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Magical Thinking

Monday, November 23, 2015      8 comments

There is a lot going on right now. I've shared about dad's upcoming surgery (Wednesday). My other dad (parents divorced young, both happily remarried to awesome other people) has a health issue that I found out about Friday. And of course there'... Read more

Distractions on the weekend...

Sunday, November 15, 2015      4 comments

I've not gone UP this weekend, which is the first in quite some time. I am pleased, although my inner dialogue says I could have done better. Be quiet Hateful Voice. I ordered some fab Halloween decorations from Grandin Road on sale right a... Read more

It's What Adults Do

Thursday, November 12, 2015      6 comments

I went to visit a customer in person today. What should have been an already long trip wound up being double due to rain. 7.5 hours round trip. As I was sitting in the morning traffic (at 5:30 AM thank you) I felt myself getting grouchy. I ... Read more

New Motivational Technique

Tuesday, November 10, 2015      12 comments

I started with a new motivational technique this weekend. I have a marvelous photo of me and my husband from when I was at goal weight hanging in the living room. I caught myself looking at it this weekend thinking "wow, you can really see my da... Read more

What Happens When You Eat High Range of Calories?

Friday, November 06, 2015      5 comments

Last night I was feeling deprived. It happens. We all go through it. We all need to decide each time how to handle it. Still riding the high from my "distraction drive" I decided I would not give in. If I gave in, I'd binge. Nope. Did not w... Read more

Distract Versus Eat

Thursday, November 05, 2015      8 comments

Last night as I was dealing with kitty decisions I wanted to shovel that food into my mouth. Then I realized what I really needed was a mental distraction. You know when your brain is tired, and you've considered the options for too long, and th... Read more

Binge Doesn't Change Anything

Monday, November 02, 2015      7 comments

I've been eating for emotional comfort since the troubles started. Today I am at 188.6, which is higher than I was when I got back from vacation. It's time for that to stop. Shoveling food in my mouth is not changing the situation. My cat i... Read more

Down 5 Pounds

Tuesday, October 27, 2015      12 comments

As I've mentioned, there is some stuff going on my life that is triggering emotional eating. I'm not eliminating it. I have better days and worse days. I'm nowhere near as on track as I was before vacation. Every day I've been waking up and... Read more

Embarrassed--Hide or Transparency?

Sunday, October 18, 2015      20 comments

I have my fair share of little slips on program. We all do. Since I came back to Sparkpeople I've been focused and ON. I went on vacation, made my choices, and came back heavier. My choice. I don't regret it. What I do regret is that in Oct... Read more

How Do Blog Subscriptions Work?

Saturday, October 17, 2015      6 comments

I subscribed to blogs of my Sparkbuddies. I got the happy email and read them. But I haven't gotten any in a while. I thought surely not EVERY one of my friends has been blog-silent. So I went to my subscriptions and it says all of my subscripti... Read more


Wednesday, October 14, 2015      5 comments

Returning to the vacation chronicles. Seems impossible I haven't finished all the countries we went to yet. At any rate, next was Finland. We did a foodie tour which took us through some great sightseeing with nibbles and meals along the way. Fi... Read more

It Can Still be an On-Program Day!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015      10 comments

Today I made plans to go to lunch with some friends. I had my lunch selected and calories all mapped out in advance. I stuck to it. I was proud of myself. Apparently maintaining my willpower for that lunch did me in. When I got back from lu... Read more

Crafty Day

Saturday, October 10, 2015      14 comments

I did more decorating today. Inside... and out. I cut out silhouettes of mice and bats to create this image in my front window. Read more

Tell Me Your Small Win

Wednesday, October 07, 2015      16 comments

Yesterday I received distressing news at work. Don't be concerned, it's nothing earth-shattering. You know the news where you're not happy about it, but you'll get over it. I'll shake it off. After I received the news I kept thinking about ... Read more

Russia Day 2

Tuesday, October 06, 2015      9 comments

Back to the vacation chronicles. Russia day 2 was spent looking at churches. Gorgeous gorgeous churches. Like this: And canals: Read more

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