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Still Obsessing over Maintenance
I can't quit worrying about the effort it is going to take to maintain this weight loss. I know SO MANY people (myself included) who have regained at least part and sometimes ALL of the weight they worked so hard to lose. Every day is a struggle... Read more
It Drives Me Crazy
I do a lot of things wrong, I admit it. I screw up from time to time. BUT...when I have not screwed up, yet get blamed for making an error, or worse yet, made to look like it was my error when it was not, I get UPSET.
Yesterday my supervis... Read more
WOW--I was named a Spark Motivator!
What a nice surprise on a Monday morning! And I have had so many notes on my page from complimentary people. I read someone's blog yesterday about how GREAT Spark is--no one is nasty or condescending here. There is no need for a moderator on thi... Read more
People are Talking About Me BEHIND MY BACK!
Twice yesterday, someone told me that people were talking about me and my huge weight loss. At work, during their potato chip tasting, one of the ladies told me they were all asking how I had lost so much weight SO FAST! She said she told them (... Read more
Why does food have to taste so darned good?
The department where I work (at a major state University) shares the building with the Food Science Department. This morning there are signs up all over the building to come to their food tasting survey at 10:00 this morning. They have a Food Pr... Read more
Going Back Would be So Easy...
I know I need to be careful, or I could go back to being that 328 pound woman in a second. I have a skinny picture of myself from 1980 on my fridge right now, it's supposed to be for inspiration. But maybe I need to put a picture of myself from... Read more
They announced yesterday afternoon that the University where I work would be closed today--the students were due to be coming back from winter break, since classes for the 2nd semester were scheduled to start today--so I guess they thought trave... Read more
My Kids & I have started a Family Biggest Loser Challenge
Chris, my youngest son (24), who is the hardest working kid I know, lost about 75 pounds about 4 years ago. He & his then girlfriend started exercising and eating right and both of them dropped substantial weight. They eventually broke up, but C... Read more
Pictures of me squeezing into my new size 14 pants!
I knew the size 16's were getting kinda big, so decided to try on a couple pair of size 14's the last time I went shopping. OMG--I was shopping in the REGULAR sized womens' section of the store. Do you know how long it's been since I could shop ... Read more
I hit my (interim) 60th Birthday Goal!
A year ago when I started this journey, I decided I wanted to be below 200 lbs. by my 60th birthday. In July 2009, I weighed 328 pounds, but when I went to the doctor for a check-up in December, somehow I had lost 24 lbs. That loss inspired me, ... Read more
Down a Pound after a Wonderful Christmas--For a Total Loss of 141 lbs. Pictures Included!
I really tried not to eat too too much over the Christmas holiday. It wasn't easy and I wasn't 100% successful, but I think I did okay. We had one of my married sons and his family out on Christmas Eve (the other married son was with his in-laws... Read more
Simply Having a Wonderful Christmas Time!
NOW--the Holiday season has started in earnest, the countdown is on and temptation is at a peak! Saturday night, my son & his wife hosted a family dinner for my side of the family, which is just my brother, his wife and their two grown daughters... Read more
HCG--is it for me???
A co-worker of mine has done the HCG diet/drops several times, evidently you can only do it for so long and then you have to be off it for a period of time, or the drops lose their appetite suppressing effect. I guess you only eat about 500 calo... Read more
Designated Fat Girl
I started reading the book, Designated Fat Girl, by Jennifer Joyner this weekend. She talks about her binge eating in the beginning of the book, which just makes me hungry for unhealthy food. All I have to do is read about ordering a Big Mac wit... Read more
Coming up on my one-year anniversary
Okay, a year ago on Dec. 14, I had a dr. appointment, it was just a check-up for my consistently, high blood pressure which could not be controlled by FIVE, yes FIVE drugs I took, and I complained to him that I experienced a pounding heart upon ... Read more