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Monday, January 19, 2015      11 comments

Referencing again the book The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene' Brown I have found a good definition for the feeling of connection. I am paraphrasing here so I'm not using quotes. True connection means being able to reach for and accept help from... Read more
What if I have no big goals???
Saturday, January 17, 2015      17 comments

I read motivational stories here on SP and everyone who started their weight loss journey had some kind of big goal...riding amusement rides, climbing around the Grand Canyon, running a marathon. I have no big old goal like that. My one goal rig... Read more
Courage and you.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015      11 comments

I'm reading a book recommended to me by a fellow Sparker (MAKING-PROGRESS) called The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene' Brown and it is talking about courage and I realized that I have to commend all of you who come on here and open yourselves up ... Read more
Learning to like me!
Saturday, January 10, 2015      11 comments

There is a song by Colbie Caillat called Try and it is an awesome song about how we do all sorts of things to make people like us. I watched the video here on SP (under daily spark motivation) when I was first on SP and I loved the message. The ... Read more
Backsliding on my attitude!
Friday, January 09, 2015      10 comments

So I figured out today that I have been backsliding by allowing perfectionism to creep back in and my old friend guilt to come back and pay a visit. You HAVE to always exercise and eat no unhealthy foods says perfectionism and when I don't then ... Read more
New Year's goals - Why I haven't done mine...
Wednesday, December 31, 2014      9 comments

I set some goals for myself back in July. I modified them to SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Timely) goals after getting familiar with the SP way of doing things. The short term goals have changed from one 5% weight drop goal ... Read more
The trouble with age, mania and exercise.
Sunday, December 28, 2014      14 comments

Okay so a mania kicks in and I'm still in the habit of thinking this is a good thing. Wrong. As I got older, especially in the last five years or so the manias have become the bane of my existence! Why? Because I'm too tired to take advantage of... Read more
Where my issues with food began.
Monday, December 22, 2014      13 comments

I really believe my food issues began as a very young child. I remember being about four years old and telling my dad over and over again that I was hungry, so hungry. Well finally I got a can of soup opened and put it in a pan. Not knowing that... Read more
I'm allergic to Fitspiration!
Thursday, December 11, 2014      14 comments

Fitspiration or Fitspo is the meme you see with the slender women that say stuff like "Strong is the new skinny". I see pins all the time with those on them and I really don't like looking at them as they make me feel inadequate. I know I'm NEVE... Read more
Sleeping habits of one bipolar woman!
Monday, December 08, 2014      10 comments

Well it's kind of feast or famine with me and sleep. I'm either not getting enough or getting way too much and I've kind of just had to learn to live life around that little fact. I have tried sleeping medication and when I'm hypo manic (the sta... Read more
Sadness, frustration, shame and moving on to the next thing.
Monday, December 01, 2014      22 comments

A short history lesson on me. I fell down our stairs (7 of them) a few years ago and broke my back. I could still walk a bit but long distances were in a wheelchair. We had insurance through an HMO who did nothing. Some time after we changed ins... Read more
Do you exercise to eat and is it bad for you?
Friday, November 28, 2014      8 comments

I read a lot of articles and the ones I read say not to exercise just to be able to eat more. I don't but it's in my mind when I'm working out that I won't have to watch the calories as much on that day. I can't help it. On the days I don't work... Read more
My bad coordination foiled my attempt at a new DVD!
Wednesday, November 26, 2014      6 comments

I wrote some time ago on being excited about finding a chair exercise DVD made by Richard Simmons. Well my shoulder was finally healed enough to try it out today and it was a comic disaster! The changes are really fast and I was smacking myself ... Read more
Popcorn is my Kryptonite!
Monday, November 24, 2014      10 comments

Popcorn is a great snack. You can buy 100 calorie portion controlled microwaveable packages. I love popcorn. The problem with my loving popcorn is that it leads to the snack attack! It begins with a controlled idea of a snack in my head and then... Read more
Back on the workout wagon!
Monday, November 17, 2014      14 comments

Since DH has been off for 6 weeks for recovery from surgery I have been really slacking on my regular workouts. I have been walking my buns off but not really getting the actual workout clothes on and sweating it! That comes to an end today! DH ... Read more

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