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Getting Back in the Saddle

Thursday, May 16, 2013      4 comments

It's been a long time since I've logged in. I got tired of needing to enter information for every recipe, so I stopped recording foods all together. Work got super-stressful in the past few months, so I stopped even visiting SP. I got depressed,... Read more

FitBit Syncing Problems

Tuesday, February 26, 2013      3 comments

There's definitely something wrong with the SparkPeople to FitBit syncing, so I'm recording all of my food and exercise at FitBit for now (I'm still here for the community). But there's no way I burned 500 calories in a 30 minute WALK. Anyone el... Read more

Inadvertent NSV x 2

Sunday, February 24, 2013      2 comments

I never took measurements before I started this new way of eating; I just kind of fell into it, and by the time I realized I should I had already lost about 8 pounds and it just didn't seem worth it. My first NSV came today when my mom and I Sky... Read more

Keeping Myself Honest

Friday, February 08, 2013      2 comments

I've come within a pound of my original Valentine's Day goal 5 times in the past two weeks, only to swing upwards and away. I don't record most of these weight jumps because I tend to be ashamed of myself; I only like recording when I lose. I've... Read more

Protein Update

Tuesday, January 15, 2013      3 comments

Just a quick update: I'm finally managing to hit my protein requirements. I added eggs and a piece of a bacon to breakfast and cut cereal (I still have oatmeal occasionally), and I'm doing much better. We had leftover roast chicken this week, to... Read more

Getting to know me meme

Friday, January 11, 2013      1 comments

I saw this on another Sparkie's page and thought it sounded fun! Getting to know me: Instructions: Copy and Paste into your own blog, change the answers to suit you and help your SparkFriends get to know you. Where is my cell phon... Read more

Roofer Rant

Thursday, January 10, 2013      3 comments

So, I've mentioned that my apartment complex has decided that now, in the middle of winter, is the best time to re-roof the whole complex, starting with my building. The whole thing has been a mess since they started. THE MESS Three week... Read more

Getting Enough Protein

Wednesday, January 09, 2013      8 comments

Just a quick entry before work today: I've been going over my nutrition reports and I have a lot of trouble getting enough protein each day. I tend to barely meet the bottom threshold (60 grams for me, right now) if I meet it at all. I rea... Read more

Secret Weapon #1: Cinnamon Gum

Monday, January 07, 2013      2 comments

I love food. I love to cook it, I love to eat it, I love to share it with people, and I love to talk about food I've eaten or am planning to eat. (Small wonder I've gained weight over the years!) I've already mentioned my love of cheese. Another... Read more

A Small Stumble + A Small Success

Friday, January 04, 2013      3 comments

Stumbles: We went to Noodles and Company for dinner last night. I had food in the fridge to make a healthy dinner but we both got home late, and by the time dinner was ready it would have been almost 8pm. At Noodles I broke my rule (get a sma... Read more

The Challenge of Bedtime and a Craving for Fun

Thursday, January 03, 2013      5 comments

In the evenings, I love to spend time reading, knitting, or playing games with my husband. I feel like I'm channeling my 7 year old self when my self-appointed bedtime rolls around---I don't want to go to bed, I want to stay up late and have fun... Read more

9 Reasons Why I'm Doing This

Wednesday, January 02, 2013      4 comments

Sometimes when I'm faced with a particularly difficult temptation (to skip exercise, to eat more than I need, to skip making a salad to go with dinner), I forget why I decided to lose weight and get healthy in the first place. It's so easy to ta... Read more

Sleep Journal Entry #1

Sunday, December 30, 2012      0 comments

Wake time: about 7:40, but I went back to sleep on and off until 9 am Bed time was: 12:30 or so, got home late from being out with friends Routine: checked blogs/facebook, read a little What were the last food(s) you consumed tonight? S... Read more

Decision Fatigue

Friday, December 28, 2012      2 comments

Lately I've been tired of making good decisions about eating. I love to eat, and I'm not good at doing it in moderation. I think I'm a pretty good cook, and even though I know I can make whatever it is again, I find myself snacking all the time.... Read more

Overcoming Fear

Thursday, December 27, 2012      5 comments

My biggest enemy in weight loss so far has been other people: friends or acquaintances---even family---who act like it's a personal attack on them and their choices when I refuse dessert or seconds. When I admit I'm trying to lose a few pounds, ... Read more


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