I often wondered why OA wouldn't work for me & then I took a clear look @ the 12 Step format: Moral Inventory; Wrongs; Defects of Charactr; Making Amends; & Humbling One's self. WOWZA - this stuff is totally off base! A. It has nothing to do w/ ... Read more
Today I'm looking for support concerning eating compulsively - this is different than binge eating. It's more like constant grazing.
Can't seem to find a group. How about a Buddy?
Suggestions?... Read more
Until yesterday, it hadn't really dawned on me before that I eat as a way to keep from thinking about killing myself. WOW! Interesting to see that I've been using food as a tool to stay safe - very skewed & counter-productive.
By February I... Read more
O.k., I did NOT manage to walk in the 5K "Heart Walk" yesterday, which was really disappointing as it was a goal that I set for myself back in April. However, being in training for that has motivated me to lose 46 lbs. I'm also disappointed that... Read more
In 2002, I lived in Mexico for 6 months. On one ranch, there was no running water. On another ranch, there was no electricity. I weighed 306 lbs when I arrived & 6 months later, I was accidently nearly 50 lbs lighter. Silly me, without any mirro... Read more
Hallelujah, now 4 years after surgery for thyroid cancer, the combo of having my medication dose in the correct amount and my finally doing my part with nutrition & fitness (thank you SPARK PEOPLE crew!), I am back in my pre-cancer weight range ... Read more
When I first started this most recent weight loss journey 3 months ago, I couldn't imagine eating under 1,800 calories a day. But, strangely, as I've been losing weight and increasing my exercise, I'm finding it a struggle to eat 1,500 calories ... Read more
This week, I'm increasing the intensity of my workouts. I've graduated from 1 - 2 lb weights and will be adding 2 different "Chair Dancing" workouts in the afternoons. Mornings are now 2 mile walks (seated versions of an indoor cardio workout) w... Read more
When I was talking w/ my fiance tonight about the fact that when I entered my most recent weight loss (a total of 15.6 lbs- WooHoo!), the nutrition tracker reset my daily caloric intake range to 1250-1600. Before that, I was eating around 1650 &... Read more
Knowing that I was going to head to bed @ 8:30 p.m. last night in order to wake up @ 1:50 a.m. to watch the Royal wedding until 6 a.m., I logged in evening snack calories for a cucumber sandwich & a cup of tea last night. I also took my thyroid ... Read more
Am on my way to California Pizza Kitchen to join a group of my former classmates from a year-long leadership course that I took in 2009. We're having a reunion luncheon. What is terrifying me most?- the FOOD!
Here's what I've done: I check... Read more
Something completely WEIRD happened this morning! For breakfast, I was making steel-cut oatmeal w/ cinnamon, a whole chopped apple, & a tablespoon of dried berries, which was all going to be topped w/ 2 tbsp of vanilla yogurt & 1 tbsp of sliced ... Read more
After checking on "Calorie Control.org," www.caloriecontrol.org/h ealthy-weight-tool-kit/wei ght-maintenance-calculator-women I discovered that to maintain a weight of 150 lbs @ 5'5", I can eat 1,640 calories a day, even ... Read more