This is taking so long
The scales have stayed in the same place for a couple of months.
I'm not complaining. Hey, the numbers aren't going up!
Nonetheless, I am looking at what I can change up to get off this plateau and start things moving downward again. ... Read more
Weekend, not weak end
I'm ending the week strong, not weak.
I'm not planning a cheat meal. Why would I do that? I would be cheating only myself.
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I have been rethinking treats for myself and in general?
Why use food as a reward? Why do classroom parties center on food? Why do moms believe they need to give sugary foods as treats?
I can't undo the past, but I choose non-food trea... Read more
Last week I had a birthday that ended in 0. Birthdays that end in 5 or 0 seem more important and cause me to reflect on my situation and my goals for the future. I am not where I wanted to be at this age, but I am in better health than I was las... Read more
Doing what I can
Some days I can push myself on a walk and get a fairly brisk pace. Other days, I just manage to walk. Walking is beneficial either way. The more I walk, the more good walks I have.
Keep on walking.... Read more
When I release 100+ pounds, people are going to want me to come and speak to this group or that group. I'm already thinking about presentation and content. I can hardly wait.... Read more
Denial about Diabetes
Until fall of 2017, I was in denial about the seriousness of type 2 diabetes. I knew there were complications, but it seemed as if lots of people had the same diagnosis and everyone seemed to be managing. When I watched the IThrive docuseries, I... Read more
I wish my doctor had been more frank.
I would go to the doctor and complain of pain or feeling bad. She'd give me a prescription for pain and the suggest that losing some weight would help. I'd try to lose weight, but didn't notice a difference in the pain levels.
I recently ma... Read more
I have released 7% of my highest weight. I have been on a new way of eating (WOE) since mid-November 2017. I have never had this kind of results before.
My plan is based on the Engine 2 Seven Day Rescue. I focus on adding greens and elimina... Read more
Moving page information to blog
I'm redoing my page so I moved the page information to a blog entry.
I am a long time member of SparkPeople, but I don't have great results so far. I'm sure that SparkPeople works, but my results have been hampered by physical challenges an... Read more
The Power of Suggestion
For years, I bought into the suggestion that going to the grocery store when hungry meant I would spend more. So if I felt the least bit hungry, I would drive thru a nearby restaurant and buy something, often French fries. I'd justify eating fri... Read more
After years of slightly trending up, my weight is definitely heading down. Since Thanksgiving, I've put off more than 6%.
What is making the difference this time?
Eating more vegetables. I eat 8-10 servings a day.
Almost completel... Read more
It's almost been 3 years since I was at this point
When I first joined SparkPeople I would have been dismayed to be at my present weight. At one point I had lost over 10 pounds from my starting weight, but over the last 12 years, my weight slowly climbed to the point where I weighed 35 pounds mo... Read more
In my last blog, I decided to focus on cutting out added sugar and oils. I am astounded at how much sugar I had been consuming even on days that I stayed within my calorie goals. With the focus on eliminating sugar, I managed to reduce weight du... Read more
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I decided to focus on reducing sugar and oils. So far it's been going ok.... Read more