LEANNATWOHIG's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=LEANNATWOHIG LEANNATWOHIG'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/ One Day At A Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5231716 Like anything new and exciting, I started using Spark People with high hopes. I used the food and exercise trackers everyday and I was extremely motivated to stay on track. The first two weeks were smooth sailing. Then I hit a giant bump in the road. I received a phone call from my step-mother saying that my father was in the hospital and on life support. My family and I spent the next week in the hospital waiting for my father to get better. While in the hospital I did not have the stab... Thu, 31 Jan 2013 12:47:08 EST Day 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5210621 I have been spending a lot of time reflecting on my actions concerning my eating habits. One really bad habit I have is eating my meals really fast in anticipation of having a second helping. Instead of slowing down and enjoying my first helping I inhale my food and then immediately get a ton more to eat. So today I tried to concentrate on slowing down and actually tasting and enjoying each bite of my meal. I think with some self reminders and practice, I will be able to break this bad ha... Wed, 16 Jan 2013 20:49:32 EST Day 2 - 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5208080 The past three days have been a challenge. Sunday night was our monthly dinner at Pizza Hut to celebrate my son's reading accomplishments. Normally my husband and I would split a large supreme pizza!! I always feel like I am in an eating competition with him. If I don't eat as much as I can, as fast as I can, I won't get any food. I had to really step back and take a look at what I was doing. So before our trip to the restaurant I did some soul searching and investigating. I decided th... Tue, 15 Jan 2013 09:43:32 EST Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5202630 I am a stay at home mom with two young boys. I am currently trying to lose about 30 lbs. I eat when I am hungry, out of boredom, to finish my children's meals (I feel guilty about throwing away food), when I am stressed, and because it is there. And when I start eating I have a hard time stopping. <BR> <BR> Today was my first day of using the provided meal plans. I was really nervous that I was not going to be full after eating breakfast and that I would sneak snacks before lunch. A c... Fri, 11 Jan 2013 19:15:52 EST