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What I've Learned After Losing 27 Pounds
Friday, October 04, 2019      24 comments

I am now 10 pounds from goal so I figured I would take inventory of what I have learned since joining Sparkpeople in 2016. 1. Tenacity pays off. I think I lost maybe 12 pounds my first 2 plus years here and I did a lot of staying the sam... Read more
Put on The Life jacket and Be a Survivor
Friday, September 27, 2019      16 comments

I've written about inner strength and having to save myself before, but I got another reminder that I need to be the one to put on my own life jacket and take care of myself. One of my parents had yet another tirade at me. I suspect this is an e... Read more
Life Whack-a-Mole and Maintaining Weightloss
Thursday, September 19, 2019      11 comments

As soon as one end of the sandwich generation crunch is going better, the other end falls apart! This week things are calmer with mom's stress levels and I am having some pleasant interactions since last outburst. Now a big IEP issue is emerging... Read more
Inspiring Quotes on Resilence
Wednesday, September 11, 2019      10 comments

These are helping me. Hope they help you too. “My scars remind me that I did indeed survive my deepest wounds. That in itself is an accomplishment. And they bring to mind something else, too. They remind me that the damage life has inflicte... Read more
Got Grit?
Tuesday, September 10, 2019      9 comments

Grit is such a powerful word. Persisting in the face of obstacles is so crucial to losing weight and maintaining that loss. It's so much easier to do this on those days when everyone around you is pleasant, you can sleep in and relax and life is... Read more
The Strength Must Come From Inside
Thursday, September 05, 2019      12 comments

I can try to get those around me to support my weightloss and self-care efforts, but in the end the strength to persevere must be from within. There will always be food-pushers. There will always be people who tell me to take care of myself and ... Read more
New Formula for Weightloss
Friday, August 23, 2019      13 comments

I find that about every 5 years I have to add something new to the mix or shake things up to lose weight. Before I finally found my most recent formula, I was already eating healthy, mostly plant based food with some dairy and lean animal protei... Read more
Will the weightloss party continue?
Saturday, August 10, 2019      15 comments

For a week and a half, every day, I woke up like a kid on Christmas morning to find I had lost another half to full pound. It was all because I stuck to the lower to middle part of my WW point range and I stopped eating over 3 hours before bed. ... Read more
Shocked I am actually losing weight!!
Tuesday, August 06, 2019      18 comments

I lost another pound a half! Whoop, whoop!! emoticon ... Read more
The Gift of GERD?!
Saturday, August 03, 2019      10 comments

The miserable 2 night episode has blossomed into something positive. I am eating more slowly and waiting longer for satiety cues to set in before I eat more. I am incorporating back my old veggie intensive diet together with more easily digestib... Read more
My Body is Speaking Again
Thursday, August 01, 2019      11 comments

My body can be a drama queen, but I must listen to her or I will suffer! First she told me to take the exercise down a notch or she would be sore and might even put me in time out. So I listened and didn't push myself too hard and so far so good... Read more
Coping with Fewer Calories
Wednesday, July 24, 2019      8 comments

So I am trying to aim for bottom to middle of my weight watchers points range and it's hard. Cue violins and sad trombones. I am basically figuring out the formula to make it work and these seems to be crucial components 1.) Front-load (as ... Read more
Going Lower
Thursday, July 18, 2019      13 comments

Not sure if the scale has moved lower since I haven't weighed myself in a few days, but I have realized I need to go lower in 2 areas. 1. Calories/weight watcher points I seem to lose weight at the bottom of my weightwatchers points rang... Read more
Frontloading is for Me!
Wednesday, July 10, 2019      14 comments

Many times I find when I have more of my daily calories before 4 or 5pm I do better staying within my weightwatchers ranges and feeling satisfied. I have a good size breakfast and lunch and a small dinner and do the bulk of my snacking between l... Read more
My Body is Using Intermittent Reinforcement!
Saturday, July 06, 2019      11 comments

I have been really good about staying within my weightwatchers point range and not always hitting the tippy top of it lately. I have been exercising consistently and getting more sleep and rest. I survived and even enjoyed parts of an extended f... Read more

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