After a lovely long holiday weekend traveling, it's time to get back to work and routine. One thing I'm glad to be back home for is my Cymbalta, which I take for my fibromyalgia. It was not a happy surprise to discover on Friday night that I h... Read more
Today's SparkCoach topic was very timely for me. I have had a lot going on lately and I haven't been keeping up with my tracking as much as I would like to. That's hard for me, because I have strong perfectionist tendencies that want to be sur... Read more
I knew I needed to get back on the weight loss bandwagon for a while before I mustered up the energy to do it. I was hesitant to commit to it at this time in my life, because I knew I would have a lot of stress going on around buying my house, ... Read more
My reasons motivating my weight loss are simple and powerful: I want to be healthy and strong, both for myself and to be here for my children. They need me to be strong and healthy for the long-term. I need to be healthy and I also want to av... Read more
(This was my response on the discussion boards. I wanted to save it here as a blog, too.)
It's a great topic for discussion, although I definitely agree it's more than either/or. In trying to answer the question, it depends a lot on who i... Read more
Today's Sparkcoach task is very timely for me. I HAVE been working hard, and although the scale has moved, it is only VERY slightly.
However, there are other things to notice:
I'm less stiff when I get up from sitting, and that's something ... Read more
I am buying a house! My closing is this Friday. My kids will have their own bedrooms, and I will be able to have a bedroom that is just a bedroom, instead of a bedroom/ office / craft area/ exercise equipment / off season storage area! (In my ... Read more
Well that's frustrating. I had an almost complete blog written and I don't know where it went.
I just wanted to confess my overeating episode from last night. I stayed up and watched more TV than I needed to and ate half of my lunch for t... Read more
I don't have a lot of time to blog right now, bt I wanted to share this thought from yesterday, which relates to today's Sparkcoach lesson as well:
My bf and I were talking on our drive home last night and he said something that really struck ... Read more
I know a lot about nutrition in general and what works for my body in particular. While I am open to new ideas and definitely coach-able, I am also the authority on my own life. So here is my attempt to put together some of the principles I kn... Read more
I've been struggling for a while, especially since my sister was diagnosed with leukemia last summer. I have let go of the healthy habits one by one that I worked so hard to build, and surprise! most of the weight is back. My sister's cancer cam... Read more
I had an intense, emotion-filled day last Friday. I thought someone had stolen some important papers, but was reminded I had moved them for safekeeping when Irene was coming--in time to prevent my accusation from harming an innocent person. Th... Read more
First, Thank you all so much for the prayers and good wishes after my last blog. It's really touching to see (again!) what a caring community this is.
I got in touch with my brother the day after that was written. I was shocked that he p... Read more
I've alluded to the issues with my family a bit here and there in my blogs, but I usually try to keep things positive and light and happy. I've been estranged from my sister since I left my husband and ended my marriage. Apparently she disappr... Read more