Making lemonade or, in this case, meatloaf
We have been blessed this year to join a farm share. So every week we get a pile of fresh produce, meat, eggs, milk... It has been the best thing that ever happened to healthy eating in my house! We start all meal planning with our veggies and o... Read more
Time to begin again
Baby is here! A sweet little boy joined our family a little over a month ago. He is perfect and everything I could hope for. My big kids are just as in love with him as us parent types. In short life is crazy, chaotic, messy, and absolutely gre... Read more
I'm still here!
I am now 22 weeks pregnant and feeling it :). It is hard to have come down in my weight and be back up, but the wiggly little feet make me feel like it is all worth it. I am doing what one should never do at any other time in life and boxing up ... Read more
I changed my mind
I have been feeling my way through sticking with spark people while pregnant and it has been a lot of learning so far and I am sure a lot more to come. For one thing, even modest exercise goals may be unreasonable in the first trimester. For goi... Read more
Doing things differently...
As you may have guessed from my new ticker, I have just found out that I am pregnant with my third kiddo! We are SO excited, and this baby is very, very welcome.
And it is a little weird to be setting aside my weight loss goals before getting... Read more
Healty eating more expensive?
I was really surprised by the percentages on a poll I took this morning. The question was "Is healthy eating more expensive?" The responses were strongly weighted to "yes". I was more than a bit surprised. I know that not everyone is going throu... Read more
So, maybe making a few hundred truffles for Christmas wasn't the best idea...
It really didn't even occur to me before I started making them that maybe having a double boiler full of melted chocolate bubbling and little balls of peppermint fondant and home-made caramel all over my kitchen for a period of a week and a half... Read more
Holy measurements, Batman!
So, I have not really changed weight in a month, I don't feel like my clothes are fitting any different. It has been hard, but I have been keeping with it, because I am really committed to doing the work this time no matter what. This week in pa... Read more
Alright, Plateau, your time has come...
Plateaus are stubborn things. They just sit there, as immovable as a small mountain (with a flat top of course :). But I am getting off this one and it is happening THIS WEEK. I am strong, I am prepared, I know what I need to do, and I am going ... Read more
It is taking all of my positive thinking to stick it out this week. Don't get me wrong, I WILL be sticking it out, but I definitely have had more moments of wanting to throw in the towel the last day or so.
Take today, as a midwife, I don't e... Read more
Well, I have been hovering around the same weight for about a month now. It has annoyed me more some days and less others. Today, IT BUGS ME SOOOOOOO MUCH!!!
What bugs me the most is just that I am feeling helpless to do much about it. Now, I ... Read more
I choose to work toward the life I want TODAY
Realization in the shower (I do all my best thinking in the shower):
I have a life that I want. I know what it will look like, I know what it will feel like. I want it so much I can taste it! But I can't HAVE that life today. I can't just get ... Read more
I'm worth it, and I'm not the only one
This last few months with spark people has been an amazing road. I have taken control of my food, my activity level, and my finances. I feel better physically and emotionally. I genuinely feel like I am living a different life then I was in July... Read more
I joined the de-stress your life challenge this week, and my first quest is to figure out where my stresses come from. Today I think that my biggest stresses came from needing to think about big life choices. My family, in addition to slimming d... Read more
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Stage #2: Why am I eating exactly?
Breakfast, woke up ravenous so I ate!
Morning snack, feeling grumpy kids having snack at toddler class, noticed it had been 2+ hours since breakfast, ate.
Lunch, growling tummy and hungry kids, ate.
Just now, our gorgeous organic produce b... Read more