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I am 66 years old and planning to retire sometime between next year and age 70, 4 years from now. I have such dreams and plans for retirement. I want to write, to volunteer in all kinds of things (literacy, zoo, downtown mission, Second Harves... Read more
I think that's the reason I decided to get back to Spark People. Everything you read says that keeping a log of what you eat increases your chances of actually losing. Spark People is the easiest log (I tried the one that goes with My Pyramid ... Read more
I start a new job on Monday. I'm hoping it will be less stressful, and the hours more regular, so I can find time to exercise and won't be too stressed to diet.
Years ago, while I was working as a cardiac cath lab tech and had just gotten... Read more
Dealing with the stress
I have a really stressful job. Yesterday, someone I work with asked how I dealt with all the stress and I laughingly said "I say "Sh%!" a lot". And when she left and I thought about it, I realized it was true. That is how I deal with all the ... Read more
Exercise cancels anxiety
Anxiety has been such a problem this year. Actually, it's been a major problem since I took my current job, which was a year ago in March. The major manifestation has been fear of mail, fear of all the bills and financial difficulties, even th... Read more
OK, I'm into my 4th week of this. I've lost 9 lbs, though none in the last week, but I figure that's just equilibrating the fairly rapid wt loss I had at the start.
But here it is: I'm now at the point where most of my diets have fallen ... Read more
The Road to Not Losing Weight is Paved with Good Intentions
Again, my intentions were good. I took my grandchildren to McDonald's after church today. My daughter and son-in-law were moving out of my house and into their own, and I was to keep the kids occupied while they moved. McDonald's is the only ... Read more
Diet and wt. loss myth #317
Diet myth #317: There are no calories associated with food eaten at a church supper.
I can see where the tracking log is very useful, but also rather depressing. Our church had our annual Italian Feast tonight, raising money for our yout... Read more
I was brought up, like most of the post World War II generation of boomers, to clean my plate. I always thought part of my obesity was due to that, and didn't want to bring up my children that way. And I didn't; they feel no compulsion to clea... Read more
I ate out tonight: mistake
My intentions were good. I was going to go home from work and have a homemade hamburger with mixed vegetables, which was actually the lunch on my menu. But my daughter, who is currently living with me, along with her husband and my two grandch... Read more
I am a huge television fan. My grandparents were and my mother was and so am I. That's got to be the biggest timewaster.
I'm afraid Sparkpeople, the social part, could get to be a timewaster too, if I do all those networking things and forge... Read more