I've been drinking at least one full glass of water before every meal, whenever I feel hungry, and whenever I have a craving. Then I only indulge if I still have the craving or eat a little if I still feel hungry, and I wait to see if I'm still ... Read more
Every time I stepped onto the ice, my body ached with terror. After tapping for just two days, I noticed a substantial decrease in my anxiety when thinking about ice skating. We took the kids rollerskating, another anxiety-inducing activity for ... Read more
So far in 2014, I've taken up belly dancing, ice skating and indoor rock climbing (well, I plan to go back, anyway). I'm also building on last year's rollerskating and bicycling ambitions. I've dipped my toes into running this year, too. As of n... Read more
I ate less today than normal, but almost double the calories. I got a fast food burger for lunch. 880 calories. I had pizza for dinner. 900 calories. That adds up to the bottom of my range for the whole day, and that was just a fraction of my da... Read more
I had a minipiphany today.
I don't move anymore. I eat my feelings. I have to work hard to feel attractive. (Like serious mental practice.)
Tonight I had a date with my hubby. It felt like our actual dating days. Then, on the drive hom... Read more
Well, not all food. Just some food, like wheat bread and conventionally-grown corn. But do I stop eating it? No. Well, mostly, but no. So here I sit, in pain, because I've eaten both of those foods in the last week. My gut is screaming. My head ... Read more
I am on a quest to destress my husband and me. We made grand plans, but we never followed through. I want to go to yoga once a week. I want to go in family walks every night. I want to do something physical every weekend. I'd love to do chair wa... Read more
A friend of mine is a professional belly dancer. She is giving me lessons. Today was our first. I got in a good workout, we had fun catching up, and my kids even joined in.
This is the key to lifelong fitness: enjoying exercise. You have to... Read more
I worked in the yard today. I'm sore and tired and have a lot more to do. It never ends, really. The calorie-burning possibilities never end! I'm going to take advantage of this for the next couple months before it gets too hit to spend all afte... Read more
I'd have been under calories for the day. If I'd skipped the magic shell (that I put on banana and strawberries, at least), I'd have been in my calorie range. To add insult to injury, I decided I just had to have potato skins for my 10pm snack. ... Read more
I started off strong. I lost two pounds in the first 9 days I had my tracker. Then I started eating like crazy. I stopped trying to get my steps. I went back to my old habit of saying, "Eh...I cleaned today. That counts."
Today I started to... Read more
I didn't care today. I really wanted to get my steps. But I didn't care to actually get my steps. I really didn't want to fill up my body with toxic crap. I really didn't care to resist my cravings. I just didn't care today.
I could beat my... Read more
Three different blogs today seemed to be birthed from my own thoughts. They were all first blogs. I can't say it any better than they can, so let me share:
(Goal motivator #2) www.sparkpeople.com/mypa ge_public_journal_individuRead more
I made a meal plan for today so that maybe, for the first time a long time, I would come in close to my calorie range if not actually in it. I accounted for all the nutrients I need and I took into consideration foods to make me feel full.
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You've probably heard the expression "eat to live; don't live to eat." Maybe you don't really know what it means. Maybe you do. Maybe you hate it because it's so simple and trite.
What if we rephrase it? What if we say, "Eat for quality of ... Read more