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Intuitive Eating or Calorie Counting? Why Not Both?

Sunday, March 01, 2015      29 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

How Leading a Team Has Helped Me Stick to My Plan

Thursday, February 26, 2015      27 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      166 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      91 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      38 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      78 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

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts I Survived My Third Holiday Season on Maintenance!

Saturday, January 03, 2015      140 comments

And as I hoped, it has become easier. As I was losing weight and in my earlier days of maintenance, travelling and the Christmas holidays were the most difficult periods for me to manage. I could typically do quite well when I was in my co... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Choices

Monday, December 29, 2014      120 comments

There have been times in my life when I've felt like everything is out of my control, whether it's been due to relationship issues, work stress, family crises or problems in the world at large. It's true that there are many things in our lives t... Read more

All I Ever Wanted to Be...

Wednesday, November 05, 2014      48 comments

...was normal. I wanted to be a normal size--not "skinny" or "fat", just someone who didn't stand out one way or the other because of my weight. I wanted to have a normal relationship with food. I didn't want to have to restrict myself to the po... Read more

A Quick Update

Friday, October 31, 2014      28 comments

Hello everyone! It's been a crazy month and I've really missed everyone here. I haven't had a steady internet connection since I came up to Germany and have had my hands full between the move itself and trying to furnish the apartment and ... Read more


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