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I've got my first "new best friend."
Saturday, February 09, 2013      5 comments

Yep, it happened yesterday about 11:45 a.m. I was going through my usual paces at work when I was stopped by a co-worker who announced "You're losing weight." Since I never share my weight loss journey with anyone but Sparkers this unsolicited o... Read more
What a difference a word makes.
Thursday, January 31, 2013      4 comments

We all know how presentation can turn something boring or mediocre into something wonderful or worthwhile. Sometimes I'll buy a bag of the grilled chicken dinner from our supermarket's deli. On at least one occasion I handed over the bag at home... Read more
You're not the boss of me! (avoiding citations from The Diet Police)
Thursday, January 24, 2013      2 comments

Never say you are on a diet unless you are looking for trouble with The Diet Police. If you are foolish enough to actually hire TDP I'll be right here to dry your tears when you come crying to me with your handful of citations. But I'm your Spa... Read more
Bump in the road.
Monday, March 07, 2011      2 comments

What is wrong with me!? I have these awesome workouts. I am as good as gold all day long. But once 10pm rolls around I am a maniac. I carefully planned my Saturday to bank for a restaurant meal. When I logged my calories I was giddy to see... Read more
A new pair of goal pants.
Friday, March 04, 2011      2 comments

So yesterday I was in Old Navy to get myself some new workout capris and sport bras. I like to look as nice as possible in the gym. I can't help myself from ferreting through the clearance rack in any store and I spotted a size 14 skinny black ... Read more
If slow and steady wins the race......
Thursday, March 03, 2011      0 comments

The good news: I haven't gained any weight! The bad news: I haven't lost any weight! Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble. I'm staying in my bubble and toiling away at my workouts. I'm eating the right things, I swear. But the trouble is... Read more
Scales and their tales.
Thursday, February 24, 2011      2 comments

Weigh yourself once a week at the same time wearing approximately the same thing. There is a group that swears on that statement and I'm sure that group means well. But really, isn't it more fun to be on the merry-go-round? I'm obsessed with sca... Read more
Conditioned overeating.
Sunday, February 20, 2011      3 comments

So I got through The End of Overeating. It was mostly an interesting read although there were some sections that were a serious snore because they were so scientific. I liked it because it gave me some validation on why I do what I do. I overeat... Read more
Photophobic right now.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011      4 comments

I love pictures. There is not an inch of my refrigerator that is not covered with a magnetized photograph of someone that I love. It's become a novelty among our frequent visitors to check the fridge and see how many times their photograph app... Read more
Hyperpalatable food...true or false?
Monday, February 14, 2011      3 comments

I picked up a book titled "The End of Overeating" after I saw it somewhere on the Spark. It sounded like it was going to be different than the garden variety good nutrition books so I figured I'd give it a shot. I found a lot to relate to in th... Read more
It's a retention convention....
Sunday, February 13, 2011      0 comments

....and I am pretty sure that my digital scale is in on joke too. So, after posting what amounted to a 2 pound loss on Thursday I am back up 1.2 pounds this morning. Did I fall off the wagon over the weekend? Well, yes. Did I fall long and... Read more
I made it through the first week.....
Thursday, February 10, 2011      2 comments

....and it was fine, just fine. It was The Spark that kept me on track this week. The first few days I was kind of on a determined auto pilot because I knew I was facing predictable food challenges. Once the new week set in I thought I was home ... Read more
Afraid to eat?
Monday, February 07, 2011      1 comments

One thing I do not like about the beginning is the constant vigilance. Of course, one might suggest that it was the NOT being vigilant that got me in this position in the first place. But the constant tabulating and agonizing and not eating some... Read more
Beginners Luck.
Sunday, February 06, 2011      1 comments

Weighed in this morning at 179.6 On the one hand: HORRAY! HORRAY! HORRAY! On the other hand: Whoop-de-frickin-doo. OK, I'm a little bit excited but lets be honest, (Spark)people, the last few pounds that move in are pretty easy to... Read more
Sizing things up.
Sunday, February 06, 2011      2 comments

My mother used to say "don't look at the size!" when she'd take her young daughters clothes shopping. Didn't she know how important size was to a teenage girl? God forbid my friends see the number 13 on my clothes tag, I would have been mortifie... Read more

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