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The idea of weight loss is a complex idea
This morning I had the thought that as I get thinner I am daring myself to crouch on the brink of extinction.
What am I talking about?
Well, our species--and we are a species--really exists to reproduce. And if you consider the theory of survi... Read more
I broke my back but I did not break my spirit
Hi. Its been 10 weeks since my car accident and broken back. Tracking my calories now is essential because ... Read more
Liking what I see in the Mirror
Having lost a good 10 lbs from my 132 lb frame, I am in an in-between stage--not too thin but thinner. My face reflects it in droves. There's a structure to my face that wasn't ... Read more
Triumphing After a Year
What does it mean to triumph? It means that you've made enough changes to see a difference over a period of time. It can also mean little successes every single day that you can lean on to help you to see that you're going to be successful in ev... Read more
Back to Basics
This is my second year in SP and I am in a weight loss phase after having a year of learned maintenance. I learned about the differences in an article I read on SP about two study groups in a weight loss study. The first learned weight maintenan... Read more
Today I came back
Today I came back after a long time away
To return to the place that started my way,
To a new life, a new bod, a new start
In a new place, a new lease, a new heart.
I bought new pants, I saw myself shrink
But then I got scared--froz... Read more
No Streaks But Down Anyway
I have taken a break from tracking my exercise and nutrients on SparkPeople but I haven't stopped tracking them internally. For that reason, I have lost weight--not a lot, but down is down! When you're using a digital scale, a few ounces makes a... Read more
Coming back to you
The struggle is real... Read more
What I WILL
Eat clementines at night.
Not talk myself into eating at night
When hungry, I will eat something that I KNOW I'm okay with, so I don't have to live a lie, which is
EATING ANYTHING IS OKAY AND IT WON'T M... Read more
Big Eater, Big Talker
I think I eat and talk a lot and like to use my mouth for a whole lot of other reasons. This being said, eating is a wonderful diversion.
Yesterday I had fun in my house, where I pretended my house was the grocery store and I was the custom... Read more
BMR, BMI and A, B, C, D, E, F, G
So after spending about 30 minutes calculating and recalculating my BMR (relatively easy) and my BMI (much, much harder for me to get), I came away with much confusion over my base and my high caloric allotment given to me by SP.
Which lea... Read more
Becoming True to Myself
After six weeks on the program and enough weight, but not more than 10 combined lbs and inches, lost to make a visible overall difference in my appearance, I am back down to what I my common "normal", although, like obese people who after a cert... Read more
It is enough
To get this far and to not congratulate myself would be to lose the lesson, so I've decided in this journey to say "dayenu"--it would have been enough--and to stop here. I've not given up the fight or changed my goals at all. I've decided that I... Read more
I wanted to be a race car driver
At age 52 3/4, I am finally stepping into adulthood. This means that I leave behind childish behavior and embrace courageous, uncomfortable behavior.
What is uncomfortable is being the person I was meant to be, instead of the person I thin... Read more
Getting the hang of it
I think I'm getting it, after almost six weeks on the program.
I understand what we all learn after a while: that it's a numbers game.
Very simply, what you take in must be less than what you burn off.
If we search it out on the SP site, ... Read more