April eating brings...whoops!
For the last two weekends I have been in the paarrtaayyinng mood!! Yup! Food, LOTS of it; drink (a few) and much merriment.
Whoops. Didn't quite keep up with my mindfulness.
Really! I'm doing great.
I a... Read more
Adventures of In-Between...
Hello and Happy Spring!
So... I know it's been a while. It's good to be back sparking!
I am at a funny place. Really, an in-between state.
I have actually gained weight - but I am not at all surprised or dismayed.
I still hav... Read more
Needed a break...
No, I have not fallen off the face of the Earth...just took a little break.
I suppose a lot of folks get so gung ho in the beginning, and then kind of wipe themselves out. I got just a little "oversparked."
But, I'm here after a very b... Read more
Of March, Memorials and Progress...
A quick update on the Progressive Dinner:
I did better than expected for the appetizer and dinner sections. I overdid dessert a bit - but overall, it was not a total blowout. And for that, I am proud of myself. Could I have done better - yu... Read more
Looks like Mother Nature will handle the Progressive Dinner!
Well, my "monthly gift" arrived today (2 days early). Usually, the cramps, weariness and bloating would put me in a foul mood - but not today.
Today, I use this gift as, well, truly a gift!
When I get ov... Read more
Go ahead...feed that inner child!
I saw it on the top shelf.
Bright, colorful, enticing and exciting.
When I was growing up, my brother and I rarely got to enjoy the "fun" kids cereals. Mom only bought the "boring" stuff (or what I eat now). But when... Read more
MAJOR, MAJOR CHALLENGE...CAN SHE DO IT? Yes... with your help!
There are no two more terrifying words to the new Sparker than these:
I am facing such an event. In light of last night's overindulgence, I blogged about personal power. Though I am feeling a little better and strong... Read more
And the opposite of misery is...
Instead of sleeping and dreaming blissfully, instead of my body getting the rest it needs and deserves - I have denied my body it's power, once again. I am experiencing misery.
But this time, I intend to learn from this situa... Read more
The turtle has made some progress!!
What a delightful - and unexpected surprise for my weigh-in today!
I shed 3 pounds!! WooHoo!
I had a very "up and down" week in terms of calorie intake and mood - but, obviously SP has been a HUGE help! Just being aware of w... Read more
First, Gratitude and Appreciation To You All...
I am not sure how to take all this in...
Until someone told me, I didn't even know there was a "Blog of the Week!"
I am really, simply expressing myself; I had no idea that so many would be touched by it. It is incredibly hum... Read more
I can almost imagine it...
Today, Tim and I literally walked out our front door and into a natural open space area. Well, Okay, it was really about a quarter mile to the trail...but oh - what a fabulous walk we had!
I noticed, though, the huffing and puffing and I de... Read more
Sandwich Thins and other miracle helpers...
Much, much better today!!
Okay, so first, I decided to choose a few foods that I usually eat and find lower-fat versions. One of them is Sandwich Thins! Wonderful!! I saved 100 calories almost immediately. Next, I chose a lower fat mayo. I ... Read more
I will NOT give up!
I'm having a hard couple of days.
Yesterday I did great at keeping the cals to about 1600 or so.
But today, went to 2700!
I AM getting close to figuring out how to regulate my intake and separate the emotions from the food. But, i... Read more
YOU ARE WORTHY - ALL THE TIME!!!
The opposite worthiness is worthlessness.
I highly doubt that many of us would come right out and say we're worthless. We wouldn't be here on Sparkpeople if we didn't believe we were worth something - the time, the energy a... Read more
Well, I sure was frustrated last night and I had a 2,600-calorie blowout!
I know that the most important thing I could do today, was to first get onto the website and get right back up on my feet.
We've all had days like that and I kno... Read more