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Confession: I only fit into one pair of work pants.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012      11 comments

A long while ago, when I was actually at a relatively stable, healthy weight for once in my life, I went out and bought a bunch of work pants one day. They were all size 10 but different brands. One was khaki, one black, one gray, and one brow... Read more
Aha Moment
Monday, February 20, 2012      6 comments

I just read this little nugget in a blog: "Since habits are created all the time and since we know their components, why not create our own? Rather than let someone else manipulate us with their chosen reward, how about deciding to reward ... Read more
Day 3 of 42
Monday, February 20, 2012      2 comments

If I'd kept all the rules about what I wasn't allowed to do, I would broken all of them by now, I think. Last night we went to Legal Seafoods and I had baked scrod, and then due to peer pressure we went to a bar where I had a Coors Light. Accor... Read more
One day down, 41 to go
Sunday, February 19, 2012      9 comments

I just decided this morning that my new plan will stay in effect until March 31, 2012. That is my hubby's 30th birthday party (yes, he is four years younger than I am!) and we're having a party that day at our house, when the house will be in an... Read more
Second Blog Post of the Day
Saturday, February 18, 2012      2 comments

Today, for the first time in a long time, I tracked all my calories. And as of right now I'm well within my range. Of course it's not even 5:30 P.M. yet and we're going to the gym tonight. However, if I'm hungry later tonight I'll have somethi... Read more
Great Habits Leading to Great Results? HA!
Saturday, February 18, 2012      9 comments

Picture a moderately overweight woman who would love to drop just a few pounds through a moderate, balanced, lifestyle approach. She's tried tracking her calories a bunch of times and basically knows now how many calories are in the things she ... Read more
Thank You!
Monday, February 06, 2012      10 comments

SparkPeople is the best. You guys on this site are so sweet and supportive, and it shocks me how many of you guys actually "get" me. :) Thank you so much for the comments on my downer of a post. I've been thinking about it, though, and I r... Read more
Confused & Conflicted
Saturday, February 04, 2012      12 comments

I want to be able to eat what I want and not have to constantly say no to food. I want to weigh less than 170 pounds. I read that it's basically impossible to maintain weight loss and figure I might as well stop trying. I read that it IS possibl... Read more
It's not just calories in vs. calories out...
Friday, January 20, 2012      8 comments

I apologize for stealing the blog title. I've seen the exact same title on others' blogs recently, and I agree! What I really want to write about is something more like, "My calorie intake seems to have differing impacts on my weight gain/loss... Read more
Jeff Ainslie from Fat2Fit Emailed Me!
Saturday, January 14, 2012      5 comments

Hi Susan, Our entire show is based around a philosophy of gradual and permanent lifestyle change rather than going on or off a diet plan, and as in our name "fat2fit" we are not just about weight loss, but also becoming a fit and strong ... Read more
The "Fat2Fit" Rebuke to "The Fat Trap"
Saturday, January 14, 2012      2 comments

On2Victory posted a link to the "Fat2Fit radio" podcast that discusses the New York Times' "The Fat Trap" article. This is the link to the podcast (you'll need to skip ahead to 20:40):
t/p/www.fat2fitradio... Read more
My Fault vs. Not My Fault
Saturday, January 07, 2012      16 comments

A warning - what I'm saying here is probably controversial and I'd be surprised if everyone who reads it agrees with me, but this is what I believe and hey, it's MY blog. :) I found these links on another Sparker's page last night (EWESTCOT... Read more
Just Doing It
Tuesday, January 03, 2012      8 comments

Nike has a great slogan, doesn't it? I mentioned the other day that I'd been doing a lot of private writing about my weight loss, hoping to come up with a grand plan that was going to get me back to a good weight, whatever the heck that mig... Read more
The First Day of 2012!
Sunday, January 01, 2012      9 comments

Happy New Year! emoticon ... Read more
Five Years on SparkPeople and Six Weight Loss Cycles, plus a bunch of Chanukah pictures
Thursday, December 29, 2011      12 comments

I have been using SparkPeople for about five years now! I just took a look at my weight tracker from the beginning of 2007 to the current time, and found that I have gone through the weight loss/weight gain cycle six full times. (Even more if ... Read more

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