Who would have guessed it? – I’m not hungry! – A new revelation for me!
I love food! I always have and always will. I've pretty much told myself this message all my life. Within the last five years, I have come to believe that I will always have a weight problem because of my love of food. While I don’t see that... Read more
Get over yourself!
With all the wonderful resources we have available, we can get pretty wrapped up in ourselves. We’re learning great ways to make self improvements that lead toward being a much healthier person. WooHoo! Please make the choice to stay involved.... Read more
Why is there such comfort in doing the same ol’ same ol’?
When I wrote my mission statement, I made sure diversity was a key factor in my mission. My friends are quite diverse, I wear what most people would consider diverse clothes, and I give back to my community in some very diverse ways. Why, then... Read more
Weight Loss is a Lifestyle change for the Long Haul (Part 5)
Now that I’ve tried my best to rationalize why I’ve already taken this weight loss journey at a snail’s pace, I’ve decided to “kick it up a notch:” Thanks, SP Buds! I say this with love, appreciation, and yes . . . just a wee bit of sarcasm and... Read more
Weight Loss is a Lifestyle change for the Long Haul (Part 4)
I am losing weight slowly, and for me that’s primarily been an average of a quarter pound weekly (a stick of butter). Many might think that my Weight Watcher membership ($39 a month) is a waste of money. I can understand that thinking. Then I... Read more
Weight Loss is a Lifestyle change for the Long Haul (Part 3)
By losing slowly over the last several years, I am thankful to have gotten such great use of my clothes throughout my 64-lb weight loss (only 36 lbs to go). The day I no longer had to shop the fat ladies shoppe, was a major milestone in my life... Read more
Weight Loss is a Lifestyle change for the Long Haul (Part 2)
I’m a multi-media person in that when it comes to communication, I enjoy, relatively equally, visuals (17), sounds (16) and empathy (16 – the touchy, feely stuff). The numbers come from a test I took over 20 years ago – while I don’t profess to... Read more
A thankful heart!
Today, I am thankful for so many things . . . for the cool on a hot day, for the warmth on a cool day, for the abundance of food we have at our fingertips, and for the many great people I have met within in the communities of people I have come ... Read more
Weight Loss is a Lifestyle change for the Long Haul (Part 1)
While I have my personal version of The Slowest Loser going -- now that I'm over four years into the weight loss process -- I like that I’ve made a commitment to losing weight over the long haul, taking as many as five or ten years to ultimately... Read more
Diary Day: Making Room for Exercise/Walking while Traveling:
While traveling can be stressful or anxiety producing in its own right (packing at the last minute, restlessness the night before, etc), I try to make room for at least 90 minutes between major connections for quality walking time, making sure I... Read more
Psychology Today article: How coffee and donuts enhance memory
While we learn to eat a well balanced selection of foods, let's hope we can find our needed sugars from the more natural (vs refined) sugars available. Here's the article I read today. Any thoughts?
Your Brain on Food
How chemicals con... Read more
Truth or PeoplePleaser?
I was on the topic of my weight loss and how I was finally beginning to feel better about the effectiveness of food tracking over a 6-day period. In the process, I said to my friend (and relation) that I was happy to no longer be morbidly obese... Read more
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What Motivates You?
I'm motivated by other positive people. SparkPeople is a great resource for finding the most positive pe0ple I know. Do you have a favorite activity, visual, scent, or word(s) that help you stay 0n track towards that healthier lifestyle you've... Read more