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First time at Overeaters Anonymous

Monday, August 19, 2013      3 comments

I attended my first meeting of Overeaters Anonymous on Saturday. They are a 12-step program like Alcoholics Anonymous with a holistic and spiritual approach to preventing compulsive overeating. They have their own literature, which helps OAs ... Read more

Working out at Planet Fitness

Saturday, August 17, 2013      3 comments

Working out at the Planet Fitness gym is wonderful! I have learned how to use most of the Strength Training machines and have fallen in love with the recumbent bike! Read more

Goal achieved for recumbent bike

Wednesday, August 14, 2013      0 comments

Hi SparkPeople! I am continuing to exercise at Planet Fitness three times a week. It is fun! This morning I achieved my goal of doing the recumbent bike for 20 minutes. Now I need to get the intensity up to increase my heart rate into the zo... Read more

Using the Recumbent Bike

Tuesday, August 06, 2013      3 comments

Hello to all my SparkFriends! I have joined a gym and am learning to use the exercise machines. I love the recumbent bike, which I am learning how to use. It is actually easy to use. You just press the quick start and begin pedaling. Then y... Read more

Joining a gym

Sunday, August 04, 2013      4 comments

I have joined Planet Fitness, which is a discount gym. It costs only $10 a month. I tried exercising on my own, and even have a complete set of dumbbells, but it is too boring! It is more motivating and enjoyable to exercise at a gym. The ex... Read more

Tracking Food with Kitchen Scale

Wednesday, April 17, 2013      2 comments

Hi SparkPeople! I am tracking my food today to lose 20 pounds! I will track every morsel that passes into my mouth! I have a fantastic kitchen scale that weighs accurately to the nearest 1 gram. It is such a joy to use this kitchen scale! I... Read more

Facebook makes you eat more

Friday, November 09, 2012      1 comments

I found an interesting article that says using social networking sites like Facebook decreases self-control, making you eat more and spend more money. Here is the link:
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Hiking at Morningside Park

Sunday, October 21, 2012      8 comments

This morning I had a wonderful hike at Morningside Park. It was a beautiful fall day. The weather was clear and sunny. I saw several types of fall wildflowers and took some photos to share with my SparkFriends. Here a a few of the photos I t... Read more

Harmful effects of caffeine

Friday, October 19, 2012      6 comments

Six weeks ago I gave up using caffeine. I feel healthier and more energetic, also calmer and less stressed. Here is a link to a site that explains the harmful effects of caffeine use:
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Giving up

Tuesday, July 24, 2012      10 comments

This blog is about what you are willing to give up to have a healthy weight and maintain it. Although I have not lost 100 pounds like some of you, I lost 30 pounds, which is a lot, and I am at my goal weight of 140 pounds. Along the way, I gav... Read more

Feeling fruity

Saturday, July 21, 2012      8 comments

Hi SparkFriends! I shopped for groceries yesterday at Ward's grocery store. It is a small family-owned store with plenty of good produce. I buy most of my fruits, vegetables and meats there. I like Ward's because it has a friendly atmospher... Read more

Doing well without tracking: Magnesium supplements

Thursday, July 19, 2012      9 comments

I am trying to maintain my goal weight without tracking my food. I tried several times before to stop tracking and gained weight by overeating. I returned to tracking again. This time I am determined to make the transition to a less obsessive... Read more

Coffee at Starbucks

Tuesday, July 17, 2012      10 comments

This afternoon I had a small cup of coffee at Starbucks, which is a block from the Villa Ravine Apartments where I live. I had such a good time relaxing while I listened to the eclectic music, and watched people buying their lattes. Some peopl... Read more

Recent photos

Monday, July 02, 2012      10 comments

Here are two photos of me taken by my friend Mark in my apartment, so you can see how I look. People are telling me I am too thin, but I don't feel thin. I still have some abdominal fat around my middle! Six-pack abs are a unrealistic goa... Read more

Cheese causes constipation

Saturday, June 30, 2012      10 comments

I tried to start eating cheese again after several years of avoiding it. I ate one ounce (28 g) of medium Cheddar cheese with my salad at lunch every day for a week. In the beginning, it caused a mild upset stomach. Then after a few days, I ... Read more

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