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Never Going To Quit
Tuesday, April 19, 2016      7 comments

By definition, the word fail means to stop. As long as I haven't stopped, I have not failed. Even though people tell me I have. Even though that voice inside my own head relentlessly taunts me. I am just healing from back to back pneumonia, and ... Read more
Brain Chemicals...We Have More Control Than We "Think."
Monday, February 01, 2016      7 comments

Right now our brains are performing about 400 billion tasks. It's a marvel that we can't begin to fully understand, but we know this: the thoughts we think produce electrochemical reactions. Ultimately, these produce emotions. That means the tho... Read more
Who Wants To Learn About The Brain?
Wednesday, January 27, 2016      8 comments

Some people take up golf or crocheting. My "insane" hobby for the past decade has been studying the human brain. It's only recently that all that knowledge started to do me any good. It finally clicked in my head that I have the power to change ... Read more
100 Days From Now ... Am I Ready For The Challenge?
Friday, January 15, 2016      2 comments

I think I wrote that I'm doing a 12 step for compulsive eaters. That's helping me with food choices and portions. I'm drinking water. But I'm still not moving like I know I need to move. So I was reading Beth's story of losing 200 pounds over ti... Read more
How Do You FORCE Yourself To Workout When You Don't Feel Like It?
Tuesday, January 12, 2016      10 comments

I'm eating right. Trying to sleep, but having a hard time. Lots of aches and pains and insomnia. Not feeling any energy to workout. Why? I think it might be mental. I think there's something that makes me want to stay at my desk and work, but no... Read more
Breaking The Rules Might Just Work For Me
Friday, January 08, 2016      6 comments

It's January 8 and I am using my new bathroom scale to weigh myself every morning. I know. I know. I'm not supposed to do that. I understand WHY it can be a bad thing. I went down two pounds then back up again and it's discouraging because weigh... Read more
Why It Will Work This Time
Monday, January 04, 2016      7 comments

Always before, I had to "fit" my exercise and nutrition, my sleep and water, into my day. Now I wake up focused only on how I'm going to get healthier for the day. I've made a 30 day meal plan that is flexible. I bought scales to weigh my body a... Read more
Using The Flu To My Advantage
Wednesday, December 30, 2015      4 comments

I've been battling a horrible chest cold for a week or so. Before Christmas I had the 24 hour stomach flu. Yesterday they both rounded back and hit me at once. I was so sick I was worthless. But it's 4 + a.m. and I am up and going. I'm trying to... Read more
Are Goals Good?
Tuesday, December 29, 2015      6 comments

I've always thought goals were great things. They motivate us and move us forward. But how many times have I set goals that I wasn't able to achieve? Like losing forty pounds in four months. Those types of goals. I'm giving up that goal thing fo... Read more
Health Will Become My Obession
Monday, December 28, 2015      7 comments

I've made New Year's resolutions for decades. It's usually hit or miss, but this year I'm only making one: to get healthy. So no more excuses. Nothing else takes priority. No one else takes priority. All I am going to do is focus on getting heal... Read more
December 24 ... Why Do We Get Sick During the Holidays?
Thursday, December 24, 2015      4 comments

Stress is the biggest factor. Germs flying through the air. A clerk sneezed in my face this week while checking me out of a store line. Full on sneeze without an apology, right in my face. Now I'm congested, I have a fever, and the whole shebang... Read more
Sweet Days
Wednesday, December 23, 2015      3 comments

I'm about to go downstairs and bake Christmas treats with my family, especially my granddaughter. I'm trying to stay off sugar or at least hold back 90 percent. So I'm opting for cocoa with no sugar. I actually like it. Candy that I won't taste.... Read more
Permission To Start Yet Again
Sunday, December 20, 2015      4 comments

I've joined a program where I learn that there are unfortunate people who are not capable of being honest and therefore, not capable of succeeding. I want to prove to myself that I am not one of those unfortunates. I want to be rigorously honest... Read more
Day 78: Takin' It To The Edge
Saturday, October 17, 2015      5 comments

Life is hard. Life is spectacular. Life is a gift. This week I went hiking with my sons and one of them snapped this photo of me, contempla... Read more
Day 49: Radical Change Requires Radical Change
Friday, September 18, 2015      5 comments

For the past few months I've really tried to make my HEALTH my priority. I'm having a difficult time getting my eating and my exercise to coincide. ... Read more

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