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communication and weight loss
Saturday, March 06, 2021      22 comments

I have been thinking about this lately. A lot of my weight gain and my bingeing was about not feeling free to articulate my feelings. After many decades, the feelings I covered so well in calories were not even feelings I could name. I j... Read more
is today your day?
Friday, February 19, 2021      19 comments

there is something so empowering about changing who you are from the inside, out. I am nowhere near "arrived" at my destination but I am thrilled about this person I have become. I have maintained my weight loss for over a couple of year... Read more
Balance, or moderation? Is there even a difference?
Friday, February 12, 2021      15 comments

I have been doing a little research on both of these concepts. Reason? I am very "all or nothing". And sometimes, "all or nothing" can be so limiting as to be totally unsustainable. Point being: I've been on the Mediterranean Diet for almo... Read more
each day's "happy" and first world problems
Tuesday, January 19, 2021      29 comments

I was emailing my sister yesterday, telling her that I had to take my amazon purchase to the UPS store for return because I wanted a red case for my iPhone and in person, it was orange. My message line to the email was, "first world problems"... Read more
what Sparkpeople has taught me
Sunday, December 27, 2020      29 comments

I joined so many years ago I don't even know exactly when. What I do know, though, is that it taught me so many lessons. 1. Sparkpeople has the emphasis on PEOPLE. I have met some of my best friends, here. I have been inspired by hundreds o... Read more
with a grateful heart
Saturday, December 19, 2020      25 comments

A grateful heart can appreciate the smallest of things! I am always amazed by that. It's a lesson I seem to need to keep teaching myself, again and again. 2020 was a year of much turmoil. NOT JUST FOR ME! We are living through a pandemic! I... Read more
twenty one more days
Friday, December 11, 2020      25 comments

I have been of the mindset where I just cannot WAIT for 2020 to be over. My ticker is even counting down the days... 21 more. Yet I think I am making a mistake to think this way. I think that I have just given up on 2020. I have lost my sense of... Read more
"I'll take potpourri for $200, Alex" (RIP)
Friday, November 27, 2020      23 comments

You know how on Jeopardy "potpourri" is a general mix of topics? That's what this blog feels like it's gonna be, LOL. My Thanksgiving was a bust. My daughter and son in law were supposed to come over but one of my son in law's students (... Read more
Light scale, heavy ego
Sunday, November 08, 2020      27 comments

You know what? I've been a silly girl lately. I have been shooting for a weight that I haven't been since I was eighteen and I am 60 now. I keep hitting it and then flying back up on the scale all month, and it's aggravating me. FOR NO R... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts beauty in aging
Friday, October 23, 2020      30 comments

There is such beauty in aging. Maybe not physical beauty, although certainly there are people who age staying physically beautiful. I think that the beauty MUST shift, from what looked pretty on the outside to what looks pretty on the inside. In... Read more
good morning to you!
Monday, October 19, 2020      20 comments

Do you know how it is when the Universe gives you a little nudge and you get that feeling that your time is now to be with people you used to be with? I have been feeling that all weekend regarding Sparkpeople. I took a break, not becau... Read more
What "self love" can look like
Sunday, June 28, 2020      30 comments

My goodness. I remember with no fondness at all how over the decades of being overweight and struggling with binge eating, I was told that I had to "love myself" first. It was as if someone was speaking a foreign language to me, quite frankly. I... Read more
on being a warrior
Saturday, June 13, 2020      22 comments

Being a warrior can embrace so many things, It's certainly not for me to define what being a warrior looks like in your own life. I think a warrior is someone who simply REFUSES to give up, no matter what. You can be a loud warrior who scr... Read more
just a little update
Sunday, May 24, 2020      29 comments

I hate that I am here so infrequently these days. Having daily pain is so distracting to me. I'm sure that in time I will figure out how to deal better, and also hoping that the medication I started last month for my rheumatoid arthritis begi... Read more
the way we were
Friday, April 24, 2020      26 comments

When I was little, we lived in a small but lovely apartment with a concrete backyard that the owner of the two family house graciously let us use whenever we wanted. In the summertime, we would take a long drive to stay at my aunt and uncle's... Read more

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