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Day 1.1: My new "nothing off limits, everything counts" approach

Monday, November 23, 2015      5 comments

Some time ago I joined Weight Watchers for about 38 seconds. I have nothing at all against WW; it works great for many people. It just wasn't for me. But one concept I did take away from my time with WW was the notion that no food should be... Read more

Day 1: Proud of myself

Monday, November 23, 2015      2 comments

I have to admit I have never paid much attention to the trophies SparkPeople gives out. I never fully considered the motivational value of these little rewards for various jobs well done, from nutrition to exercise streaks to spinning the Spark ... Read more

Day 1: I haven't been honest

Thursday, November 19, 2015      4 comments

I read a great story at the NYT website the other day about the journey of a guy who lost 150 pounds by using a calorie tracker (not SparkPeople, unfortunately). The story chronicled the man's ups and downs over the course of the 18 months or so... Read more

Day 1: Starting a new streak

Friday, November 13, 2015      3 comments

Yesterday my previous diet streak of, what, 11 or 12 days (?) came to an end. I'm not sad. I think it's healthy to loosen the reins and make merry every now and then. I did exactly that yesterday, and I indulged with mindfulness. I'm not saying ... Read more

Day 1: A fresh start in all aspects of life

Thursday, November 12, 2015      3 comments

Yesterday evening I blew up at my mother. It was completely unacceptable on my part. My mom has dementia (along with a couple of other problems that affect her cognition). She cannot be held fully responsible for her behavior. But I c... Read more

Day 1: It takes willpower...for awhile

Tuesday, November 10, 2015      3 comments

It was another good calorie day for me. I had to summon some willpower to not overindulge on pasta at dinner, but I was able to stay strong. It seems to me that the more often I adhere to an eating schedule, the less I experience the urge t... Read more

Day 1: Whew! Squeaked in another good diet day

Monday, November 09, 2015      4 comments

Let me tell you, I felt incredibly irresolute around 2:00 this afternoon. I was tired (a key trigger for me to overeat), my mom was kind of driving me crazy (she's 81 and has dementia), and I just felt like I needed a treat. So I drove to t... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Day 1: Longest streak in recent memory

Sunday, November 08, 2015      15 comments

For me, every new day is "Day 1" -- a fresh opportunity to start over and make it a great day. That's why I label every blog post that way. However, I've been on my Spark journey for several years. During the course of Sparking, I got my weight ... Read more

Day 1: One day at a time

Friday, November 06, 2015      3 comments

Today I put together a fifth good diet day in a row. It has gotten easier as the week has progressed. It's funny to me how much better I feel -- physically and mentally -- as I've gotten my diet back on track this week. I have focused on eating ... Read more

Day 1: Four successful diet days in a row

Thursday, November 05, 2015      3 comments

I realized just now I have put together four successful diet days in a row. I have kept my intake within range, and I have eaten primarily unprocessed foods. I've been making a concerted effort to eat foods in their natural state (or close to it... Read more

Day 1: Running gets under my skin

Tuesday, October 06, 2015      1 comments

I dunno. I think I may have a problem. This afternoon I started thinking about my evening run. I was actually looking forward to it, which isn't like me. Usually I have to kind of fight with myself to get off the couch and get down to busin... Read more

Day 1: This is what I want to remember

Monday, October 05, 2015      2 comments

THIS feeling, right now. This feeling of accomplishment, of victory. This feeling of endorphins lighting up my brain. THIS perfect storm of fatigue and triumph, all rolled into one. Eight days ago I ran a miraculous (to me) two miles -- muc... Read more

Day 1: Personal best distance

Sunday, September 27, 2015      3 comments

Yesterday was filled with all kinds of crazy drama. I won't go into details, other than to say The Mister lacerated his thumb pretty seriously, and I had to take him to urgent care for stitches. And that was just one nutty thing that happened. ... Read more

Day 1: Almost made it

Friday, September 25, 2015      2 comments

Earlier today I posted how weak I was feeling about food choices. I am thankful to report I did make it through the afternoon all right (thanks in large part to the supportive comments on the last post!), but I did fall down a little tonight. ... Read more

Day 1: Pausing a moment to regain control

Friday, September 25, 2015      4 comments

It's Friday afternoon, and I'm feeling a little weary. I still have some work to plow through, and then I have a zillion household tasks to complete before my sister arrives tomorrow from out-of-state. Even though I could be doing something... Read more

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