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A phone call to the past.
Monday, September 29, 2014      15 comments

This is an assignment from SparkCoach and I'm not sure I'm going to be good at it. I am supposed to be me in 10 years talking to me of now. I am so used to just getting through one day at a time due to the pain and the bipolar that I have such a... Read more
Walking on sunshine!
Friday, September 26, 2014      20 comments

I am in a really terrific mood and I have a big reason NOT to be! I get on the scale every day - yes I know not recommended - and this morning it was UP a pound! Now by every reasonable estimation I should be in a fug but I'm not! I literally ha... Read more
Smile for the camera!
Wednesday, September 24, 2014      19 comments

I have not allowed my picture to be taken since my daughter got married 5 years ago and I was at a lower weight. UNTIL I got on SP and needed comparison photos. Now after having faced that demon a couple of times and finding out that I did not a... Read more
Monday, September 22, 2014      17 comments

I tell people that I am content in my life and they look at me like I am nuts! Who wants to be content they are thinking and in my mind contentment is what we should all be striving for! A fellow Sparker (STEELKICKIN) wrote an excellent blog tod... Read more
Until morale improves, the beatings will continue!!
Saturday, September 20, 2014      19 comments

That is an old Navy saying that I was thinking of in regards to how we sometimes treat ourselves during our weight loss or other self improvement journeys! We beat ourselves with words and tell ourselves that once we reach a certain weight or do... Read more
WooHoo a new workout DVD!
Friday, September 19, 2014      12 comments

I am so excited! I just found out that Richard Simmons has a seated workout DVD and I have it on order! I love his enthusiasm and I am ready to sweat a little more on some days! I can hardly wait for it to come it! Don't get me wrong, I love the... Read more
Growling through a workout!
Wednesday, September 17, 2014      10 comments

I swear today was the worst workout in the world! I did it! I did all of it but a I growled and humbugged my way through it! I did not enjoy it at all and that is something I had not experienced in my 3 months of working out! Usually once I star... Read more
The Graham Cracker Debacle.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014      12 comments

I heard a whisper "pssst, hey, I'm over here being tasty!" I ignored it! I heard a voice say quite politely "hello, I'm right here and I would taste so good!" I steadfastly ignored it! Then I heard a shout, "Hey you, EAT ME!!" And I listened. I ... Read more
High self esteem is not ego!
Saturday, September 13, 2014      12 comments

All of my life I have been taught that pride goith before a fall. I have taken it to the extreme! I have always equated any self esteem at all with being egotistical and narcissistic therefore I started out with zero self esteem. Since I had no ... Read more
Thursday, September 11, 2014      8 comments

I started my written journal today. I was listing all the reasons why I wanted to lose weight and since it was in a private journal I was just following my rambling thoughts and lo and behold I didn't even THINK of looking slimmer until I was mi... Read more
Loving myself is not being selfish!
Tuesday, September 09, 2014      13 comments

My Chair Exercise team leader EMMABE1 is doing a workshop on self esteem and one of the articles in that workshop is about how to love yourself. I read it and realized that my biggest problem is that I feel selfish when I do anything for myself.... Read more
Reaction from team uplifting!
Monday, September 08, 2014      10 comments

I pulled out of the challenge that requires you to lose weight to stay in like I wanted to and as you all advised me to. One member of the team questioned my thinking because I quit before I could lose but the rest of the team was very understan... Read more
That mean old scale!
Saturday, September 06, 2014      13 comments

I joined 4 challenges and backed out of one. Another one of them will disqualify me if my scale does not stop being so mean to me by Monday! I get on the thing once a day (gasp- I know big sin) and today I am almost 3 pounds heavier than I was y... Read more
Excuses are like armpits.........
Friday, September 05, 2014      16 comments

We all have excuses and like armpits they all tend to stink! I have not exercised in 2 days and I am not sure whether I have a reason or the dreaded excuse. Until last night I had not had any sleep since Monday night. I went to try and work out ... Read more
This too shall pass........
Wednesday, September 03, 2014      13 comments

In the last 24 hours I have learned a very important lesson about crisis situations.... they can't last! I have gotten way too wound up over things that will not, by their very nature, be in my life for very long! I have also learned that my old... Read more

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