I found out recently that my blood glucose is in the diabetic range. Now I really have to get serious about losing weight and changing my eating habits. I've been doing OK -- have lost 24 pounds in the past year -- but eating way too much sugar.... Read more
Balance and fun
I'm writing today to remind myself that I CAN change my eating habits and attain a healthy weight. I don't have to do it quickly, but, little by little, I can do it.
Doubting myself became a self-fulfilling prophecy. That is going to chang... Read more
Limiting and defining
In keeping with my goal of simplifying this journey, today I'll walk to the gym, where I'll do strength machines. The walk is about 4 miles round-trip. It's a beautiful day, though chilly. I'll track my food, with an eye to getting in those vegg... Read more
One simple change
I go to a nutritionist, and she has a way of keeping things simple enough that I can remember to do them and don't feel overwhelmed. The following is pretty much a standard recommendation, but for some reason it was straightforward and doable en... Read more
Day Two of Positivity!
I'm going to try to blog every day, as part of my new program of changing my attitude to a positive one.
The other day in step aerobics, I looked at the instructor (someone I have a lot of classes with) and decided that an aspiration might... Read more
I have an assignment from my nutritionist to start using positive self-talk, to try to approach healthy eating as an interesting challenge and something to enjoy, instead of seeing it as deprivation. I'm making progress on this, and in order to ... Read more
Biggest loser craziness
I just watched a clip from "The Biggest Loser" and saw stills of the latest winner. I've never watched the show, because of not having a TV and also because I think it fosters unhealthy mindsets in people (I know it would in me). The winner look... Read more
I can, not I can't
I've been feeling a little bit discouraged lately because I'm not sticking to the food plan the nutritionist gave me as well as I was. I've been feeling, once again, like I can't do it. But lately I've been hearing, from a couple of different so... Read more
Tomorrow I turn 65, and I want it to really be the first day of the rest of my life (as they say!). I'd like to live the rest of my life fully, and not be ruled by fear. I'd like to treat my body with respect and if I'm afraid to be my best, I'd... Read more
Coach Dean suggests writing a vision statement for why you want to lose weight and be healthy, so here's mine.
I would like to be fit and healthy, and at an appropriate, attractive weight for me, because -- well, this is horrible -- the fir... Read more
Starting "Mind over Body"
I'm starting the "Mind over Body" program on SP -- it looks like exactly what I need to help me overcome emotional eating, which is my biggest hurdle. To that end, I'm following Coach Dean's instructions and writing stuff down for the first step... Read more
I would like to get to 130 pounds. That means I have to lose 45.5 pounds! That feels very daunting. I've figured out the calories, and with the exercise I do, my upper limit is 2,102, which is a lot, but it's still hard.
I'm scared that I'... Read more
A day at a time
I had a big binge yesterday. It was a terrible day at work, and I felt like I was going to blow my top. So I ate all the things I've been trying to avoid for the past year, including Kentucky Fried Chicken. That's about as far from my food plan ... Read more
Plotting a course
I've been feeling uncertain and a little bit scared lately. I was following a plan to lose weight and improve my health, and it was working well, until a month or so ago. I had a "contract" (at my instigation) with a person who cares a lot abou... Read more
Wishes and Resolutions for 2009
On the Spark Maine team that I belong to, there's a thread asking members to post their wishes for 2009, and what they resolve to do to make the wish come true. I'm putting mine in this blog to keep them in front of me:
1. WISH: To get to m... Read more
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