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Now let's try this again.
Wednesday, August 08, 2018      17 comments

I'm getting back on the wagon...rebooting the mindset...trying again. If you've followed my blogs so far, you know I blamed a lot of my poor eating choices over the last year to my dad dying of cancer. That wasn't the whole story, but for m... Read more
Calling this goal ACHIEVED.
Thursday, July 19, 2018      10 comments

I can't believe how good I feel about myself these days! After feeling like a failure for so long, SP has helped give me back my confidence! Aaaaahhhhhhh! And that's only since June 4, 2018. I haven't set any weightloss records. In fact, I ... Read more
How did this happen?
Tuesday, July 17, 2018      18 comments

Once upon a time, I got tired of weighing 250. I got tired of feeling (and looking) fat. I worked super hard and I lost 100 pounds. Once upon a time... Read more
Don't we all deserve constant affirmation?
Friday, July 13, 2018      10 comments

I'll admit, I need a constant stream of affirmation. The "atta girls" keep me going. In work, when I write something I think is amazing, I need plenty of folks to *tell* me it is amazing. If I design something cool, I need everyone to say "you a... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Slashed all the tires and took a hammer to the engine!
Monday, July 09, 2018      142 comments

There is a fabulous metaphor used on here about falling off the wagon and not losing your mind. The idea is that if you make a poor food choice, make the next choice a good one, don't just consider the day a loss and pig out. It's about getting ... Read more
Kind of met my first mini-goal
Monday, July 02, 2018      9 comments

I started this new journey on June 4 knowing I had a follow up with my doctor on June 30. The follow up is because (and it still hurts to admit) I have been put on medicine for high blood pressure. My doc just wanted to check back after the firs... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Negative words
Wednesday, June 27, 2018      65 comments

The words that have become standard in the weight-loss vernacular are so negative, it is a wonder anyone at all succeeds. Sticks and stones can hurt you...and so can words! I cheated today. I caved in. I blew it. I failed. No one... Read more
I refuse to feel deprived...and I'm not!
Friday, June 22, 2018      10 comments

For so many, getting healthy and--dare I say it-- dieting-- is about depriving yourself of so much. So how long can you deprive yourself and continue to follow the plan? How long before you quit? How long before you convince yourself you "deserv... Read more
Nope, nope, nope. Not waking up early to exercise.
Thursday, June 21, 2018      7 comments

Set my alarm to get up an hour early and get my steps in in the morning since afternoon was looking hot and rainy. Alarm went off. I stumbled out of bed, got my clothes on and made it mostly to the door before I gave up, laid on the couch, and s... Read more
"I'm pretty sure your wife has cancer."
Wednesday, June 20, 2018      7 comments

Yep. My husband had a doctor say these words to him...just 2 short months ago. And after all the fear and anxiety wears off, I have to say that it was a great turning point for me physically. [Guys, you may want to skip the rest. Graphic gi... Read more
The real truth about eating and stress
Tuesday, June 19, 2018      7 comments

I am one of those people that eat when stressed. Or, maybe it is more accurate to say that when I am stressed, I don't watch what I eat. I don't try to make healthy choices. I'd be too overwhelmed with the kid's homework or practice schedule, wo... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts The logging trick that is working for me
Monday, June 18, 2018      124 comments

The food logging trick that is proving to really help me? Pre-logging. When I start my day, I plan what I'm going to eat and I log it in advance of actually eating it. Then, when faced with choices, I know it either is planned for, or not planne... Read more
Conversations in a shower.
Friday, June 15, 2018      6 comments

Weighed in today, the first since Monday. Lost .4 pounds. Now, I know any loss is the right direction, but my stupid human nature was bummed that it wasn't at least a whole pound. Again, irrational, I know. So as I was washing my hair in the sho... Read more
Are you in the zone?
Wednesday, June 13, 2018      2 comments

Maybe it is just me, but I never have much success at losing weight unless I am in the "zone." The zone is a beautiful place. It's where eating less and eating healthy feels energizing, not depriving. Its where every bit of exercise makes you fe... Read more
The weekends are the hardest.
Monday, June 11, 2018      2 comments

Being on a strict eating/exercise plan is so much easier for me during the weekdays. I have a desk job that offers a ton of structure to my day, which makes it easier to plan what and when I eat and when and where I walk. The weekends are anothe... Read more

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