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10 Reasons You're Not Losing Weight-Part 2
Friday, August 28, 2009      6 comments

In an article in Women's Health with the above title, I found a couple of reasons I may not be losing weight despite good eating and exercise. One has to do with my stagnant energy which I'm getting help with acupuncture treatments. But the foll... Read more
10 Reasons You're Not Losing Weight-Part 1
Thursday, August 27, 2009      8 comments

In an article in Women's Health with the above title, I found a couple of reasons I may not be losing weight despite good eating and exercise. One has to do with my stagnant energy which I'm getting help with acupuncture treatments. But the fo... Read more
Still On Track, but Kinda in a Hazy Phase
Wednesday, August 26, 2009      4 comments

Not sure how to describe this; I'm doing fine with eating right. And an acceptable amount of daily activity. But this period of time just seems like a huge lull. Nothing to say, no spark. Maybe the hot weather is a factor, and I will snap to... Read more
Postponed My Trip & Figuring Out Another Plan
Tuesday, August 25, 2009      3 comments

I've decided to visit the Grand Canyon AFTER temps and tourists leave. It'll be a much more enjoyable trip when not going through 110 degree deserts. Even with a/c, no thanks. Had my second acupuncture appt. today and realized that I have a l... Read more
My Self-Prescribed Plan Out of this 2-year Long Abyss
Monday, August 24, 2009      6 comments

It's been a very bumpy road this past couple of years with mega-losses, deaths, and non-stop other personal challenges. As a result, I found myself in what has felt like emotional quicksand and nothing I tried (degrees in psychology and lots of... Read more
Miscellaneous Thoughts On My 7th Month Sparkanniversary
Sunday, August 23, 2009      2 comments

One of the biggest lessons I learned this 7th month (total journey of 10 months - started October 08), occurred when I crashed and burned for the first time since last October. Wow, was that weekend ever a learning experience. What I learned w... Read more
Almost Done with Coffee/Caffeine
Saturday, August 22, 2009      3 comments

I've begun gradually eliminating coffee (it's the only caffeine I consume) from my day. Even though I don't drink that much (about half a small mug), it makes me feel yucky. The withdrawal headache is minimal and by the end of the weekend, I t... Read more
Today's the Day I Find Out Just How "Off" My Scales Have Really Been
Friday, August 21, 2009      4 comments

Okay, I've had this ongoing saga with my wretched scales. (smiling) Both are good ones and supposed to be accurate. Yes, I've learned not to put all of my excitement on the measurement of pounds lost, but I really need to know how on-target (o... Read more
Need Advice On Good Place to Stay in Williams, AZ for Grand Canyon Trip
Thursday, August 20, 2009      2 comments

Okay, so I've decided that a short trip will do me good in reducing my stress level and have never been to the Grand Canyon. Am researching a moderately- priced place in Williams, but not sure. Anyone have first-hand experience to offer? The p... Read more
How Fruit Smoothie Lip Balm Made Me Ponder My Progress
Wednesday, August 19, 2009      5 comments

There are times of clarity, when it becomes so obvious that I've made progress during my 10 months of healthier eating. Not just the pounds lost or the smaller sizes of clothes (although those are very nice too). Last week, I bought some lip ba... Read more
Just When I Stopped Caring about the Scale - Go figure!
Tuesday, August 18, 2009      10 comments

Today was weigh-in day and I'd given up caring about the scale since my food bender a couple of weeks ago. Although I didn't totally pig out, it was the first time in 10 months that the train left the track. So, I've been kinda discouraged. I... Read more
If I've Lost All This Weight, Why Do I Still Feel So Heavy?
Monday, August 17, 2009      4 comments

Maybe because I am? Not really. I've lost about 33 lbs., but I feel like a blimp even though I'm not. Honestly, I seem to feel each and every one of these remaining 20 lbs more and more. Is it because I'm more in-tune with how my body feels... Read more
SP Spyware Is Causing My Computer Sooo Many Problems
Sunday, August 16, 2009      4 comments

After one of my team leaders sent a message out today that she is leaving SP due to the same problem, I knew that I was not alone. Another former member also had the same issue and had to leave. Since joining in January 09, I have continuously... Read more
One Week After The Huge Crash
Saturday, August 15, 2009      6 comments

Last week, for the first time in 10 months, I went on a 3-day food bender. In retrospect, it was nothing like what I used to eat on a normal day. My overeating did not entail sweets, or anything similar. It was just being hungry and eating a ... Read more
Stress, Cortisol and Weight Loss
Friday, August 14, 2009      4 comments

It seems that I have heard this report several times lately and maybe the Cosmos is trying to give me a message. (smiling) That is, stress produces higher levels of cortisol which inhibits weight loss. My level has been off the charts for a lo... Read more

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