Monthly Check In
One month ago I decided to return to Spark People. The week prior I had visited my doctor and faced the reality that I was 50 lbs overweight. The first challenge was to accept this without shaming myself. That's why I rejoined Spark. Spark is fi... Read more
Working out, Health, and Family
I started my day with a great workout! I felt really challenged and really strong. After a few weeks of being sick and then dealing with a knee injury, my workouts had become less productive. I'm now in physical therapy ... Read more
Barries to Peace in my Life
In my last blog, I talked about needing to seek peace in my life. A wonderful Sparkfriend responded to my blog, and suggested that it is not that I need to seek peace, but that I need to become aware of the barriers I put in the way of experienc... Read more
What am I doing?
Does anybody else feel like this sometimes? I am exercising, but overeating. I am paying attention to my choices, but making poor ones. I am prioritizing rest, but then once a week staying up really late.
Reading your... Read more
Over the past couple of days I've been visiting a lot of Spark pages, and have been so inspired by how hard people are working and how much progress is being made in our shared journey for health. This really is an amazing community of people.
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I was chatting with a colleague on Friday and she mentioned that she just turned 44. I congratulated her, and mentioned that my 40th birthday was coming up. Her jaw dropped, she looked shocked and was silent. I laughed and said "Older or younger... Read more
Holiday Blues: An Intimate Look
I have been focussing on my nutrition, my exercise, my family, and my job these past few weeks, but now the Christmas holiday has finally caught up with me. This is always such a mixed time of year for me -- moments of joy and celebration punctu... Read more
Its been almost 6 months since my last blog, and I've spent some time away from Spark people in that time. Yet, when I read that last blog -- Experiencing Gratitude -- I am so happy to say that I am still experiencing many of the positive change... Read more
Its been exactly a month since I last blogged. I prefer to blog more often in order to remain connected and to hold myself accountable to my goals.
Over the past 30 days I have not been on spark regularly. I have taken up to a week away, w... Read more
Ch Ch Ch Changes . . .
Over the past few months, I've made a lot of changes in my lifestyle. I wanted to see how they were working out before I blogged about them, but since they are working out I want to share them with you.
As some of you know I had been feeli... Read more
Boston: A Month Later
My last blog was written and posted a month ago, marking my experiences of the Boston Marathon Bombings. So many of you reached out to me to share your own experiences, feelings, and thoughts. I truly felt joined in community. Since then a month... Read more
What the Boston Marathon means to me
Almost 75% of Boston marathon runners are running to raise money for charities. The Dana Farber team raises money for cancer research, the Horizons for Homeless Children team raises money to support their programs, the Children's Hospital team r... Read more
Picking Myself Up and Dusting off
I've been down in the dumps lately. I've been frustrated, angry, and feeling sorry for myself. I have been throwing the equivalent of a two week temper tantrum. And, I am tired of myself! I am tired of this pity party, tired of thinking of all I... Read more
Most Recent Non-Scale Victory
Spring is quickly approaching, and I had set a goal to wear size 10 clothes by the start of spring. A lot has happened since I set that goal, but I have remained focused on eating healthy foods in healthy amounts and exercising daily as often a... Read more
Adjusting to Hypothroidism
So much has been happening in my life these past few weeks. After discovering that my hypothyroidism is active again, I have been doing a lot of research on the disease and how to it is best treated. I have been dumb-founded to discover that man... Read more