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Dangerous Waters - Thinking of Quitting SP

Tuesday, June 16, 2009      14 comments

I can tell that I'm swimming in dangerous waters. Current stress levels having risen to tidal wave proportions, I'm just tired of logging in and keeping track of eating/exercise details. So, last night I considered just quitting. Yes, I talke... Read more

What I Learn from Newbies

Monday, June 15, 2009      3 comments

Each day on SP website, I try to welcome a few newbies. In doing so, I read their entries and not only learn so much about them, but also about myself. It gives me perspective to see that they are feeling how I felt when I started this healthi... Read more

Being Totally Honest w/ Myself As to Why No Progress in a Lonnnnng Time

Sunday, June 14, 2009      3 comments

Okay, so I've been on SP for 4.5 months. I've lost a couple of pounds (came here having lost a bunch already), and maintained, so that's not such bad "progress." I've also celebrated going down 3 pant sizes. However, I've been telling myself ... Read more

Why I'm Not Going to An Award-Winning Buffet Today

Saturday, June 13, 2009      6 comments

Oh my. I was invited to a top buffet at a local casino. At first, I said, sure. Figured I could just be moderate. But hey, I'm an "all or none" type gal and I remember the days prior to 8 months ago, when this buffet was one of my fave haunts... Read more

Why I Actually Enjoy Grocery Shopping Now (After a lifetime of otherwise)

Friday, June 12, 2009      5 comments

Simple pleasures. As I drove home from the store today, I couldn't help but make a mental note to blog about the fact that healthy food does NOT have to be expensive. Where did my (previous) dislike of grocery shopping start? One big reason w... Read more

Sadness Sometimes Makes Me Wanna Say

Thursday, June 11, 2009      6 comments

I have two very close friends who are very ill. (terminally ill. both have bone marrow cancer) They've been struggling with unspeakable pain and misery, and I've tried to help and be there for them,but feel very helpless and sad over their pli... Read more

Some Days I Just Feel Like Taking a Break

Wednesday, June 10, 2009      7 comments

Honestly, I don't feel like blogging, or journaling food/exercise. And I've been thinking of taking a "break" for a few days. But I know that this is not a good way to think, and taking a break can lead to backsliding. During the hard times, ... Read more

A Lifetime Commitment

Tuesday, June 09, 2009      3 comments

Life for me, as with many of us, has been full of major, stressful challenges. However, in the midst of it all, I awaken each day and one thing remains my solid foundation and feels good - the commitment to a healthier lifestyle I started 8 mon... Read more

The Mud Pie That Stared Me in the Face Today

Monday, June 08, 2009      6 comments

There are times when I know that I have made amazing progress. And I'm not talking about numbers on the scale or measuring tape. Today I went out to eat with a friend and since this is a rare behavior (I used to eat out constantly), I told mys... Read more

Food & Exercise Journals

Sunday, June 07, 2009      2 comments

After reading the blog entry on this topic, I thought about it. Prior to these 8 months of lifestyle change, I occasionally tried to keep a food journal. But that didn't last long, and I really didn't know what I was tracking. The food I thou... Read more

At the Movies w/o Treats (and not caring)

Saturday, June 06, 2009      6 comments

I rarely go to the movies because I see DVD's at home. But I went yesterday to be with a friend. All around me were the sounds of paper crackling and jaws flapping, making loud crunching sounds. In other words, it was like feeding time at the... Read more

Assembled My New Ab Cruncher Machine Today & Getting Back into the Exercise Groove

Friday, June 05, 2009      4 comments

Well, I put the darn thing together today (ab cruncher) and it was a challenge. (smiling) But it looks like a great addition to my collection. Day two of using the Leg Magic and I'm really liking it and feeling it. Overall, I'm doing better w... Read more

Beating Night Munchies One Night at a Time

Thursday, June 04, 2009      5 comments

This has been my biggest hurdle - eating between dinner and bedtime. It's a lifetime habit and a hard one to break. Even though I've snacked healthy during this new time of lifestyle change in eating behaviors, I will see better results if I ... Read more

New Teams, Leg Magic and Using My Equipment

Wednesday, June 03, 2009      4 comments

I've just joined two new teams and am thrilled by their warm welcomes and dynamic approaches - Goonies and Sparkability. I think these are just what I needed right now to give myself that much-needed shot in the arm to get off this forever plat... Read more

Received my Sparkpeople Shirt Today - Very Nice

Tuesday, June 02, 2009      2 comments

I celebrated my recent 4-month anniversary on SP by ordering a t-shirt. Got it today and it's great. Will wear it for my walks, bike rides, and workouts. I think I'll do that for different milestones - large and small - order different SP goo... Read more


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