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I Learn from Watching Others Doing Their Emotional Eating

Tuesday, June 23, 2009      3 comments

Last night, Kathy Griffen (My Life on the D List) was disappointed about not winning a Grammy. She immediately turned to food and I realized that this was another reminder and opportunity for me to reinforce what not to do with food. I could o... Read more

Tips from Jillian Michaels on her Sunday Morning Radio Show

Monday, June 22, 2009      3 comments

Sometimes I need to hear something repeatedly before I'll take action. For example, this week one of my sparkfriends suggested that I can beat the night munchies by putting a fat photo on the fridge. Sure, it just so happened that I'd had one ... Read more

WOW! My New Inspiration- 71 Year Old Ernestine Shepherd

Sunday, June 21, 2009      4 comments

I opened my emails this morning to find an article a friend sent me. I will be posting a pic or two from the article about Ernestine Shepherd, a true role model for fitness and the clear message that age is just a number. WOW! Amazing! She i... Read more

Almost 5th Month Sparkanniversary & I think I'm Beating Night Munchies

Saturday, June 20, 2009      4 comments

So, here's the scoop. I'm 4 days away from my 5th month on Sparks. I came here having lost a bunch of weight on another program. My progress has been slow, but good nonetheless. My story goes like this... never gained weight and could eat an... Read more

If I Could Reach Through My Computer, I'd Give You a Hug

Friday, June 19, 2009      3 comments

Honestly, you guys have been gems in helping to get my engine restarted. I'd stalled out big time, but am slowly but surely gaining my groove back. I'm touched to read advice that reminds me to do the right thing. One sparkfriend asked if I'v... Read more

Hanging in there

Thursday, June 18, 2009      7 comments

Been a lot of bumps in the road lately, and the best I can do is hang in there sometimes. However, eating healthy is a big help in dealing with daily stresses. Even though the urge for comfort food might raise its head, it's not worth the suga... Read more

Sparkfriends Can Make All the Difference

Wednesday, June 17, 2009      6 comments

Thanks to all who lent so much encouragement and support yesterday. It's amazing how much sparkfriends can add to the success of this weight loss adventure. It really helped buoy me up and inspire me forward. Here's to all of us and our progr... Read more

Dangerous Waters - Thinking of Quitting SP

Tuesday, June 16, 2009      14 comments

I can tell that I'm swimming in dangerous waters. Current stress levels having risen to tidal wave proportions, I'm just tired of logging in and keeping track of eating/exercise details. So, last night I considered just quitting. Yes, I talke... Read more

What I Learn from Newbies

Monday, June 15, 2009      3 comments

Each day on SP website, I try to welcome a few newbies. In doing so, I read their entries and not only learn so much about them, but also about myself. It gives me perspective to see that they are feeling how I felt when I started this healthi... Read more

Being Totally Honest w/ Myself As to Why No Progress in a Lonnnnng Time

Sunday, June 14, 2009      3 comments

Okay, so I've been on SP for 4.5 months. I've lost a couple of pounds (came here having lost a bunch already), and maintained, so that's not such bad "progress." I've also celebrated going down 3 pant sizes. However, I've been telling myself ... Read more

Why I'm Not Going to An Award-Winning Buffet Today

Saturday, June 13, 2009      6 comments

Oh my. I was invited to a top buffet at a local casino. At first, I said, sure. Figured I could just be moderate. But hey, I'm an "all or none" type gal and I remember the days prior to 8 months ago, when this buffet was one of my fave haunts... Read more

Why I Actually Enjoy Grocery Shopping Now (After a lifetime of otherwise)

Friday, June 12, 2009      5 comments

Simple pleasures. As I drove home from the store today, I couldn't help but make a mental note to blog about the fact that healthy food does NOT have to be expensive. Where did my (previous) dislike of grocery shopping start? One big reason w... Read more

Sadness Sometimes Makes Me Wanna Say

Thursday, June 11, 2009      6 comments

I have two very close friends who are very ill. (terminally ill. both have bone marrow cancer) They've been struggling with unspeakable pain and misery, and I've tried to help and be there for them,but feel very helpless and sad over their pli... Read more

Some Days I Just Feel Like Taking a Break

Wednesday, June 10, 2009      7 comments

Honestly, I don't feel like blogging, or journaling food/exercise. And I've been thinking of taking a "break" for a few days. But I know that this is not a good way to think, and taking a break can lead to backsliding. During the hard times, ... Read more

A Lifetime Commitment

Tuesday, June 09, 2009      3 comments

Life for me, as with many of us, has been full of major, stressful challenges. However, in the midst of it all, I awaken each day and one thing remains my solid foundation and feels good - the commitment to a healthier lifestyle I started 8 mon... Read more


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