Still Here, Still Struggling
Hello my fellow Sparkers,
I've stayed off the boards for a while now, because I am struggling to the point where I haven't felt I'd be a good contributor.
I've been on here since January, and have gained 5 pounds. That's right, gained. ... Read more
Interesting article. Are we addicted to dieting?
There's a group of us dietitians who are exploring the idea of eating competence (sort of like Intuitive eating) and health at every size... and recognizing that the research is equivocal on these issues, so we should explore all sides. This is... Read more
Laurie and my kids inspired me... this is pretty funny
So I wrote my brief little calorie cycling (haha) blog this morning, and then saw Laurie's status of starting the day right with an hour on the treadmill. So I thought I'd follow the lead of someone who is feeling good today, and I hopped on my... Read more
Haha, I'm calorie cycling!
2500, then 1700 the next day, then 2500 again... does that count? Lol, awfully glad I took that long bike ride last night!!
In my defense I didn't know how deadly Quiznos tuna sammies were... apparently they're famously so. Sigh.
Spa... Read more
Spark Blogs Help, I Think.
Here's my ramble. I've been feeling so depressed the last few days. I'd had that 12 day binge free streak, and followed it with about as many days binge-ful. My weight has pushed up again, and although I fight it, I feel that old shame. Sham... Read more
Ending a 12 day streak and beginning a new one...
Well I went 12 days binge-free. I think I actually may have lost a tiny bit of weight, but my new scale (by design) is an analog-dial-type so that I can't obsess over every 0.2 lb. I can just sort of see that it's over or under a 5 lb incremen... Read more
Trying to stay Zen... and Thank You
I know it's a bit premature to get all excited, but this is my fifth day binge-free and it feels great. I already feel some of the belly roll disappearing, have not gone a bit hungry, and have only loosely tracked calories. I've been keeping m... Read more
Confessions of a Binge Eater, Part 2
Wow. I've been reading through the message thread where everyone defines what constitutes a binge. It seems the common denominator is a feeling of being out of control, of "someone else is driving the train," and preferring that the eating be ... Read more
Confessions of a Binge Eater.
I'm a registered dietitian and university teacher. Today a friend was cutting my hair, and she said something to the effect of "Wow, I can't believe you're a dietitian and you binge." Wow. I explained that nutrition is a science, and eating i... Read more
Getting Sick of Myself
I'm getting really tired of myself... setting goals, feeling motivated, sure I'm on the right track. Exercising my fanny off, doing well, then rebounding with the old food habits. It's crazymaking.
I've been on here almost five months an... Read more
Two Weeks in May = 2.5 whoopsie pounds
Which is to be expected, I suppose. The most stressful time of the work year, a really rough week and half of hormones, lots of emotional eating and lots of celebrating...just the perfect combination. Hopefully those little guys will come off ... Read more
The Gift That Keeps On Giving
How many times have you come to visit during my lifetime? By my calculations it must be at least 340 times. And yet it seems I'm always surprised that you're here. I think it's because you're so insideous. Similar to ... Read more
My Mother is a Control Freak
I know, I know. Love thy mother. But I'll tell you, my blood is at a rolling boil right about now. I am fourty two years old. I have a graduate degree and a good job that I've held for twelve years. I have two healthy sons about whose manne... Read more
Moving on to Stage 3... finally...
The Spark "Diet" plan suggests staying in stage 2 for six weeks, tracking food and activity EVERY day. Stage 3 involves cutting back on the tracking significantly, and learning all those internal cues to stay on track. They feel (and I agree) t... Read more
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Follow Up to Kick in the Pants Blog:
You guys are the best! Thank you so much. I ended up hanging out by the fire with DH last night, drank wine and ate leftovers (so I guess it was my cheat day) and allowed myself to have a lazy morning today. It's only 9:30 and I already feel ... Read more