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My victory bracelet - 12 pounds lost. Use your imagination to see that rock as a V for victory.



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Playing individualized Scrabble with great-grandsons Evan and James


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  • v GLORYB83
    Thanks for the welcome back Sharon, it's good to see you again too!
    Hope you're enjoying as nice weather as we have been . . . we're in a heat wave at the moment but only for another day or so.
    Take care, see you on the team!
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    2680 days ago
  • v ZANNACHAN
    Thanks for your comment on my blog!

    Yeah, the quizz wasn't really asking if I loved my body, it was asking if I had healthy attitude about my *weight*--and I actually do, I think. I mean, I'm not happy that I'd gained about 50 pounds since hurting my hip, and I'm not happy to be at an unhealthy body weight, but I don't look in the mirror and think that I'm a horrible person because I have fat thighs and a flabby belly. And I guess that focus kind of makes sense, since Sparks is predominantly a weight loss site. But my love/hate for my body has little to do with how much I weigh--that might factor in, but I'm much harder on myself if, say, I try to do something I feel like I should be able to do (rollerblading, running errands, whatever) and my body isn't able to handle it. Still, the sparks articles about building a healthy body image are still helpful, because they teach you to be vigilant about how we think about our own body. We wouldn't tell a good friend that they are a failure as a human being because they can't walk 2 miles; why do I think it's okay to say that to myself? Because it's not. So I make a concerted effort to stamp down on those kinds of mental criticisms and instead focus on what I *can* do and being positive. Maybe I can't walk as far as I want but I can walk farther than I could 3 years ago, for example!

    And yeah, a lot of questions none of the answers really accurate. For example, I don't eat always eat when I'm hungry--but I'm also not eating when I'm bored. I'm eating because I know I need to eat regularly and that my body isn't so good at remembering to let me know that I need food, for example. And while I rarely eat until I'm overfull, I don't really stop because my body gives me a sign that it's satisified--I usually eat whatever is the set amount I intended to eat (say, 2 cups of soup) and unless my body gives me a sign that it's still hungry, that's it. But my hunger cues are kind of skewed.
    2747 days ago
  • v TRESSWANN
    Thanks for the good wishes
    2781 days ago
  • v LIBBYG7
    Thank you for your kind comment about my leaving the team. I wish it were different.

    Big hugs.
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    2797 days ago
  • v MARTY19
    I must have misspelled it. It is a Greek dish.

    Marty
    2879 days ago
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