MAMAXS4's SparkPeople Blog MAMAXS4's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Entry 6 or Food, Glorious Food I have been struggling with the food problem so manny of us on Sparkpeople struggle with. I have noticed that it's getting easier...just a little. i am getting tired of struggling. When will it no longer be a struggle? <BR> My food love affair started very young, one of my first memories are of eating, I can't even remember what it was exactly. LOL I think it was baby food. Sometimes I can still taste it, but I have know idea what it is. All I know is it was wonderful. <BR> <BR> Whoa!!!! ... Tue, 22 Sep 2009 13:45:34 EST Entry 5 Well, I borrowed my friends bike. All i can say is I have rubber band legs. I have been walking like crazy, twice a day 5 days a weeks. Walking didn't seem to do it anymore so I decided I needed more of a push so I thought I would get a bike. I couldn't afford it so my friend offered to let me use hers. Well, I hopped on it all gung ho, I only made it for 8 minutes and about 8 blocks. I did go twice and i even got in a walk as well. <BR> I just hope I can do this, I would like to be f... Sun, 13 Sep 2009 21:33:20 EST Entry 4 Well, I fell off the wagon, again. I climbed back on again. I just wonder how many times am I going to go through this back and forth before I have success. I don't mean a huge one, I mean a medium goal of 225? I have been struggling for 9 months to reach 225 and I started at 278. I am still sitting at 240. I have started back walking for about 2 weeks. I use my daughter being at school to go for a walk at 9am for 2 miles or so. When I get a good sports bra I wanted to try a walk run prog... Mon, 7 Sep 2009 20:32:41 EST Entry 3 Everything is going well in the world of mindful eating. I am staying in the lower range of my calories. I'm surprised that I'm starting to like water, I really don't have any trouble getting it in now. <BR> I am worried now though. My hubby's family reunion is June 7th and I was hoping to be in a size 20. Well, I'm in one thing that's a 20 that fits, but.... I was just hoping for more time, it was supposed to have been in August and they bumped it up. I'm crossing my fingers that I'll be i... Mon, 1 Jun 2009 18:48:45 EST Entry 2 Well, so far so good on the mindful eating. I am using some of the "cook yourself thin" recipes and well, they're pretty good. I like the take on the egg mcmuffin thing, it's really good and I think it better than a fast food thing. I think I did really well today and stayed at the low end of my calorie range. I went for about a 2 mile walk, it was a little over that but I'm not sure. <BR> Anyway, I really think that mindful eating is entirely possible. I feel it takes some work to do it... Mon, 1 Jun 2009 02:04:06 EST Entry 1 I have decided to try mindful eating to get more of a handle on this wanting to eat when I'm just bored. I am starting to be ok not eating in front of the tv and if I do I make sure it's measured first and in my calorie limits. So far today I'm doing ok with mindful eating, if I think I'm hungry I'll drink some water and really think "Am I hungry or am I just bored". <BR> <BR> Exercise is going well, I walked about 2 miles this morning. I put my 18 mo son in his stroller and start going, I... Fri, 29 May 2009 13:35:24 EST