Reasons I Want to Lose Weight
Went out to find The Beck Diet Solution book I mentioned in my last blog, with no success. What I DID find was "The Beck Diet Solution Weight Loss Workbook". I started reading it last night and I plan to give it my best shot.
First, there w... Read more
CBT Research -- Warning! This is Long.
Awhile back I mentioned the possible need for me to consult a "professional" of some sort to help me figure out why I can lose so much weight, come so close to my goal, only to give up and put the weight back on.
I spent some time this afte... Read more
Time to Set Some Short-Term Goals
“Goals allow you to control the direction of change in your favor.” (Brian Tracy)
Since starting back on SparkPeople on November 1st, I have been getting by with some very general, long-term goals. I know that setting and meeting short-ter... Read more
I Have a Choice
“For 24 years of my adult life, by choice, I weighed well over 200 pounds. I say 'by choice' because I have never 'accidentally' eaten anything, so when I choose to eat too much, I have chosen to weigh too much.” (Zig Ziglar)
Wow! Who knew?... Read more
Strength Training 101
Last week I set a goal to begin strength training by the end of November.
Last time I was successful at losing weight was the first time I ever did any strength training. That was mostly because I hated even the thought of lifting weights.... Read more
Kathleen's Guiding Principles of Self-Determination
Dignity, Respect, and Love
ALL people have the right to be treated with dignity, respect, and love as part of their basic humanity, including those who struggle with obesity. That I am currently obese in no way diminishes th... Read more
Time to Get Serious
It's time to get serious about this weight loss thing and time to make it permanent. Here's why:
First of all (and this is the least important), I want to like what I se... Read more
It is a Walk in the Park!
We had a surpisingly beautiful day here in Pennsylvania. The sun was shining and it was 70 degrees, which is really warm for mid-November. I decided I had to take advantage of the great weather, so I laced up my walking shoes, clipped on my Spar... Read more
A Conversation with Queen Kathleen
I look around and see no one.
Now, in the past I’ve joked about talking to myself. I tell people it’s nothing to worry about, as long as I don’t get in any arguments. Well, this time, the little sit down w... Read more
Got up early this morning, did some laundry, and gave one of my dogs a bath. Enjoyed some Spark time. Then, I decided to take my beautiful boy, Justice, for a walk in the park.
It was sunny and very windy, with a little chill in the air --... Read more
I've been back for a few days and it's time for a look at how I've been doing.
In the area of nutrition and diet:
I've been watching what I eat and doing fairly well in that I've been cooking healthy breakfasts and dinners at home an... Read more
Don't Give Up!
My name's Kathy and I am a SP Weight Loss Pro. Don't that title fool you, though. I've never quite made it to my healthy weight. I've been here twice before and come close both times. I know exactly what I need to... Read more
A man is walking home alone late one foggy night...
when behind him he hears:
Walk... Read more
Healthy Weight Challenge
I guess it must be true. . . I have way too much time on my hands!
Healthy Weight Challenge
WARNING: THIS COULD GET UGLY!
The past few weeks, I've been working semi-hard to get back on track and lose this weight, but not truly dedicating myself to the process. I guess I wasn't properly motivated.
This is my third SP try and I... Read more
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