Binge Eating Disorders program at The Melrose Center
For 3 weeks now I have been receiving treatment for Binge Eating Disorder at The Melrose Center, which is a standalone, gorgeous building in St. Louis Park, dedicated solely to eating disorders of all kinds. My first visit consisted of psychiat... Read more
Motivation from my 10-year-old boy
Since he got back from camp last weekend, my son Jeffrey has been very sweet and kind of emotional. Yesterday he was hugging me and he said, "Mommy, why did you wait so long to have me?" (I was 39 when I had him) "Now we won't have a very long... Read more
It has been WAY too long!!!!
I have been such a Spark Slacker since, oh, what? Last August? September? Today I took the first look at my SparkPage in several months, and realized had to update my age and my child's age! Then it took me 5 minutes to remember how to do a ... Read more
My Fitness Kick: Midlife Crisis?
Lately as slog away on the elliptical, deepen a stretch in BodyFlow, or swing a kettlebell, I have been hearing the voice of my friend Rhonda in my ears: "Why are you DOING all of this?" Of course, Rhonda's one of those eaters/exercisers who m... Read more
My first 5K and upcoming exercise/training plans
My SparkFriends have encouraged me to blog about my first 5K (plus, my training buddy, KarinHanse, just did her "First 5K" blog, and I'm feeling competitive!), so here goes:
Karin and I signed up to do a lightly-attended, no-pressure kind o... Read more
Courting an Overuse Injury?
Lately I've been adding 8-12 miles of PowerWalking and bicycling to my regimen of 2-3 50-minute elliptical sessions per week. It feels great.
Except for parts of me: my right knee (tendinitis? meniscal tear?) and my right foot (bone spur... Read more
Torn about re-joining Weight Watchers
My workplace has a Weight Watchers group that meets at noon on Tuesdays onsite -- how convenient, right? They'll even take your dues right out of your paycheck with auto-deduction, if you so choose. So what's keeping me from joining? I guess ... Read more
I'm almost a quarter of the way to my goal!!!
Today I entered my new weight on my SparkPage, and I noticed the gridlines that measured progress toward my goal by quarters. I realized I'm almost a quarter of the way there! That's exciting! Sometimes I think losing 11 pounds at my weight i... Read more
The "Under 200" door opened today!
Woo hoo! It's taken me 2 months, but I finally dropped the 8.5 pounds I needed to get in to the "Under 200 Club." I recognize I'm only one Submarine Sandwich or order of fries away from being back in that OTHER club, so now I have extra motiva... Read more
TRACK YOUR #$&@ FOOD!!!!
I'm falling down on tracking my food. I have definitely stepped up the exercise and am noticing the difference in how my pants fit, and how easy it is to go up a certain steep hill on my morning walk with my dog -- but I have "given myself a p... Read more
Knocking at the door of under 200
So close, so close. Got on the scale this morning and saw the lowest number I've seen in over 2 years: 201. I've been getting lots of encouragement from folks who say things like, "Come on over to the other side (of 200) -- you'll love it o... Read more
Fogo de Chaohound?
Last holiday season my boss gave me a gift certificate to a Brazilian "churrascaria" (steakhouse) that's new and trendy in the Twin Cities, called "Fogo de Chao." I'm finally going to use that gift certificate tomorrow night, to celebrate our a... Read more
My eyeballs are not as accurate as a measuring cup
Here's another sad realization: I have forgotten what a half cup of anything looks like. I've been guessing a half cup of cereal here, a half cup of milk there. . .but when I actually measured my milk and cereal this morning, a half cup didn't... Read more
Get set. . . .
Tonight I have to spend some time "getting set" to win this race against my own metabolism! I need to go to the grocery and buy things that I like to have around the house or at work, like: (1) Wasa crispbreads; (2) LaCroix sparkling water (g... Read more
Free Food at the Office is one of my downfalls
Why is free food (leftover sandwiches, chips, cookies, etc. from meetings) so gosh-darned attractive on a Friday? Or any day, let's be honest here? I know in my logical mind that free food does not equal free calories -- yet I still ate a bag ... Read more