SUNNYSHINE-'s SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=SUNNYSHINE%2D SUNNYSHINE-'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/ The No Quit Pledge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4854170 Today, I promise I will not quit. <BR> I pledge that no matter how many ups <BR> and downs I pass through, <BR> I will continue on my journey. <BR> I pledge to make a NEW START today, <BR> and forgive myself for my past, <BR> and to stop being so critical of myself. <BR> I pledge to take control of myself, <BR> To Stop making excuses, <BR> and stop blaming other people or situations. <BR> I pledge to treat myself <BR> as I would my Best Friend, <BR> Because that is who I am. <BR> I... Thu, 26 Apr 2012 23:55:40 EST So What Is It? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4777888 I am the type of person who worries and frets over her health. Common sense would say that this propensity would have helped keep me from getting so overweight :-/ <BR> <BR> My most recent issue has been pain, burning, numbness, tingling, and itching of my front and outer left thigh; textbook meralgia paresthetica symptoms. I had myself diagnosed before even going to the doctor and was relieved when he said, "I think you have meralgia paresthetica." I was relieved because the condition, a... Thu, 8 Mar 2012 18:03:57 EST Non-Food Guilt http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4774467 I have been feeling guilty lately, and for a change; it has nothing to do with the type or quantity of food I am eating. <BR> <BR> I am fortunate in that I do not have to work outside of the home to help make ends meet. Because I am a homemaker and have been for most of my adult life, I feel like my house should always be clean and organized with errands done and meals pleasingly varied and always prepared on time. Of course, this is my perfectionist's vision; it has been years since I hav... Tue, 6 Mar 2012 21:00:59 EST A Leap From Mindfulness to Mindlessness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4764368 I have discovered something about myself this leap-year day. When I am overly tired, a six-week long mindful way of eating can become mindless in the blink of a sleepy eye. I did not take it anywhere near where my "old-self" binges frequented, but I did not defeat the little voice that kept popping up, "that meal wasn't very satisfying, find something else to eat", or "go ahead, eat something, tomorrow is another day." I know that random stress, boredom, and anxiousness could bring me to us... Wed, 29 Feb 2012 23:12:51 EST Why Did I Choose To Change? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4726379 I want to make a reminder to myself of what brought me back to Spark People for the third time. I think this is important because in the past, after I lost significant weight and really began feeling fantastic, I forgot how painful and difficult it was for me to be at or anywhere near my high weight. I know I forgot because I began (once again) making poor eating choices and became lax with activity until I was on a free-for-all with my weight gain and sedentary lifestyle. I call this self... Tue, 7 Feb 2012 01:34:58 EST It's been how long? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2573214 It has been over a year since I have posted on this site. I had the craziest year I have ever had from son drama to health issues to surgery to a flooded basement to a wrecked motorcycle to a car accident to hubby getting laid off to more health problems to another surgery and lots of getting by in between! Needless to say I allowed all of these distractions to take my mindset off of my weight loss journey and I gained weight back, stayed dormant, lost weight, gained weight again and have f... Thu, 19 Nov 2009 00:51:50 EST New Scale Is Not Going To Get Me Down http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1097274 I'm having to adjust my starting weight and current weight to reflect the reading on my new scale. It was like a stab to the heart when I stepped on the new scale and it read me at about 6 pounds heavier than the old scale. Isn't it crazy how that number can make or break us? I've spent the last several days wrapping my brain around these new numbers. I thought I had entered the 270's...but that was via the old scale. The new scale still has me in the 280's. Of course, I still lost 20 p... Wed, 26 Mar 2008 01:13:26 EST