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OA (Overeaters Anonymous) Misses the Mark
Tuesday, August 06, 2013      0 comments

I often wondered why OA wouldn't work for me & then I took a clear look @ the 12 Step format: Moral Inventory; Wrongs; Defects of Charactr; Making Amends; & Humbling One's self. WOWZA - this stuff is totally off base! A. It has nothing to do w/ ... Read more
Compulsive vs Binge Eating Group/Support/Buddy?
Wednesday, June 12, 2013      0 comments

Today I'm looking for support concerning eating compulsively - this is different than binge eating. It's more like constant grazing. Can't seem to find a group. How about a Buddy? Suggestions?... Read more
Weight Gain & Suicide
Tuesday, June 11, 2013      4 comments

Until yesterday, it hadn't really dawned on me before that I eat as a way to keep from thinking about killing myself. WOW! Interesting to see that I've been using food as a tool to stay safe - very skewed & counter-productive. By February I... Read more
Row, row, row your boat...
Sunday, September 25, 2011      1 comments

O.k., I did NOT manage to walk in the 5K "Heart Walk" yesterday, which was really disappointing as it was a goal that I set for myself back in April. However, being in training for that has motivated me to lose 46 lbs. I'm also disappointed that... Read more
Losing Weight "On Purpose"...
Thursday, July 28, 2011      2 comments

In 2002, I lived in Mexico for 6 months. On one ranch, there was no running water. On another ranch, there was no electricity. I weighed 306 lbs when I arrived & 6 months later, I was accidently nearly 50 lbs lighter. Silly me, without any mirro... Read more
Post Thyroid Cancer Surgery Weightloss SUCCESS!
Wednesday, July 20, 2011      0 comments

Hallelujah, now 4 years after surgery for thyroid cancer, the combo of having my medication dose in the correct amount and my finally doing my part with nutrition & fitness (thank you SPARK PEOPLE crew!), I am back in my pre-cancer weight range ... Read more
Want to get moving? ~Walk for Charity!
Wednesday, July 06, 2011      0 comments

emoticon O.k., so I'm not a fan of walking. In fact, I don't like to go outside. However, I'm a BIG fan of ... Read more
Ohhh, Freedom...
Monday, July 04, 2011      1 comments

emoticon What I am especially grateful for on this 4th of July is freedom from feeling held captive by my appetit... Read more
Body's Balancing Act
Friday, June 24, 2011      2 comments

When I first started this most recent weight loss journey 3 months ago, I couldn't imagine eating under 1,800 calories a day. But, strangely, as I've been losing weight and increasing my exercise, I'm finding it a struggle to eat 1,500 calories ... Read more
Increasing Intensity
Monday, June 20, 2011      1 comments

This week, I'm increasing the intensity of my workouts. I've graduated from 1 - 2 lb weights and will be adding 2 different "Chair Dancing" workouts in the afternoons. Mornings are now 2 mile walks (seated versions of an indoor cardio workout) w... Read more
Magic Formula (Fiber=FULL)
Sunday, May 15, 2011      2 comments

When I was talking w/ my fiance tonight about the fact that when I entered my most recent weight loss (a total of 15.6 lbs- WooHoo!), the nutrition tracker reset my daily caloric intake range to 1250-1600. Before that, I was eating around 1650 &... Read more
Royal Wedding & Patting Myself on the Back!
Friday, April 29, 2011      1 comments

Knowing that I was going to head to bed @ 8:30 p.m. last night in order to wake up @ 1:50 a.m. to watch the Royal wedding until 6 a.m., I logged in evening snack calories for a cucumber sandwich & a cup of tea last night. I also took my thyroid ... Read more
Venturing out of the cave (mi cueva) - Oh NO!
Wednesday, April 27, 2011      2 comments

Am on my way to California Pizza Kitchen to join a group of my former classmates from a year-long leadership course that I took in 2009. We're having a reunion luncheon. What is terrifying me most?- the FOOD! Here's what I've done: I check... Read more
Alternate Universe!
Tuesday, April 26, 2011      1 comments

Something completely WEIRD happened this morning! For breakfast, I was making steel-cut oatmeal w/ cinnamon, a whole chopped apple, & a tablespoon of dried berries, which was all going to be topped w/ 2 tbsp of vanilla yogurt & 1 tbsp of sliced ... Read more
Calm...I can do this!
Monday, April 25, 2011      0 comments

After checking on "Calorie,"
ght-maintenance-calculator-women I discovered that to maintain a weight of 150 lbs @ 5'5", I can eat 1,640 calories a day, even ... Read more

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