. . . it's about what I've gained.
I'm a slow loser. I lost 20 lbs the first year, I think 10 lbs this past year. I guess maybe only 9, since I still haven't quite hit that 30 lb gone mark. Of course, being petite, 30 lbs off me is like 40 ... Read more
I took a little time yesterday afternoon and sat down and thought about what I want out of next year, what I've learned from this year, and what I'm grateful for. One of my spark buddies talked about doing a gratitude list and a list of things s... Read more
Nothing was particularly bad about yesterday, other than the weather. I was not able to get out to walk -- too cold. Not only did the temps fail to rise out of the single digits, there was a fierce wind on top of that. Yesterday was the first da... Read more
I did my grocery shopping yesterday. Hate to do it right before a holiday, when the stores are jam packed. And I realized as I finished up, that it never even really occurred to me to get something special for New Year's.
By special, I mean... Read more
I was pondering why it can be so hard to come by motivation during the winter. And I had a thought that had never occurred to me before. One of the most motivating things about losing weight is noticing the changes in our bodies, AND showing off... Read more
How is your holiday going? Are you sticking to your plan? Drinking your water? Tracking what you eat?
If not, that's okay! Just get right back on the horse. One "bad" meal won't kill you. What will derail you is thinking you can start again... Read more
I know most of you are really busy today. I know some people like to take a cheat day, or just take a break from tracking on a holiday. But it's funny how tracking helps keep you on track.
Do you really want that cookie, or are you eating i... Read more
It's trite, but it's true: if you fail to plan, you plan to fail. It's something my husband definitely doesn't get. He hates to plan. For instance, since there's just the 2 of us, and I rarely eat bread, I keep the bread in the freezer. If he wa... Read more
First, I want to thank the 10,000 steps a day team for making me team member of the week. I mostly lurk, so I don't really feel I deserve it, but I'm grateful for it, and I WILL get to thanking you all personally. It may just take a little while... Read more
For me, the holidays are already winding down. Hannukah is over. We have no more holiday parties to go to that I know of. We saw my parents for the last time before they head out to CA for the winter yesterday. So now I can sit back and relax (s... Read more
Since people seem to enjoy reading about other people's kitchen disasters, I thought I'd share last night's! Usually such an event would be filled with expletives, but it was just so unexpected that all I could do was stand with my mouth hanging... Read more
I read this interesting blog post this morning -- www.choosingraw.com/janu ary-cleanse-details-and-an -interview-with-hadley-sew ard-of-spark-wellness/ -- and what really caught my eye was the line about "the most comm... Read more
Funny, a spark buddy blogged just the other day about going too long without eating and the resultant crash.
Today was my WW meeting. I had a normal breakfast, and brought a snack and some water with me, as usual.Then I headed over to BJs. ... Read more
That's my husband's question. He will be home next week, and I asked him what he wants for lunches, as I'll probably be going shopping on Thursday. At first he pretty much ignored the question, but when I pushed (he just hates to plan anything, ... Read more
There is all sorts of advice for busting out of plateaus: calorie cycle, eat more, east less, exercise more, change what you eat, and on and on and on. I wonder, sometimes, if people would still have busted through their plateau at the same time... Read more