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I've Been Talking to Myself All Day, Like a Raving Lunatic - 3 dress sizes down!

Sunday, May 10, 2009      4 comments

Honestly? I've been a bit discouraged lately due to a plateau I've been on for awhile. But I got a reminder today that the scale is not the only measure of success. I went to get new pants and thought I was one size down. But I wasn't. Went... Read more

Revisiting My New, Heathy Eating Habits - #10 Hunger vs. Triggers

Saturday, May 09, 2009      3 comments

Since starting this lifestyle change of healthier eating seven months ago, I have become more aware of the difference between real hunger and eating for other reasons like boredom, stress, etc. It has been very important for me to focus on true... Read more

Revisiting My New, Healthy Eating Habits -#9 Weighing & Measuring

Friday, May 08, 2009      0 comments

Prior to 7 months ago, when I began this lifestyle change, I hadn't weighed myself since 1980. Since I never had a weight problem, I always went by how my clothes fit. However, about 3 years ago, with hormonal changes and lots of stress, the l... Read more

Revisiting My New, Healthy Eating Habits - #8 Breakfast & Regular Intervals

Thursday, May 07, 2009      0 comments

As a kid, mom always made me eat breakfast. But when the teenage years hit, I decided I "wasn't a breakfast person." That habit of skipping breakfast remained throughout my life and really didn't affect me because I never gained weight (up unt... Read more

Revisiting My New, Healthy Eating Habits - #7 Eating slowly

Wednesday, May 06, 2009      3 comments

I'll make this one short and sweet - there is nothing like slow eating. It takes the stomach about 20 minutes to get the message that food is coming into the body. I used to just eat ravenously and was "starving." The overly-full feeling of h... Read more

Revisiting My New, Healthy Eating Habits - #6 Exercise

Tuesday, May 05, 2009      1 comments

Being active all my life, I never gave much conscious thought to exercise. I was always moving - bike riding, hiking, you name it. But in this past 2-3 years, hormonal changes busted my metabolism along with stress and the fact that I was devo... Read more

Revisiting My New, Healthy Eating Habits -#5 Reading Labels

Monday, May 04, 2009      4 comments

Reading labels -Prior to 7 months ago, when I began this lifestyle change, I thought that the nutrition labels on food items were a waste of space and I totally ignored them. There was nothing in my awareness that had anything to worry about wi... Read more

Revisiting My New, Healthy Eating Habits - #4 Portion Size

Sunday, May 03, 2009      2 comments

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 #3-Grocery Shopping

Saturday, May 02, 2009      4 comments

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 - #2 Water Consumption

Friday, May 01, 2009      6 comments

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

Thursday, April 30, 2009      2 comments

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!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009      3 comments

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

Tuesday, April 28, 2009      3 comments

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

Monday, April 27, 2009      6 comments

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)

Sunday, April 26, 2009      1 comments

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


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