One Year Down
Sunday, February 17, 2013      2 comments

When I started this trip to better health and honesty with myself I set my ticker to count down the days until I successfully used Spark People for a year. My habit in the past was always start out with a big push then last a few days, or weeks... Read more
Holidays..."One single day in November & one single day in December"
Thursday, December 27, 2012      0 comments

That note has been hanging from the calendar in the office since it first appeared here on Spark People. A funny thing happened on this journey: The days I worked and saw that note were the days that I did not overindulge... was true t... Read more
Challenging me!
Saturday, November 03, 2012      2 comments

There aren't very many days left before we leave home for a pre-Thanksgiving adventure and then comes the family holiday. The scale this morning was at one of those numbers that made a small goal very attractive. Yet when I was crucially hones... Read more
Celebration Day
Thursday, October 25, 2012      3 comments

emoticon Goal Met! This 10% was WAY different than the last two! Now the thought of Thanksgivi... Read more
Keeping on Track
Wednesday, October 17, 2012      1 comments

It seems as though the past 6 - 8 weeks have been more of a challenge than I'd hoped for in this journey... and I've been searching my soul to figure out what's standing in the way. The definition of my "journey" is to eat healthier (that seems... Read more
Party Night
Monday, September 17, 2012      0 comments

As I walked through the kitchen on Friday night and looked at the "spread" set out for the party crowd who were walking through the back door, I realized there had been some fundamental changes sitting right there in front of me. The changes w... Read more
Listening to folks around you . . .
Friday, September 14, 2012      1 comments

At the end of this mornings office staff meeting a conversation revolving around exercise and diet started as one of the attendees has lost over 100 pounds and is about to start an extreme exercise program. There are quite a few folks here at w... Read more
Lessons as time passes
Thursday, September 06, 2012      1 comments

Bread . . . What a novel discovery to learn that after a three day weekend wanting "something" and eating more than I've let myself in the past six months . . .it was as simple as a decent hunk of crusty, heavy bread that I was searching for ...... Read more
Plan - Plan - and Plan some more
Wednesday, August 08, 2012      1 comments

My sister is headed for a long weekend visit and there are some "Food Find's" that I totally want her to experience while she's here. One is a seafood place that has The Best FRIED Fish sandwiches and Boardwalk Fries - so, I've challenged mysel... Read more
It's most certainly the weekend
Sunday, July 29, 2012      0 comments

And there are way too many ways to be tempted when we are at home for the full day. There's plenty to do, plenty of distractions, but each one ends with the thought of a snack. A good goal for next week is figuring out how not to always be se... Read more
Setting Goals
Thursday, July 26, 2012      1 comments

emoticon Little goals are WAY easier to reach than bigger ones . . . it was a good week -- two small goals in... Read more
20% Down .... 10% to go
Tuesday, July 24, 2012      1 comments

Yesterday was a big celebration day ... Ten percent felt like a drop in the proverbial bucket, but the second ten percent was rock solid proof to me that all I really had to do for now is continue to pay attention to every morsel that goes in my... Read more
Seems Like All I Write About is FOOD
Saturday, July 21, 2012      0 comments

Do you think there's something I should be paying attention to emoticon So - I'm working really really hard to... Read more
Cookie Days
Saturday, July 14, 2012      3 comments

Today's lesson appears to be that there are just some days when you want a cookie . . .. ... and I've learned from reading that one should (within reason) not deprive yourself of something you REALLY want - just account for it in your days consu... Read more
June Weekends - - -
Tuesday, June 26, 2012      0 comments

What a lesson to live --- it seems that most of the weekends in June of 2012 have become personal "staying on track" challenges. I've known for quite some time that most of our social life is connected to food, even if we don't intend for it to... Read more

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