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I was asked to pray - please pass this request on for me.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010      23 comments

Here is the note I received in my email today: Hi Guys, Sorry I'm not writing you individually but just wanted to let you all know that I could use your prayers. Last Tuesday I went to the doctor as I was having some slight bleeding a... Read more

2 down - 2 to go!

Monday, November 29, 2010      13 comments

Bring on Christmas - I am going to be soooo ready! 2 lbs down already and 2 more to go! emoticon Read more

Another day with oops...

Saturday, November 27, 2010      13 comments

**Sat, 11/27, was NOT a good day, lol. But the leftovers are gone now! I hate throwing away food and it gave me a day of 'tapering off' so it too is good. I finished up the slivers of pies (just like drugs, you can't stop cold-turkey... Read more

Do NOT crash diet! Just go back to normal eating.

Friday, November 26, 2010      27 comments

I started yesterday at 117 - this morning I was 118.9 - you know what? I think that is awesome and I thanked My Lord for my bounty yesterday! What is 2 lbs in the grand scheme of things? I saw, I conquered, I ate, lol, about 3500 calories... Read more

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 25, 2010      10 comments

... now begins the countdown to Christmas!... Read more

Have a Hug instead!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010      20 comments

Sometimes when I feel munchie - I go to Ray and ask for a hug. Actually, I go to Ray and ask him if he needs a hug. Same difference, but it sounds like I am doing him a favor. It seems to work for both of us. Try it next time y... Read more

Another week, another chance!

Sunday, November 14, 2010      9 comments

Since I quit worrying about what I am eating (yes, I still log faithfully), I am noticing my weight isn't fluctuating nearly as much as before. Yes, I still go up and down, but it doesn't seem to be such drastic jumps. So I am blogging what I ... Read more

What are hunger pains?

Sunday, November 07, 2010      18 comments

According to what I read, excerpt below, it is definitely hunger pains as they do disappear with food! I am going to look at this as just another "proof" that I am finally at my ideal weight. Even though I am not consciously hungry, my b... Read more

Thank you Spark Buddies!!

Saturday, November 06, 2010      12 comments

I am going to try having some instant cream of wheat every morning before my walk. Since the pain stops after eating, I am going to see if it is hunger. I added a mini-bagel with a smear of Peanut Butter - about 300 calories total. Al... Read more

Interesting...

Friday, November 05, 2010      16 comments

This week has been very interesting indeed - not my *ideal* eating week but let's let the numbers speak for themselves, shall we? 10/31 - 116.3 - I ate 1649 calories and had a deficit of -182 11/1 - 116.4 - I ate 1925 calories and was ove... Read more

It's November already??

Monday, November 01, 2010      17 comments

I just don't know where this year has gone! In just a few weeks Thanksgiving will be upon us! It's never too late to prepare for the annual feasting! Read more

daily chuckle

Wednesday, October 27, 2010      24 comments

I saw this in a 'signature' today at another website and thought it was cute: "Women are Angels. When someone breaks our wings we simply continue to fly on a broomstick.... We're flexible like that." Read more

I have discovered the Mini-Bagel!

Monday, October 25, 2010      19 comments

WooHoo! Thomas's makes Bagels, Bagel Thins and the Mini Bagel! I've tried them all and I must say, I am very impressed with the Mini Bagel! All the chewy without all the calories! I tried the Bagel Thins (think flat bagel with the ... Read more

The difference in guesstimates vs estimates...

Tuesday, October 19, 2010      22 comments

The difference in guesstimates vs estimates... Today's rude awakening affected my Sunday calories. I guesstimated that my Coconut Custard Pie slice was 190, eating 1/6th of the pie. The true estimate was 518. I say estimate bec... Read more

Ending Emotional Eating!

Sunday, October 17, 2010      11 comments

When I was doing my article reading (gotta get those spark points!), I happened to notice there is a series called SparkPeople's Mind Over Body series, a 10-step program to ending emotional eating and creating a permanent healthy lifestyle. ... Read more


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