Keep Going Back and Forth
I don't know what is wrong with me. I keep going back and forth between SP and Weight Watchers. I know that if I just stick with one, it will work. SP keeps me more full - I get to eat what I like as long as I stay in my calorie range. I fee... Read more
I know you're not supposed to have regrets, but lately I've been having a lot of them... and they've been making me eat because I'm so down on myself. Let me paint a picture for you. When I was 22, I was living in Manhattan, working as an entr... Read more
Love and Fun
I had a great Saturday and Sunday morning with my husband and puppy. Yesterday we went out to brunch, had a puppy playdate, went to the mall, and went to dinner and a movie. My husband and I were laughing and being silly all day. So nice afte... Read more
Dealing with Stress
I have been under a lot of stress lately, and taking the SP stress quiz made me realize why!! I moved a plane ride away from where I grew up and where my friends and family still live for my husband's job. The job is great for his career but he ... Read more
Quitting WW Points Plus
I tried going back to WW Points Plus. I thought that the plan wasn't failing me; I was just failing the plan. But, 4 weeks in a row, and I still haven't lost weight. I've actually gained 1/2 pound. I spoke to the meetings leader, but she jus... Read more
Dealing with Discomfort
I'm not sure but I'm beginning to think I have a low threshold for pain and discomfort, which is one reason losing weight is so hard for me! Yesterday I took a class at my gym (total body conditioning), and I just physically could not complete ... Read more
Flashback to 2006...
I have been trying to get my mother started on Sparkpeople, and came across an old website I used to track calories five years ago. I didn't use it for long, but I realized yesterday that I remembered my old user name and password. I logged on... Read more
Every day is a new day...
Yesterday, I went over my range but just by a little...but enough that I have gone over my range twice in a row, and I really need to stop this trend in its tracks. Today I am going to try to only eat 1200-1300 calories in order to make up some... Read more
First Weigh-in Successful!
After only four days of following SP and three staying in my calorie range, I decided to weigh-in today because I really want Saturday morning to be my weekly weigh-in time, and why not get started now...
I lost 0.8 lbs in 4 days! Woohoo. ... Read more
Broke my streak!
Every friday there are bagels at my work! I told myself before going to work today that I was not going to have one, but mid-morning I thought to myself, "You have to be able to have treats now and again to stick with a diet," and I took a bage... Read more
Not caring what people think...
When I lost a good amount of weight and was in the zone, I had the strictest boundaries. I had a plan and I stuck to it, and I really didn't care what people thought about my eating choices. My mantra was, "It's my body, it's my stomach, and I... Read more
Dinner plans again...
I have been hungrier than usual today and find I only have about 170 calories left in my range today!! I have been snacking throughout the day, but I am supposed to go to dinner in about an hour. I have figured out what I am going to get - jus... Read more
Finally Gaining Momentum...
Even though today is only my third day of really tracking, I am already feeling so much better about myself and my progress. I am more confident that I can do this! I'm not feeling so down on myself. It's amazing how just a couple of days of ... Read more
Getting a new start
After waffling for a long time and trying to lose weight without tracking, I have decided that it's really the way that works for me. Some people can just listen to their hunger and eat when they're hungry, stop when they're full, and not think... Read more