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Merry go round OR Roller Coaster? Both BAD when talking about weight loss!
Am I going round and round or up and down? Both are bad, as I have never seemed to have the kind of success I had hoped for with weight loss.
Why is it that while I can be successful in so many aspects of my life...this one has ALWAYS beat... Read more
Fallen off the SP train again and can't seem to get back on!!
It's been a LONG time now...and I can't seem to get back that initial feeling of "I can do this" that I had back when I joined SP. Everything was going along fine...and then stress and daily life took over -- husband's stroke along with other s... Read more
Wise words from my son...
Just started carpooling with my son to help defray the cost of gas. While that means I'm at school 1/2 hour earlier than usual and I stay one hour longer than usual at the end of the day, there have been positives. #1 -- not taking as much wor... Read more
OK...if this is what I would have to eat all the time, I would have NO PROBLEM with weight loss. But, unfortunately, most of the food I eat looks much more appetizing than... Read more
Always re-starting, never getting close to the finish line!
Here I am in France earlier this month...eating normal portions...a little wine with dinner...walking EVERYWHERE.
Yet, when I come home...why do I always revert back t... Read more
Life's ups and downs!
Well, it truly has been a memorable summer...but as we grow older, we realize that memorable can mean both good and bad memories. Summer started very badly with my husban... Read more
"At least I'm not gaining" doesn't cut it anymore!
So here I am, on a plateau for 2 months. I could always say "at least I'm not gaining", but that would be the OLD Diane. No excuses...plateaus go away, when you eat less and move more...which I'm not doing lately. Here it is...spring...almost... Read more
Future walk...Great Wall of China!
Spark People is helping me to change habits. Exercise, portion control, and going to the doctor to keep track of cholesterol, etc....because of SP, I now am making sure to... Read more
SAW DOCTOR TODAY
Have walking pneumonia, but ...my doctor, who has been nicely encouraging me to lose weight all my life said at my last visit (about 3 months ago) that he saw something different in me in regard to weight loss this time and he wanted me to come ... Read more
In the middle of tough times, I still think life is good,...it's all in the attitude, I think.
I thank God for everything...my family, home, good friends, and a lon... Read more
Back home...miss the activity level...
Here I am, taking a break on the Sarapiqui River, after white water rafting for over an hour. The next day was ziplining, and the day after that, kayaking.
So, why am I ... Read more
Finally...the courage to tell you...
I'm 55...been pretty much of a couch potato in my adult life, but that's all changing now. Just got back from Costa Rica. I was a group leader for 32 students and 4 other ch... Read more
THERE'S ONLY SO MUCH YOU CAN CONTROL!
Here I am, sitting in my house, watching the snow fall STEADILY outside. I've checked LaGuardia Airport so many times on weather.com that my fingers are starting to hurt. I'... Read more
Get through that wall!
I've just gone through a long plateau. This is when I would usually give up in the past. I've been good...why haven't I lost weight recently? It's like you've run into a wa... Read more
"They" were right all along!!!
All my life I've heard that if you don't take care of yourself, you're no good to anyone else. Thought this was rubbish! I was a good mother, good wife, so what if I was overweight and tired...I was taking care of everyone around me, and if I ... Read more