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Waste Not, Want Not
I have had a revelation. It seems so silly and simple, I'm a little embarrassed to confess this.
There are many reasons and factors contributing to my tendency to overeat. One of them is that I would eat something so it wouldn't go to w... Read more
I Want This
It's very difficult to stay focused on my mission, especially since one of my favorite things to do is eat very unhealthy foods and large, large portions. I medicate with food, I celebrate with food, I mourn with food. I have to reel myself in... Read more
So here I am again, after slacking off and ignoring my responsibility for 3 years. How did I do on my own without Spark People? Not good! In fact, as you would guess, I gained about 30 pounds!
Now I've once again had enough and am givi... Read more
Mission on Hold
Feeling a little defeated.
I have this toe issue that has gotten to the point where I can't even put on my shoes to go to the gym. Having surgery to fix the problem but until then and while recovering, I'm stuck.
I will still track my... Read more
Happy and unhappy
I'm very happy to have found this wonderful SparkPeople site. I'm very disgusted and unhappy about seeing recent photos of myself. It tends to be more of a discouragement than a source of motivation, but I'm sticking with it. I do notice a ch... Read more
I DID it!
After weeks of hemming and hawing and rationalizing that I can do this by myself, I have finally broken down and joined Shapes Total Fitness today. Most of my apprehension has been that I'll pay all that money only to make excuses every day to ... Read more
Dear Fellow Sparkers
As much as I have found this to be the most helpful, caring, and supportive environment, I wish I didn't have the need to be here. But I do need to be here, and I am very happy that you're all here supporting me and each other. You make me wan... Read more
Bye, Bye Gravy (song parody to "Bye Bye Baby" by Frankie Valli)
If you tell me that I must lose weight…
Can't suck it in any longer….. oooohhhhh
I just gotta say
Bye Bye Gravy, Gravy goodbye
(bye gravy, gravy bye bye)
Bye spaghetti and chocolate pie
(bye gravy, gravy bye bye)
Food is s... Read more
I thought today would never get here!
Long week at work. Lots of conflict. Lots of going around the block just to get across the street. Lots of communication malfunction. Lots of Grrrrrs and Aarrrghs.
And now the weekend has arriv... Read more
Today my heart goes out to all the men and women in uniform defending our freedom and our country as well as their families, particularly the ones who have made the ultimate sacrifice. I'm angrily against our getting into this war in the first ... Read more
Trying to Stay Positive
Just a stream of consciousness....
Trying this JUDDD plan where every other day is fasting (under 500 calories). It's going fairly well as far as staying within my intake ranges. We shall see on Monday (my weigh-in day) just how well it's... Read more
On My Soap Box
I am frustrated. I have a friend who is not well. She has MS and has just found out her kidneys are failing. Her labs also showed her cholesterol is very high, 300. Based on research we have both done, we are seeing conflicts in information ... Read more
Today I am feeling afraid. I feel afraid that I'm jumping into this with both feet right now, and then I'll do what I have always done in the past: eventually feel like I'm depriving myself of things, like I'm being punished. I know that is n... Read more
Today is the First Day of the Rest of My Life...
I have to start somewhere, right? I've been tracking what I eat, and it's really no surprise to me t... Read more