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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

Not Getting My Email Notifications of Postings, Goodies, Etc.

Thursday, August 13, 2009      5 comments

Yes, I'm signed up to get them on my page, and have been getting them until yesterday. I feel disconnected and not able to respond to blogs and other things. Anyone else having this problem? Guess I'll give it another day and see what happens... Read more

Forgiving Myself

Wednesday, August 12, 2009      4 comments

I'm so kind and caring to others, but not so much to myself. Oh sure, I do nice things for myself, but when it comes to forgiveness for the 3 days of eating rebellion, I have to really work on letting it go. I'm a tough taskmaster and have to ... Read more

The Lake Walk & What I Learned from My 3 Days of Crash & Burn

Tuesday, August 11, 2009      3 comments

Okay, so I went on a 3-day eating bender last weekend after being a REAL good girl for 10 months now. It was a turning point where I just wanted to quit everything. And I blogged yesterday about what I learned from failure - including forgivin... Read more

What I Learned from the Past 3 Days of Crash and Burn

Monday, August 10, 2009      6 comments

Okay, the pity party is over and I have learned as much from these past three days of "failure" as I have from my 9 months since starting a great, healthy eating program. As many of my sparkfriends who responded to my "I'm in trouble" blog remi... Read more

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