Moving through sadness
I decided to do what worked 4 1/2 years ago, use SparkPeople to track my food and process around shedding weight, and follow the guidelines for success - track food, eat fewer calories than I burn, and blog.
I knew feelings would come up,... Read more
back to what works
just getting to the point of being willing to track my food has taken quite awhile. So here I am back again. Willing. Interested. I am unsure as to why I have been afraid to lose weight, to get thinner, to be healthier. So I decided I'd just go... Read more
I'm showing up on the site. It's a step further than just seeing the e-mails from SparkPeople and all the other websites I signed up for - although those e-mails remind me to eat healthy foods, keep my health and weight on the top of my mind, a... Read more
I'm maintaining my weight release and size. Size 16 clothing feels sort of loose now, which is a very good thing! I'm happy about it. In fact I'm at peace with how I look right now. It's not where I hope to be and intend to be in a few months,... Read more
Stomach Crud and Shopping
Last week, I had some awful intestinal virus that caused me to eat much less than usual. Even though I couldn't exercise, I stayed at a stable weight. A side benefit from an horrible physical state!
Now I'm better and see that it's possi... Read more
New Habits Day by Day
I've been stationary bicycling every night for about 40 minutes, since late February/early March. And I've been lifting light weights to build upper body strength since January. I now have been doing it long enough to "need" to do it; I don't ... Read more
As with every good habit, it takes discipline and focus for me to visit SparkPeople and to post on the blog. I was use to doing it, now I am not. I can get used to it again!
I read my own page and found these words: "everyone started...t... Read more
I figured that I was pretty good at estimating calories, after months of tracking them on SparkPeople. And since I am exercising a lot more, I figured that I was burning off the few extra ones I may have added.
Oh, boy. Was I wrong! Yest... Read more
I discovered Twitter and have used my free time for it instead of logging onto SparkPeople. The result: I gained a bunch of followers and 6 pounds.
Now I feel the weight again pressing more on my spine. The time is not lost if I use th... Read more
that's where I've been - extremely busy with writing and helping people with job search. My food has been OK until the girl scout cookies...I'm exercising a lot more, so I haven't put on any pounds. However, I haven't let go of any. I'm hangi... Read more
Feeling better at last
It's been a rough week health-wise - flu, stomach trouble, now a very heavy TOM that is exhausting. So haven't done much on the site except checked in once, and recording my food.
It doesn't feel great to be disconnected, and last night ... Read more
Rest is the most important healer
I am not feeling well - some kind of stomach crud and slight fever. I felt so good about making it until February without getting the flu, and hoped I'd make it all the way through the winter. This year is the first year I didn't get sick befo... Read more
so glad I calmed myself down last night!
I had such a fun time last night at the Moroccan restaurant. The food was good, I ate a reasonable amount, drank tons of water (I don't drink alcohol anyway), and just enjoyed talking to people. The guys were not for me, and that's just fine. ... Read more
Take it easy
I'm a little nervous about going out tonight - it's the first time in quite a while I'll be with a bunch of people I don't know, and the first time in a REALLY long time I'll be with single, hopefully eligible, men. It brings up all my insecuri... Read more
valentine's day jitters
Tomorrow I go out with a friend and a bunch of other people to a Moroccan restaurant. The restaurant doesn't scare me, much. It's the fact that it's a group of single women and single men - and I am nervous! I feel like I look so much better ... Read more
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