Dumped the Christmas Cookies!
I took them out of the freezer, selected 4 of the best to keep, and then dumped the rest. Just really didn't want them hanging around. I feel very good about this choice.... Read more
Shameless Reward Junkie!
I am without a doubt a shameless reward junkie! I carry around my Weight Watcher awards: my 10% (of total body weight lost) award, my 16 week Stay and Succeed Award, my 25 Pounds Lost award, my Goal Weight Star, and my Key to Lifetime. My 50 pou... Read more
RAYLINSTEPHENS on Page 39!
Here I am just reading along, amongst all the gems in The Spark, looking for things to apply to my life, when there it is! My SparkFriend, RAYLINSTEPHENS, quoted on page 39! And what she had to say about trusting SparkPeople and eating enough to... Read more
The Days of Punitive Dieting and Deprivation are Over!
That phrase, "The Days of Punitive Dieting and Deprivation are Over", just keeps going through my head. I'll have to look it up in The Spark and see if I got it word for word, but I know I got the gist.
It's not positive enough to be my aff... Read more
The Spark has Arrived!
Yesterday it finally came. I finally received The Spark by Chris Downie. I've just read over intro, chapt 1 & 2 of so far. First impressions: easy read, interesting, motivating, and it makes so much sense.
I liked SparkGuy's explanation o... Read more
Skinny Person with a Fat Shadow
I hit the bottom of my chosen weight range earlier this week. It should be celebration time. However, I didn't want to go any lower, so after a day of healthy eating and exercise I thought I would indulge in a little candy. The chocolate candy ... Read more
I just read on SparkPeople today - actually, in the trivia quiz - that adding milk to tea destroys antioxidant properties. What a revelation! I've been drinking skim milk in my tea for years thinking I was adding good nutrition. The practical th... Read more
Even If Times Change, Men and Women are Different
Last week my husband went to the grocery store with me. As we walked in, without hesitation, he stepped onto the big scale at the front of the store. I would never weigh myself in public, but he has no inhibitions about it. Men and women truly a... Read more
Waiting for The Spark
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!)
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?
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
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
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
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....
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