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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
Seeing the Scales Next Set of Lower Numbers Is Thrilling
I realized this morning, as I head out to yet another professional networking meeting where there will be ever-present food temptations, that it's so thrilling to see this new next set of lower numbers as I weighed myself. I'll keep that in min... Read more
I've Been Debating
Yes, I know that I should be strong and do this on my own. But I am tempted to get back on Nutrisystem for this last 17 lbs. I did that for the first few months and lost consistently. However, it's expensive and I should just get it out of my ... Read more
Hooray, A Small Personal Victory
I knew I had to attend a professional networking meeting this morning, which meant ordering breakfast. There were five choices, one of which was the healthy combo I eat daily and within my calorie intake range. I chose that one, and it wasn't ... Read more
Today Is the First Day of My Next 6 Months
It took me 6 months to lose 33 lbs. And I'm giving myself 6 more months for the last 17. Today starts that next period of time. So glad I found this website and thanks once again to so many supportive friends.... Read more