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Help Me Choose an Affirmation

Wednesday, February 10, 2010      14 comments

Maybe I should take a break from listing all the bizarre things I've done to lose weight, or all my SparkFriends may decide I'm just too weird. But I kind of laugh and kind of cry when I think of all the misery I've endured due to misinformation... Read more

So Very Grateful One Diet Strategy Didn't Work For Me

Tuesday, February 09, 2010      9 comments

Thinking about all the crazy things I've done to lose weight, by far the most dangerous one was in my mid-twenties. I reasoned that if people who quit smoking gain weight, maybe smoking would help me lose weight. Well, I tried smoking. I r... Read more

Better Laugh Than Cry

Monday, February 08, 2010      8 comments

Sometimes I laugh when I think of my previous attempts to lose weight. When I was in my teens I had a bad habit of waking up in the middle of the night and raiding the refrigerator only about half awake. In order to try to change that behavior, ... Read more

Careful, Be Very Careful Today

Sunday, February 07, 2010      9 comments

Perhaps you read my update. I got up to watch the 4:39am launch of the shuttle Endeavor. Here at our central Florida home we can clearly see night launches when we look east toward Cape Kennedy from our front yard. This morning was suppose... Read more

What Do You Tell Yourself?

Saturday, February 06, 2010      8 comments

Internal dialog or self talk is something I never really noticed for years. I mean, how could I not notice that every day, probably every waking hour, and probably many times in most waking hours, I was talking to myself? Most of the time the th... Read more

Screen Name Results

Friday, February 05, 2010      11 comments

A week ago I was considering changing my screen name. I love it when my now (as of today) 3 year old granddaughter calls me Old Mom. She was the one who gave me that name, so it is special. Yet, it seemed like adults -- and especially adults I d... Read more

Getting Past the Mindset that Scale Number is our Grade in Life

Wednesday, February 03, 2010      7 comments

"Getting past the mindset that the number on the scale is our grade in life is a life long challenge for some of us," ONEKIDSMOM responded to my blog yesterday. Those words stayed with me all day, kept resurfacing in my thoughts. You know ... Read more

Innocent Victim

Tuesday, February 02, 2010      9 comments

"Hi. How are you?" she asked enthusiastically. I almost said, "131.6," but I knew that wasn't a good answer. "Fine," I mumbled. I was 129.0 yesterday. "What's wrong?" she asked. "Fluctuations," I said. "You know. My weight is up a... Read more

People on a Diet vs. People Pursuing a Healthy Lifestyle

Monday, February 01, 2010      5 comments

Page xv of The Spark, paraphrased in my words: People on a Diet Lose Weight; People who Follow a Healthy Lifestyle achieve lasting weight loss, improved fitness, better health, and -- what I wrote about 2 days ago -- the higher level of happines... Read more

Wow, Do I Feel Great!

Sunday, January 31, 2010      9 comments

I just got back from a 15 minute bike ride in my neighborhood in the crisp air. That would not be so remarkable, except (drum roll here) my husband went with me! It was the first time we have done any activity together for many years. I certainl... Read more

People are Nourished by People as Much as by Food

Saturday, January 30, 2010      12 comments

"people are nourished by each other as much as by food." - The Spark, page xi In my day to day life I rarely meet someone who understands, or at least someone who understands and talks about, their struggles with food. When I go to my WW me... Read more

Introduction, Page xi

Friday, January 29, 2010      5 comments

On the first page of The Spark, in the first paragraph of the introduction are the words "reaping great benefits, such as higher levels of happiness....." It says that people who discover "a new way of living and thinking about their weight, the... Read more

Eat Naked!

Thursday, January 28, 2010      9 comments

Eat Naked! That phrase from a SparkPeople article stuck with me. Although it might conjure up sensuous pictures rivaling Greek orgies and Tom Jones medieval feasts, what the phrase refers to is much simpler. It means eat your food plain. As I at... Read more

Bootcamp Review

Wednesday, January 27, 2010      10 comments

I've just completed Day 25 Spark Your Body Bootcamp workout. I expected it would be far more intense than it is. However, now that I think about it, I'm glad it was just the intensity it is. It did get me to do several exercises at a more advan... Read more

New Name Needed?

Monday, January 25, 2010      9 comments

I love it when my 2 (almost 3 now) year old granddaughter calls me what she named me, Old Mom. However, when other people call me that it seems silly. In fact, it seems negative. Should I change my screen name on SparkPeople? Should I come ... Read more


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