Choosing against laziness
Wednesday, February 10, 2021 1 comments
So, for as long as I have been with SparkPeople, you think I would have changed my habits by now. But habits run deep and are difficult to change. Difficult, but not impossible! I have tried a lot of different ways to lose weight, and ... Read more
Giving "birth" to a new lifestyle
Wednesday, December 02, 2020 3 comments
Today I took a selfie with my husband for a friend who needed a picture of us. Oh my goodness, that double chin! I knew I had been gaining weight again, but for some reason, I slipped once again into the magical thinking that I wouldn't gain wei... Read more
Back online--now to stay on track!
Thursday, September 17, 2020 2 comments
We finally have Internet at our new home! It was a three week struggle with one company, so I switched to another company and we had Internet in three days. Yay! Now to remember the lessons I learned while offline: 1. Be intentional about w... Read more
Lost weight during the move, but gained it back!
Sunday, September 06, 2020 2 comments
On July 31st we found out we could move into a renovated unit in the area in which we live. That meant, of course, having to pack up 8 years worth of stuff and moving it all one block! We are so blessed by the people at our church who helpe... Read more
Daily reality check
Thursday, July 30, 2020 0 comments
Last night, and the night before, and maybe even the night before that, I gave in to the temptation to overeat in the evening. One thing led to another and before I knew it, I had probably eaten more calories in the evening than I should all day... Read more
"When the pain of remaining the same is greater than the pain of change, change will occur."
Wednesday, July 01, 2020 2 comments
I have been doing pretty well lately with eating better and staying within calorie limits. It's showing on the scale, and that's encouraging. But something feels different this time, and I think it's that I finally had a bad enough experience to... Read more
Friday, May 15, 2020 1 comments
It occurred to me that in the past when I would go to the Premium Coaching (on the full website, not the mobile version) and I came to the page that asks how I did completing the previous day's challenge, making healthy food choices, being physi... Read more
Thursday, May 14, 2020 2 comments
Today's challenge was to give myself a pep talk, speaking to myself just as I would encourage someone else. So, Claire, DON'T BE DISCOURAGED! Or, for a positive spin...BE ENCOURAGED! Just because you slipped for several days doesn't mean yo... Read more
The feeling of hunger
Thursday, May 07, 2020 5 comments
It struck me yesterday that I haven't known what hunger feels like, at least, not for a long time. I had a memory of being a child and being hungry because it was near dinnertime. Of course, as a child, I wouldn't have just raided the kitchen. M... Read more
You should invest in Premium Coaching!
Wednesday, May 06, 2020 3 comments
I have a SparkPeople Premium subscription, which I purchased when the one time fee was available. But if someone didn't have that, in my opinion, a $5 a month fee is a bargain for what you get! And it does look like you can cancel the subscripti... Read more
10 Things I need to remember as I journey once again to lose weight
Tuesday, May 05, 2020 1 comments
This morning I got on the scale. I was shocked by the number as it was the most I have EVER weighed. Almost eleven years ago I started this journey with SparkPeople when the number was 10 pounds less, and I was shocked then, too. 10 years a... Read more
"I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions." -- Stephen Covey
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 4 comments
"I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions." -- Stephen Covey This quote came up in the suggestions when I entered the title box. It seems appropriate for how I feel this morning. I look at the food log for to... Read more
Don't look in the rearview mirror!
Monday, December 03, 2018 2 comments
Personally, I prefer planners where the week starts on Sunday; it makes more sense to me. But, to restart my plan to be more fit and lose weight, Monday is a great start day! I can't count the number of times I've restarted. I don't wa... Read more
Blood work doesn't lie
Tuesday, August 28, 2018 3 comments
Yesterday I saw my doctor for a yearly check up and found out that my blood sugar was a little high. Not high enough to be diabetic, but high enough to take note. And high enough to force me to make changes. So this morning, instead of sit... Read more
Tracking license plates as well as steps!
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 2 comments
One of things I love about living near a military base is seeing license plates from all over the country, and, actually, I have seen some from overseas as well! Tonight I took a walk as it wasn't too cold (in the 40's, I think) and I wanted to ... Read more
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