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passing on some excellent tips for keeping up habits

Monday, July 08, 2013      3 comments

These tips are excerpted from the wonderful Zen Habits blog, with one addition of my own. The post is called How to Keep Habits going during Travel, /
it/ , and I sure wish I'd read this before g... Read more

Day 15 of 21 day binge-free challenge

Saturday, June 22, 2013      2 comments

I haven't been faithful about tracking my fitness and eating here, but I am thrilled to be 15 days binge free! This challenge keeps me motivated and positive because it feels like I'm making progress, even though I haven't lost any weight i... Read more

Back after a month away from SP

Monday, May 20, 2013      3 comments

I found myself getting obsessive about tracking everything I ate here on SP, which isn't bad persay but the fact that I wasn't losing weight meant I kept trying to drop my daily calories from a 1200-1300 range down below 1000 a day, wanting to l... Read more

A horrible week, but there's hope

Thursday, April 04, 2013      2 comments

This really has been the worst week - emotionally - this year and last and maybe several years before that too. But today, deep breath! - it's starting to improve. Two people I dearly love got into a terrible fight with each other, one said... Read more

So frustrated

Saturday, March 02, 2013      5 comments

My goal since I started Spark People last fall has been to lose 4-5 pounds a month, stop binge eating and exercise moderately. All going so well until February - this month I hit a plateau which is just about ready to break my heart and my ... Read more

Realizing the importance of OA meetings

Friday, January 11, 2013      1 comments

Last August I started going to Overeaters Anonymous (OA) meetings, and it has made all the difference in the world to me. Every diet I've ever tried has quickly failed me, but this isn't a diet. You know how diabetics need to take in... Read more

What did you think to do today instead of giving in?

Monday, January 07, 2013      2 comments

There is a topic on the Team Forum "Living Binge Free" called "What did you think to do today instead of giving in?" - I've been following all the posts on this topic and adding my own experiences for several months now. I thought I would take a... Read more

Taking a moment to consider that temptation

Thursday, January 03, 2013      3 comments

For most of November and December I knew a big trial was coming my way: 2 days of travel and 4 days staying over at my in-laws' house over the holidays, where it's practically law that you participate in one giant holiday binge. Kitchen counter... Read more

'tis the season for temptation

Monday, December 10, 2012      3 comments

I have slacked off in tracking my food, exercise and goals for journaling here on Spark People. I want to get back into daily tracking and journaling again because this is the toughest season for me - so many temptations with Christmas parties,... Read more

Plan for Thanksgiving - accountability needed!

Thursday, November 22, 2012      2 comments

A day of thanksgiving... and testing!!! has arrived (at least here in America). The day of unbridled eating, an open invitation to binge. I am going into this day with a plan. One serving each of turkey, potatoes, other side dish, one slend... Read more

Someone brought donuts in... great. Thanks a lot!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012      3 comments

Darn it! Someone brought donuts into work today! I figured just one donut would be okay if I skipped my afternoon snack. Yum that tasted so good... before I knew it I had snagged another donut. Then I went to log them into my Spark People nutrit... Read more

Discouraged but still determined

Saturday, November 03, 2012      4 comments

I started tracking my binge free days at the beginning of October here at SparkPeople, and achieved a 29/2 record at the end of the month: 29 binge free days, 2 binge days. I think that's the best I've ever done since... before high school ... Read more

Surrender instant gratification for something better

Thursday, October 25, 2012      4 comments

I've been trying to lose weight for years, but it's gotten especially hard since I turned forty. A couple years ago I tried Weight Watchers, it worked for a couple months but then I got a bad attitude. I kept hearing the same old stuff at the me... Read more

Sore throat = open invitation to binge

Thursday, October 18, 2012      1 comments

What events happened this week? Yup, I caught a cold from my kids, and that nasty cotton-mouth and sore throat feeling did me in. After 15 days of not over-eating, I gave in. Way too much sugar and salt, esp. salt because it soothes the s... Read more

Progress report

Thursday, October 11, 2012      0 comments

What events happened this week? Led women's bible study on Tuesday, was a little nervous beforehand (mostly because, of course, I hope to impress them. When it should really be about God, not me). It went well though and there was good disc... Read more