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Back to the Basics. Giving myself the gifts I need the most!
Saturday, February 08, 2014      4 comments

January was one of the toughest months I have had in a long time. My diet, exercise, and waist-line definitely suffered the consequences. I had walking pneumonia as a complication from the flu I came down with on Christmas Day. I passed out and ... Read more
Going to make the process of changing & becoming (taking care of Monica) an enjoyable experience.
Saturday, January 18, 2014      3 comments

I've had so much to deal with and try to overcome in the last few years that I really just got way too caught up in the push to over-come that I stopped enjoying the process. I'm finally getting over the flu, then the ensuing walking pneumonia t... Read more
Giving up a responsibility I love for a better quality of life?
Wednesday, January 08, 2014      4 comments

I had to give up my care-taking of Mrs. S. or at least for now. It broke my heart and hers, but I have been in a flare since having the flu and in so much pain that I cannot even sleep at night. I toss and turn unable to lie comfortably and only... Read more
Mentally gearing up to renew my efforts. So it's not ALL perfect, Adjust!
Thursday, January 02, 2014      6 comments

I'm still on my exercise break as I'm still fighting the effects of having the flu for a week. I'm just taking this time to mentally prepare and plan for my new start. One of the hardest things for me is accepting that with Fibromyalgia and Chro... Read more
The motivation for my new course of action.
Wednesday, January 01, 2014      1 comments

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When All or Nothing Attitude leads to nothing, maybe it's time to reconsider. New attitude in New Y
Wednesday, January 01, 2014      5 comments

I don't have the usual energetic "This is a New Year = A New Start" attitude this year. It's drove me nuts as to why this is for days now. I have sat down to write out my plan at least 3 times and end up just tossing it aside with a lot more gus... Read more
Back to the Basics...after recovery and catching up.
Monday, December 30, 2013      1 comments

I've had the flu since Christmas day so I haven't even signed on to SP since then. Needless to say there has been no work-outs and no food tracking either. I just didn't have it in me to be able to do anything. I had to play catch-up on my class... Read more
Quiet Christmas at home with the boys! A very lucky girl! Sick, but enjoying Christmas.
Wednesday, December 25, 2013      4 comments

I woke up very sick this morning, but I've still been enjoying my Christmas at home with Todd and Skyler. Skyler woke up yesterday with some kind of virus that feels like a mild version of the flu. Well at least that is what mine feels like tod... Read more
Hectic days over...Christmas time is here. Relief at last, with help from someone special!
Monday, December 23, 2013      2 comments

I've such a hair-raising, totally exhaustive few weeks! We've been working on a down-stairs remodel of our home, doing work on some Todd's dad's properties, and all while I'm trying to keep up with my own house, taking care of Mrs. S. and her ho... Read more
Presents aren't the most important things at Christmas, but...
Sunday, December 22, 2013      8 comments

I know buying presents for family and friends at Christmas isn't everything, but I have really enjoyed the giving part of it, especially for my boys and significant other in the past. We went out tonight to get a few presents for some members of... Read more
Change Motivation Board
Saturday, December 21, 2013      0 comments

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Real Reasons why I want to lose weight. The Real Monica...reminder to myself.
Saturday, December 21, 2013      4 comments

I am so exhausted right now and have been "functioning" in this exhaustion for 2 weeks. It's not like I am trying to do this to myself, but life has been more than a "little" hectic lately. It's been so full of "have-to-do's" in so many directio... Read more
Taking the time to pray and seek for answers on how to better care for me while keeping up with all
Saturday, December 21, 2013      0 comments

I've had a pretty rough two weeks health wise, mostly due to having so incredibly much on my plate. I've had to push through so much pain and exhaustion that I was afraid toward the end of this week that I was just going to crash and burn. I've ... Read more
Down a pound this week. At Last!
Wednesday, December 18, 2013      4 comments

I lowered my calorie intake at the end of last week because no matter how much I was exercising, the weight was not budging. At least I'm seeing progress and maybe the start of busting this plateau. I was worried because I've been so busy this p... Read more
Running on Empty, but still going...somehow! Prayers Please!
Wednesday, December 18, 2013      1 comments

These past few days have been a blur of activity and it has nothing to do with Christmas shopping as we are not able to do present this year. It's 7:15 in the a.m. and I have... Read more

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