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Seafood Tagine Recipe Review

Saturday, March 28, 2015      20 comments

There's something about those slightly warmer days of early spring that makes me crave seafood. I recently stumbled upon a wonderful website with tons of tasty-looking Moroccan recipes that I'm dying to work my way through and this Seafood Tagin... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Resilience and Dealing with Negativity

Monday, March 23, 2015      41 comments

One of my dear SparkFriends here (yes, that's YOU, WATERMELLEN!) prompted me to turn the comments I left on one of BOBCATGIRL76's recent blogs into a blog of my own, so here it is. Just to give you a bit of background, part of BOBCATGIRL76's blo... Read more

Shakshuka Recipe Review

Monday, March 23, 2015      12 comments

Although this recipe is my entry for this month's "What's Cookin', Good Lookin'?" recipe challenge on the At Goal & Maintaining + Transition to Maintenance team, it was just what the doctor ordered as I fight off a nasty cold--warm, savory and c... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Three Years of Maintenance--The Learning Never Stops

Saturday, March 07, 2015      52 comments

Today I'm celebrating my third maintenance anniversary, so I'd like to start off my blog with a great, big "Woo Hoo!" If you had asked me three years ago if I thought I would have made it this far, I probably would have said, "No way!" But time ... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Intuitive Eating or Calorie Counting? Why Not Both?

Sunday, March 01, 2015      35 comments

Back in September, I started to experiment with intuitive eating. I was in a good place and felt like the time was right. I did really well and was able to hold my weight reasonably steady without counting calories or measuring and tracking my f... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts How Leading a Team Has Helped Me Stick to My Plan

Thursday, February 26, 2015      62 comments

Three years of maintenance, thatís what Iíll be celebrating in just over a week. I'm still trying to wrap my head around just the idea of it. In those three years, Iíve gone from a timid, newbie maintainer who was terrified of regain, to ... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Being 'Thin' Didn't Make Me Happy, But Being Healthy Does

Thursday, February 19, 2015      170 comments

Yesterday, a man I'm Facebook friends with through my activity here on SparkPeople posted the following article from HuffPost: www.huffingtonpost.com/r
avishly/being-thin-didnt-m
ake-me-happy-being-fat-doe
s_b_6661862.html?f... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Why Are You Still Here?

Monday, February 16, 2015      204 comments

Almost five years after joining this site and nearly three years after reaching my weight-loss goal and I'm still here. Some might say, why? You've reached goal, you've been maintaining for several years--go out and enjoy yourself! My response i... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts The Changing Face and Shape of Goals and Motivation

Monday, February 02, 2015      39 comments

Often when I post updated photos of myself on Facebook or talk to people I know about my health and fitness routine, I get asked how I lost the weight, have managed to keep it off and how I got and keep myself motivated. There are so many differ... Read more

Goals for the Year Ahead

Monday, January 26, 2015      25 comments

Now that I'm starting to wrap my head around the idea that having two separate seasonal goal ranges might be a good plan for me, I've been giving some additional thought to the year ahead. With nearly three years of maintenance under my belt, I'... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts A Tale of Two Goal Ranges

Saturday, January 24, 2015      59 comments

Thanks so much to everyone who took the time to read and comment on my last blog. There were some really insightful replies that have helped me piece together my thoughts on coming to terms with my goal range. Given my trend over the past ... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts The Battle Rages On!

Thursday, January 22, 2015      76 comments

So much of this journey for me has been guided by numbers--the numbers on the scale, the numbers the measuring tape shows me, the numbers from my latest physical, the number of days, weeks and years I've been at this--and all of those numbers ha... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Can Binge Eating Be Overcome?

Thursday, January 15, 2015      35 comments

I've been participating in a lot of conversations lately about emotional eating and binge eating recently, both here on SparkPeople and privately. As someone who's struggled with both, I know how terrible it feels to be trapped in these patterns... Read more

Combatting Extreme Thoughts

Wednesday, January 14, 2015      31 comments

I generally tend to think of myself as a calm and rational person. Heck, I used to get paid to be a calm and rational person (I did PR and crisis management and was the one that clients could call in their moments of panic to analyze and give ad... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Releasing my Emotional Reliance on Overeating

Monday, January 05, 2015      79 comments

I'm writing this blog based on a response I gave to one of the commenters from my previous blog. She asked me what I've done to release myself from the pull of emotional eating and below is my response, with some edits and additions. I'll s... Read more


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