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The functions of insulin - more complex than I'd known!
Last night and today I've been going through information on insulin.
Not just (just?!?) from the diabetic-fear viewpoint that is prevalent, but for connections to other systems. The need to eat in the morning is important...and I know that in... Read more
Be Your Own Version of Yo-Yo Ma!
"I learn something not because I have to, but because I really want to. That's the same view I have for performing. I'm performing because I really want to, not because I have to bring bread back home."
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Busy last week, ready to slow my pace!
The past week has been rough for me. Nothing dramatic in the long-term, but stress-filled and stressful. Constant obligations, taking my son down to the VA Hosp for a procedure, hauling grandkids to appointments, appointments with restaurant m... Read more
First lifestyle support group meeting went well!
First: Please note that my keyboard has for weeks been refusing to type every letter I hit, so you'll see words that are missing 'something'. Consider it a game, and read on, ok? Thanks for unerstanding?!
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support that helped me and keeps on giving though gone
We can be motivated to reach a goal and then dissuaded or recommitted or continuingly find reasons to stay on track. The very same situations can at different times trigger unlike responses or emotions. Sometimes a negative thought or experien... Read more
July progress and upping some plans
This blog is just a statement of my July progresss...and... my plan for reaching a solid but diverse plan of exercise...
Now past the middle of July and about 1.5 weeks to its end,
I've been assessing my July progress. For me that's alw... Read more
This could be the theme song for all SP teams!
Many of us feel alone at times when some aspect of our journeys is difficul.
My own obstacles definitely leave me feeling alone, so I'm sure glad that I have kind SparkFriends who do stand by me.
Hope you'll find this song - in this ... Read more
CHALLENGES WORK! Go for the Gold and do them!
Team leaders know that challenges are incredible tools to each of us, often in different ways. When team leaders create challenges, they do so after thinking about the needs and interests of the team members. When we team members enter those ch... Read more
Pushing to stay on my exercise path for all of July
My exercise for July is taking a break from an important routine.
In addition to walking and at-home exercises, I usually exercise for 90 minutes 3 times a week in a physical therapy pool. I call it my lifeline to normalcy because this e... Read more
Set your S.M.A.R.T. Goals
Setting goals is not a one-time newbie project.
Not just any goal will do. Goals should be:
S - Sensible
M - Measurable
A - Attainable (!!!)
R - Realistic (the below article calls it 'relevant')
T - Timely (time-s... Read more
Do you have a mantra? (or maybe even more than one?)
If you've not seen it yet, or you just need to grasp a little motivational mantra to help you with this or that of the hurdles you encounter, dig in right here:
In many articles, mantras are mostly associated with peaceful stress reduction,... Read more
A good goal: make use of the sunshine!
We've just passed the longest days of sunlight here in my corner of the world.
For those of us who love being outdoors in summer months, the message is clear:
Living in the moment is full of joy.
Get out there and absorb all the... Read more
Healthy nutrition...on a budget? YES! Absoutely!
Habits take time to change. The way we eat and WHAT we eat are some of the trickiest bundles of ingrained habits to tackle, because ... they are just such a part of every day!
Unless, of course, you never eat? ;) Solid, healthy nutrition i... Read more
Go back over your life and remember some of the painful incidents that made you want to lose weight. Why did you start eating and stop moving. What is in your mind now?
I didn' really have any desire to lose weight, n... Read more
Fire Up to Reach Your Goals!
My focus has from Day One been on internal change. For me, the weight has been an annoyance, but not the concern. I came here to increase levels, to eat MORE, to eat BETTER. I still struggle to eat enough (to remember to eat!) but when I eat:... Read more
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