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Here I am....
I can see the stress on me. It is in every extra inch, roll, and jiggle. I can feel the stress in me. My head hurts, I am struggling with vertigo, and I am dealing with a stress-induced illness. I cannot really control the things causing me ... Read more
Can't believe how lousy I feel yet I still keep eating and eating. Emotional? Don't know but can't take feeling this yucky. I am trying to really focus on the web site side of things to get my head on right. Reading posts, making posts, addi... Read more
Time to get back on track!
Well, after a crazy week of end of year stuff for the 3 kiddos and trekking across country with all three to join up with DH, we are trying to get settled in at our summer place for the next 2 months. Although, I did not do terribly, I have bee... Read more
With a little help from some friends....
I had a few "moments of truth," where I could see myself falling into some bad emotional eating habits. I stayed on course though. Why? By checking in with Spark People. Reading some motivational blogs and message board posts. By getting so... Read more
Borrowing a catch phrase....
One of the popular blog posts last week discussed the idea of having "Faith in the process." I took from the post the idea of not overthinking this whole lifestyle change. Don't get hung up on trying work the system. Track your food and fitne... Read more
Wonderful Mother's Day! Went mountain biking in the morning and then hosted a couple of other families for dinner -- I am one of those who doesn't mind cooking on Mother's Day. Did not track anything. Enjoyed my food, friends, and most of all... Read more
Just in case I was worried, here came the cravings this afternoon. Late afternoon is always the danger zone for me. Today, after picking up 2 of the three kids and a tagalong friend, I was a little hungry and very tired. The kids cracked open... Read more
No more cravings?
Although I am sure this can't last forever, at a little over 2 weeks into Spark and pretty much eating clean for 97% of the time, I have found my cravings for certain items have really been reduced to almost eliminated. In the meantime, my de... Read more
What I am looking forward to.....
So I am trying to not focus on the scale -- although, so far, the numbers have been nice. No weighing in every day, etc. I am weighing in once a week on Wednesdays. I am trying to focus on how I feel as my weight decreases and what I have to ... Read more
Trying to remember what works...
After having my first 2 children, I got down and maintained a healthy weight and was very fit. My third child -- my surprise blessing -- came at age 38. No regrets with her but really regret not getting back to where I was before. (It's not "... Read more
I think, like a lot of people, I would overeat in response to something other than hunger. Bored, tired, sad, mad....I guess I was always trying to eat it away. Add in the times I was eating in celebration, etc. and you can see how things can ... Read more
My favorite "Fast Food."
Mondays and Wednesdays are not kind to our family's dinner hour. I have 2-3 kids in soccer practice (depending on which day,) from 4-7:15pm. It would be so easy to go through drive thru or hit Subawy. There are even healthy options to be had ... Read more
Did my best but definitely did not stay on track last night. But since my usual response is to keep doing poorly after "blowing it," I will pick myself up and go back to my healthy routine today. Interestingly, I slept poorly last night and to... Read more
Have out of town guests/family coming for afternoon and dinner tomorrow. I have planned a meal that allows me to stay on track if I keep my portions in line and skip the birthday cake and stick to fruit. This is "go time," for me. This is whe... Read more
Where is my "Before" picture?
After looking over the web site I decided I wanted to be true to myself and embrace where I am starting from on this journey. So, I decided to add a picture to mark my start. Surprise, surprise! I don't really have any pictures of myself. As ... Read more