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Low carb - has changed my life

Tuesday, December 22, 2015      11 comments

Low carb (100g or less per day) works incredibly well for me. It has changed my life. When I eat too many carbs, I experience: - crazy blood sugar swings (up and down) - anxiety that doesn't respond well to stress reductio... Read more

Invitation: Create a New Year's goal now (and meet your goal by 1/1/16)

Tuesday, October 27, 2015      5 comments

Hello, Rather than waiting until 1/1/16 to make your New Year's resolution, consider making a goal that you want to meet by 1/1/2016 and doing it now. My goal is to lose 5 pounds by 1/1/16. I'm about 158 pounds now. I want to wake up o... Read more

All set on this Question (don't need further answers): How do I see my sparkpeople emails (where's

Tuesday, March 17, 2015      4 comments

Hi, I can't find my sp email inbox. I just don't see any links for it anywhere (maybe it's ad-blocked). I searched sp help, but can't find the answer. Anyone know where it is? Abby_G ... Read more

Day 40 of not eating after 9PM (Goal = 100 days in a row)

Tuesday, December 09, 2014      6 comments

Hello. I'm thrilled to report that I now have 40 days in a row of not eating anything after 9PM! What's working: At night I lock up all the food that I have problems with. I put the keys in a timer container and set it to stay locked ... Read more

Container with a timer lock has helped me get 12 days in a row of not eating past 9PM!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014      4 comments

Hello. I really struggle with night time eating. I usually do a great job all day of sticking with my food and exercise plans. It's extremely discouraging to undo all that work by eating late at night. I finally found a solution that ... Read more

Day 4 of not eating after 9PM (Goal = 100 days in a row)

Sunday, September 21, 2014      4 comments

Made it. As planned, had a high protein/good fat snack between 8-9. Good luck with your plans and goals today!... Read more

Day 3 of not eating after 9PM (Goal = 100 days in a row)

Saturday, September 20, 2014      3 comments

Hello. Made it another night. Saving the calories for a snack between 8-9pm works really well. It's harder earlier in the day, but I'm not as tired then, so can cope better. ... Read more

[insert metallic sound of sword being pulled from sheath]

Friday, September 19, 2014      3 comments

I am beast tamer! The light of awareness shines on all my frustration and other emotions and illuminates my way! grrr... (That's the sound of determination.) Translation: I got frustrated with something and wanted to eat to 'fix' it. I... Read more

Day 2 of not eating after 9PM (Goal = 100 days in a row)

Friday, September 19, 2014      2 comments

Hello. I struggled with not eating after 9PM, but kept to it. Analysis of the success: 1, Planned snack between 8-9PM: 200 calories of almonds 2. Stress reduction: I made time last night to pay attention to my stress level and t... Read more

Day 1 again of not eating after 9PM

Thursday, September 18, 2014      3 comments

Hello. After a short successful run of not eating after 9PM, I messed up on Wednesday night and binged on about 800 calories of food at 10PM. Analysis: Didn't make the time for refreshing my memory about my goals and my plans. Was a bit si... Read more

5 nights in a row of not eating after 9PM

Thursday, September 11, 2014      4 comments

Eating less dinner and having a 200 calorie high protein w/some healthy fat snack between 8-9 worked last night, too. It was much less of a struggle to not eat at 11PM or in the middle of the night. Hope your plans are going well, to... Read more

adjusting the not eating 7PM-7AM plan to 9PM-7AM

Wednesday, September 10, 2014      4 comments

My plan usually is to not eat 7PM-7AM. I've been struggling around 11PM, though, so am going to tweak the plan a bit to see if it helps: - Not eating 9PM-7AM instead of 7PM-7AM. - Having a smaller dinner (subtract 200 calories). - Havin... Read more

3 nights in a row of not eating between 7PM-7AM

Tuesday, September 09, 2014      1 comments

I've had to take these steps to stop myself from eating between 7PM and 7AM: 1. not keeping anything tempting in the house 2. taking problem foods to the car and leaving them in a cooler in the trunk overnight 3. parking the c... Read more

Getting back on track after gaining back 12 pounds

Wednesday, August 20, 2014      5 comments

I've maintained 120 pounds of the 130+ pounds that I initially lost, which is great, but within the past 5 months I just put on 12 pounds. Argh! Analysis: 1. Foot injury - I injured my foot (and it's still not back to normal even afte... Read more

Any advice about the last 5-10 pounds (to get rid of belly bulge)?

Saturday, March 01, 2014      4 comments

Hello. I've lost 130+ pounds and have maintained that amount since 2009. At one point in 2012, I reached 148 pounds, but then gradually gained weight back up to 155. At 155 I have a belly bulge that prevents me from looking good in certain... Read more

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