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What role does food play?
I donít know about you, but I start thinking about what I am going to eat for dinner before I have even finished my breakfast and today and most of the past weekend was no exception. You might be saying to yourself right now, that seems good, ... Read more
The Social Situation
I consider myself a extroverted introvert. On the surface I seem pretty outgoing, I am not shy in front of strangers but if you put me in a room with my peers, I become a different person, self conscious, unsure of myself, a plain old nervous w... Read more
That kind of hunger...
Have you had ever had the kind of hunger that food just does not feed? Yesterday I had that kind of hunger. For me it starts out like true hunger. I remember thinking to myself right before lunch that I was having what I deem "one of my hung... Read more
Stuffing is for Thanksgiving not for Emotions
In a therapy session long ago the counselor described my habits of drinking, emotional eating and spending as stuffing my emotions to fill the emotional void I had experienced through out my life. That really resonated with me. Then I ready a ... Read more
I have been known to do a lot of things when something disappointing happens in my life, and those things usually lead to greater disappointment. So, I thought I would take a few minutes to do some managing, because I know I am facing disappoi... Read more
Day 9 of 31 Days to Unbreakable Resolutions
I printed the January calender here from Spark entitled "31 Days to Unbreakable Resolutions" and I have been working each day.
Day 9 suggests creating a motivational collage with pictures and encouraging words and posting it somewhere wher... Read more
That is the new header on my home page, tackling it. So I thought I would incorporate that phase into tackling my goals for 2012.
I am not sure I wrote out any goals in 2011 but rather would continue work on the goals I put down on pap... Read more
I have to admit that I am pretty sick of thinking about and logging food. For the most part, my diet is healthy. My problems with weight lie more in emotional eating and in turn portion control. To me one kind of goes with the other, you begi... Read more
Wandering I go....
Last week I had an off week. I had the blues and just felt out of sorts. The interesting part is, I am not sure why. I do know what set things in motion though, an email. I am amazed by the power of words, especially, in the form of email... Read more
It is hard to just be....
Well, at least for me it is hard to just be happy with, who I am, the number on the scale, what I look like, what I do for a living. The list goes on.....and something tells me that I am not alone in these feelings. So, I asked myself the que... Read more
Keep your Spark close and your Spark Friends closer
I was reading a blog the other day written by KITHKINCAID about an amazing date she had and it got me to thinking about what a HUGE part of my life Spark People is and how much I enjoy following the lives of my friends.
For most of us this... Read more
Encouraging with Discouragement????
I have read a few blogs from different people lately about others who are less then supportive on a site designed for support? That completely flabbergasts me????
Even though we post pictures and share very personal experiences, we are st... Read more
I am an insecure person by nurture. Yes, you did not read it incorrectly, by nurture, not nature. When we come out of the womb naked and thrown on the scale for the first time, we don't care about the numbers on the scale or worry about how... Read more
Who's really in control?
I had a frustrating week last week and with frustrating situations comes the inevitability of how I am going to handle them. As my weekend began, how I handled them really got me thinking about who is really in control.
When I got home... Read more
What does "limbo" got to do with it....
Last night I was feeling uneasy and what I eventually said to myself was a feeling of limbo. In the midst of this analyzing I was eating, and saying to myself, "you know you are going over your calories for today, but you know what, that is ok... Read more