I have an enormous sweet tooth that I do my best to placate without derailing myself from my health and fitness goals. I love the convenience of granola bars as a tasty snack, especially with a nice cup of espresso. I've been working off of the ... Read more
The past few months, I've been suffering from intermittent stomach problems, especially after meals and especially after breakfast. I initially chalked it up to stress, as I've experienced a lot of change in my life recently. But, when things ca... Read more
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
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
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
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
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
Three years of maintenance, that’s what I’ll 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, I’ve gone from a timid, newbie maintainer who was terrified of regain, to ... Read more
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
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
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
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
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