There is a particular suggestion that comes up frequently in my life, addressed typically by friends and family or even health-related articles. It comes up enough times that it is often on my mind. This letter to you is an attempt to organize m... Read more
There are times on SparkPeople when I feel like the oddball out, swimming against the stream. I don't follow many of the expected practices of healthy living, rather I watch TV constantly, I end up at many positive solutions from a negative appr... Read more
I've been studying up on this subject more than plenty, it has been the summer of binges here (and the scale knows it). As a result I'm working my way through all the variety of triggers that crop up. I've been less successful with solutions but... Read more
There are times when I discuss my healthy and weight with my friends, typically at least once a day. That's to be expected, it's on my mind a majority of the time and there's always something new to be learned.
As I talk about these topics ... Read more
Currently I have been contemplating goals and goal setting as I face the knowledge that in order to achieve what I want my maintenance plan must change.
As I struggle with this (but I don't want to change, cheese with my whine), I realize t... Read more
Last year when I could afford a membership to my yoga studio, I was speaking with my yoga buddy and instructor regarding the outcomes we sought. My friend was hoping to strength train her upper body, which is reasonable. The instructor mentioned... Read more
I have all of these momentary thoughts and contemplations through my weeks that I want to share but I don't. I jot them down to save them for later, to flesh them out into stories or morals that build depth and character to the issues. Essential... Read more
Things have been bad lately. Not physically, I've been staying on track and counting and counting and counting. Rather, the struggle has been over rationalizing my means for staying healthy. I have felt that I've been fighting the good fight, bu... Read more
Sounds like a trick, right? Not true because I've actually managed it.
As I dealt with other areas of my life and lost focus on my long-term maintenance goals, weight gain became a self-perpetuating cycle of binging and gain over the course... Read more
This is inspired by MAGGIEROSEBOWL's courageous and timely blog. www.sparkpeople.com/mypa ge_public_journal_individu al.asp?blog_id=4924818
The odds are against me. As a part of the mythology of weight loss, 95% of al... Read more
As we all celebrate Mother's Day today, I also celebrate a day finally free of over-the-top binging yesterday. That isn't to say I didn't binge, but it was only four pieces of candy and half a scoop of ice cream as opposed to many, many more plu... Read more
I started the day with my alarm ringing early in order to get up for yoga. But I was depressed but I didn't know why and I was not in the mood to do anything but sit around. I got on the scale and I'm at goal and no longer underweight. I didn't... Read more
As I reminisce on my weight loss and my continued maintenance I find that a key to success in my journey was learning how to say no. To myself.
The way food is portrayed in our lives through schooling, though media, through advertising, the... Read more