So, here I am again...
Some days I feel just fine about my weight. I think, I'm not THAT overweight. I'm okay.
Then I realize that the extra weight I'm carrying makes it harder to keep up with my husband when we walk.
Or I can't bend over to tie my shoes.
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SparkPeople STILL has everything I need to reach my weight goal!
Way back in January I blogged that everything I need is on SparkPeople--the menus, recipes, videos, community support. But my eating habits remained the same.
So in February I thought I'd try Weight Watchers for a while, just to get a boost... Read more
It's all here on SparkPeople!
I don't make New Year resolutions, but I do like to make changes in my lifestyle/habits, and I do this all year long. But there is something exciting, really, about the new year. So, in the spirit of New Year's Resolutions, I declare that I will... Read more
Day 9 of Taming My Sweet Tooth
Because of an early Thanksgiving family celebration and preparation for a Thanksgiving dinner at church I haven't taken the time to journal in this blog about my sugar cravings. I haven't even read the challenges! So I'm just picking up where th... Read more
Day 2 of Taming Your Sweet Tooth
It's near the end of the day and, surprisingly, I haven't really craved sweets today, even after eating a chocolate chip cookie today. It was probably because of the setting--I was at an outdoor event where our church was doing an outreach and I... Read more
Joined the "Tame Your Sweet Tooth" Challenge
My sweet tooth has been going crazy lately! Seriously, to the point of knowing that this isn't healthy.
So when I saw the "Tame Your Sweet Tooth" challenge, I figured it would probably be a good idea. I need to do SOMETHIING about it. And s... Read more
"Oops, I did it again."
Remember that Britney Spears song from 2000? I have to admit all I know is a small part of it, and that is, basically, the title of this blog. So, if you think this blog is about that song, it's not.
It's just about slipping back into bad h... Read more
How quickly I forget!
Sometimes I think about the passage in James: "Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror and, after... Read more
Two birds with one stone
I have been trying to get up earlier lately. I need to get more things done and the best time to get them done is in the morning. Quite a change for this night owl! But I know I have to do it.
I'm also, of course, trying to eat less. And on... Read more
Today I'm tracking my food. If I don't think I can track it, I'm not going to eat it. Period.
It occurs to me that I can approach this just as I would any new habit: One thing at a time. So today's habit is TRACKING MY FOOD.
I had to "... Read more
Once again I say...I've got to get back on track!
How many times will I do this to myself?
How many times does it take for me to go to my closet, pull out a shirt, put it on and realize that I'll be okay if I only stand. If I sit, I risk tearing the shirt apart at the seams. And so, I chan... Read more
Making smaller goals
I've been reading a lot lately about making goals. I realize that I haven't been very good at doing this. Most of the time I set my goals so high that I'm frustrated I can't reach them. So I've begun to learn to set smaller goals, keeping the la... Read more
Run with perseverance the race marked out for you!
I'd say it about killed me, but that would be an exaggeration, really. It wasn't easy, however, to run--well jog, really, for 90 second interval vs. the 60 second intervals from last week of the Couch to 5K training program. Still, I did it, but... Read more
Exercise really can give you more energy!
The following is from an e-mail I sent to my daughter-in-law in Germany. As I was writing it to her, I thought I'd share it with all of you as well. Note: Fritz is my husband, and Wartburg is a castle in Eisenach, Germany where we visited on our... Read more
God says: Love Me more than anything else!
I have been ill recently--starting with the stomach kind of illness, and that's all I'm going to say about that, except that of all the things I hate, that's up there at the top.
I have been very careful, then, to pay attention to what I'm ... Read more
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