Moving Past a Bad Diet Day

You just binged like crazy and you're feeling guilty about it. Relax! Who hasn't had this problem? Probably everyone who is trying to lose weight (and many who are not) have encountered this at one point or another. The first thing you need to do is to forgive...

Food Binges

What are some things you can do to distract yourself when you feel a food binge coming on? Food binges are the worst for me in the evening. I can do so well for the whole day. Then it gets to about seven or eight and my mind starts to do a mental walkthrough of the...

Sticking to Resolutions

Yep... I'm talking about the dreaded New year Resolutions. Many of us set them every year in hopes of making a dent in some goal or another... weight, debt, household repairs... I'm always setting these resolutions but I have the hardest time sticking to them. I...

Give Yourself Credit

Give yourself credit where it's due. What are three things you've done well this week? It hasn't been my greatest week, but I have done some things right. I stopped drinking soda again. The sodas that I did drink were still caffeine-free (root beer), so I have steered...

Best Part

What was the best part of your day today? The best part of my day was the nap I took. Yep, it was that kind of day... I made a mess of my weekend. It was Xander's third birthday and a few family members joined us for cake and snacks. The food was just too much of a...

Inspiring

What motivational quote, saying, or song never fails to inspire you? I don't know that the song I have in mind is necessarily inspirational, but it is that sing I can turn on whenever I hit a slump in my workout and it will push me further. It does inspire me to push...

Half Empty

Are you a "glass-half-full" or a "glass-half-empty" kind of person? What are ways you can start to think and act in a more positive way? When it comes to my progress in losing weight I can definitely be a very "half-empty" type of person. I look in the mirror and...

Your Day

What was the best part of your day today? It's going to sound so completely shallow, but the best part of today was dinner. My mother-in-law and father-in-law brought over a bunch of stuff from their gardens, so we have a bunch of fresh veggies and fruits available. I...

Talents

What's one thing you're really good at? I like to think that I'm good at quite a few things. One of my best skills is knitting. I've been knitting for about 15-some years. I taught myself to knit when I was in my teens and I have been developing my skills since. At...

Accomplishments

Write about one thing you'd like to accomplish in the next week. There are so many things that I would love to get done this week that I can't write about just one! I know SparkPeople encourages a holistic approach to weight loss, so I'll try to think of all aspects...

Changes

Every minute is another chance to turn things around. What will you do to change your life for the better starting today?  There are several areas where my life could use some improvement. I think that's the case with every one of us. Like they say... nobody is...

Inspired

Find a quote that speaks to you, then spread the word. I sort of do this (almost) every Monday with my Motivate Me Monday series, but I never turn down the opportunity to share things that inspire me. That's why I started blogging in the first place! I like this quote...

Excuses

Blog today about the most common excuses that get in the way of your workouts--and plan to counter each excuse to stay on track! Over the years I have come up with many excuses to not work out. It's funny that I do that, because I actually enjoy being physically...

Second Chances

I know that I set out for Motivate Me Mondays to be about weight loss, but I'm learning more and more that our health is affected by much more than what we put in our body and how we move it. One of those things that can improve your overall health is to let some...

My First 5K!

My friend Gretchen asked me to join her team for a local Walk for Suicide Awareness in our hometown. A few of our team members couldn't make it, so we ended up with Gretchen, her husband, my mom, Xander, and me... team Step Into Love. This year was the fourth-annual...

Love Your Body

Name at least one thing that you love about your body. One of my favorite features are my eyes. I know that's what everyone says and a bit of a cop-out, but I love having blue eyes. They change color with my mood... pale when I'm happy and dark when I'm angry or sad....

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