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Is Food Tracking/Journaling A Forever Thing?

Thursday, August 06, 2009      8 comments

I need the advice of you advanced sparkies. After 9 months of daily food tracking, I'm wondering if it ends when you reach goal. Or do you do this for the rest of your life? Kinda tired of it, although I know that it is one of the tools that ... Read more

Giving Up Caffeine-A Never Ending Battle

Wednesday, August 05, 2009      11 comments

Even though I don't drink a lot of coffee (less than one full mug a day), it still makes me feel yucky. I've succeeded at quitting many times, only to start again with the gateway "drug" of decaf and then work my way into regular. The thing is... Read more

Thanks to All My Sparkfriends

Tuesday, August 04, 2009      2 comments

I want to give a shout-out to all of those who responded yesterday to my blog regarding scale challenges. In fact, throughout my entire 6 months on SP, the people here have been an amazing support system. I just wanted to let you know that you... Read more

Excitement Extinguished - Going to Throw This Dang Scale Away

Monday, August 03, 2009      13 comments

Honestly, I think the biggest favor I can do for myself is to get rid of this scale. I've written about this good one I got in February, but it can't seem to weigh accurately. You can step on it 8 times and get 5 different numbers. Which is w... Read more

Less Blubber to Pinch Now

Sunday, August 02, 2009      5 comments

Every so often I do the blubber pinch test on myself. Not only do I get a realistic assessment of how much is left, but I feel that doing this might make the remaining jelly-like substance get a head start in disappearing. In other words, it m... Read more

This Past Week Has Been Off the Charts But Healthy Eating Has Saved Me

Saturday, August 01, 2009      4 comments

I've written previously about my cousin, who is like a sister to me, and dealing with her terminal illness. This week was hospitalization and each day brought worse news than the last. To add to my sadness, grief and stress, I am helplessly 3,... Read more

Plateau Gone, Scale Bummer, and Miscellaneous

Friday, July 31, 2009      3 comments

I am sooooooooooooooooo thrilled that that forever plateau seems to have left town. My body just didn't want to give up any more weight for the longest time. But I think that my Monday weigh-in day (I really try not to do daily, but I think I'... Read more

OMG-I've Got the Night Munchies FINALLY Under Control!!!`

Thursday, July 30, 2009      14 comments

This is nothing short of a miracle. After a lifetime of being able to eat anything, any amount, at any time without gaining a pound (until the past few years - yikes!), one of the bad habits of many I've had is night eating. That includes both... Read more

Spark Teams - How Many are Enough or Too Many?

Wednesday, July 29, 2009      11 comments

I used to belong to many teams, but then thought I should weed some out and have fewer. Did this in order to focus. But what do you think and how do you do this... lots of teams, or just a few that you work closely with to meet goals?... Read more

Anyone Else Have this Problem w/ The Message Boards?

Tuesday, July 28, 2009      5 comments

This has gone on for quite awhile, and only happens to my computer when I'm using the SP Message Board for over 10 clicks. Suddenly, it'll show about 20 blank pages/screens and lock up. It freezes my entire computer and I have to shut it down.... Read more

Reminding Myself That It's My Own Race

Monday, July 27, 2009      7 comments

This is a consistent theme with me, and one I really have to work on. I am thrilled when I read the accomplishments of others' weight loss, I truly am. But after the thrill wears off, I inevitably say (for example), "she lost 60 lbs in a year... Read more

New Exercise Equipment

Sunday, July 26, 2009      2 comments

Got myself a mini trampoline and a pedometer. Now all I have to do is take them out of the box and use them. Just read an article about why weight loss may not be working despite best efforts. One of their points is that some people need a bi... Read more

How Did this Big Piece of Chocolate Cake Get In My Fridge?

Saturday, July 25, 2009      5 comments

The other night, I opened my fridge and the sight of a luscious piece of chocolate cake hit me right between the eyes like a punch. I just stared at it in disbelief because I certainly didn't put it there. Turns out, a friend who'd come over (... Read more

Today's My 6-Month Sparkiversary-Celebrating All Week

Friday, July 24, 2009      4 comments

Today's the actual day - 6 months ago- that I found SP and logged on. However, I was so overwhelmed and confused by all of the information, that I didn't come back until a week later! (smiling) Almost didn't come back at all. That's why I smi... Read more

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

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