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Blowing My Own Horn
I just found a new award on my SparkPage. Celebrate! Celebrate! No modesty here, I'm going to blow my own horn -- just strut and crow -- border on being obnoxious. For the first time, I received a Trivia Leader award for June 2010. I just love a... Read more
"How Long Are You Going to Do This?"
On my recent vacation a relative with a history of yoyo dieting similar to mine (until I met SparkPeople) asked me, "How long are you going to do this?" She was talking about what she perceived as my diet. I assured her my new lifestyle is forev... Read more
Celebrating Vacation Success!
I'm celebrating that I spent 2 weeks on vacation, did not journal, and didn't always have control over what I had to eat. (Church picnic with fatty hot dogs and family get together with greasier hamburgers, pizza, etc.) BUT I think I did pretty... Read more
Letting Go of Punitive Dieting
The Days of Punitive Dieting are gone forever. Thank heavens! Starving is just not a smart strategy. Often it doesn't work at all, and when it does work, it doesn't work for the long run. I've read it and I've lived it. Today I want to think abo... Read more
Observations While Packing
Small clothes, and especially small summer clothes, take up less space in the suitcase than larger clothes. However, the athletic shoes take up a whole bunch of space. -Marsha... Read more
Planes, No Trains, and an Automobile
As I get ready for my trip to South Dakota, Virginia, and back to Florida -- a total of 5 plane flights and 600 miles in a car -- I am really very thankful to be the size I am now.
I remember back about 10 years ago I had a plane flight to... Read more
Staying My Favorite Size
I was asked, in response to a previous blog, if I maintained my weight loss wouldn't that mean I would stay in the same clothing size? (Hope I got that question about right, Monty.) Actually, I don't think the answer is yes. To stay the size I w... Read more
Wardrobe and Hunger
I bought a whole wardrobe at size 10 because I thought I was done losing. Then I bought a whole wardrobe at size 8 because I thought I was done. I didn't jump on buying 6's because I didn't think I'd stay there. But when I got down to a 4, the 8... Read more
Will Work For Stars
As an admitted reward junkie, I am excited because I just found one more place where SparkPeople gives recognition. And it is extra exciting because it is for just about the most important thing that can be measured on SparkPeople. It's not a tr... Read more
Today I went shopping. Instead of going to my favorite store where I frequent the 70% off and final sale rack, I went to an upscale shopping area. I thoroughly enjoyed trying on expensive things in little sizes. It really is the first time I've ... Read more
You've Got to Read this DailySpark if You are Anything Like Me!!
I read the Daily Spark, "Conquering Eating and Other Impulses the Easy Way", a couple days ago. I read a lot of Spark articles, sometimes because I'm just racking up SparkPoints and sometimes to kill time so I'm not eating and sometimes because ... Read more
Past the Blahs
Yesterday I was feeling too blah to blog. But I'm back on it today. The scale is up, but only .8 pounds. I'll live. I'll even stay a healthy weight. And I'm trying to give up the "yelling" at myself when I slip.
I wish I could be perfect. I... Read more
Last eve after pilates, my concern was confirmed. The callous on my left foot, running about 2.5 inches from my second toe toward my heel, produced a few drops of blood from a crack about 1/4 inch long. It had been sore for a couple days. The ca... Read more
May Be a Challenging Day
I couldn't sleep last eve. Maybe got three hours. Gave up about 3:30am and got up. I walked for an hour, maybe 3 mph, slower than I usually walk. Thought I might as well put what energy I had to good use. Then did some laundry and house cleaning... Read more
I rode with PINKSAINT 14.2 miles according to the SparkPeople fitness tracker mapping tool. It was definitely much more fun with a friend. The time went so fast --- almost 100 minutes gone in no time. Although the day will be hot, and this morni... Read more