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4 more pounds to "feel good"
After 6 weeks of very hard work - both at the gym and in watching my food intake - I am four lbs away from my first goal. I know from past experience that when I weigh 187 or less, I really begin to lose that "large, barrel chested, matronly lo... Read more
What am I doing to keep on track?
What am I doing to encourage myself and keep on track - with my new habit - low carbs?
I am weighing myself in the morning if I feel thin...and it has increased my motivation. I am buying lots of protein - whole roasted chicken, smoked ... Read more
Carb Control - How I will do that
3 Deep Breaths
It all comes down to eating more mindfully. So, today I will institute a 3-Deep-Breath regimen to my mealtimes...
Before I eat (or before I prepare a plate w/food), I will stop and take 3 deep breaths. During those breath... Read more
My new healthy habit - carb control
The Challenge requires that I pick a new healthy habit I want to make my own this week. Okay - it will have to be:
Very significant, permanent reduction in unhealthy carbs - for the rest of my life!!
To clarify - i don't want or need t... Read more
The amazing thing about feeling in control
Alright, I finally got up the courage to weigh myself...and the scale did indeed reflect my last few months of feeling sorry for myself because my knee hurt, eating too much and not getting enough exercise. But when I decided I would weigh mys... Read more
Ups and Downs of the Journey
A short blog today...as directed by SparkCoach...
It has been a series of ups and downs in my journey to achieve a healthier, more fit, me.
By far the most difficult challenge I have had to deal with - and have not dealt with well - are th... Read more
AT A CROSSROADS
I know I am heading to a major crossroad in my life... and am blogging to help me understand it.
I am 51 yrs old. My highly intensive, frenetic work situation is beginning to wind down so all of a sudden I frequently have time on my hands... Read more
Self-Concept is Key!
They say it takes 30 days to start a new habit. But what does it take change your self-concept? What does it take to no longer need to start fresh every single day because the day before I didn't eat quite right? I am talking about getting to... Read more
Tracking for the Long Term
After several months of half-hearted involvement, I am back on SparkPeople and determined to stick with the basics - tracking my food - regardless of all other things in my life. This blog is a commitment to myself and also an airing (and self-... Read more
Day One is the Hardest
I am tired of feeling out of control and bloated and guilty...I miss the feeling I had when I was carefully watching what I was eating and tracking everything.
For the last few months each morning I would say to myself that this would be t... Read more
It's all about carbs for me!!
Never in my life have I seen the kind of loss on the scale that I experienced this week. In 6 days, I lost 5 lbs. Unbelievable!!
So what's going on?
A few months ago I started the 17 Day diet. I saw the lbs melt away during Cycl... Read more
Love this Challenge
I am so glad to be part of the Butterflies team again for the Summer challenge. I had forgotten how wonderful these challenges are. Being part of the team is helping me to be more accountable and reinforcing my healthy routine. I am getting ... Read more
Listening to my stomach when it is trying to tell me something.
I am just back from 4 days visiting with family at my sister's lakehouse. Lots of activity - kayaking, running, volleyball, biking, etc. And, I made sure there were always good, healthy choices to eat - salads, fat free cheese, chicken, egg wh... Read more
Down 11.4 lbs on 17DD
WooHoo, WooHoo - I am down a whopping 11.4 lbs since starting the 17 Day Diet in mid May. I am nearing the end of Cycle 2. Yes, the weight loss has slowed down, just like they said it would, but amazingly, I am continuing to lose.
I hav... Read more
I haven't posted a gratitude blog in a long while...so thought I'd do one tonight.
I am feeling so good right now...I am grateful for so much:
- The 17 Day Diet - and the unbelievable results the scale is showing me!
- My support... Read more