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Hanging in there
Thursday, June 18, 2009      7 comments

Been a lot of bumps in the road lately, and the best I can do is hang in there sometimes. However, eating healthy is a big help in dealing with daily stresses. Even though the urge for comfort food might raise its head, it's not worth the suga... Read more
Sparkfriends Can Make All the Difference
Wednesday, June 17, 2009      6 comments

Thanks to all who lent so much encouragement and support yesterday. It's amazing how much sparkfriends can add to the success of this weight loss adventure. It really helped buoy me up and inspire me forward. Here's to all of us and our progr... Read more
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

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