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Cooking for myself
Monday, July 04, 2016      1 comments

My 20-year old daughter came home from college in December & I started cooking good healthy meals most nights, trying to encourage her to eat healthier. In April she started a new job working 3-11:30, so she's never home for dinner. I'm divorce... Read more
No more mindless over-eating!
Friday, April 08, 2016      2 comments

I started on my newest journey to health back at the end of January, & I faithfully exercised & entered my food till I went on vacation mid-February. I was motivated, enthusiastic & sure of success. I gained no weight on vacation, though I didn... Read more
Lost my focus -- need to get back on track!
Thursday, March 03, 2016      11 comments

I re-joined Sparkpeople in late January, and have been completely dedicated and focused on my journey to healthy eating and weight loss. I tracked every day, ate mindfully and healthfully, read articles, tried to get points, exercised, etc. Some... Read more
1295 calories over yesterday! Still feeling good about it
Sunday, February 14, 2016      5 comments

Yesterday was not a good day for me on Sparkpeople, if you look at it objectively. I started out great, with my regular oatmeal and blueberries breakfast. Then, I met a friend from grade school for lunch. We went to Panera and I ordered thoughtf... Read more
Staying motivated long term- how to prioritize
Sunday, January 31, 2016      6 comments

Just completed my first week back on Sparkpeople, and I feel like I've devoted as much time to tracking, reading, commenting, etc. on Sparkpeople as I have to anything else I've done this week. I have to admit that I'm conflicted about this. On ... Read more
Planning/Organization Required!
Friday, January 29, 2016      4 comments

As I posted in my first blog entry, I have recently retired. I was lucky enough to retire at an early age, and decided to do it because I want to be able to shape my life to reflect my priorities without being restricted by the requirements of w... Read more
Better than I would have been!
Friday, January 29, 2016      2 comments

Sometimes, when I get off track and don't eat as healthy as I should, the only positive way I can frame my day is to say "Well, I was better than I would have been if I wasn't trying at all." Today was one of those days! I was up very late... Read more
Staying motivated when life gets in the way
Tuesday, January 26, 2016      1 comments

So, here I am on Day 3 of my new journey to health, and I have yet to get a day when both nutrition and fitness are optimal! Yesterday I kicked butt with my exercise -- walked 3 miles and did a yoga class. Nutrition? Not so great! Breakfast and ... Read more
One day at a time
Monday, January 25, 2016      3 comments

I made it through my first day back on Sparkpeople, and am feeling proud of myself for a good first day! Yesterday I spent a lot of time talking, reading and posting on Sparkpeople. I also tracked all day and stayed within my calorie range (e... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts New day, new me!
Sunday, January 24, 2016      25 comments

I've belonged to Sparkpeople for a long time now, but haven't tracked or really used the Sparkpeople tools for years (well, maybe half a day every once in a while! ) I lost almost 50 pounds in 2013 using Weightwatchers. Put 10 back on almost im... Read more