My skinny on skinny...
I was watching a commercial the other day and a particular woman in the commercial was that lovely kind of skinny and what popped in to my mind at that moment was, "it must be easier to be skinny" That got me to thinking about what that easy mea... Read more
Words We Live By
As I surf around here each day to see what my fellow Sparkfriends are up to it got me to thinking about the words we live by, the words we use to define ourselves. A few words I see used quite a bit and have used to describe myself is "The Fat ... Read more
Want vs Need
This is a common ideal in many things we do in life but I think in the battle for weight loss it is one of the most common occurrences of all . Do we want the ice cream or do we need the ice cream? Thinking logically, of course we don't need ... Read more
Something that is mine
This past weekend for me was well, boring. When I find myself in that position I find myself head first into a box of crackers. That got me to thinking once again about that role food plays in my life. I literally thought to myself on Saturd... Read more
How my job affects my weight
What do you want to be when you grow up? That is a question that has been haunting me for years. I think people who know what they want to be and then achieve it, are truly amazing. I wanted to be many things of course, we go through so ma... Read more
What role does food play?
I don’t 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
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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