GI Blues
Monday, May 07, 2012      0 comments

Today I am on a clear liquid diet in preparation for a combination gastroscopy & colonoscopy tomorrow afternoon. I am very nervous about having this procedure, even though I know that it is necessary to help diagnose the GI problem I have been h... Read more
Measuring the cupful
Thursday, June 17, 2010      0 comments

The size and configuration of my measuring cup is important to me. To help myself stay on track when measuring my portions by the cupful I find it best to use my smallest one-cup measuring cup, the one with no extra room above the one-cup line. ... Read more
Eating better and feeling better
Sunday, May 23, 2010      2 comments

My progress with nutrition tracking was interrupted by a huge move across the country, preceded by months of house-hunting and the travel that entailed, and so I fell off the wagon for a year (!) as far as my food intake. Since my first day at ... Read more
Perseverance and Patience Pay
Monday, March 23, 2009      0 comments

I am really struggling with being impatient. I have been so conscientious about measuring portions and counting calories for the last 29 days that I find myself expecting the weight to drop off at a rate of several pounds a week. I mean, why sho... Read more
Discouraged, But Still Determined
Wednesday, March 18, 2009      3 comments

I'm discouraged, so much so that I couldn't even post here Monday as I had planned to prior to weighing myself. Bah! My bathroom scale is not very good, but I haven't replaced it because until recently I had not wanted to weigh myself. Not that ... Read more
Results: Weight Lost and Energy Found
Monday, March 09, 2009      0 comments

emoticon Weigh day. Fourteen days of counting calories religiously, tracking them via the nutrition tracker and o... Read more
Seven Days In A Row...
Sunday, March 01, 2009      0 comments

Well, I've managed to count my calories and enter all the food I've eaten into the Nutrition Tracker for seven full days now. I weighed myself for the first time in a year or so last Monday morning when I began tracking my caloric intake and wi... Read more
Starting to unravel the 'nots'...
Friday, February 27, 2009      0 comments

Since I joined Spark People in January 2008 I have opted to continue to try to "go it alone", as I tend to do. I'm not doing very well--not losing much weight, not feeling at all well physically or emotionally, not exercising other than an oc... Read more