Day 45 -- The heat is helping with my hunger
Monday, August 17, 2009      2 comments

Since it has been so very hot, I have not been struggling with feeling hungry all the time. That has been very helpful. We are hosting an exchange student, which means I have been cooking dinners each night, so it is helping me stay on track w... Read more
Day 42 -- Yesterday's successes
Friday, August 14, 2009      4 comments

Yesterday my husband and I were travelling all day. We had to cross from near the top of the state (where we live) to near the bottom of the state (where our appointment was). It's about 5 hours driving one way. Our appointment lasted about 2... Read more
Day 39 -- Struggling with cravings
Tuesday, August 11, 2009      5 comments

So it's as I feared. I started back at work yesterday. I had to wake up at 6:30. I know, I know, for some people that's no big deal. It is for me. I'm not an early morning person, and during this summer break my sleeping schedule shifted mu... Read more
Day 36 -- I made a commitment today
Saturday, August 08, 2009      3 comments

A few moments ago I was lying out on my porch struggling with a sense of depression and sadness, the type that tries to suck away one's will to fight. Sometimes life has rough patches, as you all know. But as I was lying there, I made a vow no... Read more
Day 34 -- Another beautiful day
Thursday, August 06, 2009      0 comments

We have finally had a stretch of nice, warm, dry weather. I have been taking advantage, sitting on my porch and just living in the moment as much as possible. Having this summer break has been incredibly good for my mental health. I suspect i... Read more
Day 33 -- Random thoughts
Wednesday, August 05, 2009      2 comments

First, as you will notice, I changed my ID. When I first set up my account I did not realize that's what everyone would see. So many people have cute, creative ID's, so I wanted to choose something that is personal to me. If you have looked a... Read more
Day 31 -- Recruiting Members
Monday, August 03, 2009      4 comments

I think I said in previous entries that I am so very happy to have been referred to Spark People. It naturally follows that when I tell people I'm "back on the wagon" that I tell them what I'm using to help me. My excitement and positive energ... Read more
Day 30 -- I got 25 points, yay!
Sunday, August 02, 2009      2 comments

Nothing much to report today. Still feeling better. I also changed what I was eating a little bit. I cooked some whole grain pasta to eat instead of potatoes for my carb, and cooked some steak. My husband is back from his camping trip, so no... Read more
Day 29 -- Learned something new
Saturday, August 01, 2009      1 comments

Guess what? I learned how to use my sidebar tool today. Yay! It's so much easier because, hey, look, there's a quick link to my recent message board posts so if I want to get back to them easily I can. Oh, and look, there's a quick link to m... Read more
Day 28 -- Nearing the end of one month
Friday, July 31, 2009      4 comments

So I've been on Spark People for nearly 1 month, and I would say things are going well. I've already had ups and downs; challenges brought on by community events and by a personal loss. I've weathered them and stayed the course. I was afraid ... Read more
Day 26 -- Still at it
Wednesday, July 29, 2009      0 comments

Yesterday, or maybe it was the day before, I turned off the meal planner and started just recording my food, while still trying to keep to the general recipe of foods offered by the meal plan. It's not that I'm completely done using it; I'm sur... Read more
Day 25 -- Processing yesterday's events
Tuesday, July 28, 2009      0 comments

Yesterday one of my kitties, whom I've had with me for almost 12 years, was put to sleep. She had been throwing up a lot for about six months, losing a lot of weight for about two months, and behaving differently for at least the past month. A... Read more
Day 23 -- The hunger, the hungerrrrr......
Sunday, July 26, 2009      0 comments

I went for a walk at 8:00 last night. My neighbor called me out of the blue to join, bless her heart. I wouldn't have gone on my own. Afterwards we sat on chairs around her fire pit and chatted about life for an hour or so. What a lovely eve... Read more
Day 21 -- Three weeks in
Friday, July 24, 2009      0 comments

I wish I had followed my plan to only have one "free" day during the festival. I know it's pointless to whine about the past, but I am feeling hungry, and if I had not had five days of overeating, my stomach would be getting more accustomed to ... Read more
Day 20 -- Doing Well
Thursday, July 23, 2009      0 comments

My sister likes to talk about the 21-day habit, something she learned about as a Mary Kay consultant. So tomorrow is day 21; unfortunately I took about 5 days off during the Potato Blossom Festival, so I think I'm kind of starting the count all... Read more

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