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Having a cold / the flu sucks
Tuesday, January 03, 2017      1 comments

I started making changes prior to the new year-- mostly my eating habits and I was hoping to start January off with a few trips to the gym, but whatever crud I have (cough, chills, fatigue) is preventing me from doing anything. I am hoping to a... Read more
Getting Stronger!
Thursday, September 17, 2015      1 comments

I have been working hard with strength training and even though I am not seeing any weight loss yet, I am definitely getting stronger! In my lifetime I have had 6 surgeries on my left knee and that has left it weak and atrophied. After about 5... Read more
Glad to be trying
Thursday, September 10, 2015      1 comments

I often find it very difficult to see things, especially myself in a positive light. I can acknowledge that the last 8 months have been filled with positive changes and I have overcome many hurdles that I did not previously think possible. ... Read more
Happy to have support
Sunday, September 06, 2015      4 comments

I am very happy that my boyfriend is very encouraging of my efforts to work out more regularly. He has joined me a few times and I am really hoping that he will get more into the routine as well. It feels good to be getting healthier!... Read more
It Worked!
Thursday, September 03, 2015      3 comments

I was feeling pretty crappy today and decided that going to the gym might help. Even though I forgot my towel and had to air dry myself after my shower, it worked! I felt better about myself, was in a cheerier mood and was able to get some wor... Read more
Looking Forward to September
Monday, August 31, 2015      4 comments

This is copied from one of my Team message boards. I wanted to post it here too so I have easy access and my friends can keep helping to encourage me. Thank you all for your support! In August I began tracking a variety of things again a... Read more
The hints of fall
Sunday, August 30, 2015      2 comments

As I was surfing the internet today I was reminded to think of childhood joys for a little pick me up. This is a difficult task for me as I do not have many joyful memories from childhood. As I was looking around SparkPeople, I came across a v... Read more
Finally got some sleep!
Saturday, August 29, 2015      1 comments

After having a rough week with only about 5 hours (interrupted) of sleep each night my doctor and I came up with a plan that alternates meds for sleep and I actually got 8 solid hours last night! I am a bit groggy this morning, but this is way ... Read more
Feeling Positive!
Monday, August 24, 2015      2 comments

emoticon Things have been going very well the last couple weeks. I did have to take some time off work to be aw... Read more
Went to a support Group
Wednesday, February 04, 2015      3 comments

I went to a support group for the first time in 23 years today. I was nervous, but everyone was nice and supportive. I was able to discuss some of the things that have been affecting me the past few days and I gave suggestions and feedback to ... Read more
Making Progress
Sunday, February 01, 2015      2 comments

I continue to make positive changes and have plenty of plans for more! This time I feel hopeful that I WILL make the changes. The changes I have made with diet and attitude recently have stayed with me and SparkPeople is definitely a part of i... Read more
Revealing Myself
Tuesday, January 27, 2015      5 comments

Tonight I took a big step at my Toastmasters meeting. I told them about my diagnosis of Bipolar and explained that my hiatus was partially due to starting ECT. I also explained that I would really like feedback over the next few months as I pr... Read more
Got the Spark Tracker
Sunday, January 25, 2015      2 comments

I got the Spark Fitness Tracker. I am hoping that it will help motivate me to get to the gym. The last couple weeks I have been walking more due to my second job. I think I have lost a couple pounds, but I have not jumped on the scale yet. I... Read more
Saturday, January 17, 2015      0 comments

For many years I have been on really weird work schedules. Some days, some nights, some overnights. Now that I have been primarily sleeping at night and getting up in the early morning I have been feeling better. The other night I was up ... Read more
to me "health" means...
Wednesday, January 14, 2015      2 comments

Health is an all-encompassing notion in which we consider the mind, body and aoul.... Read more

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