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Waiting for The Spark

Sunday, January 03, 2010      6 comments

My book hasn't arrived yet. Can't wait! I'm jealous of those who are already into it. Oh, well. Patience has never been one of my better virtues. Maybe I need the practice.... Read more

Mother's Coat (Warning: More Obnoxious Blowing My Own Horn!)

Saturday, January 02, 2010      9 comments

It was crispy cold this morning even in central Florida. I reached for my sloppy loose coat, when flat black leather caught my eye. Maybe, just maybe. I slipped it on and sure enough I could button every button, tie the belt, and even still brea... Read more

A New Start?

Friday, January 01, 2010      8 comments

A new year.... a new start. Well, it could be. But maybe this year I don't want it to be, for a change. Maybe that is good. We moved to Florida when I was in 3rd grade. I remember wanting to start all over, wanting to meet new people who di... Read more

What Clicked? ... continued

Thursday, December 31, 2009      3 comments

I can eat almost anything. Sure, there are things I like more than others. But I have found if there is something that is good for me, if I will start eating a little of it, soon I'll like it. When I was a Peace Corps Volunteer 1971-1974, e... Read more

What Clicked? ... continued

Wednesday, December 30, 2009      5 comments

Another important thing that I have learned is to nourish my body. It seems pretty obvious now, but for years I just tried not to eat instead of to meet my nutritional needs. For those of you who have done Weight Watchers you know there are 9 GH... Read more

Thanks, SparkFriends!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009      3 comments

I do feel more confident than ever that I can maintain a healthy weight. I weigh 80 pounds below my all time high, 45 pounds below what I was just a little over a year ago, and this morning I weighed less than I did last week by a couple ounces.... Read more

If I Had Known Then....

Sunday, December 27, 2009      7 comments

Another blogger asked about 1965 and where other SparkPeople were at that time. It took me back to beginning of my roller coaster ride of weight control. Oh, the doctor had put me on skim milk on my first birthday at 32 pounds. I only gain... Read more

Too Many Scary Leftovers

Saturday, December 26, 2009      6 comments

I cooked and cooked yesterday. All went well. I tried to give away a lot of leftovers with very little success. Now, my plan is to focus on the good foods I need. I'll try to use up or incorporate a few of the leftovers in my eating, but if... Read more

Christmas Blessings and Challenges

Friday, December 25, 2009      2 comments

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

Thursday, December 24, 2009      1 comments

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

Wednesday, December 23, 2009      7 comments

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

Tuesday, December 22, 2009      2 comments

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

What Clicked?

Monday, December 21, 2009      6 comments

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

Sunday, December 20, 2009      4 comments

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

Saturday, December 19, 2009      6 comments

"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


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