Yep, I slid back. Went back to old habits, old food. Had a lot of foods that are just plain poor choices. And all together, not spread out over several weeks. And no exercise. So, while I am not exactly back at square one, I am still starting ov... Read more
Good News & Bad News
The Good News- I was able to weigh myself last week and despite my rocky attempts to stay on program, I stayed the same-yay! Honestly, that was pretty much all I could hope for, it wasn't pretty.
The Bad News- Huge emotional eater here, an... Read more
Feeling Alittle Lost Without the Scale
The scale I was utilizing here at work is not available to me for at least the next 5 weeks or so. And I wasn't able to use it for the last 2 weeks. Kind of stinks. I only weigh myself 2x/week, but still...
Feeling a bit adrift without the ... Read more
Found the one thing that will continually take me down...
I am an emotional person, even though I don't always show it outwardly. I will usually squelch outward showing of emotion except to a small group of people I trust. In the past, when something big hit me, I would stuff the negative emotions with... Read more
Back in the Saddle Again-Happily!
We went away this weekend to Kentucky. My Mother-in-Law semi-eloped, she wanted her kids and grandkids with her. Married a wonderful southern gentleman, they are so cute together. My food program didn't hold up so well. I was doing okay until th... Read more
First Weight Gain...Grrrr...
It's Monday, why did I weigh myself? I usually do Tuesdays and Thursdays. I am up 1.5 pounds! Damn tortilla chips, I helped myself to quite a bit before they were out of the house. I also need to tighten up on my portions. Time to buckle down an... Read more
Walking Down the Grocery Aisle
Walking down the grocery aisle is kind of like walking down memory lane for me. Today my daughter and I went shopping today to get groceries for the week. We did great working within our new habits: make a list, stick to the list, emphasis on fr... Read more
20 pounds Down!
I really want to remember this feeling. The rush, the excitement, the incredible feeling of accomplishment. I am trying hard to stomp down the negative self-talk that keeps trying to rise, " You still have so much to lose", or "But that's just a... Read more
Surviving and Learning to Thrive after a Splurge
I made it through the son's graduation party! That was a big concern of mine, would I be able to splurge at the party on cake and then get back on my program. In the past, a splurge would extend out weeks, months after the initial caloric intake... Read more
It Was Amazing...
One of the things both my husband and I appreciate about sparkpeople is that you can have just about anything you want, you just have to plan for it. So today I splurged at lunch and had a dessert. I rarely do, but this looked divine. Had to do ... Read more
Grrr...No movement on the scale
Ticked off! I stayed the same! No movement on the scale-crap! Yes, I feel like I've lost inches. And I know what I need to do to make it move. And I also know I shouldn't get hung up on the numbers. But I did, and now I am a bit disappointed. We... Read more
Changes Amid the Changes
People often say the best time to make a big life change is when the rest of your life is pretty well settled down. That's the philosophy I usually tried to adhere to. But upon reflection, the best things in my life usually occurred amidst other... Read more
Leave Yesterday Behind...
I LOVE to ruminate. I can dwell on a subject, object, or idea for hours on end. On the outside I may look like I am going through the motions, saying all the right things, but on the inside, I am fixated on some stupid little word or phrase or i... Read more
Still Ridin' The Buzz~
Eleven pounds in 10 days with Sparkpeople, that's pretty cool. I have an absolute buzz going. But, from experience, I know that with the good, comes the bad/frustrating/crummy. I know there will be weigh-ins when I haven't lost a thing, or when ... Read more
The Ups and Downs of this Ride...
I lost over 8 pounds my first week- yay! But today I was finally brave enough to take my measurements. Let's face it, that's depressing no matter how motivated you feel. I am just so glad I am into this weight loss journey, and feel like I can m... Read more