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Challenges of Using and Understanding the SP Nutrition Tracker
Anyone else having difficulty getting all the nutrients without going over? I've been tracking here on SP several months now and see some real trends. For example, I'm often over on iron unless I don't take my multivitamin. If I don't take the m... Read more
In the last year I have spent beaucoup -- bowcoo -- boughkoo - however you spell it -- but you get the idea, lots of bucks on my teeth. Two fillings, my first root canal, five crowns, and something else or two I'm forgetting. Seemed like I was a... Read more
More Rewards of Healthy Living
Yesterday while I was on the elliptical trainer I read on closed caption TV that this year is a bad one for allergies locally. After an unusually cold winter, many trees and plants are blooming late, so that there is a double dose of usual and l... Read more
No Harm Done. Lesson Learned.
After losing 80 pounds I look like a slender person. But reality is, I can still lose "it" really easily. Last eve I almost fell into a box of Honey Kix and I could have gotten trapped with no way but to eat myself out. Luckily, I came to my se... Read more
Go Ahead. Play with Your Food!
Several people liked this comment I made in response to a blog question about getting kids to eat veggies:
My 3 year old granddaughter and I make eating veggies a game. With asparagus, I hand her the cooked spear. ... Read more
Tell Me About Your Best SparkStreak
The concept of streaks makes a whole lot of sense to me. This journey is so much about behavior, and the scale -- with its perverse nature -- does not always reward behavior. You can truly struggle, give your all, and even win, yet the old scale... Read more
Shake It Off!
I have probably attended hundreds of Weight Watcher meetings. I have never left one without feeling that I benefitted in some way. Most of the time, though, three days later I don't remember the topic or much about the meeting. However, our Polk... Read more
Learning to Wait
Some lessons it seems I have to learn more than once.
This morning I woke up hungry. Very hungry. I ate a little. I had some coffee. I ate some more. I had another cup of coffee. I ate some more. Hunger, hunger. I've already eaten 485 calor... Read more
Today I went to the Basic Zumba class at the Y. I've been going to the regular Zumba class but I thought perhaps I could do better keeping up with the moves if I spent a little time at the elementary level. It was lots of fun, and like the regu... Read more
A year ago today I made my Weight Watcher goal. A year! Wow!!! I have now been at a healthy BMI for a full year. My cholesterol and blood pressure, both of which were high, are now normal. I feel better. I have much more energy. I am happier. I ... Read more
How Did You Learn Portion Control?
This week's Weight Watcher meeting was all about portion control. Our leader came out in clothes, hat, and shoes way too big for her. She then took off the huge shirt and had on a too tight shirt underneath. Then she took it off and the huge pan... Read more
You Can't Do Everything
Sometimes you have to make decisions. You just can't be more than one place at once - at least I don't know anyone who can. Today I wanted to go to my Weight Watchers meeting and I wanted to go to the YMCA for step aerobics/pilates/zumba and I w... Read more
My Favorite Filling Foods
Today I was asked what my favorite filling foods are. Good question.
The foods I think satisfy me the most and help me stay within my calorie range include oatmeal, bananas, apples, fresh broccoli, brown rice, low sodium canned beans (blac... Read more
Marsha, Strong and Healthy
Yesterday at the YMCA I was doing strength training: lat pull downs, squats on leg machine, seated chest press, rows, etc. When I was about give out and thought I couldn't finish a set, a thought just came to me, loud and clear: Marsha, Strong ... Read more
I recently wrote on the At Goal and Maintaining Team message board about a real problem for me at this point in my journey:
I frequently have "relief eating!" I get up for those stressful things and handle them well. Then when it is all ove... Read more