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Cooking for myself
My 20-year old daughter came home from college in December & I started cooking good healthy meals most nights, trying to encourage her to eat healthier. In April she started a new job working 3-11:30, so she's never home for dinner. I'm divorce... Read more
No more mindless over-eating!
I started on my newest journey to health back at the end of January, & I faithfully exercised & entered my food till I went on vacation mid-February. I was motivated, enthusiastic & sure of success. I gained no weight on vacation, though I didn... Read more
Lost my focus -- need to get back on track!
I re-joined Sparkpeople in late January, and have been completely dedicated and focused on my journey to healthy eating and weight loss. I tracked every day, ate mindfully and healthfully, read articles, tried to get points, exercised, etc. Some... Read more
1295 calories over yesterday! Still feeling good about it
Yesterday was not a good day for me on Sparkpeople, if you look at it objectively. I started out great, with my regular oatmeal and blueberries breakfast. Then, I met a friend from grade school for lunch. We went to Panera and I ordered thoughtf... Read more
Staying motivated long term- how to prioritize
Just completed my first week back on Sparkpeople, and I feel like I've devoted as much time to tracking, reading, commenting, etc. on Sparkpeople as I have to anything else I've done this week. I have to admit that I'm conflicted about this. On ... Read more
As I posted in my first blog entry, I have recently retired. I was lucky enough to retire at an early age, and decided to do it because I want to be able to shape my life to reflect my priorities without being restricted by the requirements of w... Read more
Better than I would have been!
Sometimes, when I get off track and don't eat as healthy as I should, the only positive way I can frame my day is to say "Well, I was better than I would have been if I wasn't trying at all." Today was one of those days!
I was up very late... Read more
Staying motivated when life gets in the way
So, here I am on Day 3 of my new journey to health, and I have yet to get a day when both nutrition and fitness are optimal! Yesterday I kicked butt with my exercise -- walked 3 miles and did a yoga class. Nutrition? Not so great! Breakfast and ... Read more
One day at a time
I made it through my first day back on Sparkpeople, and am feeling proud of myself for a good first day! Yesterday I spent a lot of time talking, reading and posting on Sparkpeople. I also tracked all day and stayed within my calorie range (e... Read more
New day, new me!
I've belonged to Sparkpeople for a long time now, but haven't tracked or really used the Sparkpeople tools for years (well, maybe half a day every once in a while! ) I lost almost 50 pounds in 2013 using Weightwatchers. Put 10 back on almost im... Read more