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SUZYB53
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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. http://www.sparkpeople.com/r
esource/motivation_article
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

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