You know you have them: those jeans that are just a little too tight. Oh, not too tight so that they're really indecent to wear out in public (not that that seems to stop some young girls), but jsut a little too tight to really be comfortable, t... Read more
I recently finished a book called "The Daily Coyote". It's about a woman in Wyoming who adopts a coyote orphan, and raises him. She starts out sharing daily photos with friends and family, then sets up a blog -- www.dailycoyote.net/Read more
So thanks to one of my spark buddies, I've started to plan out what I'll eat each day in advance. I've always done this loosely, and I once was really obssessive about it -- planning out every meal & snack 2 weeks in advance, then only food shop... Read more
It's true; trust me. If you're finding your New Year's motivation waning already -- altho my motivation hasn't, that "it's a new year and all things are possible" feeling is fading a bit along with the diving temps -- know that you really can tu... Read more
They are probably my biggest downfall. I mean really, what's one small square of dark chocolate eaten while making dinner? It's healthy, right? And the problem really isn't one small square. The problem is one small square every night, or maybe ... Read more
It's true. Most days I am happy. I'm happy with how I look. I'm happy with how my clothes fit. I'm happy that I have more energy. This is not one of those days.
It started when it started to snow before I got the dogs out for their walk. I ... Read more
They are done for now. They're not real communicative -- they just disappeared yesterday without saying anything. They were going in & out, taking their equipment out, when suddenly I realized no one had come in for about 10 minutes or so. And w... Read more
And it has nothing to do with my weight. If you don't want to read some whining, go on to someone else's blog.
Yesterday the contractor was only here for a couple of hours. He told me he'd only be here a few hours today, too, and that he wo... Read more
I don't actually eat protein bars all that often, but boy, I swear, I must've tried every single one out there. Long before this weight loss journey of mine started, I've always had some kind of protein bar around.
What I've deemed to eat h... Read more
I have been taking a serious look at my food logs, trying to figure out where I can cut out some food. Because that's what I believe I need to do: as you get smaller, you really do have to eat less.
Plateaus often happen because we get sor... Read more
It's amazing how tiring just sitting around can be. When my husband came home last night, he asked if I had a restful day. You would think I said yes, but the truth is I was tired. And I didn't do much -- and that's the problem.
Apparently ... Read more
Really, just plan for success. Yesterday was a very long day. I emptied the pantry, moved all the stuff off the counters (mostly), did my food shopping, 3 loads of laundry (the cats will be spending their next 2 days in the laundry room), walked... Read more
I've been collecting quotes & putting them on my tiny dry erase board on my fridge. I may have to buy myself another one just for my quotes! I don't remember where I got the one in my title, but it's so true!
The other two that are there ri... Read more
Thank you, slimmerjesse. She shared a blog about keeping her motivation despite a long plateau.
I got very tired yesterday afternoon (plenty of good food, so that wasn't the problem -- and not too much, either). The day had turned gray, and... Read more
People often seemed to be wowed by the amount of exercise sparkpoints I accumulate. And yes, I do get a fair amount of exercise into my days. Walking the dogs at the very least half an hour most days (usually more, but occasionally it's too cold... Read more