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Day 6: Protect your program
Today's topic is protecting your program. We all know of certain people and events that tend to pull us off track. Watch out for these situations, and have a plan of how to resist them.
If someone at work or at a party is pressuring you to... Read more
Day 5: Magic notebook
Day 5 of 100 Days of Weight Loss. Keep a "magic notebook" (if you are into the Fly Lady, you may know this concept as a "control journal"). The magic of writing down your goals and progress each day is that it helps you stay focused on what matt... Read more
Day 4: Boundaries, not diets
Oh, the dreaded D word: "diet." Most Sparksters are aware that Sparking is a permanent lifestyle change, not necessarily a "diet," which implies something temporary done to lose weight. Still, Spark is a plan with certain boundaries: tracking nu... Read more
Day 3: Do It Anyway
Today's topic from 100 Days of Weight Loss is "Do it anyway."
Don't feel like exercising today? Do it anyway. Don't want to track your nutritional choices on Spark today? Do it anyway.
This topic really hits home with me. So many tim... Read more
Day 2: Interested or committed?
I'm working through the book 100 Days of Weight Loss. Today's topic is about personal motivation. Ask the question: "Am I completely 'committed' to sticking with my new lifestyle, or am I just 'interested' in it?"
Here are some things to co... Read more
Starting Over Again. And Again.
Oy, it seems that I am great at starting over, but not great at following through!
I was down to the 160's last year, and I've managed to gain it all back plus a couple extra pounds.
This time, I've learned that new habits last only ... Read more
Starting Over Again
Oy. It's been several weeks, and the number on the scale is going in the wrong direction. I haven't been Spark-ing, so I'm not exactly surprised.
So it's time to get back on the Spark band wagon!
By the way, the details I promised ab... Read more
Day 2, here I come! I'll be on the go a lot today, so I made sure to pack a lunch/snacks.
Today's exercise includes walking around town (in the heat!), so I'm also bringing a big bottle of water and sunscreen.
So excited to be back o... Read more
Mental health update
I'm back on Spark, and I'm so happy to say that I've been stable for more than a month now: no more depression :)
Upping my meds that extra 100mg created an immediate change in my mood that has thank G-d been maintained for the past six we... Read more
Out of the woods!
The past month has been really hard for me, as I've been struggling with a depressive episode. Last week, I finally saw a psych(iatrist) and had my med adjusted (she just upped it by 100mg), and I'm now on a 5-day happiness streak! I feel that I... Read more
Back to walking
Today is my Spark re-start day. It's actually the first time I've logged my food and exercise this y... Read more
It's been a long hiatus, but I am back on Sparkpeople! This week my focus is getting in more vegetables and more protein. Here is my menu plan for this week:
Black eyed pea & green cabbage curry with mustard seed, cumin & yog... Read more
It's my birthday!
Happy New Year everyone, and Happy Birthday to me. :) Today, I'm turning 32, "the year of the heart" (in Hebrew, "heart" is "Lev" and the numerical value of the letters that spell it, lamed and bet, equal 32).
May you all increase in love ... Read more
I'm combining Sparkpeople's Official Tame Your Sugar Addiction Challenge with an 8-week program to eliminate sugar that my wife found on a food blog.
So the first step is to monitor my current sugar intake to find out how many grams of sug... Read more
Here are my stats for my "20 pounds in 20 weeks" challenge:
Start weight: 176.6 pounds
Start date: Dec 26, 2013
Goal weight: 156.6 pounds
End date: May 15, 2014
The stakes: If I don't reach my goal on schedule, $200 goes to..... Read more