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Results from Week 6 and the 3 S's

Sunday, August 19, 2012      3 comments

The scale looked exactly the same today as it did last week -- neither up nor down. That is a good thing considering that I had two of the three special events this past week. I got through the first one without much trouble, but the other one w... Read more

Showing Self-Appreciation

Wednesday, August 15, 2012      3 comments

I had an interesting conversation with my 6-year-old daughter, my dear Miss M, last night: Miss M (trying to make her hands like the hooves on Olivia the Pig*): It would be hard to hold on to anything with two fingers! Me: Yes, it woul... Read more

Results from Week 5 & Lessons Learned

Sunday, August 12, 2012      3 comments

The scale gods smiled on me today -- I am down 1.5 lbs from last week emoticon Given that I had gained a pound last... Read more

WARNING: This Post is a Downer

Wednesday, August 08, 2012      4 comments

So after Sunday's pep talk, I thought, "Alright, I got this. I can do this." And every day this week has started out well -- getting in a healthy breakfast, a nutritious lunch, exercising every day -- but then I crash and burn starting in late a... Read more

Results from Week 4 & Gaining Perspective

Sunday, August 05, 2012      5 comments

I may as well cut to the chase -- I gained a pound. I didn't exactly say "Oops!" like THINNYGINNY reported in one of her blog posts, but I didn't go into a self-loathing episode, either. It bummed me out, to be sure, but I stopped and thoug... Read more

The Importance of Struggles

Tuesday, July 31, 2012      0 comments

I just read a really cool blog post from SOULWOMAN's blog: http://www.sparkpeople.com/m
ypage_public_journal_indiv
idual.asp?blog_id=4994668 It talks about... Read more

Week 3 and Starting Over -- Sort of

Monday, July 30, 2012      3 comments

For this morning's weigh-in, I lost another 1.5 lbs, for a total of 19 lbs gone! I was happy to see that given that this past week was a bit up and down, especially with my appetite. Weeks 1 and 2 went along well, and then the first part of... Read more

Observations from the Successes of Others

Saturday, July 28, 2012      1 comments

I have been reading many stories about people's journeys to their healthier selves, paying particular attention to the ones who have lost 100+ pounds since I am in that same boat. What keys to success could I glean from their experiences that I ... Read more

Chasing Rainbows

Thursday, July 26, 2012      3 comments

Earlier this week, my six-year-old daughter came bounding down the stairs to start the day. As I was continuing to get ready, I heard her call out, "Mama, come quick! See t... Read more

Making Time for Exercise

Monday, July 23, 2012      2 comments

I have a love-hate relationship with exercise. Oddly enough, I love exercise itself (dang, did I just really say that? No way I would have said that 15 or so years ago...) But, really, it's true. I love to feel my muscles moving -- and the... Read more

Results from Week 2

Monday, July 23, 2012      2 comments

So I got up this morning, nervous about what I might see on the scale (when will I stop letting that thing intimidate me?) But I stepped on, and it was good news -- down another 6.5 lbs for a total of 17.5 lbs lost! Phew! That made for a ha... Read more

LOVING the Food Tracker

Saturday, July 21, 2012      3 comments

With the major diets I have gone on in my life, there has been some component of tracking food. Two of those involved writing what I ate on a piece of paper or in a booklet. ... Read more

Healthy Habits: Weekly Meal Planning

Wednesday, July 18, 2012      0 comments

Meal planning was not even a blip on my screen for the first 20 years of my adult life. I mean, yes, I understood what it was, but I didnít make it a part of my weekly tasks. I just did what many people do Ė kept general staples in the house, ca... Read more

Healthy Habits: Eating at the Table

Tuesday, July 17, 2012      4 comments

When I was growing up, meals rarely happened around the kitchen table. Only when there was some sort of family gathering (usually around the holidays) or when there was a s... Read more

Results from Week 1

Sunday, July 15, 2012      4 comments

Today was the first weigh-in since starting back with Spark People. I felt so many things -- nervous, excited, scared. I was wondering where all of this was coming from since, as I said yesterday, there had been an unusual calm about this all du... Read more


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