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Alcohol is REALLY NOT for Me!
Sunday, April 16, 2017      16 comments

After 60 days without alcohol, I decided that I could reintroduce it back in to my life. I enjoyed a GREAT day - feeling great - everything was all set for my Easter celebrations. Went out to dinner with my family - to a wine bar -so yeah, why... Read more
Trying A New Schedule This Week
Sunday, March 12, 2017      9 comments

For the next month, they are doing maintenance work on the Metro. I learned last week that this work added an additional 30 minutes to my already 2 hour commute (each way). So....I decided that I should shake it up and try something new. Inste... Read more
What A Day...
Saturday, March 11, 2017      7 comments

Yesterday was NOT the day I had "planned". It started at 5:30am with my daughter yelling at me because I wouldn't let her go to her friends house without taking care of her responsibilities first (this has been an on going issue). Then my part... Read more
Sleep Goal Update
Saturday, February 18, 2017      8 comments

Well, my sleep has been interrupted with hot flashes for the past few days - maybe a week or so. The hot flashes wake me throughout the night. I've decided that I just have to deal with this - accept it and get back to sleep. At first I was th... Read more
Seeing Results with my Sleep Goals!!
Saturday, January 21, 2017      9 comments

It has been quite a while since I first stumbled on the SparkPeople Sleep Challenge Group. I worked my way through the steps, but was not able to make the changes a part of my life. Some how, over time, the changes DID become a part of my rout... Read more
70 Days Without Alcohol!!
Saturday, January 14, 2017      12 comments

70 Days without alcohol - just crazy for me! I can't believe I have made it this far. Here are the benefits that I have experienced: * I sleep much better at night - I can put my head on the pillow and sleep through the night. If I do w... Read more
Back to Day One of No Alcohol!!
Wednesday, February 24, 2016      15 comments

Here I go again emoticon After going over 60 days of no alcohol, I decided to "enjoy" a glass of red wine. The red ... Read more
Learning from My Mistakes
Tuesday, January 26, 2016      7 comments

Tracking my food - every single item I put in my mouth truly is a pain in the butt, "butt" I do learn from it. Two days ago I was just enjoying 1/2 of the Toll House cookie and yesterday I did not eat a single one as I could not afford the calo... Read more
What Happened to My Clean Eating Routine??
Monday, January 25, 2016      5 comments

I'll tell you what happened - the blasted snowstorm came into town and for whatever reason, I thought that meant I could enjoy "comfort" food. Friday I made toll house cookies for my family - though of course I had to nibble here and there to m... Read more
Much Better Start to the Day
Monday, December 28, 2015      5 comments

Yes, my SparkFriends were correct - after a full day of eating clean, exercising and drinking lots of water - I did drop those two extra pounds I gained yesterday. So, I know what I need to do to get my weight down - just stick with what I know... Read more
Bad Weigh-In Today!
Sunday, December 27, 2015      11 comments

Okay, I can deal with a bad weigh-in, they happen, but I REALLY hate when you work towards a good weigh-in and receive the opposite. I completed two 20 minute dog walks yesterday (walked over 12,000 steps total), was on the elliptical for 30 mi... Read more
Getting Through the Holidays!
Saturday, December 26, 2015      7 comments

I truly can't believe it, but I mad it through the holiday's without drinking alcohol!!! Christmas Eve was my family party at our house so I had to be focused on what went in the oven when and getting the table set, etc. I thought it best not t... Read more
Trying to Cut Out Coffee!!
Wednesday, December 23, 2015      8 comments

Here I go again, another try of cutting out my coffee. I have been drinking coffee for 30 years so this will be a huge change for me. Why am I even considering giving up coffee? For a while, I've noticed that after I drink the coffee, I may b... Read more
Successfully Made it Through the Party Last Night
Sunday, December 20, 2015      8 comments

Was able to attend the neighborhood holiday party last night without partaking in the alcohol!! This was not too hard since they were not serving drinks that were really calling to me. In fact, I was quite happy to enjoy the seltzer water with... Read more
Moving Forward with my Progress
Saturday, December 19, 2015      8 comments

Isn't it GREAT to wake up feeling good?!! Here is how I progressed towards my goals: 1) No alcohol - yesterday was day 2 with no alcohol 2) 8 hours of sleep each night - last night I received 8:34 hours of sleep 3) Daily exercise - I c... Read more

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