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Finding Beauty

Sunday, February 24, 2013      20 comments

Well, 2013 has been a bumpy ride so far. My mood has been low. I wish I was the kind of person who didn't eat when she was depressed. Unfortunately, I am the kind of person who turns to food when she is feeling down. So, I've spent the past ... Read more

In the Immortal Words of Joe Walsh…

Sunday, January 13, 2013      29 comments

…”I can’t complain, but sometimes I still do.” Despite having so much going well in my life, so much to be thankful for and no legitimate reason to complain, my year got off to a rough start. Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been rather dep... Read more

Gifts

Wednesday, December 26, 2012      15 comments

Other than food being a stressor for me this year, I enjoyed Christmas. I just wish food wasn't so central to celebrating the season. My eating wasn't the best after two of the three pot-lucks at work (I kept eating when I got home). I defini... Read more

A destination AND a journey

Sunday, December 16, 2012      21 comments

I think many of us seek a balance when we are working to lose or maintain weight. On the one hand, we have a goal, or often several goals in mind. We want to get to a certain weight, figure out how to maintain that weight, get into a certain s... Read more

Christmas Past and Present

Sunday, December 09, 2012      27 comments

Yesterday, I bought and set up this year's Christmas Tree. It is a small one, like last year's, much snippier with its needles than last year's but very pretty, I thought. This is the tree right after we got it home and set up in its special s... Read more

Excellent First Meeting with Dietitian

Monday, December 03, 2012      15 comments

So a mere 21 months after embarking on a healthier lifestyle, I finally decided to see a dietitian about improving the overall quality of my diet. I did this with some trepidation because my very limited experience with dietitians has been all ... Read more

"Love Never Ends"

Sunday, November 25, 2012      21 comments

I was going to blog about Thanksgiving, how my long weekend went (great), the wonderful walks I had in the forest preserves where I often hiked when I lived in the Chicago suburbs, and maybe share some thoughts about how challenging this time of... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Not Gonna Relax -- Gonna Beat the Odds

Sunday, November 18, 2012      382 comments

I've had a few interesting comments made to me recently. 1. "Oh, come on, it's the holidays. You can relax a little now." 2. "So? What's the problem? " (At a buffet meal, when asked why I passed on eating the flank steak and I said ... Read more

Binge :-/

Wednesday, November 14, 2012      12 comments

Monday, I binged for the first time since I began my weight loss journey in March 2011. I've had a few days where I went too high in my calories, over-eating a bit, some binge quality to my eating but not a true binge for over 18 months. It wa... Read more

Obsessed with fit

Sunday, November 11, 2012      6 comments

Ok, this might sound shallow. And when you look at my photos, which are mostly at the beach where I am dressed so as not to care about sunblock stains, you could easily be thinking, "Say what?" But for a while now, I have really been fairly o... Read more

Hungry Like a Dog (apologies to Duran Duran)

Saturday, November 10, 2012      6 comments

Years ago, my dad once joked that I was spending too much time with dogs. This morning, watching my dogs eat (devour) their breakfasts, I thought he might have been right. I noticed some similarities between their eating habits and mine. ... Read more

My Slacker Approach to Successful Goal Setting

Sunday, November 04, 2012      12 comments

Like so much on our journeys to better health, there are many routes we can take. What works great for one person may not work at all for another. I am often impressed with the goals I see others set for themselves. I see very ambitious goals... Read more

Say Yes to the New You

Saturday, October 27, 2012      12 comments

I need to start this blog by admitting a fairly new addiction. I love the various incarnations of the show, Say Yes to the Dress. After being without cable for a few years, I got it back during the summer. And that is when I discovered this s... Read more

The View from a Plateau

Sunday, October 21, 2012      9 comments

So, I have been on this plateau for over a month now. I thought I was moving off it when I went down a pound after a two week stall back in September, but then I went on another stall, this one about 3 weeks. Actually went up .6 lb, then a whi... Read more

Exercise -- A fine line

Sunday, October 14, 2012      8 comments

MISSUSRIVERRAT's blog on October 11th www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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al.asp?blog_id=5094907 touched on many thought provoking topics, but the one that really caught my attention was her reference to "p... Read more


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