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SUZYB53's Blogs

Two new "habit- formers"
Wednesday, July 06, 2016      3 comments

Posting this as easiest way to remind myself: 1) Reminder post-its on kitchen cabinets and refrigerator (stop and think before I eat). Will add photos when phone is recharged and I have a few extra minutes. 2) Keep cooked chicken tende... Read more
Short Update
Monday, July 04, 2016      4 comments

I've learned a lot in the last 2 months. Now I'm hoping I can just "blast through." That's not quite accurate. I know there will be ups and downs, but I am starting to develop an inner voice that can get me through the "downs." I am also... Read more
Home Again - Focused on Meeting Daily Goals
Saturday, July 02, 2016      4 comments

The title just about says it. The next few months, nothing too stressful should be happening (fingers crossed, since there are always emergencies). But I want to try just sticking with my plan. I know a lot now - what I need, what excuses com... Read more
Trusting Myself through the Ups and Downs
Sunday, June 19, 2016      7 comments

Last few weeks have been different. I've been out of my regular setting and with many different family members. It's been fairly easy to be physically active, but eating has been a little harder. I wear my fitbit so I do measure my activity l... Read more
A positive quote from one of my team members
Thursday, June 02, 2016      4 comments

CHANGING-TURTLE You will never always be motivated, you have to learn to be disciplined. I like this a lot. this is what I meant in my "tough love" posts. Sometimes you say "I am just doing it." Even if I am in a crappy mood. Even if I d... Read more
Tough Love - Update
Monday, May 30, 2016      5 comments

Had a really good day yesterday. I am on Cape Cod with my daughter. We biked, walked, and did yoga. I did not count calories, but I ate mindfully. I had a very bad binge day when I was preparing for my trip. It it is good to know that I c... Read more
Tough Love
Sunday, May 29, 2016      6 comments

I'm looking forward to a time when my blog posts will be about constant forward motion. Does that ever happen? Or is it always two steps forward and one step back? Whatever....I have lost patience with myself for giving up and giving in...The... Read more
Solving a Few Challenges - 10 Tips to Myself
Saturday, May 21, 2016      7 comments

I think it's a few months since I've rejoined the Spark community. Here are a few things that have worked for me: 1) Every day, writing down one accomplishment and three things that I am grateful for. 2) Taking the time to buy and prepare... Read more
Over one hump???
Thursday, May 12, 2016      3 comments

I wouldn't say I'm over the hump forever, but I did make it through a few difficult weeks with many challenging and unpredictable eating situations. I'm away from home again, but it's a work trip where I pretty much know the food options and i... Read more
Toxic Guilt and Emotional Chaos
Saturday, May 07, 2016      2 comments

I've been trying to figure out why I have been feeling off-track in the last few weeks. It doesn't feel so much like I'm "making mistakes" as much as that I am overly focused on making good choices and then they boomerang. This is scary to m... Read more
Reflecting on Challenges - Part II
Wednesday, May 04, 2016      2 comments

After I posted the last entry, I completed my daily Spark Coach self-assessment and received this link about planning two steps ahead.
s.asp?id=1735 It's quite good. I reco... Read more
Reflecting on Difficult Eating Situations
Wednesday, May 04, 2016      2 comments

Turns out that spending 2 days at a conference in DC was a difficult situation in which to maintain good eating habits. In fact, it might have been more difficult now that I am trying to stay on a very regular plan than it would have been befor... Read more
Strategic Choices
Monday, May 02, 2016      2 comments

I was freaking out this am. Stuck at a work conference, hungry, tired, and angry at presenters. I took a break after lunch (not great options at the ... Read more
A Short Post
Thursday, April 28, 2016      0 comments

I planned my meals for today! Yeah! This thing about developing new habits is hard. I definitely get immediate feedback from my body and my mind when I eat well and exercise. But still....there are so many pieces of prep and planning to do. ... Read more
Not so easy
Monday, April 25, 2016      4 comments

So I've been doing great, but this weekend was not so easy. I had two holiday meals to cook, (secular Passover Seders). I did my best to plan appropriately, focus on healthy eating ,and so on. But sometimes habit just takes over. Plus unrelat... Read more

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