Today is day one of my new healthy lifestyle. I plan to eat healthy, focusing on portion sizes and healthy snack choices.
I took a “break” from Thanksgiving until now – no calorie counting, ate whatever I wanted. I had been trying for so ... Read more
Happy Holidays ???
An interesting Christmas.
Christmas Eve - my Mom and I came out of the grocery store, got in the car, pulled out and it sounded like we were dragging something under the car. Got out, looked, nothing. Then we lost reverse, the dragging soun... Read more
All I want for Christmas is a fat wallet and a slim body.
Please don't mix them up like you did last year.
Merry Christmas !
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December will be better
November was a rough month. A good part of the month I wasn't feeling up to par. I have IBS (irritable... Read more
Day 2 1000 Calorie Mindful Eating Challenge
Did great yesterday ! It really does feel good, physically and mentally to eat healthy. I followed my menu, the only thing extra was a little cheese at dinner. It did put me over 1000 calories but not by much. I exercised – did ABBA walk in... Read more
Monday, October 29, 2012
Successfully completed first 1000 calorie challenge.
Challenge Goals Met - Make every calorie count, Do not squander calories, Think before you eat
Didn’t do so good yesterday. Started the day OK, but gave... Read more
I am so terrible at blogging, I'm so inconsistent. I do a daily "accountability" letter to myself, offline, critiquing the previous day and planning the day ahead. It's the first thing I do when I get on the computer. Later, when I get to Spa... Read more
No more scheduled free days
Today is a fresh start. New month, revamped program. The main change – no scheduled free days, they don’t work for me. The 5 day challenges followed by a free day was not a good plan. I did good for those 5 days, but no matter how well I tho... Read more
Successful Second Challenge Start
5 Day Challenge -
1250 calories max
First week - 9/10-9/14 -
Free day - 9/15... Read more
Final treatment celebration
My Mom had her last radiation treatment yesterday. She said when she came out into the lobby the staff was all lined up and they read what she described as a "happy poem" to her. There was a big bell hanging on the wall, she was told to ring i... Read more
To my Unhealthy Self, 8/26
August 26, 2012
Dear Unhealthy me,
I looked in the mirror this morning and studied my reflection. I did not like what I saw. I’ve regained pounds that I lost more than 4 years ago and it definitely shows. I don’t look as healthy or ... Read more
Finally getting back in the groove
Rough couple of weeks. Had a sinus infection with a constant headache and face pain that prevented me from exercising. I also gave in to comfort eating, naughty, naughty me. I'm finally feeling better, the headache is now only minimal and the... Read more
Spark restart Stage 2
Still working on my Spark restart. Finished stage one, Fast Break. Working on Stage two now, Healthy Diet Habits. I'm concentrating on portion sizes, a problem of mine. I'm checking serving sizes on packages and measuring to be sure. I make... Read more
I came across my original food journals the other day from 2007-2008 when I first started Spark and began my weight loss journey. I looked through them and was struck by how my food choices changed over the months. I saw how I tried foods I ha... Read more
Day by Day
Still having mixed results getting back on track. Had some issues with my knee that lasted over 2 weeks (pain, stiffness, unable to bend). Couldn't do my regular exercise, which really threw me off. Being an emotional eater I overindulged, es... Read more
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