I've written about HALT before. When you're hungry, check whether you're angry, lonely, or tired -- if you're eating for those reasons, you're eating for the wrong reasons.
This serves me well most days. Yesterday wasn't my best eating day,... Read more
The blame game
It is easy to blame everyone but ourselves for our weight. We blame our parents, we blame our spouses, we blame our coworkers, we even blame our genes.
Yesterday my husband left his backpack unzipped on our living room floor. I didn't know ... Read more
Now for the rest of the story
That was the tagline of a radio personality whose name now escapes me. I hated his broadcasts, actually, but obviously his tagline stuck with me.
With DH home, it was photo time again. And this time I decided to tell the whole story. At top... Read more
Getting your mind right is so important. If we think we'll fail, we will. As I've written in the past, I really thought for a long time my weight problem was due to a physical problem (and I wasn't alone), and that at my age, it was just a battl... Read more
That's what the basics are for me. Here's what I consider the basics:
1. Prepare most of my own food. I might eat one or two frozen meals a week, and sometimes I get some goodies at the farmer's market, but otherwise, I'm making my own brea... Read more
How low can you go?
Actually, this isn't a question you should be asking yourself -- either with your weight or with your daily calories.
I'm on a new Spark streak. I've lost weight every week for the past 4 weeks. After half a year of seriously trying to lose... Read more
Happiness & Sadness don't happen to us
They come from within. That's part of today's SP Healthy Reflections. How true! How well said! That's part of what I was trying to say yesterday.
We can choose how to react to situations.
Lately it seems I put out one fire only to find... Read more
There's only now
It can be hard to live in the now when times seem so troubled. Right now, mostly, my life is good. Yes, lots of little things have been going wrong in my life for a long time. But the truth is we're all healthy, we have enough to eat, we have a ... Read more
The fruits of summer
I love summer for all the great fruits it brings: melons, strawberries, grapes, cherries. I am not as enthusiastic about fruit during the winter. True, I adore apples; always have. Pears are okay. Not interested in grapefruit. Oranges are okay,... Read more
I think baby steps are the secret to just about everything. A lot of little things have been going wrong in my life -- for the last several months, really, but also for the last week or so.
It feels overwhelming, sometimes, trying to fix a... Read more
She works hard for it, honey
"If people only knew how hard I work to gain my mastery, it wouldn't seem so wonderful at all."
Sadly, few things worth doing come easily. It's easy to say to ourselves this is just too hard. I'm tired and I don't want to ... Read more
Can you dance your way to fitness?
I decided to try to find out this month. I've been doing Zumba -- and walking -- exclusively. Now I'll admit that after almost a month of Zumba, which I still do enjoy it, it's just getting a tad boring.
There are 5 workouts, so if you wor... Read more
Blank stares at blank pages
I love "Love Song" by Sarah Bereilles (sp?). I looked her up on Amazon, I think it was, and many people were comparing her to Fiona Apple -- unfavorably. I don't know, I never got into Fiona Apple at all -- couldn't think of one of her songs if ... Read more
A healthy lifestyle
Even more than weight loss, that's what I'm after. In many ways, I've already achieved it. In other ways, I'm still a work in progress.
As I noted to a friend recently, I used to get horrible cravings before TOM. I felt like just open up my... Read more
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I don't need to be ripped
A while back I read a blog entry from someone that said she looks around, and thinks about how much better she can look than other women. Now, motivation is a good thing, but her entry was just so sad to me.
Just because someone is thin, or... Read more