I just finished reading an article giving advice on how to tame emotional eating. ("Tame the Emotional Eating Beast for Good: 3 Ways to Get Back on Track" by Dean Anderson. www.sparkpeople.com/reso urce/wellness_articles.asp ?id=69... Read more
When I started working with a personal trainer I had a lot of weight to lose. I was highly motivated. But as the pounds came off I became increasingly more comfortable in my own skin. As my weight loss slowed, my trainer asked me what was motiva... Read more
In a few short months, I will have been Sparking for FOUR YEARS! I wish today-me could have gone back in time to tell the newly-joined me that there are so many wonderful, life-changing experiences and accomplishments just waiting for her.
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How many times have I started a diet saying, “This time it’s going to be different. I’m going to lose the weight and THIS time I’m going to keep it off.” Well, I can honestly say that I’ve said that every time I’ve ever gone on a diet, includin... Read more
I cannot believe the responses that I have received from my last blog post. I am overwhelmed in a very good way! I knew SparkPeople is a community of supportive and generous people, but I was still bowled over by the incredible amount of support... Read more
I really can't believe it myself!
First, I haven't been able to do the splits since I participated in gymnastics in my youth.
Second, this was a goal of mine for the year. It's only March!
I've slowly been increasing my flexibil... Read more
Today I read the perfect quote painted on the wall at the gym:
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.
What a great quote. The trick is to get to the point where you don't even have to think about it. Because ... Read more
2012: Day 1 – 194.5 lbs
My goals for this year are to write a book and reach my goal weight. Big goals, I know, but absolutely doable if I keep focused on the ultimate prize: accomplishment of goals that truly matter to me.
To write ... Read more
I can't believe it's been almost two months since I posted a blog. I could say that it's been because I'm really busy, but the truth is that I've been pretty depressed and just didn't want to be a total bummer. Turns out that I wasn't just pre... Read more
I went out to lunch with two colleagues. A particular restaurant has become a favorite of ours because of our mutual delight in perfectly cooked sweet potato fries. True to form, we each got a sandwich with a side of sweet potato fries. At th... Read more
Sometimes (a lot!) I want something sweet after dinner. I'm not hungry, but still want a little something. I saw a product-placement type embedded commercial on the Biggest Loser suggesting that Extra Dessert Delights gum be chewed when you wa... Read more
"Thinking, eating, exercising -- in that order." Trainer Bob Harper, explaining the three most important elements of weight loss on last night's "The Biggest Loser."
I don't think I've ever heard it said better and more concisely. After t... Read more
For as long as I can remember, I have struggled to overcome feelings of worthlessness. I strive to be, do, achieve so that I might one day feel like a person of worth. But recently I wondered if there might be another way.
After some se... Read more