Some may have noticed that my weight tracker has not moved.
That is on purpose. I get too obsessed with that scale, even though we know there are supposed to be ups and downs in this weight loss game. The drops on weight sure motivated, but... Read more
The problem with cereal.
I cannot eat just one bowl. I talk myself into two. And it is so easy to pour and eat before rationality kicks back in.
So now I just ate breakfast and lunch. Or lunch and snack. Haven't gone over my calorie count yet, but it doesn't leave... Read more
Back in the game!
Here's wishing a strong thursday to all of you, too!
I know we are of many faiths and we take many paths to God, so I am grateful for your patience and honor those who take a different path than mine, but, I have to s... Read more
Intercession for hopeless causes
I've slipped back into old patterns this third week back, undoing the work of the first two weeks.
Then, I had the depressing thought that I've been struggling with this for 30 years, sometimes succeeding wonderously, & in the last few year... Read more
That phrase, "too skinny" and the thought that other people will someday actually say that to me is my motivation for today, this week, this year, forever.
Yes, motivation should come from within, and it does, but, as this entire website pr... Read more
The Spark Nutrition tracker is telling me I eat way too much salt, even when the calories are in check.
I was relying too heavily on Zero Calorie Walden Farm dressings, and I figured that was where the sodium spike came from, but today I t... Read more
I'll do it.
"You've got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was."
Turning to Irish sayings today for a little fun motivation.... Read more
What me? Panic over creeping calories?
Well, well well. I had a wonderful Spark streak last week. But the the fourth of July hit. Lost a bit of control on two of the last three days.
Okay so a little back tracking, and now all that hard work has been a bit undone, and I slowed ... Read more
Not letting the calories creep back up.
Starting today, I am going to watch those calories and really get them back in line!
I have led a dangerous trend the last three days and gone over my calorie limit, at first just so slightly, then on Friday just a little bit more, then yes... Read more
Read Julia's featured blog about starting over. It is so inspiring, and so nice to see how she and all the spark people responding to her featured blog travel this same start and fail, start and fail, start again with determination road to perfe... Read more
Full steam ahead.
Day three of back-at-it skinny eating. After years of going up and down the scale, and finally learning the hard way about how to eat right, the one thing I know for sure is that I have to make that " day 3" goal.
If I can get past th... Read more
Sparkpeople is not to blame.
I love Sparkpeople, I really do. But once I sign on, I don't get anything done!!!
I gotta post this, and track that, then check into some inspiring Sparkettes and Sparkmen ....
BUT GUYS, my house looks like it was hit by a tornado. Okay, ... Read more
"You're getting too skinny!"
No one has ever said that to me ... "You're getting too skinny!" Not that I can remember.
The closest comment somewhat like that was, "Oh you'll never be heavy." But that was at several years ago. I knew I was puffing up, but kept pushing i... Read more
Years ago as a teen, I remember one Weight Watchers meeting in particular.
This was long before points, when the tracking and goals were very much like what we do here on SparkPeople. Balance food and count calories, and (I committed to he... Read more
Dark Chocolate ...
About a year ago I read another Sparkette's blog about dark chocolate. Hmmm... I could have dark chocolate?!!!
So I've been stewing about it for a year. Yesterday I stood in the chocolate aisle for about 30 minutes reading labels and cocoa... Read more
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