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A Tale of Two Goal Ranges

Saturday, January 24, 2015      48 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      70 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

Can Binge Eating Be Overcome?

Thursday, January 15, 2015      34 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      76 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      139 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      118 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

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Twenty-five Days of Intuitive Eating

Thursday, September 25, 2014      89 comments

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

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts How I Knew I Was Ready to Try Intuitive Eating

Tuesday, September 09, 2014      67 comments

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

Saturday, September 06, 2014      68 comments

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

Wednesday, September 03, 2014      36 comments

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

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts My September Plan--A Foray into Intuitive Eating

Sunday, August 31, 2014      120 comments

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

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts I Love it When a Plan Comes Together

Monday, August 25, 2014      71 comments

Its interesting and somewhat surprising to me that I seem to be managing maintenance with the greatest ease and pleasure to date now that Im in the midst of an international move and all of the many stresses that presents. (For those of you wh... Read more


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