I have always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I have to be more specific.
- Lily Tomlin, actress
Oh. My. God.
Simple yet profound........... Read more
Starting a Streak!
OK, my goal for the week is to stay within my calorie range and to not have alcohol until Friday night. My reward will be a phone download. I feel good about this. I think it will help me get back on track for a long(er) time. I'm quite competit... Read more
Taking Control Once Again
Just for today, I will eat within my calorie range.
Just for today I will have at least 3 fruits and 7 vegetables.
Just for today I will refrain from bingeing, whether on healthy foods or unhealthy ones.
Just for today........
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I've been doing pretty well with the emotional eating for quite some time now. Then our A/C quit Saturday morning. We live in Houston, Texas, so this is a big deal. As I write (Tuesday afternoon) I'm waiting on the repair guy to come with the pa... Read more
South Beach Success!
We will be transitioning to phase 2 beginning tomorrow. I have lost 10 pounds as of this morning and DH has lost 7. We are very happy with the results so far and with the way we feel. We are also excited to have a carb with out eggplant, mushroo... Read more
Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
- Louisa May Alcott, author
That's all I can say about th... Read more
Hubby and I have had a great week! We began South Beach again. This time we vowed to NOT eat chicken breasts and broccoli every night! Tonight was the first time all week we've had chicken. The variety seems to have helped. We are not feeling li... Read more
I'm amazed at how quickly my frame of mind can change. I'm unsure now of how to proceed towards my goals. I still know I can achieve them, I'm simply unsure as to how that will happen.
When I kicked South Beach to the curb I was tired of l... Read more
Tuesday AM Weigh In
Okay, after a week of "behaving" around food and exercising regularly..instead of once a week...I have lost 5 pounds!! Whoo-Hoo!! I feel really confident that I will get to my goal. I have the tools. I know how to use them. It's ALL above the ne... Read more
Different reaction to stressful day!
So, hubby left a voice mail during his bus duty (we're both teachers and both doing summer school now). Said, in coded words, of course, that he was thinking some wine with dinner- and after dinner, too- sounded good. I listened as I was driving... Read more
Wow, I just finished a strength training routine generated by SP. I haven't done any strength training since December and I feel great! When I looked at the routine I thought no way would it be at all effective....it seemed so easy. Well, was I ... Read more
I'm so over South Beach.......
Seriously, today was day 4 and all Ive been thinking about is FOOD! What can I eat next, when can I eat next, etc. It's like when I do the points system on Weight Watchers! I quit!!!!! My husband and I had chicken thighs (yes, people, THIGHS!!!!... Read more
SBD, Phase 1, Day 1
Well, today is my big day.....day 1 of SBD. I have really been looking forward to this new beginning. I weighed in this morning (265....highest in over a year...ouch!) and took some body measurements. At leaast none of the numbers will ever be t... Read more
Tomorrow I start the South Beach Diet. I'm looking forward to it. I've been at such a standstill since Mom died. Well, I guess it's not a standstill since I've gained about 20 pounds. It's more of a backslide! I know it's normal that an emotiona... Read more
My First Blog Entry!!
Wow! I'm finally getting around to setting up my Spark Page! I like seeing the ticker. It shows me I'm about halfway there, even after this setback. Makes me feel good.
Today was Awards Day at school. I usually wear jeans to work, but need... Read more
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