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, 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
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
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
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
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
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