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  • Small accomplishments count

    4/19/2017 12:59:53 PM, by CHOOSEYOURHARDD

    I have had way too much on my plate lately. Mentally and literally. I have been struggling to keep my head above water since the first of the y... Read more

  • choose my thought

    3/24/2017 2:03:02 AM, by COACHMILLICAN

    On my way home from work today, I came to the realization: I need to decide to change my thinking about food and the moment to moment choices I h... Read more

  • Good By to an Old Friend

    2/21/2017 9:43:15 AM, by GAILRUU

    My DH left a while ago to take our old Gordon Setter to the vet to be put down. He is only ten years old but has developed a seizure disorder re... Read more

  • Danger Signals!

    2/15/2017 9:32:37 AM, by GAILRUU

    I suspect is is the time of year and being confined to the house during cold and icy weather conditions, but I am really fighting the urge to ove... Read more

  • Sandwich Generation

    2/4/2017 11:19:15 PM, by GAILRUU

    I think I am a little old at 74 to be in the sandwich generation but that is where I am finding myself. I am one of two sisters making sure our ... Read more

  • Struggling with the juggling

    1/30/2017 9:40:12 PM, by CHOOSEYOURHARDD

    This is a busy time of year for me. Most of my friends and family enjoy the slow down of the winter months. The seemingly shorter, darker days ... Read more

  • Been gone for a long time.

    1/1/2017 3:55:56 PM, by PARKSCANADA

    For some reason I thought I'd check back into Spark People after an absence of over a year. Life has been challenging, but I am in a better plac... Read more

  • Holiday struggles

    12/29/2016 4:55:09 PM, by CHOOSEYOURHARDD

    My husband says that it is my own fault, and he is right, kind of. I do put a lot of pressure on myself to make sure that everything is as perfe... Read more

  • Inching toward maintenance

    12/11/2016 5:27:43 AM, by FROGGGY13

    I have been here twice before: at the cusp of maintenance. It is scary. It seems I am quite good at either losing or gaining, but maintaining is ... Read more

  • Challenge yourself!

    11/15/2016 8:00:22 PM, by CHOOSEYOURHARDD

    As part of this weeks blogging challenge, we were encouraged to discuss what we liked about the challenge and why we would encourage someone to j... Read more

  • Weight loss through a construction zone

    11/12/2016 12:07:39 PM, by CHOOSEYOURHARDD

    Planning a weight loss journey is a relatively easy process. You pick your destination, maybe get a few supplies like healthy groceries or work ... Read more

  • Post Election

    11/9/2016 6:11:45 PM, by GAILRUU

    I have been reading messages all day from people who are distressed over the results. Half of us are happy and the other half are depressed with... Read more

  • I handled a trigger moment well

    11/3/2016 6:09:32 AM, by FROGGGY13

    My very sporty 8 year old daughter was hopping around and turning cartwheels after dinner last night, as she often does (we remind her that cartw... Read more

  • One day at a time

    10/13/2016 3:25:48 PM, by CHOOSEYOURHARDD

    Weight loss is hard. No doubt about it. I have never been naturally thin, but my weight gain started to pile on about five years ago, thank you... Read more

  • Keep on Tracking

    10/12/2016 8:38:21 PM, by GAILRUU

    I do Weight Watchers and track on line. I also have a small notebook and each morning track my weight and whatever i eat during the day. For a ... Read more

  • A letter to my body

    10/5/2016 6:50:44 PM, by CINDYA1962

    Dear Body, What was I ever thinking? It's not as though I'm not well educated or intelligent or aware. Why see a nutritionist when I am a ... Read more

  • Back on Track

    10/3/2016 10:36:40 PM, by GAILRUU

    I had a mini near catastrophe a bit over a week ago. I was afraid I was losing control and would eat myself back to obesity again but I am findi... Read more

  • Weight loss blues

    9/29/2016 4:29:45 PM, by CHOOSEYOURHARDD

    Have you ever noticed how losing weight can make you happy and sad at the same time? I am a bit of a type a personality ( my children would say ... Read more

  • Tricked Myself!

    9/25/2016 9:06:12 PM, by GAILRUU

    I had not two, but 3 days of eating far more than I should. Today I am back on track. I sat down last night and made a brief meal plan and then... Read more

  • Two Days?

    9/23/2016 10:13:14 PM, by GAILRUU

    Yesterday I had a binge which is something that has not happened to me for over a month. I have to be ultra careful this time of year when the d... Read more

  • I Hope I Learned Something!

