Trying to get motivated
All the injuries definitely has me unmotivated to hit the gym like I know I should, but I've been hunting and looking for stuff to do in my chair or that are low impact and have gone swimming. My motto is something is better than nothing. I've b... Read more
My spirit is renewed
I don't do many blogs anymore as the last two years have taken their toll on me and that has shown on the scale. Even now, I still struggle to get to onederland, but I'm keeping my resolve that it will happen. Caley and I went to visit with fami... Read more
Almost to onederland!
Yesterday was a very exciting moment for me. I stepped on the scale and saw 200 register. 200...now there used to be a time, I wouldn't have gotten excited about that because I'm basically back to the highest weight I ever once was when I first ... Read more
Sick of injuries and acceptance.
As I recover from another two injuries, I've been reading a lot of articles about them and realize that I'm making mistakes. I'm doing too much at once and I need to step back and find out what is a realistic goal for me. I know others have been... Read more
Who would have thought when I started this journey that I would ever be one of the Spark Members featured on Spark People? Not me! I just thought what an awesome way to help me reach my goals. I have found many, many Spark Members who've inspire... Read more
Ready for February!
January I joined a gym and got with a fitness trainer who setup a workout plan for me focusing on building strength so I can stop getting injured. It has really helped. I remember when 3,000 steps was an impossible task because of my ankles and ... Read more
I'm so appreciative of my Spark Friends
I know I did a post similar to this last month, but I can't help it. I'm so grateful to you guys. Up until now, living a healthier lifestyle was something I did on my own. Not anymore. I have some wonderful spark friends who motivate me in ways ... Read more
Proud of me
As some of you know, I hurt my back shoveling snow Saturday. It was the heavy stuff and that flared a reaction. I've had this happen enough times now that I went straight to stretching and ice therapy. I'm not 100% and still have stiffness and s... Read more
I hope everyone is still in good spirits. For me, the New Year is like a new book being written. I'm not a big New Year's resolutions person, but I'm a huge goal setter and that can happen at any point in the year. With my daughter and I getting... Read more
Hope you all had a Merry Christmas
For those who celebrate Christmas, I hope it was Merry and Bright. My daughter and I got sick this week so we've been focusing more on getting better than anything, but we did capture a little of the joy of Christmas. Santa still came. She's ope... Read more
A special Thank You to all my Spark Friends!
As you know, I'm having a hard time with the news of my uncle. After losing 3 family members earlier this year, this is very disturbing to me that I might lose another. The information I get keeps changing and Saturday my aunt said that when she... Read more
Found out I misunderstood the update on my uncle. I heard my dad talking to my cousin when I came home last night and started grilling him about his baby brother/my uncle. They don't know if the tumor in his back is cancer (how I heard shoulder,... Read more
Rough day, but handling appropriately.
Today has been a hard day. I'm mailing out my Christmas cards and since I lost 3 family members this year, that pain is coming back to sting me. Also I got more information about my uncle who's beginning his fight with cancer. It's already in th... Read more
I think this lunch box will do nicely!
Had plenty of room in my new lunch box! Was able to pack some broccoli to go with my lunch, an apple, and some canned pears. Loving this!... Read more
I'm holding my ground.
After reaching a new high and then bringing it down a bit, I'm holding my ground. This is actually progress for me. The holidays is generally when I gain at least 10 lbs. With me gaining before Thanksgiving even showed up, I knew I couldn't cont... Read more