Veggies are my friend...even if I'm sick of them!
Trying to find new and exciting ways to eat vegetables without adding tons of cream or cheese is SO hard. I've been eating a lot of mashed cauliflower and I'm just sick of it! I was desperate for something different and determined not to blow my... Read more
Sticking with it
I'm several weeks into this thing and I'm still here, sticking with my healthier food choices. It's paying off and I've lost 6 pounds. I'm pleased with my progress and looking for more weight to come off in the days and weeks ahead. I know th... Read more
Thankful for the SP App!
Ten days back on SparkPeople and I'm already 4 pounds down. I am so pleased with my progress. It hasn't been too hard to stick with this time around either. I guess I'm finally just ready to make a change again. I've talked, griped and compl... Read more
Thank God for Fast Results
I am a lot of things, but patient is NOT one of them. So, three full days into my diet and I am down 2.2 pounds. I am so grateful for quick results because I need that to stay motivated at the beginning of my weight loss journey. Once I'm int... Read more
Success in Baby Steps
I have successfully completed two days on my new eating plan. I have lost .6 pounds and I'm thrilled. It's a small loss, but it is, never-the-less, a loss. Eating better has not been too hard. I know that I will get burned out if I don't fig... Read more
Getting Back to What Works
After working so hard to lose 75 pounds after my daughter's birth, I've allowed 20 pound to creep back on. I've kept thinking that I know what to do, so I was just going to do it and not fool with SparkPeople again. When I was actively losing ... Read more
I've Learned My Lesson
I worked hard last week and lost an incredible 4.2 pounds, but after a weekend of free eating and no exercise, I gained three pounds back. I've exercised hard this week and watched my eating and three days later, I'm still up .4 pounds.
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I did it again ;)
Yup, another morning of not wanting to exercise. I made my best effort to NOT exercise this morning, too, even watching a movie with the kids as soon as they got up. I tried to use the excuse that DD is sick as my excuse to not exercise. But ... Read more
I didn't want to do it . . .
but I did. I really didn't want to get up this morning and exercise. I had a weekend of poor food choices and no exercise and a 3 pound gain in two days! I am disgusted with myself and discouraged. Am I determined to stay overweight?
I ... Read more
One Week Down
I'm back. After feeling like such a schlump yesterday, it was much easier to get up and do what I knew I should today. Sometimes failing to follow through actually lets you see how good "just doing it" feels. So, even though I was disappointe... Read more
Well, just two days into my new routine and I did not follow through. :( My daughter climbed into bed with me at 5 a.m. and spent the next 2 1/2 hours smiling at me, wiggling, squirming, getting up to go potty, etc. I was so tired when my ala... Read more
Strategy for Developing Healthy Habits
Well, my pastor always preaches very practical, rubber meets the road type of sermons. Yesterday was no exception. He was, of course, talking about developing good habits in a spiritual sense. The habit of prayer, reading the Word of God, spe... Read more
Sunday plans and birthday cakes
Unless I get up shockingly early tomorrow, I am not planning to exercise. I've recently started singing on my church's praise team, so I have to be there by 9 a.m. for practice. That's pretty early for me since I'm not used to having to leave ... Read more
Best Laid Plans
I had such great plans for yesterday, and I lost control of my day. That's not exactly true. I really gave up control. But I have a reason.
I'm going to be working like crazy for the next week. As I was sitting with the kids having brea... Read more
I found out this morning that I'm about to be innundated with work for the next week. So, in an effort to not get derrailed before I even get started, I went to the grocery store and did all my shopping so we wouldn't have the "no food in the h... Read more
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