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Keeping Motivated

Friday, June 05, 2009      0 comments

In January of this year I finally decided to get myself back in shape and back to a good weight. Initially I started doing Weight Watchers on my own at home but I soon started tracking on Spark People and have used SP as my mainstay since then.... Read more

Counting Blessings

Tuesday, May 12, 2009      0 comments

Life has generally been good for me - I have a happy family, a loving husband, good friends, a job.... I am generally an upbeat person who bounces back pretty well from adversity. But this weekend my closest friend was in a terrible car accid... Read more

Learning to Accept Myself

Tuesday, April 21, 2009      0 comments

I am beginning week 17 of SP and am down 18.5 pounds -it's been slow but at least steady. Been stuck for the past three weeks at one pound away from goal - finally down another 1/2 pound this week. Yay! Hopefully next week I will finally hit ... Read more

Coping with Aging Parents

Monday, April 13, 2009      1 comments

This past month has been a difficult one - both of my parents have ended up in the hospital for different reasons and for the first time I am realizing that they are getting on in years. As I reached my 50's and so many of my friends began losi... Read more

Trying to Identify Emotional Triggers

Thursday, March 26, 2009      1 comments

I have always been an emotional eater - food has been solace as well as reward, the solution for sadness or euphoria. I recognize it intellectually and much of the time I can counter the impulse, but every once in a while it creeps up on me and... Read more

Handling the Stress

Friday, March 20, 2009      1 comments

Am at the tail end of my 11th week on Spark People and looking back see how much I have changed in less than 3 months. It has been a particularly stressful week for me and in the past stress has brought on migraines, anxiety attacks, IBS, etc. ... Read more

Anticipating the Snag in the Road

Tuesday, March 17, 2009      1 comments

I'm an old hand at weight loss - a yo-yo dieter for nearly all of my adult life, I first lost 40 pounds with Weight Watchers nearly 20 years ago when I was nearing my 35th birthday. Kept it off for almost 10 years and then I hit early menopause... Read more