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Out of Habit

Sunday, May 18, 2014      6 comments

I've had a bit of a breakthrough dealing with the nightly stress eating. I regarded it is stress, avoidance of work at 10pm when I didn't want to be working. I tried using distractions or finding alternate tasks or take my mind off it. It didn'... Read more

Living it.

Monday, April 28, 2014      6 comments

This has been an important year. This has been the year I stopped working at maintaining my weight as job to do and instead I've made it my life. Working outside the home I spent a long time trying to hold onto old patterns of cooking twice... Read more

The End Game in Sight

Friday, January 24, 2014      10 comments

My 3rd year anniversary of maintaining came and passed quietly and happily. The mountainous goals I set out for at the start of everything nearly four years ago have evened out into rolling hills of ups and down, proving challenging at times but... Read more

Reserving Willpower

Friday, December 27, 2013      11 comments

As I round up on my third year maintaining anniversary in January I am fifteen pounds above my goal weight. I continue to believe I am maintaining. It is a little regression, it sucks that my pants don't fit but it's not a complete regression. ... Read more

Silver Linings.

Sunday, October 13, 2013      6 comments

I made my friends take so many photos of me yesterday, out hiking through a local park in my awesome new Scouting Legion hoodie. It looks so good! Bit-by-bit I'm catc... Read more

The Recap Episode

Saturday, October 05, 2013      4 comments

This blog has been a long time coming, with lots of events and thoughts to report from the spring to summer. It's jam-packed, prepare yourself. I cut off all my hair to have fun with my first pixie cut. Iím growing it back out and enjoying ... Read more

A Summer of Love

Thursday, June 06, 2013      15 comments

The theme at my yoga studio is the Summer of Love right now so it feels like the perfect time to make a new seasonal blog. I would like to post more frequently but life just has a way of using up the time and effort regular blogging would requir... Read more

Miracles for Pre-Order

Saturday, March 30, 2013      12 comments

I have some amazing, fabulous, super groovy news to share. In little over a month on May 7th the new SparkPeople book The Spark Solution will be released. The book features an all-inclusive two-week diet program to improve your total body health... Read more

The Courage to be Kind

Wednesday, March 13, 2013      14 comments

Life has been keeping me busy and I have some happy news to share, but first I want to address some significant concerns that have been on my mind lately. Issues that were relevant to an experience I had this past Sunday at a coffee shop. I... Read more

The Cake Pusher

Wednesday, January 23, 2013      13 comments

There is a very special place reserved in each of my days for sweets and desserts. I love them and I refuse to cut them out of my diet. They are treasured indulgences that I earn. I take a savage pride to be able to both fit sweets into my diet ... Read more

2nd Year Revelations

Thursday, January 17, 2013      11 comments

I'm rolling up on my two year maintaining anniversary this Saturday, my weight is right on track, and I have settled into a workable routine and schedule. Looking back on my first year of maintaining I find I used that time to puzzle out what ha... Read more

Top 3 Eating Pitfalls Revealed

Sunday, December 30, 2012      12 comments

During this splendid Christmas with family I repeated some old patterns of overindulging, I had too much salt, and I did not drink enough water, or get enough exercise. But the mistakes I made this holiday season revealed to me my three biggest ... Read more

A Manageable Holiday Season

Sunday, December 23, 2012      9 comments

This past Thanksgiving I attended an amazing turkey dinner with all the trimmings at the home of a local friend's family in lieu of visiting my own family. I did not necessarily restrict myself but I did measure my portions and track the calorie... Read more

Respecting Mistakes

Saturday, December 08, 2012      11 comments

I've been giving a lot of consideration to what maintenance defines for me lately. It's probably something I've thought on in the past, and will think again on in the future, but for this moment to me maintenance is learning and respecting what ... Read more

Back to Maintenance, Back to Health

Saturday, December 01, 2012      8 comments

After 3 months of active weight loss, I am back to maintenance mode! The 3-4 lb gain from a summer of binging has officially been incinerated. For the longest time it seemed impossible to lose only 3-4 lbs while living my current, preferred... Read more


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