I DID IT~!
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
I did it... did what? BROKE 200 lbs!
I haven't been under 200 lbs. in 20 years...
I feel great, but there's no time to rest on my laurels (even though there's a lot less of "my laurels" these ... Read more
30 days of abstinence
Just had to blog about today being my 30th day of abstinence -- no sugar, flour, wheat. It's a journey... and the ride gets bumpy sometimes. But, it's SOOOOOO worth it. Today, I weighed myself for the first time in a month and I have given aw... Read more
No sugar, flour, wheat (and I'm not dead yet!)
Just checking in here to apologize for being AWOL from SP lately.
I finally found a food plan that works - woo hoo! I still have to plan/track my food every day and I really hate to do that (I think I hate it even more than exercise if t... Read more
here we go again!
So, here I am again - about 1 year later...
I tried a nutritionist last year and lost 35 lbs -- however, I was sick over the winter (pneumonia 2 times), so I gave myself permission to "eat my way back to health" (which included ice cream, c... Read more
Well, I'm doing much better with my walking now that it's warm outside -- doing 3 miles in 45 minutes at least 3 times per week! I'm drinking about 80+ oz. of water per day.
But -- I've been with SP for 18 months now and I always sabotage ... Read more
OK - this is it!!!!!!
I'm getting back on track today (even though I've already spent over 1100 calories on lunch - General Tso's Chicken mmmmm - NEVERMIND) I have had an epiphany today (after much prayer and thought) - I need to get focus... Read more
Pick yourself up, brush yourself off, and start all over again!
"Pick Yourself Up"
music by Jerome Kern and lyrics by Dorothy Fields
From the Movie "Swing Time" with Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers
Nothing's impossible, I have found.
For when my chin is on the ground,
I pick myself up, dust myself... Read more
Well, the binge demon is back - it's been lurking around the corner for the past few weeks, but today I gave in -- I just want to eat... already had a banana nut muffin (fruit?) and a snack-size lemon pie (more fruit?) and it's only 10:00 a.m. -... Read more
Happy New Year (better late than never...)
I've had a bumpy road these past few months - got out of the hospital from my second bout with pneumonia just before Christmas -- only to finally figure out last week that all this trauma/pneumonia/hives was a severe allergic reaction to a medic... Read more
Here we go... again
DAY 1 (again) -- I've been bingeing for about 2 weeks now, and I don't even want to weigh myself - but I will weigh in in Friday. Why does it always come back to this????? SP has given me a whole new outlook on living a healthy lifestyle, yet -... Read more
Well, not really so breaking... kind of old news -- I've been "down" (but not out) for the past few weeks with pneumonia - yeah, who knew????!!!!! I went on a women's retreat with my church to beautiful Lancaster, PA (Amish country) on October ... Read more
Today I am with SP for one year (365 days) - When I look back over the past year, I can definitely see how SP has changed my life and outlook on food -- I've lost about 30 lbs (depending on TOM) -- but mostly, I'm eating healthier than I have i... Read more
The weather is beautiful, and I'm feeling great! Just had to come here and start journaling (not one of my best habits). I'm fitting into a lot of clothes I haven't worn in 5 years - woo hoo! This journey is difficult, but the rewards are ins... Read more
Day 2 binge free - yippee! The gallstone pain seems to have subsided for now, but I'm still being vigilant with my eating habits - now I'm making sure I get more fruits & veggies throughout the day.
I did walk last night for 60 minutes (a ... Read more
Today is a new day?
OK, so I've been in pain from my gallstones/gallbladder since Friday... Today is the first day that I'm just feeling crampy (not really pain). I've started to eat again, but am still taking olive oil by the tbsp 2x daily (YUK) and drinking herb... Read more