Pushing the "Restart" Button
I was just on a trip with my mom for an annual church conference. We are both unhappy with our weight, and re-committing to getting more healthy. We both have had weight loss success in the past and know what we need to do, we just haven't been ... Read more
Disney, Here We Come!
Well, not until November, but the planning has started!
We were invited quite a while ago to spend this Thanksgiving with family friends who live in Pennsylvania. Well, the husband is in the Air Force and they are being transferred to Orlan... Read more
Every once in a while I'm going to come on here to celebrate 5 successes from my day--as a reminder that I do a lot of things right, even if I also fall short of some of my goals. I thought about making this a daily journal assignment and then r... Read more
A New Motivation
My mom and I have both had swimming with dolphins on our "bucket list" for a long time, and have both said we want to lose weight before getting in wetsuits and having our pictures taken.
Well, the family friend who invited us to spend Than... Read more
Goals and Rewards
Wow, I didn't realize it had been 10 months since I blogged. Time to get back to using that as one of my accountability tools!
Today I decided to take the mini-goals from my signature block on SP and attach non-food rewards to them. I decid... Read more
This is a follow up to my last blog post so it probably won't make any sense if you haven't read that one, LOL!
My lawyer tried to call my ex only to find his phone has been disconnected. So she emailed him, and surprisingly, he answered ve... Read more
Proud of myself for not stress eating
Well. The "old me" would have gone downstairs tonight and eaten a bunch of junk food.
My eleven-year old son wants to change his last name to mine, and his father (who has not so much as called him in two and a half years) responded to the ... Read more
My daily task for SparkCoach today is to blog about time-wasters in my life and how I could put that time to better use.
My culprits are usually Internet timekillers: I spend too much time online. If I set aside specific times for getting o... Read more
I've been gluten free for a little over a week now. (I didn't write down the day I started and wish I had...oops!)
I lost 1.7 pounds this week, which might or might not be all about the dietary change, but I'm eager to see if the trend cont... Read more
"Second Look" Mammogram
On November 6th, I had my routine mammogram. At the time, I had forgotten that I'd had one the year before, and had tried to have the imaging center I went to in Washington several years ago send what I thought was my most recent mammogram from ... Read more
This is not the first time I've left the 190s but I am determined that it will be the last.
I still have a lot of other milestones to hit; many of them are in my signature on SP so that I can visibly and semi-publicly hold myself accountabl... Read more
Coming up on four years
I joined SP in December of 2009 (very late in the month, almost New Year's). I had fairly immediate success, losing about 20 pounds in the first six months of 2010. I did it by tracking all my food and exercise, walking my son to and from school... Read more
30 Days of Thankfulness
I usually do this on Facebook but decided this year, I want to put it all in one place where I can look at it in a list form, so I'm doing it as a blog entry I will edit throughout the month. (I'll aim to edit daily but if I don't have time to g... Read more
Rising to the Challenge
A couple of teammates have posted a blog answering the challenge to list 5 things they like about their bodies, and commented on how hard it was because of negative self-talk. I realized this is something I should do too, and it wasn't easy, but... Read more
Emotional Eating, But Not Anymore
Well, I got some very bad news last week, and the combination of that and being on vacation put me right into nearly a week of emotional eating--not huge amounts of food, but comfort food rather than healthy food.
I'm not going to focus on ... Read more
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