I've reached 25 lbs. lost and this feels like the most significant milestone I've hit so far. Yeah, yeah. I've been here before, but not like this. It just FEELS more significant than before. Or maybe it seems to. I guess you always think it wil... Read more
What I've Learned This Week
Well, I'm in a new "Ville". Really exciting stuff... I know this town will come with its own set of challenges, triumphs and adversity.
What have I learned this week? I've learned that I'm much more of an emotional eater than I thought I w... Read more
Well, Knock Me Over With a Feather
I went on a mini-vacation this weekend, and had a ball. I performed at the San Jose Jazz Festival, and got a very warm reception. I spent a lot of time in airports, eating fast food out of necessity, but I also got a bit of 'vacation brain' whil... Read more
Developing a Mindset for Weight Loss
I've recently been enlisted to coach my sister and brother in law in their weight loss efforts. Here are some thoughts I jotted down for them to meditate on for their first week of coaching.
Developin... Read more
If Thy Key Lime Pie Offends Thee...Cut it Off?
Well, as some of you know, I've had a bit of a rough food week this week. It seems that no matter which way I went, there was some challenge jumping out of the bushes to meet me. I haven't had one of those weeks in a while.
I've had trouble... Read more
Could I Go That Far?
I was updating my goals on my Spark Page, and something occurred to me. I could lose 50 lbs. by the end of the year. GASP.
I never thought of it that way. I'm doing my best to enjoy the journey, and take things day by day, but when I start... Read more
Joy of joys!
If you read my last blog post, you know that I called into the crimestoppers hotline to prevent myself from committing an offence against my healthy eating plan.
I'm glad to report this morning that it worked! Not only d... Read more
I'm going to attempt to prevent a crime before it happens.
I am a sugar addict of the highest order, so everyday, I allow myself a sweet treat. Today, that was to be ice cream. I was looking forward to my little indulgence after I got off w... Read more
What's the Deal With Beef?
I've been tracking my calories for a few months now, and I've noticed something. When I eat beef, I normally don't lose any weight. I've gotten in the habit of weighing myself everyday, because I find it helps me to be more conscious of what I p... Read more
Dealing with Change
This is my last day at home for a while. I work as a jazz singer, voice over artist and sometimes actress. I occasionally do temp assignments to boost my income. I'm starting a new assignment tomorrow, and I'm a little concerned that it will sty... Read more
Does This Really Matter?
As I was putting a dash of fiber in my chili today, the thought occurred to me -- "Does this really matter? I know how chronically low my fiber levels have been lately -- probably all my life. Does putting this little dash of fiber in my chili r... Read more
I'm back to counting calories. I had attempted 'intuitive eating' rather than counting calories, but that was just too much freedom for me. That's like asking a drunk to decide when he's had enough. It just didn't fly.
The calorie counting... Read more
I've been tracking my food very carefully for a few weeks now, and I've noticed something important: When my protein levels are low, I tend to overeat. I knew protein was important, but I'm really surprised at how consistent my overeating is whe... Read more
Where I AM
I'm still on the journey. Here's where things stand now:
I was losing for a few weeks when I decided to stop eating after 4pm. Eventually, I stopped losing, even when stopping eating after 4pm. In the last couple of weeks, I had started gai... Read more
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Hi Spark People
Okay, I'm a flaky Sparker, but I'm glad to be back. I've been through a lot of ups and downs with my weight (literally) since I last visited the site. I've been through calorie-counting and the Weigh Down Workshop in the last 2 years. I learned ... Read more