FORESTPAL's SparkPeople Blog FORESTPAL's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community things are looking up. Back to my lowest weight since surviving Thanksgiving. NOW I can give heartfelt thanks. <BR> New obsession is aquarium fish. New challenge=not feeding them too much. I have a 3 gal aquarium with hydroponic herb garden on top. Have 4 tiny neon tetras in it, & a 1/2 spherical globe with a gorgeous Beta. The aquarium is too small for all 5. I didn't know till after I got the globe that Betas can be with other fish - just not other betas. <BR> Does feeding my dog, cat, and f... Fri, 6 Dec 2013 16:32:18 EST lost pound equals emotional eating. Finally got below the 170s! Depression magically disappeared, but now I have a weird "hunger" that isn't the usual hunger pang. It's more like feeling a hole in my center. I desperately want to eat -- anything. Want to keep the weight loss so badly, that I imagine my "need?" and my will power fighting it out inside me. Needless to say, my body is uneasy. <BR> <BR> Is this a form of emotional eating? Addictive eating? Are they the same thing?? Tue, 20 Aug 2013 01:12:26 EST My best friends help Francy is a dieters best friend. After I dish up my diet amount of food for a meal, my dog Francy is right there for "tastes" of most everything. That painlessly lowers the calories I eat. For certain snacks she can reduce the amount I consume by almost half. I'm careful to keep her from getting fat, so increasingly snack on veggies without sauce, cottage cheese, fruit, & popcorn, which I figure is OK for both of us. <BR> This is my first experience with blogging, and so far it'... Mon, 1 Jul 2013 17:34:05 EST