Christmas Blessings and Challenges
Natalie loved her basketball goal and ball that Old Dad and I got her. It adjusts from 3 feet to 6 feet. She was frustrated trying to hit the big hoop, but this one is just her size at the lowest level. It is so great to give someone something t... Read more
What Clicked? ..continued
I finally realized that I don't have to be hungry to lose weight and maintain it. For years I tried to eat too little, setting myself up for failure. Eating healthy food is necessary; eating good food is good, not bad!... Read more
Effective Anti-All-or-Nothing Image
My Weight Watcher leader came into the room uncharacteristically a minute or two late, wearing an apron, chef's hat, and scurrying with 3 precariously held eggs in her hands. One egg fell and splattered. She looked down and said, "I just can't d... Read more
Overcoming All-Or-Nothing Thinking
Think of managing our weight like playing a football game. A fumble isn't part of the game plan, but it is part of the game. Shake it off!... Read more
Today, as I was donating clothes that are way too big for me, a woman who has known me and my weight struggles for a long time asked, "What clicked for you this time? How did you finally lose all the weight?"
I told her I'd have to think ab... Read more
Cool Weather Challenges
Since I started SparkPeople in October ( signed up in September, but didn't start using until Oct), I've not had any trouble drinking 8 glasses of water per day. But suddenly, the weather is cool. Today I've been busy all day, working to sort C... Read more
It Really Doesn't Matter
"That's a beautiful blouse," I overheard an attractive woman say to a younger one who must have been her daughter.
She picked the blouse up and held it in front of her. "There's no way!" she said with disgust, almost flinging the blouse b... Read more
I Want to Streak!
No, I'm not talking about running naked across a football field, I'm talking about achieving goals I set on SparkPeople. Oh, I'm doing fine on exercise, drinking water, eating fiber, taking a daily vitamin pill, walking, drinking milk, but I'm h... Read more
Don't panic -- track! I knew I had overeatten on Monday eve. Because I tracked I knew it was about 700 calories over and I would have about 1/4 pound to lose. But Tuesday morning I was up more than 3 pounds. I figured it was sodium. Wasn't too w... Read more
Hitting the Ole Trail
Today I ventured across the highway with my new bike on my new bike rack attached to the trunk of my car. I wasn't sure I could do it, but I had to try. I had no trouble lifting and securing the bike, driving with it, parking, and getting it dow... Read more
This morning, while watching my dear granddaughter Natalie, I decided to get caught up with my SparkPeople strength training. Natalie was playing happily with PlayDough and I thought I could get in a set between checking on her.
Well, my f... Read more
My mom just left after a 10 day trip from Tucson to our home in central Florida. I cooked a lot, ate out a lot, had less time than usual for exercise, and my food tracking was spotty -- the worst tracking I've done in over a year. Yet, this morn... Read more
Wow have I been blessed! My mom gave me a present I really like - a new bicycle. It's "flat foot" technology - I can stay on the seat at the stop signs with my feet on the ground - and its "pedal forward" design is really comfy. I did a couple m... Read more
My mom is visiting from Tucson. That is wonderful. I don't get to see here near as often as I'd like. It's a long way from Tucson to central Florida.
I know, though, that there will be challenges over the next 10 days. It may be hard to ge... Read more
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I was just really wanting something sweet, but healthy. I took 9 oz. of a huge sweet potato and microwaved it. I cracked 3 walnuts and put the pieces on the soft, warm orange flesh. I topped it with 1/8 cup Smucker's Breakfast Syrup sugar free... Read more