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Report on Family Christmas Eve gathering

Tuesday, December 25, 2012      4 comments

Yesterday I had a plan for getting through the family gathering (LOTS of food!) without damaging my Sparkpeople journey. I was not going to bring as many desserts. I was going to eat reasonable portions. There would be a few tastes of high ca... Read more

Choices Ahead...

Monday, December 24, 2012      4 comments

Tomorrow is my extended family's Christmas dinner. I'm committed to making good choices. Those choices started with me NOT making 5 kinds of cookies plus some candies to contribute. I made 1 cookie recipe and 1 batch of fudge - most of which ... Read more

Fitbit One Update

Friday, December 21, 2012      4 comments

I've had my Fitbit One for about a month now, and I thought I'd share some observations and insights. I'm really glad I got it! I've found it doesn't take long to take 1500 to 2500 steps in the evening if my number isn't high enough to rea... Read more

Fitbit Fun

Monday, November 26, 2012      3 comments

I've been doing pretty well with tracking my eating and faithfully exercising, and my weight is slowly going down. I've been seeing all the ads and articles regarding the fitbit and how it syncs with Sparkpeople, and I thought it would be fun t... Read more

Failure...

Monday, February 13, 2012      10 comments

Itís difficult to come back to the scene of my former success and admit Iíve failed. I failed to maintain my weight loss. Sickness originally derailed my exercise program, and I didnít get it going again when I recovered. (I donít love exerci... Read more

Scale and Tape reflections

Saturday, June 19, 2010      4 comments

I've been maintaining for almost 2 months now. I've generally stayed 1-2 pounds below my goal weight of 132. I was pretty discouraged today to find my weight back up to 131.5 - 1.5 pounds over last week's weigh in. I've been struggling a bit ... Read more

Goal Reached...Husband says STOP!...Begin Maintenance

Saturday, April 24, 2010      9 comments

This morning, my "official" weigh-in day, I was 131.5 pounds - that's down 26.5 pounds from last November. (I'm 5' 6.75" tall) That's .5 pounds lower than my last goal. A few weeks ago my dear husband began worrying that I was not eating enou... Read more

Goal # 2 Achieved - More questions arise!

Saturday, March 27, 2010      2 comments

I began this trip to health in November 2009 weighing 158 pounds, and I wanted to weigh 142 pounds by mid-March. After much exercise and portion control, I had lost that much by mid-February, and thought I needed to lose more, so I made a furt... Read more

4 Month Sparkversary

Sunday, March 14, 2010      5 comments

Wow. It's hard to believe it's been four months already. I began last November (before Thanksgiving) disgusted with the way I felt and looked. I hated the idea of exercise - it felt like punishment, and diets were deprivation-endurance events... Read more

Progress Report

Sunday, March 07, 2010      2 comments

My weight is down 21 pounds from mid-November2009 by the scale this morning! Two more to go to reach my 2nd goal. I'm still seeing some flab on the belly and inner thighs that needs to go (and maybe the hips), but I don't know whether that wil... Read more

My Injury Adventure

Saturday, February 20, 2010      3 comments

4 years ago I damaged my right shoulder. An MRI showed no structural damage, and I was encouraged to gradually strengthen it, but given no instructions as to how to accomplish that. I eventually quilt exercising altogether and gained quite a ... Read more

Goal Achieved - and Reconsidered

Saturday, February 13, 2010      1 comments

Last week the scales didn't budge in spite of the fact that I ate and exercised consistently. This week the scale has been all over the place, but I was still consistent and much less emotionally bothered by the variation. Today I am down 2 po... Read more

Disappointed

Saturday, February 06, 2010      5 comments

I had expected to post a very different blog entry today. One pound down from last week would have reached my first goal. This is the first week since the middle of November, when I joined Sparkpeople, that I have not lost anything. It's wor... Read more

A triumph and an Ah Ha moment

Sunday, January 10, 2010      0 comments

Yesterday I had calories left to use and a desire for some chocolate, so I decided to eat 4 Hershey's Kisses (22 calories each). I unwrapped one and was totally focused on the taste and texture. I let it melt rather than chewing it. It ... Read more

Insight into my eating

Friday, January 01, 2010      1 comments

I joined SparkPeople in mid-November. Due to tracking my nutrition (especially portions!) and fitness, I've lost 10 pounds as of yesterday. Yay! I want to thank the Spark Team "50+ members with 10-24 pounds to lose" for the December challe... Read more


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