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My little streak cheat
I love the SparkPeople streak system. I enjoy receiving little trophies that trumpet "100 days of logging in!"
However, a tiny problem for me has been that I take one deliberate rest day per week when it comes to fitness. That always breaks... Read more
At last, sustained weight loss
It feels like it's been a long two years.
About that long ago, I managed to gain 15 pounds due to anxiety-fueled eating and no tracking. I made several attempts over the ensuing months to lose the weight and get back on track, but they all ... Read more
Back in the groove
Many thanks to everyone who commented on my last post and gave me wonderful advice and support!
I'm happy to say that I very much feel like I'm back in the groove again. My diet blowout on Saturday did not wind up throwing me off track for ... Read more
Feeling a little wobbly
For the past two weeks, I have felt very much in a groove. Every day I felt I was easily going to juggle my diet and exercise goals along with work, household chores, cooking, etc. If I began to feel flustered or anxious, I mentally looked ahead... Read more
100th day of logging
I've been quiet on the blog for awhile because I've been focused on actually executing my game plan. I enjoy blogging, but sometimes I think it scatters my energy. So instead of blogging recently, I concentrated on my intake and exercise.
I... Read more
Trying to Stay Positive
I weighed myself today and discovered I'd gained a pound. It's a bit discouraging, considering my calorie differential chart shows I consistently ate below my needs for a full week. Then again, I did kind of go crazy and pig out on New Year's Da... Read more
Net Calories Matter
We always host a little party in the afternoon of New Year's Day. It's a nice opportunity for family and friends to get together and mark the end of the holiday season. We had a great time, though I did eat a bit too much. I knew I had to get ba... Read more
Celebrating 60 Days of Logging
Today marks my 60th consecutive day of logging my food. I have tried to be as honest as possible, logging even the binges (such as yesterday...ahem). Although I have lost only 2 pounds during these two months, I think it's important to note thes... Read more
3 Days in a Row of Healthful Eating
I feel like I'm putting Christmas behind me at this point. I was afraid my irresolute dietary choices of Xmas week would make it hard to return to a healthful way of eating, but it hasn't been hard at all. I'm now three days into my old, healthy... Read more
My 2016 Plan Starts Today
I gave myself a diet vacation on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, allowing myself to eat whatever I wanted in any quantity. I can't tell you how good it felt to enjoy a bacon cheeseburger and french fries -- a meal I very, very rarely allow myse... Read more
49 Days and Counting
Today marks my 49th consecutive day of logging my food. I honestly can't believe it.
It hasn't been smooth lately, to be quite honest. I've done a fair amount of "fudging" by logging 100-calorie increments to cover some eating that I have n... Read more
Down, doobie doo, down down
Today marks 41 consecutive days of logging my food. Logging is magical. It's as if all you have to do is punch away on your phone keyboard and the pounds magically vanish. At least, I wish it were that easy!
Nonetheless, logging obviously i... Read more
Day 1: One day at a time
Today marks my 35th consecutive day of logging my food. Not all of those days have been pretty, let me tell you. But, as I said before, it's data I can use to identify trends. Maybe when I take a closer look at the graphs I can get an idea of wh... Read more
Day 1: Stay the course
Today is my weigh-in day, and I was quite excited about it. I haven't been weighing regularly for months, so today represented the start of a consistent weighing schedule again (after my last weigh-in last week). I didn't expect any miracles, bu... Read more
Day 1: Thankful for good food and good health
Like many people, I try to practice gratitude regularly - not just one day a year. But this Thanksgiving I must say I do feel particularly grateful for my wonderful life.
I'm thankful to live in a place where I always can access high-qualit... Read more