Glass half full or half empty?
I am a glass half full kind of girl. However, after several unsuccessful attempts I started to lose my positive attitude. I started doubting my capabilities, and began to lose hope little by little.
Now that I have found a strategy that works ... Read more
My sincerest appreciation.
Since I have joined SparkPeople I have found so much encouragement and support that it is truly overwhelming. Words can't express how truly grateful I am to have so many people cheering me on when I'm doing well, and giving me words of encourage... Read more
Fat clothes, you're outta here!
This weekend I spent 4 hours trying on every piece of clothing I own. It was time consuming & exhausting to say the least, but it really showed me how far I've come.
Anything that was too big I took to a store that buys more stylish clothe... Read more
10 years from now.
When I wake up ten years from now, who will I be? The goals that I'm working so hard to accomplish, have I reached them? What will an average day be like? Will it include the healthy habits I'm trying to set in place now, or will I be very much ... Read more
It's like magic!
This past week I have started eating a grapefruit as part of my breakfast. Originally I did this because I'd had them a little while & didn't want them to go bad. However, in doing so, I have discovered that I haven't been as hungry or having cr... Read more
And miles to go before I sleep.
After hitting such a huge milestone, I have been reflecting on things I've learned during the process and goals that will inspire me to forge ahead.
Ultimately, my goal is to be between 175-180 by March 1, 2016. Yes, I know that's almost a... Read more
Weigh Day, you have challenged me yet again...
and I whipped your butt!!! As of today I have lost 25.2 pounds!! I feel great and have more energy. My choices are better because I want to succeed. Everyday it gets a little easier to turn down the cake or donuts in the break room at work, or t... Read more
Challenge for you
How would you finish the following statement:
To me "health" means _____.
To me "health" means being in a happy place spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and physically.
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I don't know what changed.
I'm not sure if it's the cold weather, but in the evenings after work I am hungry all the time. Okay, so maybe it's not actually hunger, but all I want to do is eat. I have really struggled to avoid eating in the evening.... Read more
Alright my fellow Sparkers, I'm enlisting your help for ideas. Next week, if all goes according to plan, I will cross the 25 pound mark. So, I am looking for ideas of non-food rewards for myself. I have been saving a dollar for every pound lost,... Read more
Motivation, where are you?
The cold weather weather is really bringing me down. The last couple days I have really struggled with working out. I know Spring is just around the corner, but how big is that corner?
To all my fellow Sparker's that are in the Northeast c... Read more
When it comes to exercise...
This morning I was given the challenge of using the statement, "When it comes to exercise I'm pretty good at _________, but I could use some improvement on __________."
I have written mine below, but I'd love to hear some of yours in the c... Read more
Making my move.
I have really done a lot of research about strategies for eating in moderation lately. I know I was eating way too much, way too often and I had to get it under control. In doing my research one strategy really caught my attention, and decided t... Read more
You can learn a lot from yourself...if you pay attention.
I've been tracking when I'm having sugar cravings so I can overcome my sweet tooth. After paying attention to my feelings and thoughts for a while I have discovered there are 2 times when I am really consumed with sugar. The first is when it's a... Read more
I hate being hungry!
It seems I am always going to extremes to try to lose the weight. I'll get really excited about my plan, then approach it with an all or nothing attitude. I start off great exercising regularly, counting calories, and eating all healthy foods. B... Read more
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