So I am thinking healthy and strong. I have spent some time on interest to see what healthy strong bodies look like and am using them in my daily journaling to keep my minds eye on the prize. Healthy, strong me.
I have learned over the past... Read more
i can't believe it
wow,,,how amazing is that? I came to my page and looked at my blog and the very same challenge came up this morning - imagining that I am throwing away my clothes that are too big. I have a whole different visual about it this morning. it is eas... Read more
letting it allllll go
the spark coach lesson for the day has me imagining that i am dropping off my old larger clothes to a drop off spot. quite frankly, i am having trouble letting go of the bag - all the what ifs of the world are pounding at my brain....what if i n... Read more
I WILL win!
feels like a century since i have written here. my long uphill battle continues. i decided to just stay off the wagon for a long while. the wagon is looooong gone, but i am slowly making my way up the hill. it's been a battle. i actually told my... Read more
first i fell off the wagon, and now i am trying to get back on the wagon, but it seems to be headed uphill at the present moment. i am letting every little 'thing' along the way turn into a lie i tell myself for 'allowing' myself to 'eat better'... Read more
back to work
I went back to work - and fell off the spark wagon...it's hurts really, if anyone has ever done such a thing. I was scared to come back...sorry that I have disappointed people, afraid to face myself. I know that falling off... Read more
measures of success
SUCCESS - the Canadian oxford dictionary defines it as:
1) the accomplishment of an aim
2) the attainment of wealth, fame or position
3) a thing or person that turns out well
I believe I measure success not as much as the accomplishme... Read more
the dark alley
i once read a book that began with the scenario of finding yourself in a strange dark alley with no one else around. it encouraged one to acknowledge the emotions one might have being in such a situation and also have a plan for those emotions a... Read more
i would have never in all my born days believed that recovery from this knee replacement would be such a life lesson. in the assessment phase prior to the surgery, they make sure you are physically fit and ready for the procedure. they prepare y... Read more
sleeping beauty revised
Once upon a time, in a faraway place lived a beautiful little girl. She was innocent as children are, learning how to walk and talk, and play. But life was not good in the kingdom that she was born into. The queen of the castle was not a happy q... Read more
today i will...
Positive encouragements to myself
Remembering all the people that are out there cheering me on
Drinking enough water
Doing my exercises
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to my sabatoguer
Dear little girl,
I know that you have been hurt and ignored, shamed and treated badly for a long, long time. I know that people were well meaning when they took food away from you when you were hungry, and forced you to eat food when you were... Read more
optimism - front & center
accentuate the positive. there is a type of therapy that is used called Brief Solution Focus therapy. the whole goal of the therapy is to find the exceptions in one's life and keep doing the things that are working. it is an awesome tool, and ca... Read more
why? why am i doing this.....
why am i doing this?
because - i want to be healthy
because - i want to enjoy my life with my children and grandchildren, my partner and friends
because - i've already lived a life of can't do's ...
because - i have no energy
because ... Read more
i can hear...
i can hear people cheering me on at the finish line...regardless of whether it is an exercise challenge, a weight loss challenge, or a life challenge.
yesterday when i woke up my operated leg was soooo stiff. i just longed for the day when i ... Read more