STEPHEN_NANNY's SparkPeople Blog STEPHEN_NANNY's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Valentine's Day - what I really think My wife thinks I now look like David Beckham. LOL. <BR> <BR> I can think of no greater example of the wonderful, delusion - the complete lack of perspective - the complete detachment from reality - that love brings. Now, to my eyes, she is a 10...she laughs at this, but I swear its true. But after her statement, I have to consider the slight possibility that being in love with my wife has warped things a bit. Oh well. <BR> <BR> This is what I'll be thinking on Valentine's Day this we... Sun, 10 Feb 2013 21:53:33 EST 150...finally! I've finally hit my goal. What a year. <BR> <BR> What a last 6 weeks...after an operation, I was forced to be sedentary for nearly 4 of them. I was pretty worried about that, about getting complacent and saying "oh well...close enough". But I kept at it here on Sparks, inspired by so many people here who are trying to lose 5-10 lbs and they KNOW it is slow going for that final few and keep it up for months at a time. How do they do it? I didn't think I could, but now I know...I just k... Sun, 20 Jan 2013 06:52:46 EST Well that was interesting... It is December, how did Christmas go as far as health? <BR> <BR> Well, I'm still recovering from an operation so my exercise has been pretty much nil for the last 2 1/2 weeks. But that will change today. <BR> <BR> Somehow, someway I managed to lose a pound over Christmas. I treated myself to the stuff I liked, but kept portions under control. Basically, before every treat or rich food, I asked "Do I REALLY want this?"...if the answer was yes, I ate...if it was less than super-ent... Thu, 27 Dec 2012 11:05:21 EST Breakthrough...freakin' finally I know this isn't an according to Hoyle "plateau" but been stuck at 156 for 2 weeks...then suddenly BOOM 156 yesterday and 153.5 this morning. Maybe playing hockey 5 out of the last 7 days will do that. I don't know how people manage to keep plugging away after not seeing the scale dip for months...that is TENACITY. Ya ya, I know it isn't about the scales. <BR> <BR> But you see last New Years I made 2 resolutions (and I NEVER make resolutions)...marry the woman in my life, and lose weight... Thu, 6 Dec 2012 10:15:43 EST Stephen's Nutrition and Exercise Tips to Himself No, I'm not crazy in referring to myself in the 3rd person...this is just a reminder to myself on those days I'm thinking of doing bad things <BR> <BR> Nutrition: <BR> <BR> - record my food honestly and diligently <BR> - when I'm not jonesing for "extra" flavour, eat my steamed veggies naked (no, not in the in no dressings or sauces) <BR> - before snacking, ask out loud, with my cat as a witness: "am I ACTUALLY hungry?" <BR> - don't make a big dinner out of habit...gear my meal r... Thu, 29 Nov 2012 10:09:44 EST umm first time, my story I'm not a blogger, but in case anyone wants to read my story, it is here: <BR> <BR><BR>geboard.asp?imboard=7&imparent=29120476 <BR> <BR> To sum: April 2012, 240 lbs...Nov 2012, 158 lbs <BR> <BR> Thanks for dropping in! :) Thu, 15 Nov 2012 10:32:26 EST