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Snacking the rainbow

Monday, October 12, 2015      2 comments

Heading out on a road trip so prepping my snacks. Thought it would be fun to pack as many colors of the rainbow as I can. Here is what I am thinking. Mini peppers and carrot, oranges Grapes and prunes purples Sweet pea pods, ... Read more

If I didn't open my eyes I wouldn't have seen...

Sunday, October 11, 2015      6 comments

That there were improvements this past week not measured on the scale. My average calories eaten during the week were in range, one day I was slightly under and one day I was slightly over. I moved more this past week. I started tracking my c... Read more

Becoming hard of hearing-No longer hearing potato chips calling my name.

Friday, October 09, 2015      7 comments

There is a large bag of kettle chips sitting on my table and I haven't eaten a one. I can if I want, I have the calories and fats, and carbs left to spend. But I don't want to today. Maybe tomorrow but for today I am not interested. I thin... Read more

Freedom or License?

Thursday, October 08, 2015      1 comments

I have heard freedom being defined as the ability to choose right action. I am coming to see that in sparking. There is freedom in choosing what to eat, when to eat and how much and to keep track of it all. There is freedom in not being compe... Read more

Does Mental Gymnastics Count as a Work Out?

Monday, October 05, 2015      5 comments

Sometimes when you have been overweight for a long time you think your ideal weight is some unattainable thing you have to search all over creation for, like a rare gem. Today it dawned on me I have my ideal weight inside me, it is just buried u... Read more

Shout out for doing one of the sparkpeople challenges

Sunday, October 04, 2015      1 comments

Really enjoying the fiber challenge, Everyday I take a peek at what the challenge for the day is. It is like opening a little surprise package. Today's goal was to eat 15 gm of fiber before lunch. I thought I wouldn't be able to but I did. I am... Read more

May taste the same but birthday cake and self condemnation cake are different.

Saturday, October 03, 2015      3 comments

On one of the boards someone asked if we had cheat days. It got me thinking that for me there is a connection between the word cheat and being or doing something bad. Thinking I have been bad is unpleasant to me. Because I have handled unpleas... Read more

Non Food Binging

Friday, October 02, 2015      3 comments

I am writing this in a sleepy stupor. Stayed up wayyyyyyy too late watching Netflix. It occurred to me that this new pattern is similar to late night binging. Like any bad habit I need to deal with this head on and make a plan. I need to know ... Read more

The urge to emotionally eat is like being on the edge of a cliff.

Thursday, October 01, 2015      5 comments

The urge to eat is not the same as eating. I can note the urge to eat as I note I am on the edge of a cliff. I am free to turn around and not jump off the cliff. I can say no to the voice saying "jump, jump". I can say yes to meeting my needs in... Read more

Fear of Food or the pendulum swings

Tuesday, September 29, 2015      4 comments

When I wasn't on sparkpeople and I ate whenever, whatever and as much as I wanted there wasn't any fear. There was a strange freedom of being oblivious. Now that I am on Sparkpeople there is a tension that comes with the awareness of eating in a... Read more

Eat You Will Feel Better, the voice said.

Monday, September 28, 2015      5 comments

Well, for once I didn't listen and did something else instead. Indy Girl posted about a reward jar. I set mine up today. Five cents for staying in points range. Ten cents for exercising for at least ten minutes. Twenty five cents for n... Read more

Emotional Eating Works....just not long term.

Sunday, September 27, 2015      4 comments

I know I feel better when I eat well and exercise. I know that drinking lots of water makes my skin soft and makes me feel full. I know that calories matter. I know that even 10 minutes a day of exercise makes a difference because from that 10 m... Read more

This point in the river may look the same but is it?

Thursday, October 02, 2014      3 comments

The number on the scale may be a number I hit before. The problem with back sliding, and starting over is the assumption that everything is the same. But that isn't true. There can be lots of differences even if the scale says, "you haven't chan... Read more

Effort to create a habit vs maintaining it / 2 veg breakfast challange

Saturday, September 27, 2014      2 comments

In the spring I set a challenge of having 2 veggies with every breakfast. Even posted pictures. Well fell off of SP and then fell back on SP and now the challenge from the spring is my new norm. I build my breakfasts around the veggies and I ... Read more

Will Power is a fantasy.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014      6 comments

From Sparkpeople artilce Mind Over Body, ''There probably isnít any such thing as willpower. Thatís just the name we give to the experience of getting ourselves to do something that isnít high on our list of things we think we want to do. What w... Read more

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