SUNNYSHINE-'s SparkPeople Blog SUNNYSHINE-'s Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community The No Quit Pledge 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? 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 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 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? 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? 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 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