GARCONNE's SparkPeople Blog GARCONNE's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Huge inspiration!! I went to the store today to buy some new jeans. Usually this is a rather traumatic event, but today I tried on my normal size and they were too big, so I tried on the next size down-- THEY WERE TOO BIG, TOO! So I ended up buying the same brand and style of jeans that I always do, but two sizes smaller!! I'm soooo excited!!! <em>104</em> Tue, 5 Mar 2013 18:56:36 EST Breakfast! I've decided to set a challenge for myself. My goal is to eat breakfast every day, but the trick this time is to make it a substantial breakfast! Whenever I eat breakfast, it ends up being a few bites of leftovers, or a couple nibbles of cheese. It's never anything with any staying power. By the time lunch rolls around, I'm so hungry that I always overdo it and generally eat a bunch of crap. Well, the other day I was watching Ali Vincent's show, "Living Big" and she was talking about the bene... Mon, 26 Nov 2012 11:37:02 EST Good advice I was talking to my mom the other day about how sometimes I just don't feel like I'll ever lose the weight when she said something that was, for me, very profound. She said when you strip away all of the emotions, feelings, etc, that so often bog us down and you simply look at the facts, of course you can lose weight! It's really as simple as finding the right balance of diet and exercise. The problem comes when you start attaching all sorts of baggage to yourself. That was such a tremendous ... Sun, 23 Sep 2012 15:00:37 EST The constant struggle of negative self-talk This is my second Spark People account. I deleted my first because it was too depressing to see all of those failed attempts at a "new me"; I needed a fresh start. Because this really isn't about a creating a "new me." My old me is just fine; I just need a little tweaking. I really find it frustrating, though, to constantly cut through all of my negative self-talk. I'm constantly catching myself saying little things like "this is just like all of those other times... you'll never do this" an... Fri, 21 Sep 2012 00:37:04 EST