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THE SCALE IS MY FRIEND. THE SCALE IS MY FRIEND. THE SCALE IS MY FRIEND. Have to keep reminding myself when it seems to move in miniscule increments. I'm doing everything right--tracking every bite, varying my workouts, staying connected with... Read more
Success out! Woohoo!
Happy December 1st, friends! The first thing I did on SP this morning was copy the Editor's Choice calendar, 31 Days to Healthier Holidays. This is a precarious time of year for foodies, and I need all the help I can get if I want to NOT GAIN,... Read more
My, that feels good!
Here I am after 3 & 1/2 months! I've amazed myself: I've stuck with it, honest to goodness changed my eating habits, and have made exercise a daily routine instead of a "should".
I love the way my clothes are fitting. Even when I last ... Read more
WATER BY THE NUMBER!
75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated.
37% of Americans mistake dehydration for hunger.
Mild dehydration will slow one's metabolism 3%.
Dehydration is the number 1 trigger of daytime fatigue.
A 2% drop in body water can... Read more
LOST AND FOUND
LOST: old habit of unlimited sampling while I cook. I had to taste a couple of things today that aren't from recipes--and it felt downright strange to eat while cooking!
LOST: the desire to empty a can of cashews. I counted out a few an... Read more
SNEAKY PACKAGING! GRR!
I am so provoked, both with myself and with sneaky packaging. Here's my story.
Today for lunch, I had a delicious can of water-packed sardines (not my preferred packed in olive oil). Yeah, I know; not everyone thinks sardines are worth ... Read more
LOVES RAINY DAYS
My status this morning read,"Sableness loves rainy days!" OK, CHATTYKAY, here's what it's like.
I awake to the sound of gentle rainfall, droplets dancing on the hibiscus leaves outside the bedroom window. I've slept well, thanks be, and a... Read more
GIVE US THIS DAY - NOV BLESSING
May you and I and all our SparkPeople community achieve our goals for this month. Help us not to be discouraged if the scale gets stuck, or worse, rises like a hot air balloon.
Keep alive in us the motivation we need to keep going on thi... Read more
Note to self: be careful what you ask for. You might get it.
I told my spiritual director that I was looking for ways to help out my hard-working husband. All the overtime makes it hard for him to keep up with things. As I mentioned in... Read more
DON'T WAIT TILL YOU
DON'T WAIT UNTIL YOU FEEL LIKE IT - More inspiration from Messies Anonymous, apropos to everything we're doing with SparkPeople! Here goes:
JUST DO IT - do not wait till you feel like it. Just move your body through the motions like a rob... Read more
JUST DO IT - BUT HOW?
My daily email from Messies Anonymous is one of my prime motivators. Today's message is so apt for both my ongoing project of simplifying and organizing my home as well as for my SparkPeople goals, so I'd like to share it with you.
NEW MES... Read more
This site is truly amazing. The thing I'm noticing most at just over two months and 15 lbs down is how full and satisfied I am within my 1300-1600 calorie range. I'd never have believed that I could eat so well, so much less in some ways and m... Read more
WHAT DOES YOUR HEART SAY?
After two days, I gave notice at my new job and feel very good about having done so. I was concerned from the first about air quality--lots of dust, probable mold. Asthma runs in my family, and I already have airborne allergies.
On the ... Read more
Great report at dr visit!
:-) I actually looked forward to today's checkup. I printed up a few of my SparkPeople trackers to share with my doctor to show her what I've been doing that accounts for the 15 lbs I've lost so far. Of course, it didn't look that way on her ... Read more
NEW JOB - NOW WHAT?
WHOOHOO! After being out of work for 18 months, I have a job, starting tomorrow! It sounds like just what I need, number of hours, similar work, etc, but I'm out of practice! This will mean a whole new routine, including packing lunches. I n... Read more