There's an athlete in there, and she's begging to be released.
I look at my journey, and I see a lot of successes and also many failures. Today, I have started reading over some of my past blogs to see where I've struggled and celebrated along the way. I find that this has really been renewing my motivation... Read more
Beware of the sniper.
I have been a habitual over eater for about 8 years, it became my defense mechanism in an abusive relationship. When I got out of that situation I discovered that some very self-destructive behaviors had formed.
After a lot of prayer, and many... Read more
Overcoming temptation with one small phrase.
When I am faced with temptation I have started repeating to myself, "That doesn't help me reach my goal." It reminds me of the reasons I should skip the treat without making me feel deprived. Sure I can eat that treat, or skip that workout, but ... Read more
I have been my own worst enemy.
Okay, so last week I weighed and thought I had gained despite all the hard work I had put in. This derailed me a bit and I got discouraged. I stopped counting my calories as consistently, drinking water, working out and most destructive of all I... Read more
That was a mistake!
I didn't actually gain last week, it turns out the battery in my scales was dying. Yay!! Relief washes over me! Woo Hoo!!... Read more
I am genuinely, legitimately, thoroughly confused by this turn of events.
I did everything right this week & somehow I gained. Sure it was only .6 of a pound, but a gain is a gain. Usually if I gain I can pin point things that need improvement, but this time I really don't know.
Okay I'm done having a pity party... Read more
on February 25, I reached 25 pounds lost. I then made a new goal of losing another 10 pounds by April 17 (this Friday).
As of yesterday morning, I reached that goal!!! WooHoo!!
Now, I have to make another goal to stay motivated. My new goal ... Read more
Spark Friends are the best!
Every time I'm faced with challenges, or want to celebrate victories my Spark friends are there for me. You give great feedback when I need suggestions, and pat me on the back when I have done something well. Seriously, this journey would be imp... Read more
How do you combat pushy friends?
I have a friend that every time we hang out she conveniently has all my favorite sugary treats available. It would be fine if they were just available, but she just won't quit trying to get me to "have some" and it's starting to frustrate me.
... Read more
A little harder, but I did it.
I was up a little later today because I didn't get home until 9:00. I had to wind down a little before going to bed. This made it a little more challenging to get up & work out, but I did it. I know it will get easier, so I will keep pushing for... Read more
Count it a win!
I went to bed early, got up early, and did my work out first thing this morning. I loved it! I feel so much better when I work out in the morning. Plus, I am starting my morning off feeling successful.... Read more
What does "mindful eating" mean?
I kept hearing about the importance of mindful eating, and I really wanted to put it into practice. When you have the habit of scarfing down your food, you have no concept of what "eating mindfully" even means. So I started doing research about ... Read more
I am trying to come up with a plan for the next 7 days. In doing so, I'm trying to come up with one thing I can implement that will move me another step closer to my ultimate goal. I have decided on two things actually.
The first is to st... Read more
On a scale of 1-10
If I were evaluating my relationship with food, with 1 being unhealthy and 10 being the healthiest possible, what would my score be?
If you had asked me that at the beginning of November I would have said 1 or lower if that were possible. I... Read more
These cravings are a real struggle
I've really been struggling with a craving for sweets this week. When it first started, I tried to ignore it. Then when it continued for a period of time I tried eating fruit or other substitutions to satisfy it. Finally, I thought I would indul... Read more
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