Why I Don't Starve Myself
After losing 220 pounds, I'm having to cut portions a bit more. My body is very used to the calories it has been getting. I hate this part.... That's why I only cut by enough to lose .5 pounds more a week when I cut. I HATE feeling like I'm ... Read more
At the Brink of Losing 220 Pounds... 1 more pound to go
I've been on SP a LONG time and it took me a LONG time to lose this weight, 10 years and the last two I gained a bit back, but not much. I've been work... Read more
FREE SparkRally July 25, Registering Now
July 25th, we will be having a SPARK RALLY at the Noblesville, Indiana Library from 10 am -5 pm.
BE EXCITED! We always have lots of fun and YOU are invited!
You have to register via the Noblesville Library, more info to come on how to do tha... Read more
HALT Emotional Eating
I learned a saying back when I was going to Overeaters Annonymous called HALT which stands for HUNGRY, ANGRY, LONELY and Tired. I actually like to add a B with that to represent Bored for the times you are most likely to emotionally eat.
F... Read more
Exercises For When You Think You Can't
Yep, I'm disabled but I still exercise. I have degenerative joint disease, fibromyalgia, disks in my back that have herniated, slipped and are bulging, pinched nerve bundles, slipped neck disks, arthritis and knees that need replaced and yes, I ... Read more
Sugar? Gluten? Low Carb? Low Fat? What Do I Eat?
Okay, I subscribe to what I call the ADDITION DIET. I add things in, not take them away. Taking away leads to deprivation. Truthfully, Paleo, low carb, gluten free, sugar free... all of you can do this.
Find healthy new fresh fruits a... Read more
People Call Me Fat In Public
But I've lost over 200 pounds! It took me 10 years and going from bed ridden to walking. I bet they never had the challenges I faced and face ever day with my disabilities... yet they just call me fat sometimes. I hate it. I used to try to t... Read more
More of the Long Lost ~Indyisms
If you got a traffic ticket, would you break every traffic law the rest of the day? Then why would you toss the whole day over a slice of pizza? (spoken by me first at the 20... Read more
A few of the Long Lost ~Indyisms
Don't take water pills to lose weight because you can't pee out a pizza.
Don't put your thoughts into what might have been. Put your energy into what is possible.
Never treat your body like a garbage disposal for leftovers.
Don't... Read more
Getting Back in the Game
It starts with baby steps, not with magic or a strike of motivation or stars aligning just right.
You simply have to want it bad enough and make plans to get there.
Surrounding myself with the positive influences here on Spark and not bei... Read more
Food Coma- Emotional Eating
Ah, the Food Coma! How I long for you! I realized while writing a friend that that was exactly what I've been wanting, a good old fashioned food coma. So I've been grazing here and there for months with emotional eating. The trick to emotion... Read more
Still on my journey to lose that last 50 pounds and revving up! It's starting to come off after a 2 freaking year plateau. I think I was spinning my wheels in the wrong direction. I plateaued after my first 100 pounds for a year and then had ... Read more
Having a fairly good day today, save wanting to eat everything in sight! Or out of sight for that matter. (nibbles on the computer, but decides it's just too hard.)
Yes, I still have these days. They remind me to keep crunching down th... Read more
A Binge and Then?
Friends of mine binge and ask me what I do. I often give the same answer. Here is a latest reply:
You're still punishing yourself. Still off the wagon. Think of it this way... If you got a flat tire, you wouldn't run around the car in a f... Read more
It's all in your head...
Your mind is behind your success- Believe and achieve! Usually it's the thought that we can't do it, that stops us.
When those thoughts occur to me, I push them out of my head fast.
I refocus on my goals- I make small short term goals.
... Read more
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