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Hang gliding picnic - general wonderfullness
Saturday, August 27, 2011      0 comments

My DH and I were invited to a sunset picnic at a hang gliding place, which was magical. The weather was perfect, the company charming and funny, the wine smooth and wonderful, the food fresh and delicious. (I went over on my calorie count, but... Read more
2011's garden revelation
Friday, August 26, 2011      3 comments

DH and I always have a large garden, and this year is no exception. Right now, we are absolutely innundated with all manners of veggies, which causes me to get creative and search for new ways to use up the free, fresh, organic food. Last ... Read more
Going public
Thursday, August 25, 2011      7 comments

I just changed my profile image to reflect my actual progress. I've lost 51.4 pounds and feel I've earned the SP "Lost 50 pounds" icon. I'm very proud of this and pretty comfortable with sharing the news with my SP buddies. You guys ro... Read more
Busy day, with exercise
Wednesday, August 24, 2011      2 comments

I've found that when I exercise first thing in the morning, the rest of my day is more productive (and usually happy). That's how I started out today. Today, I ran errands and scored a lot of free stuff. Double coupon day, Walgreens sales... Read more
Silver pig
Tuesday, August 23, 2011      3 comments

I was so pleased this afternoon when playing Wii Fit. When I ended my session, the pig (timer) turned from bronze to silver. I had completed 20 hours of training, and this was the reward. I earned that silver pig! ... Read more
Back to feeling like myself (the new me)
Monday, August 22, 2011      3 comments

For some reason, for the past week I've not felt like myself. Since January, this has seemed relatively natural and correct (not EASY). Last week, that sense of purpose just was not there. Every healthy choice was took more effort to make and... Read more
Where did the summer go?
Sunday, August 21, 2011      6 comments

It's almost the end of August, people! As I was harvesting and processing veggies from my garden, it hit me, DD is going back to college the week after next and we attended a football game on Friday night. Fall is breathing down our ... Read more
Going from motivation to habit
Friday, August 19, 2011      3 comments

I've been struggling for the past few days, both with wanting to eat right and exercise. Then it occurred to me that sometimes it does not matter whether I WANT to eat right or exercise. Just do it and reap the benefits. As Dr. Phil remi... Read more
Does it always matter why?
Thursday, August 18, 2011      2 comments

When things go wrong or I have anxiety, I'm almost always compelled to ask "why?" Sometimes, it doesn't matter why, it just IS. Perhaps I should focus on dealing with the anxiety and how to mitigate it, rather than spending a lot of energy o... Read more
Figuring this out day-by-day
Wednesday, August 17, 2011      2 comments

I've been fidgety lately...toe-tapping, heart pumping, breath just a little too fast. Why? I have no gosh-darned clue. I've managed to avoid binging (yay!), but have experienced some times where I'm walking dangerously close to the edge... Read more
Gathering steam...again
Tuesday, August 16, 2011      4 comments

If I'm being honest, which I try to be here on SP, I'm not feeling as motivated now as I did when I started this journey back in January. I'm still working out, I'm still eating WAY better than I used to, but I'm just not excited about it right... Read more
Sunday, August 14, 2011      3 comments

Today, for some reason I have yet to identify, my anxiety would not go away no matter what I did. It sat like a prickly, greasy ball in my stomach all day. There was no particular reason for this to be the case, and I tried to laugh it off, w... Read more
Dodging karaoke
Saturday, August 13, 2011      1 comments

Last night, DH and I went out for a fish fry and drinks with a group of friends. I enjoyed myself immensely - got caught up with old friends and met some new folks. Fun, fun, fun! One of my friends had a really rough week and overindulge... Read more
Contemplating adding pictures
Thursday, August 11, 2011      3 comments

If there is one thing that has always been true about me, it's that I hate having my picture taken. Far too many pictures exist in which I am making the most frightful face possible, as if I'm trying to make a point: "Take that, you awfu... Read more
Forgiveness, for yourself
Wednesday, August 10, 2011      4 comments

Today's Sparkpeople Reflections email about forgiveness contained a powerful message, and reminded me that if I don't forgive, I hurt myself most. What I struggle with is that the person I find it hardest to forgive is a close family membe... Read more

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