Goals for the Year Ahead
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
A Tale of Two Goal Ranges
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
The Battle Rages On!
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
Can Binge Eating Be Overcome?
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
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
Releasing my Emotional Reliance on Overeating
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
I Survived My Third Holiday Season on Maintenance!
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
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...
...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
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
Twenty-five Days of Intuitive Eating
It's been a while since I shared an update on my intuitive eating experiment, so I thought I'd share some thoughts on my progress--the good, the bad and the ugly, lol!
My weight's been holding fairly steady (that is, with my usual ups and ... Read more
How I Knew I Was Ready to Try Intuitive Eating
Today was Day 9 of my intuitive eating experiment and I'd say things are going pretty well. My weight's been holding reasonably steady--or at least as steady as it has tended to hold on any other given week before I started this experiment. In a... Read more
An Update on My Intuitive Eating Experiment
As some of you may already know, my main health and fitness-related goal for the month of September is to experiment with intuitive eating. I've been weighing, measuring and tracking the vast majority of my food most of the time for nearly four ... Read more
Two Days of Eating Intuitively
So, here's my first update after my first two days of experimenting with intuitive eating.
Firstly, it was much tougher than I anticipated it would be. After several years of weighing, measuring and tracking, those habits have become practi... Read more
My September Plan--A Foray into Intuitive Eating
After doing some reading up and feeling ready to shake things up a bit, I've decided to experiment with intuitive eating this month. Although I've done very well with weighing, measuring and tracking my food as I lost weight and, subsequently, a... Read more
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