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Revisiting My New, Healthy Eating Habits - #2 Water Consumption
It's been 7 months since I started on this lifestyle change. I spent the first three on the Nutrisystem program(October 08-January 09), which was a great help in getting me started. Then I found SP (Jan 09-present) and I've been able to handle t... Read more
Revisiting My New, Healthy Eating Habits #1-Conscious Eating
It's been 7 months since I started on this lifestyle change. I spent the first three on the Nutrisystem program(October 08-January 09), which was a great help in getting me started. Then I found SP (Jan 09-present) and I've been able to handle... Read more
Keeping My Piehole Shut For Night Eating Will Ensure My Success!
Guess what? I think I've got this night eating thing figured out and it only took me the entire 7 months since I started eating healthier! Better late than never, right? Right! So many sparkfriends have offered great advice, and I've begun to... Read more
My Achilles Heel Is Night Eating
I have to admit that this is my main challenge in my weight loss plan. I know that it's a lifelong habit, left over from the not-so-distant past when I could eat any time of the day or night and not gain weight. I'll have to beat this in order... Read more
Plugging the Jug is Just the Beginning
I was listening to Jillian Michaels on her radio show yesterday morning, and she mentioned something that is used in the AA program. That plugging the jug is just the beginning. She explained that meant that stopping the problematic behavior w... Read more
Okay, I Finally Get It (And Thank you to Friends)
I'm an intelligent woman, but sometimes it takes awhile for things to sink in. I can see that my body wants to stay at a 30 lb. loss and is stubbornly not wanting to give up any more. I've learned from others' experience on here that there com... Read more
3 Month Spark Anniversary and No Significant Progress
Okay, I've just hit my 90 day 25 points and am celebrating all of the good things that this site has offered - great info, wonderful people who are supportive sparkfriends, a convenient way to log nutrition and exercise, etc. However, I have no... Read more
Sleepwalking & Have to Wake Up
Seems like I've been going through a roller coaster ride with this weight loss adventure. Sometimes hyper-motivated, and then just sleepwalking through it and not caring. So much stress right now, but will do the best I can with this apathetic... Read more
Weekly Weigh-Ins Instead of Daily
Prior to seven months ago, when I started this healthier eating lifestyle, I hadn't weighed myself since 1980. Suddenly, there I was on the scale and I understand that it serves as one of the markers of progress. However, I just can't do the d... Read more
Food, Food Everywhere! A Nation of Obsessive Eaters.
I've started to attend more professional networking meetings and, sure, I know by now how to resist urges to eat badly - even when I'm hungry. But, wow, it's just amazing how much we Americans pack away at one sitting! Food is such a part of e... Read more
Sometimes I Just Want to Forget All This
It gets old to be constantly thinking of food intake, calorie counting, exercise, etc. I just want to turn my brain off and not have to focus on it for awhile. But I know I have to keep on top of it in order to succeed. I sometimes fight what... Read more
Suddenly I'm In Such a Rush to Lose the Rest of this Weight
Today it hit me like a tidal wave... I can't stand the rest of this fat hanging around and feel like I might start being in a big hurry to get it off my bones. It's important to be careful and do healthy, wise eating. And to keep focus that th... Read more
Getting Rid of Fat Clothes
I am sorting out my sizes and giving my fat clothes to charity. These bigger sizes don't fit me anymore and when I have a split-second thought that maybe I should hold onto them "just in case," I banish that thought immediately. I cannot ever ... Read more
I MUST BE NUTS!
Yesterday, I was walking through each store and restaurant in a nearby mall as part of membership development for the local Chamber of Commerce. I entered this bistro-like cafe with delish aromas everywhere, and a full view of their bakery item... Read more
Parts of My Body Returning! Hooray!
Amazing, but I am finding parts of my body that have been MIA during my past couple of chubby years. My upper arms' flesh doesn't hang down and my muscular definition is returning. I can feel my abs where I'd despaired at the possibility of ne... Read more