KBOUISSEY's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=KBOUISSEY KBOUISSEY's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Friends who mean well http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4289436 So for the past few days I've been on the Cinch plan developed by Cynthia Sass. The first 5 days are called the "5 day fast forward". Basically I eat 4 certain foods, for 4 meals a day and then after the 5th day I move on to the core program. Yes, the first 5 days are strict, but I've done this plan before and it really helps. I've broken my sugar addiction, and I've learned to listen to my hunger cues. I feel less bloated and I've started to see some changes. Cynthia has come up with really ... Fri, 10 Jun 2011 08:12:42 EST Trying to turn my frown upside down (without chocolate cake) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4286446 Ugh, today has been an awful day. It's hot and sticky, and I was hyper-aware of every sticky roll and bulge. On top of that I had a rough day at work and add certain womanly issues to the mix and it usually spells disaster. At least today, when I walked into the cafeteria at break time, I was VERY aware of my cravings and the source of those cravings. I wanted something chocolate, baked, and not condusive to losing weight. The first thing I noticed was the emotion behind it...anger, stress an... Wed, 8 Jun 2011 20:57:38 EST Devil donuts part 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4266011 So after I wrote my very first blog entry today I decided that the chocolate donut wasn't the end of the world. I got dressed, grabbed my umbrella and headed out the door. I walked to work and when I got there I felt energized and it set the pace for the rest of the day. I took the stairs when I had to go somewhere, and I walked home too. I walked a total of 3 miles today! The decision to walk to work led to me deciding on eggs and oatmeal for breakfast (and not the instant kind!), and I even... Mon, 30 May 2011 22:08:15 EST Chocolate donuts are the devil http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4264404 So today was the day I was supposed to get serious. I got up an hour early so that I could walk to work. I made a cup of french press coffee (I'm hoping if I go for quality over quantity I'll cut down on my caffeine). I looked outside and saw the rain. Then I looked down and saw the last chocolate-covered donut staring back at me. It was an automatic reaction, I just picked it up and stuffed it in my mouth. I don't even really think I tasted it. I know I certainly didn't savor it because it w... Mon, 30 May 2011 05:55:21 EST