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Reflecting on Challenges - Part II

Wednesday, May 04, 2016      1 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

Avoiding Toxic Guilt

Thursday, April 21, 2016      4 comments

I just started reading the 10 Step Program for Emotional Eating. One of the steps is heeding the internal voice that warns against starting down a self-destructive path that will lead to toxic guilt. I just took action to stop binge watching ... Read more

Day 24: Non-scale health successes

Friday, April 15, 2016      5 comments

Task for Day 24 of the 30 Day Plateau Busting Challenge: List my non-scale health successes Dear readers, this list is long. But you're welcome to read it. Here goes: 1) Ankle strengthening exercises recommended by PT every day or ev... Read more

Moving into New Territory?

Wednesday, April 13, 2016      9 comments

I've weaned myself from daily weighing and learned that I really CAN lose weight without being hungry all the time. This is a huge break through. This means that I am starting to look at the other reasons I eat - stress, anger, excitement, bore... Read more

No Reason to Beat Myself Up - Post Script

Friday, April 08, 2016      4 comments

Yesterday ended badly, and I woke up with a guilt hangover. A few things helped get me back on track and motivated: -Follow Sparkers reminded me that it's new day and we all mistakes. -Hearing the same thing from a professional ball... Read more

No Reason to Beat Myself Up

Friday, April 08, 2016      6 comments

Yesterday was a little bit of a downer. I was stressed and sick and did some compulsive eating. Not out of hunger, not out of boredom, not out of tiredness. It's hard to know the reason. I'm not sure if matters what the reason was. The... Read more

Day 12 - Doing Well

Monday, April 04, 2016      1 comments

1.5 pounds down after 12 days of eating well, nursing an ankle sprain, and refraining from weighing myself. A few things that I've learned. Or perhaps I should say internalized. 1) Lots of fiber early in the day really staves off hu... Read more

On Choosing Pasta

Saturday, April 02, 2016      1 comments

Last night I ate dinner at a trendy Italian restaurant in New York City's Upper West Side. A few blog readers and Spark friends made helpful, rational suggestions about "on plan" diet choices. I went a different route - taking a chance with a ... Read more

Feeling Great - 8 days without weighing myself

Friday, April 01, 2016      3 comments

Woke up feeling really good. Not starving AND not obsessed about weight AND STILL feeling committed to weight loss for better health. I've never before been willing to keep track of my physical and emotional feelings about food because they ha... Read more

A New Normal?

Thursday, March 31, 2016      2 comments

It's about a week since I weighed myself. In the old days I would have gone off program now because I was too hungry, and because the scale said I was moving in the right direction. My new normal is that I have new feedback loop - my deci... Read more

Adusting Calories - Upward

Tuesday, March 29, 2016      1 comments

I haven't read too much here about the problem of self-starvation (at least from what I remember). My past (somewhat successful) approach to tracking has always been to aim to eat at the bottom of my calorie range (1200-1550) with appropriate a... Read more

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