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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

Carefully Monitoring Habit Substitution

Monday, June 01, 2009      2 comments

Since learning a way to live healthier, I realize that a lot of my overeating has been habit, boredom, emotional response, etc. Breaking habits takes work, and my main remaining food bad habit is night eating. I'm making progress. As I work o... Read more

Channel Surfing & Found Disgusting Food Show

Sunday, May 31, 2009      2 comments

I was on the exercise bike and channel surfing the TV when I found this totally repulsive show on the Travel Channel. I think it was called "Man vs. Food?" Honestly, I had to switch it off after seeing the way the show has folks pack humongous... Read more

Still Cleaning Out Closets and Goodbye to Fat Clothes

Saturday, May 30, 2009      5 comments

I am cleaning out my closets in stages due to how much I've accumulated. And I have to admit that, while I am giving away the fat clothes to charity, I did have the "what if" thought. I try not to EVER entertain the thought of regaining. Feel... Read more

So Impatient to Get this Yucky Stuff Off My Body

Friday, May 29, 2009      2 comments

Some days I'm patient, and some days I'm not. Now I can feel this extra weight on my bones as though it's 10 tons rather than 20 lbs. Feels so heavy and burdensome, and should motivate me to exercise more. My body is stubbornly holding onto t... Read more

A Day of Gratitude and Joy

Thursday, May 28, 2009      2 comments

Today's one of the day's when it dawns on me - wow, I feel so much more wonderful without these 33 lbs (fluctuates between 31-33)!!! Not that I ever take it for granted, but most of the time, I'm busy lamenting that I've been on a plateau or tha... Read more


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