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Quote Digest 27 - Overcoming
Sunday, March 18, 2012      10 comments

If I put half as much energy into changing my life as I do into griping about my life, I'd only weigh 3 pounds by now! - from PrincessNurse SparkPage . . . In the past I would have just said "Too much going on - I'll get my diet started ... Read more
Figure Out What Went Wrong
Friday, March 16, 2012      11 comments

Assignment for Spring 5% Challenge-- Why diets have not worked in the past: stubbornness and self-indulgence. over-emphasis on pleasure from food. turning to food when bored or emotional. letting tracking slide. letting myself get too ... Read more
Came This Close
Thursday, March 15, 2012      14 comments

Okay, it was a close call. Hold thumb and finger a centimeter apart, that close. I really, really, REALLY wanted the * * * * [treat unnamed to spare trigger responses]. I could taste it, feel it in my mouth. I told myself that I would ... Read more
Thursday, March 15, 2012      7 comments

Last December, going for a Guiness record for basketball free throws, 54-year-old Bob Fisher made 2,371 accurate shots in one hour. This blew out the old record of 1,968. To fight fatigue, he has developed five shooting techniques for each han... Read more
Stealth Kindness
Wednesday, March 14, 2012      7 comments

My sister has low vision due to diabetes and also a prosthetic leg. Today at lunchtime she heard the garbage truck picking up in front of her house and thought, "I'll be done in just a minute and go collect those empty cans." (Sometimes they r... Read more
Assignment 4 for 5% Spring Challenge
Sunday, March 11, 2012      9 comments

List ALL your trigger foods. Is it a snack food or part of a meal? Are they sweet or salty? Hot, cold or room temperature? Carbs, comfort foods? Answer: Snack foods are my trigger foods. By God's grace, I have gradually built meal plannin... Read more
Assignment 3 for 5% Spring Challenge
Saturday, March 10, 2012      9 comments

Assignment 3 What are my reasons to eat right and exercise? 1. Be at my best for a fitness class talk April 11. 2. Win our local FitNHealthy contest with a good percentage of weight loss. 3.Be slim and healthy to prepare for God's mi... Read more
Assignment 1 for Spring 5% Challenge
Friday, March 09, 2012      8 comments

Record my intentions: I will exercise 30 minutes per day, 6 days per week, for the 56 days of the challenge. I will follow the Leptin Reset Prescription food plan. I will record my daily exercise and Living the Good Life Points, and o... Read more
I used to know you . . .
Wednesday, March 07, 2012      15 comments

Tonight while in line for the church dinner, a woman said to me, "I used to know you, didn't I?" FL: Yes, we were in the same Bible class for a while. Nice to see you again! She: But now you're like, about a third of the size you were ... Read more
Same Weight, Better Life
Tuesday, March 06, 2012      11 comments

I have been trudging along, telling myself to just keep going. Like I keep telling other people, if I do the behaviors day after day, the weight will eventually come off. Today I had a good feeling, thinking about this year's progress with lif... Read more
Cobwebs to Cables
Friday, February 17, 2012      18 comments

"Habits start out as cobwebs and turn into cables." - Steve Siebold on I have been listening to free talks from this "mental toughness coach." As long as I can remember, I have known that I needed a mental toughness coach. M... Read more
Valentine Fruit Fun
Tuesday, February 14, 2012      17 comments

My daughter had 10 girls coming over for a Bible study / Valentine party, and we wanted something festive and yummy to have with the chicken fiesta vegetable soup. I knew ha... Read more
Grateful for Progress on Beck's ARC
Sunday, February 12, 2012      7 comments

For the Beck Diet Solution I had to make "Advantage Response Cards" listing specific reasons I wanted to lose weight. They have been tweaked a bit since I started working through Dr. Judith Beck's book in December 2009, but overall have stayed... Read more
No One Wants It? Really?
Wednesday, February 08, 2012      14 comments

While traveling I carry along lots of fruit and nuts and carrot sticks since our teen girls get hungry often. At one motel breakfast bar I realized that later we'd be in the Creation Museum a long stretch of time, and figured a munchy snack m... Read more
Focused Action instead of Generalized Complaining
Saturday, February 04, 2012      8 comments

[Hey---maybe that should be my overall theme for 2012!] I don't think I've blogged about it, but I have been fussing about some outrageous and offensive ads on SparkPeople. In extreme cases I have also commented on their site help message ... Read more

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