    9/20/2016 10:12:14 PM, by GAILRUU

    It would be so easy to fall back into those old habits and regain all the weight it took me nearly a year and a half to lose. Weight loss is not... Read more

  • Cupcake Challenge

    9/18/2016 8:15:03 PM, by GAILRUU

    Today was my turn to provide something to go with coffee after church. My daughter and granddaughter helped by making me dozens of elaborately d... Read more

  • video blog Video Blog

    9/17/2016 2:46:04 AM, by COACHMILLICAN

    Damon describes the benefits of journaling... Read more

  • Prisoner

    9/17/2016 2:07:16 AM, by COACHMILLICAN

    I feel like I am a prisoner in my own life. I'm acting out and pigging out on fast food to make myself feel better. It's kind of a crisis becaus... Read more

  • Affirmations, love, depression, rest, workaholics anonymous, and the journey called life

    9/10/2016 11:41:49 PM, by COACHMILLICAN

    I had a long weekend recently and I had high-hopes for fun, and I ended up being depressed all week--I was in a 3 day depression binge. When I h... Read more

  • And Goal!

    9/6/2016 10:30:51 PM, by GAILRUU

    I reached my goal at WW today! I was extra careful this week and weighed and measured everything and it finally paid off. I will keep on sticki... Read more

  • working 346 hours a week

    9/2/2016 12:08:49 AM, by COACHMILLICAN

    I am starting a new part-time job, in addition to my regular job. It's a job I've done before. It's more stressful than my regular job. And, ya... Read more

  • Hugs and Journals, Kites and Jobs

    9/1/2016 11:44:06 PM, by COACHMILLICAN

    I took a rare morning off yesterday. I hung out, slept in and contemplated my navel. Actually, it has been many a moon since I contemplated my na... Read more

  • The big evil computer. The reason for massive obesity.

    8/31/2016 12:00:23 AM, by COACHMILLICAN

    As I blogged yesterday, I created first-hand testimony to myself. I recognized that sitting in front of the computer is not the best thing. Yet, ... Read more

  • Late Night Eating/Emotional Vulnerability

    8/30/2016 12:08:41 AM, by COACHMILLICAN

    I have an inability to stop late night bingeing. It's a supreme problem. I'm unable to stop eating at night and my behaviors are so consistent. C... Read more

  • Thought Processing

    8/25/2016 11:16:41 PM, by COACHMILLICAN

    I'm getting more things done, and that makes me feel good. I want to communicate, so I blog, it helps me. It's the UPWARD spiral I long for... Read more

  • Thought/Emotional Choices

    8/24/2016 11:49:37 PM, by COACHMILLICAN

    I’ve been sleeping better since I quit smoking. I’m feeling better. The pain in my chest, the trouble breathing, the staying up late, the headac... Read more

  • Heading Down!

    8/23/2016 1:09:35 PM, by GAILRUU

    I lost another pound at my WW weigh in yesterday. I was hoping to get to my goal by the end of this month but I suspect it will be a few more we... Read more

  • Depression and Upsets and Eating

    8/23/2016 1:03:49 AM, by COACHMILLICAN

    I'm stressing out about work and about money. I'm unable to pay all my bills, and concerned about that. I'm not able to pay my student loans and ... Read more

  • The Long Wait!

    8/20/2016 11:20:14 PM, by GAILRUU

    I am so close to goal that I can taste it but the scale is not cooperating! I have increased my exercise, track, weigh and measure diligently an... Read more

  • Big Changes

    8/18/2016 1:41:46 PM, by COACHMILLICAN

    Well, many changes, and not very many of them good. Well, at least I'm blogging. Today's blog has not good news. I've gained weight, I'm s... Read more

  • Bobbing Up and Down

    8/4/2016 10:10:19 AM, by GAILRUU

    Those 10 pound marks are really difficult for me to get past. I am not sure if it is physiological or psychological. I am very close to my goal... Read more

  • The Last Day of July

    7/31/2016 10:07:43 AM, by GAILRUU

    Tomorrow is weigh in day at WW and I am hoping to be back to my pre camping trip weight. My goal for August will be to get to my goal and back t... Read more

  • Post Camping Recovery

    7/20/2016 9:43:28 PM, by GAILRUU

    I didn't do as well as I had hoped controlling my food intake at camp. It could have been worse though and the few pounds I saw on the scale are... Read more

  • One Last Obstacle

    7/11/2016 9:48:34 PM, by GAILRUU

    I am within 4 pounds of reaching my weight goal and this week is going to be a doozy as far as staying on track. First of all, I am going cam... Read more

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