprise. First, the plunge into deep and pervasive sadness. Heavy and palpable, like a sopping wet, woolen blanket that clung to me no matter what I did. So, I stuck to the plan, and tried to pry it off with exercise, positive ... Read more
Rollercoaster
Tuesday, December 29, 2015      4 comments

Up since 3:30 this morning on an emotional rollercoaster. It's never easy for me when the house empties out after the holidays and house guests go back to their lives. For some reason, it is even more emotional for me this time around. I'm doing... Read more
Half full
Monday, December 28, 2015      1 comments

So I didn't expect to have such a tough day so soon after returning to SP, but it happened. Rough beginnings but I finally am clawing my way out. I'm frustrated with myself for the slip but happy that I turned it around. We can always choose to ... Read more
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year...
Thursday, December 24, 2015      1 comments

It's not the holidays, as wonderful as those are. For me, the most wonderful time of the year is that time when I feel in control and am making healthy choices. Hope you are doing things that feel good to you as well. Happy Christmas Eve and may... Read more
Pushing Through
Wednesday, December 23, 2015      4 comments

Well, I am hanging in there and proud of myself for that. Exercise this morning was tough for the first 20 minutes. I thought about stopping, but was able to shout louder than my inner critic and kept going for the full 30 minutes. I have to kee... Read more
Off to a good (re) start
Tuesday, December 22, 2015      2 comments

So pleased to be back at this! Making good progress with my water, healthy food choices, less snacking, and lots of exercise. Was I crazy to start this Christmas week? Probably but sooner is better than later. Hope your week is going well, Spark... Read more
Turning this ship around
Sunday, December 20, 2015      1 comments

So why is it that we abandon the same practices and habits that made us successful in the first place? I've slowly gotten away from exercise, healthy eating, and drinking lots of water, and, predictably, the pounds have come back. Today's ... Read more
Adventures at Summer Camp!
Sunday, July 13, 2014      3 comments

Well, I completed the first week of the Fit for Fall Summer Camp, and am pleased that it went so well. Meeting new people is always hard for me, but I put myself out there and started making connections. The camp couldn't have come at a better t... Read more
Smooth Sailing
Tuesday, April 22, 2014      0 comments

Today is my 40th day on Spark People and I am feeling pretty good about the journey. One thing that is making a difference for me is an attitude of gentleness. I am learning to accept myself and forgive mistakes and that is allowing me to move f... Read more

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