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Train Wreck
Wednesday, February 07, 2018      5 comments

At some point my attempts at a healthy lifestyle have become derailed. The pounds creeping up, fatigue, and general lack of motivation eventually caught my attention. Initially, although knowing what I needed to do, I simply could not find it ... Read more
A New Beginning
Monday, January 15, 2018      4 comments

My journey definitely does not follow a straight path. There are many curves and ups and downs. I have made the decision that I would like to take an easier path. However, I realize that nothing worthwhile is easy. At least not for me. ... Read more
Here I go- again
Sunday, May 07, 2017      6 comments

It seems like this has been a month of starting over. I had developed some healthy habits. I was tracking my calories, eating healthier, and keeping active. Then it happened...two and 1/2 weeks I was sick. One by one, I watched my healthy ha... Read more
Worried Pet Parent
Monday, November 14, 2016      8 comments

Approximately six months ago I adopted a rescue cat. I had lost my companion of fifteen years, and after a period of mourning him I felt the need and readiness for another. I wanted another Snowshoe because they generally have the temperament ... Read more
Exercise Reluctance
Wednesday, November 02, 2016      4 comments

It is raining today, and I am feeling restless. Yesterday, I tracked the most steps on my fit bit in a very long time. Unfortunately, I was not able to sync them to my activity tracker. I am reluctant to do my cardio, but there is a part of m... Read more
Eating for Hunger or...
Tuesday, October 25, 2016      2 comments

The nibble monsters are attacking and it is only mid-morning. It feels like I am hungry, but am I really? Currently I am drinking a glass of water to keep them at bay. I ate breakfast, however, it probably could have been less carbs and mor... Read more
Back to the Basics
Thursday, September 29, 2016      2 comments

I have joined Spark People small steps challenge. It is helping me to step back and focus on the basics. There are times I become overwhelmed and it is helpful to return to the basic steps which provide the foundation of health. Yesterday the... Read more
A Fresh Start
Wednesday, September 28, 2016      3 comments

Today, having re-evaluated many of my unhealthy patterns, I wiped the slate clean. I have made the commitment to slowly, replace my unhealthy practices with ones which are healthier. I began by joining a new Spark challenge. Although not perfec... Read more
Tuesday, September 27, 2016      10 comments

I feel as though I have hit a brick wall. Perhaps it is the proverbial rock bottom. It has come to the point where I can not stand myself. It was suggested in a Spark article that writing a blog about your journey might be helpful. This one ... Read more
It's all in the Head
Saturday, July 16, 2016      1 comments

I am an individual who has a mood disorder. I have the usual range of emotions that all have the only difference can be the intensity. For example, lately I have been extremely irritable. Some of the things which bother me are way out of prop... Read more
Friday, July 08, 2016      5 comments

Today, I was doing fairly well with my plan. I completed my yoga routine and was drinking my water. Lately I have been tracking my food again to see if I am meeting my nutritional requirements. I maintained my calorie range until I became str... Read more
Regaining control over the scale
Saturday, July 02, 2016      0 comments

Once again, I have found myself in a battle with the scale. Even though I know that the number fluctuates naturally as a part of the life cycle, I am finding myself unwilling to accept this lately. Recently, I had issues with fluid retentio... Read more
Medication Change
Monday, June 27, 2016      2 comments

I am extremely sensitive to medications. This makes it a big challenge for my doctor to find the right combination to treat my bi-polar and anxiety symptoms. When there is an extremely rare side effect it seems as though I am one of those luck... Read more
Every Bite Counts
Monday, June 20, 2016      4 comments

Throughout my life my weight has gone up and down in cycles. I am currently in an upward spiral which I am trying desperately to curtail. There are many reasons for this, and many of them need to be treated professionally. However, the one th... Read more
Finding the time to live the Spark life
Tuesday, November 03, 2015      1 comments

I begin with enthusiasm. I have the motivation to get healthier and live my life to the fullest. I am tired of being tired. After a long absence from Spark I return with gusto. I am enjoying the articles and information about the lifestyle I ... Read more

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