I drove away from my house this morning, and looked down at the passenger seat next to me...where my bag of snacks should be. The realization that I had left them at home made me growl. If I don't have snacks during the day, my brain goes crazy.... Read more
When someone on the forum says, “I CAN’T lose weight,” what are you supposed to say back to them?
Are you supposed to say...
“Yay! Yes you can! Go Sparker! RAWR!”
“It sounds to me like you’ve already made your mind up t... Read more
I am not very supportive today.
In the mornings I like to go to the “Panic Button” section of the message boards. People are frantic about one thing or another. It makes me feel warm and fuzzy to give them some encouragement or advice.
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Today, I managed to stay within my calorie range with 17 calories to spare. I’m not quite sure how I managed that.
It’s a victory. While my tracker was overwhelmed with a tsunami of red wine, it was spared the humiliation of being the vict... Read more
Few things make me more angry than people than people who say obviously stupid things.
There’s a featured article today here on SP that says that, despite our eating right and exercising, stress may be sabotaging our efforts to lose weight.... Read more
My scale and I have been at war for years. It's been a bit like the siege of Troy...only longer. Both of us refuse to surrender and I fear this conflict may continue for many years to come.
I know what you're going to say. You are a well-r... Read more
Wandering around on the SP forums keeps me from eating compulsively. It occupies my brain for a while. I read the posts from other Sparkers who are struggling with their disordered behaviors or are declaring their triumphs.
Far too often, ... Read more
I just read a blog that was all about the strength and discipline we gain from our parents and grandparents. It reminded me of my own grandfather. He was a tough old sod. He endured hardship and tragedy. Through it all he maintained dignity. He ... Read more
Yes. I know that I was moaning about the evils of our consumerist culture in my last blog where I discussed walking in the mall to escape the heat!
I went to Old Town instead. The heat was oppressive. I was horrified to find a beautiful new... Read more
I want to go out and walk...maybe at the zoo, or Old Town, or by the river...but it's so darned hot out there!
Don't you dare say "you should walk in a mall!"
1. Mall people are scary. They all look like plastic-coated zombies.
2. Ma... Read more
So, I just read one of those featured articles that SP pops up on my start page every day. It was all about the toxic crap that ends up in protein powders.
I wish there was a place where we could all respond to these informati... Read more
Yesterday I went over my calorie and carb goals.
I could sit here and feel shame. It's easy to beat myself up and tell myself I'm a failure.
I could rationalize it. PMS has definitely kicked in. When I woke up this morning I thought, ... Read more
I'm almost to the end of week #1 and already five pounds are gone!
Sure, most of it was probably water weight, BUT my clothes aren't quite as clingy as they were a week ago...and that's all that matters.
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