The recipe helping me to kick the sugar habit:
Here are the no-sugar chocolate oatmeal cookies I promised the recipe for:
.5 cup unsweetened applesauce
.25 cup agave nectar
.25 cup xylitol (you could use maple syrup or some granulated sugar replacement)
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla ex... Read more
Overhauling my diet has lightened my spirit, even as it adds the pounds...
I've set quite a few goals for myself this year. No morning coffee, 16 ounces of water with chlorophyll and green powder instead (hey, don't knock it till you try it! It's really really yummy!) More exercise. Oh, and did I mention no more an... Read more
Tiaras, I've decided, are more than a luxury. On days like today, my tiara is a downright necessity. I am desperately trying to find ways tonight to pamper myself without breaking out the ice cream or cookies, as was my usual habit on ultra st... Read more
Subluxated patella. Are you kidding me?! C'mon God, what's the lesson?
So now I've done it! I've subluxated my patella. Sounds important, eh?! It means I dislocated the bone on the top of my kneecap, resulting in tendonitis and a very unstable knee. Great! A genuine sports injury! But the good news is, there'... Read more
Winter is my time to follow nature's urging: detoxify
Howdy, friends! Well, I just wanted to make myself accountable and post something here for y'all to peruse, and let me know if you're at all motivated by it, because I'd love to be a source of encouragement for any of you out there.
Have... Read more
My own worst enemy
Okay, so I've come to realize something: I am absolutely my own worst enemy. I sabotage myself. I'm really good at it, too. Yesterday I "had to" go get something to fill my boys' advent calendar. Now, I could have put hot wheels in there, o... Read more
Rethinking the Goal
This week I've realized I need to reframe how I think of this journey. I've become, over the past 20 years, obsessed with how pants fit, the number on the scale, the size of my weight loss goals in terms of fat loss, weight loss. I think maybe... Read more
Thankful in spite of H1N1
My kids are both down with the Swine Flu. Though there is definitely an element of panic, this has forced me to reflect on my situation and be thankful. 15 years ago I took doctors through slums in Calcutta. We looked on as mothers without inf... Read more
I'm going to be a superhero. Want to join me?
I've decided to train for a short triathlon. I figure it might be a fun way to workout toward a goal that would make me feel like a superhero. I've read The Slow Fat Triathlete and further motivated myself to doing this,since she says you feel... Read more
I need some sparky friends.
Of course, this was the year that two friends from high school found me and wanted to come visit. I was at first SO excited, but then as soon as they were here, I realized my weight was an issue. I had thought of myself as just a bit chunkie... Read more
Hey, cool! I'm not alone!
I got some feedback on my little posting from yesterday, and man, what a cool feeling to know someone else out there is listening. Thanks for that, y'all!... Read more
I can't wait.
Sheesh, it takes time to take care of myself. Do you find the same thing is true? The good thing about tracking my food and exercise, my sleep and my emotional wellbeing is that it forces me to give myself quality time. Thanks, SparkPeople fo... Read more