Still hanging on
When last I wrote, I was seeking renewed motivation, especially with two weddings coming up. Here I am, between the two weddings, and still in about the same place. I'm up a bit (5 pounds) as a result of the first wedding in June. Need to get... Read more
Get back to it
Ive just come back from a business trip to Germany. I feel like I'm out of control--eating too much of healthy foods, and many less than healthy foods, too. I have two daughters getting married this summer--one in June and one in August. Star... Read more
Im flying home from the east coast today. As I went through security, the TSA agent looks at me, looks at my license, looks back at me and says. "Well, I must say, you've lost a lot of weight and you are looking good!"
I told him thanks an... Read more
Last evening my husband and I were meeting some friends for dinner. He took the bus downtown, and I walked from my office to his bus stop. He was standing by Nordstrom, scanning the crowd, looking for me.
It was kind of fun to watch him look ... Read more
no weight loss since January
My scales have been stubborn.
My body is rebelling.
I will prevail.
I will patiently wait for my body to feel safe to start loosing again.
In the meantime, I'm now wearing a pair of jeans that are a size 10.
Don't ca... Read more
My blood pressure this morning was 110/74. This time last year, it was 124/82 and that was with medication. No meds anymore. Hurrah for healthy eating, weight loss and exercise!... Read more
The winners weren't my choices, but we had a fun party watching. Too many carb snacks.... Read more
Scale stuck? Try eating more
I know that sounds like an error in the title. The scale's not moving, and I'm suggesting that you eat more?
It works for me. I think that when the scale creeps to a halt, my usual reaction is to cut back to the low side of my daily range... Read more
Bought a new pair of pants today in a 12P. Can't remember the last time I bought a 12--but I'm sure it was at least 15 years ago.
(and I still have a long way to go.)... Read more
Hang up the phone!
It is possible to be too connected. Not on SparkPeople teams, message boards or blogs, of course! But, I do wish people would be more considerate of others when using their mobile phones.
Yesterday I was listening to a podcast while ridin... Read more
Struggling with success
I'm struggling with my own success. I feel good about my progress through Spark People, losing 57 pounds in a year. There are no clothes in my closet that I wore a year ago. Every day someone compliments me.
Ive been at this place befor... Read more
I am not a failure
A year ago today, I signed up with SparkPeople. I knew it would be a week or so before I really embarked on the SparkPeople plan, as my birthday is 5 January, and I knew I wasn't starting anything before we went out for a special dinner to cele... Read more
I love the holidays. We have a big house and a big family, and a great tradition of opening our home to people without family. We had 23 around the table and a wonderful collection of foods.
I really felt the impact of Spark People this week... Read more
The grim reaper
This has been a hard year.
A friend died tonight after fighting melanoma for more than a year. She left a husband of 25 years, two sons and a million grieving friends.
I lost another friend this summer to glioblastoma.
And another dear fr... Read more
Being in the moment, yet working toward a goal
This weekend I've been reflecting on the fact that I am far more willing, and able, to be present in the moment than I have at any other point in my life. By this I mean that I am very conscious of my actions right now, and I am very comfortabl... Read more
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