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The end of an era
Monday, June 07, 2021      18 comments

I heard the news that many of you heard yesterday - that Sparkpeople is ending. It makes me sad and mad all at once. I have made so many awesome friends on here and have met several in person. I have shared some details of my life that ... Read more
Focused - Picking up Steam
Saturday, May 22, 2021      8 comments

It's been about two weeks since I last blogged. I've done quite a bit to keep my train steady on the track and am starting to pick up steam. I gu... Read more
Focused: Things are getting clearer
Sunday, May 09, 2021      4 comments

I am doing better. The stitches are out and with their removal I have captured some of my old self again. It is amazing how much a set back in one area can make throw everything else out of whack. Prior to the accident, I was doing well with foo... Read more
Focused: Derailment
Tuesday, April 27, 2021      15 comments

Why is is that when something happens that impacts one part of your life that everything flies out the window? On Tuesday I had a accident in the kitchen that resulted in 11 stitches in my dominant hand- of course. ... Read more
Focused - Keeping on
Sunday, April 11, 2021      12 comments

I must say that I am trying to stay focused and keep going. It is not always happening and certainly not easy. Some days I just don't care ... Read more
Focused - Renewed
Wednesday, March 24, 2021      8 comments

I feel like I am emerging from my fog. My back is starting to feel better, although my exercise is still limited. My eating is on point. ... Read more
Focused - Blurry
Thursday, March 18, 2021      10 comments

It is amazing and dizzying how quickly things can change from good to bad. I was cruising along, in my groove of healthy eating and exercising and then I wasn't. My back went out and with it all my good habits and behaviors went out too. ... Read more
Focused - Streaking
Saturday, March 06, 2021      12 comments

I have been noticing that on my healthy journey refocused that I have created at least one consistent streak: hitting my step goal. It is set at 7,000 steps a day to take into consideration the days that I do strength training. I must say that i... Read more
Focused, Obsessed
Saturday, February 27, 2021      17 comments

I finished my first week of my new eating and exercise plan and I am doing well. I am still excited and enthusiastic about what I'm doing so that's a big plus! ... Read more
Tuesday, February 23, 2021      11 comments

I think I have finally started to get some traction on my eating - volume, quality, quantity. I did some reading and research and have come up with a new meal plan with some go to breakfasts and lunches. I am trying to eat more at breakfast to... Read more
Catch up on Goals
Sunday, February 14, 2021      10 comments

I am still up and down on my goals but working them more than not now - which is HUGE! I have started to see a little change in my weight and I've moved back into the 150s. I still have a long way to go but am focusing on my goals as that'l... Read more
Every day
Sunday, January 24, 2021      16 comments

Every day is a chance to follow the plan, be good, be great, do good........ You get the idea. We tend to look at our lives as an all or nothing scenario, causing us to think in negatives. I can't do ______ (fill in the blank) because I d... Read more
Getting Back on Track
Monday, December 28, 2020      11 comments

It's been many months of bad behavior on my part. A lot less activity and too much food - a bad combo. I've spent a lot of time the last few days thinking of what use to work and how to institute it. Here's what I came up with: ... Read more
All Over the Place
Saturday, December 19, 2020      10 comments

I feel like I've been all over the place this past year and considering what's going on in the world it is understandable. My weight has steadily gone up. My exercise is staying constant, which is good. My food choices and eating has gotten wo... Read more
Week 3 Simple Goals, Small Wins
Sunday, October 18, 2020      10 comments

I have been struggling...... cannot stay focused on anything long enough to be successful. It is really interesting when you think about the human being and mind. One minute so powerful and the next so weak. ... Read more

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