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TV really is insidious
I consider myself to be fairly intelligent and well educated -- certainly in most things pertaining to weight loss! Yet yesterday I found myself watching one of my tv shows, and thinking, wouldn't it be nice to look like one of the female leads?... Read more
While it may not always work, it's amazing how just the simple act of tracking something makes you more aware of it. And not just with food.
I've been tracking my spending, in some fits and starts, for several months now. I'll admit I've pr... Read more
Taming the sweet tooth
Sweets are one of my nemeses. I have others: portion size and rich food, but sweets are probably the biggest reason I pack on the pounds.
I've still managed to lose my 20 pounds while indulging in home baked sweets on a pretty much daily ba... Read more
What is beauty?
I got to pondering this the other day.
Here in the US, we've been conditioned to think of stick thin actresses as the epitome of beauty. These are often women that have been blessed by genetics with bodies that are unattainable for the rest... Read more
How small losses add up
It's amazing how we get used to looking at ourselves a certain way. In 6 weeks, I've lost roughtly 4 pounds. It doesn't really look like much, does it? The changes are very su... Read more
& other shopping stories.
I had this blog all written yesterday, went to copy it before posting it as I always do, when my browser crashed & ate it! Argh. My day did mostly get better from there.
Anyway, I bought new jeans a couple of ... Read more
Make it special
I had cookies after dinner last night. I do that every now and again, but it's been a while, and man, those cookies were goooooooood. Can we say the "o" word again?
I think the reason the cookies tasted so good was simply because it had bee... Read more
Just say no
Ok, I lied yesterday, just a little bit: yes, I write this blog for me. But I also enjoy helping & motivating other people. So sometimes it's for you (and me) and today is one of those days.
The holiday season is already in full swing. And ... Read more
Get it out to get it off
I had a spark buddy email me. I'm on a sparkteam that is active, but doesn't have active bloggers (and I haven't been active on it in a while). She was wondering if I was lonely, because my blog shows up . . . day after day after day.
I rep... Read more
Fear of gaining
All I have to do is look at Oprah, and the ugly fear of regaining -- not really gaining, but regaining what I have lost, rears its ugly head. I have had times in my life when I've maintained, but it seems as though there's always some point whe... Read more
Momentum in 09
If you're a WW memeber, by now (unless you weigh in today), you're familiar with Momentum. It's been all the buzz on my SP WW team. Yesterday was my meeting, so I finally got some details.
It's not really a huge change for me, because I was... Read more
Thinking outside the cereal box
Actually, I no longer eat cereal. I find that even the ones with low sugar (I don't enjoy the ones with no sugar, except oatmeal) set me up to crave sweets. I start most mornings with my chocolate banana peanut butter wrap, or a home made waffle... Read more
Negatives can motivate, too
Everything can motivate you! Don't wait for the positive things like pounds and inches gone, or praise from loved ones. Use the bad things, too.
Maybe that's another reason this time seems different. The scale didn't show me what I wanted? ... Read more
Scale doesn't equal success
I've written about this before, but this seems a good time of year to write about it again. The scale is a good measure of where we are, but it can't measure the healthy habits we've put into place; it doesn't tell the whole picture.
Those ... Read more
Pick my next exercise DVD
And maybe my sports watch, too.
I have become officially addicted to exercise DVDs. I used to be that way about exercise tapes, way back when, then I decided I would use the workouts from my fitness magazines instead. Only I've found I don'... Read more