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OMG! I Bought a Swimsuit!

Thursday, July 23, 2009      7 comments

Actually, I bought two since they were so cheap at Ross (Speedos for $11). It's the first time in the last few years since these drastic hormonal changes (and yes, overeating) brought on the weight that I've even thought of swimming. I want t... Read more

REFLECTING ON MY NEW, HEALTHIER HABITS AT ANNIVERSARY TIME

Wednesday, July 22, 2009      5 comments

Seems like these monthly sparkiversaries make my mind wander to all of the great changes this terrific website has reinforced. I came to SP six months ago, after three months of really good progress on my own. So, this new lifestyle change has... Read more

Calorie Counts Vary So Much That It's Confusing to Track

Tuesday, July 21, 2009      3 comments

Yes, I do go by the SP caloric info for food I eat, but I have to say that the product count, SP count, and other website counts are oftentimes sooooo far apart for the same item, that it's confusing. At times, I feel that I've added way to man... Read more

Putting My Fat Clothes Out Front for Today's Charity Pickup

Monday, July 20, 2009      5 comments

I've been in the process of weeding out the clothes that no longer fit. A couple of months ago, when I first started doing this, I was elated by the fact that I am now 3 sizes down from what I was last October. I'd immediately given away SOME ... Read more

Coming Up on 6-Month Sparkanniversary-Just Because I'm Discouraged Does not Mean That I'll Quit

Sunday, July 19, 2009      10 comments

I really do try to be as positive as possible on my blogs, although with the current state of dying friends and relatives, it's been difficult. In 5 days, it'll be my 6th month anniversary on SP. Okay, I'll give myself the benefit of the posit... Read more

Beating those Strong Food Associations

Saturday, July 18, 2009      4 comments

This morning, I had to get something fast, and went back to the grocery store I'd shopped at before starting my new eating lifestyle. As I entered the store, I could feel the automatic pull to all of the items I used to buy out of habit, and al... Read more

HOW DO SPARKFRIENDS AFFECT MY LIFE? LET ME COUNT THE WAYS...

Friday, July 17, 2009      1 comments

I've blogged about this so many times, but never get tired of marveling and giving credit to those who've been with me at different times throughout my last 6 sparkmonths. Honestly, I'll cover a few of the ways, but will undoubtedly forget othe... Read more

Eating Right is Making Me Feel Stronger & Healthier During Crisis

Thursday, July 16, 2009      1 comments

As I wrote that I am feeling stronger and healhier, I wondered how that could be. I mean, nothing has changed in the sense that I am still very grief-stricken over the health crisis of my cousin/friend who is like a sister to me. But I realize... Read more

Nice Surprise After a Week of Awful Happenings

Wednesday, July 15, 2009      2 comments

I got on the scale after a week of hellish happenings. Not that I got WAY off track, but I did deviate in my eating. Got on the scale and to my surprise, I haven't gained at all. I'm relieved. Reading more and more about how stress blocks pr... Read more

The Upside of Grief-Complete Loss of Appetite

Tuesday, July 14, 2009      6 comments

I feel that eating right has really helped me deal with this tough time with end of life issues of my best friend. Even though I felt that I gave myself a day off the wagon last Saturday, it was nothing like the "old days." I had to force myse... Read more

Hanging in there is the best I can do for now

Monday, July 13, 2009      4 comments

That pretty much says it all. Tough times, but I'm back on-track. Just doing the best I can. Yes, it's important to learn lifelong eating habits, but there is so much that is more critical in daily life than constantly thinking of exercise an... Read more

Today's Tidal Wave of Grief & How I fell off the Wagon for the First Time Since October '08

Sunday, July 12, 2009      6 comments

It was bound to happen. I had to celebrate my son's birthday today, and then this morning I received very bad news. My dearest friend/cousin who is like a sister to me took a turn for the worst. On Monday, she will know how quickly the clock ... Read more

Happy Birthday to My Son

Saturday, July 11, 2009      2 comments

I've lost two out of three. I'm blessed to have him left, so this is a special birthday for me. It's been one of those types of lives where everything seems to go wrong. Better luck next time? (smiling)... Read more

When Life Comes Crashing Down, My Eating Doesn't Have to Accompany It

Friday, July 10, 2009      5 comments

Yesterday was the ultimate bad day. I won't bother with the details because living through it once is enough without breathing life into the memories. However, it was one thing after another to deal with. Additionally, I have two loved ones w... Read more

I Want to Be One of those People Who Post "I Lost ___ lbs by Walking"

Thursday, July 09, 2009      6 comments

Yesterday, I posted that I've been working hard, but gained two pounds anyway. I received a lot of great advice, including that I should change it up when it comes to exercise. If that's the case, how am I reading all of these success stories ... Read more


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