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Ten Pounds Down
Sunday, April 29, 2018      10 comments

When I compare the 10 pounds I've just lost to the 178-lb. loss I originally had, it doesn't seem like much. But I feel really PROUD of myself, because of how I've been struggling! On April 11, the scale said 227.2. OUCH! I lost 9 pounds quickly... Read more
Now To Make It Through The Weekend
Saturday, April 28, 2018      7 comments

I can do this! Last weekend, I went off track. This weekend will be even more difficult, as we are headed to Columbus, Nebraska, a town north of here where Duane is bowling in a tournament. They bowl at 1:30 and 7:30, so we will leave home by 11... Read more
What I Have Learned After Eight Years on this Journey
Thursday, April 26, 2018      6 comments

It would be easy to say I haven't learned a darned thing along my way towards hitting my goal weight, then rebounding so many times I've lost track now. But then again I think I've learned quite a bit about myself, about what makes me binge and ... Read more
Looking Forward to Looser Instead of Perpetually "Tighter" Clothes!
Wednesday, April 25, 2018      5 comments

I'm starting Day 3 of being back on track after a brief relapse over the weekend. It's amazing how fast I can gain. But then, right now I'm losing that fast too. Two pounds per day for the first two days anyhow. I know it will slow down, but it'... Read more
A Good First Week, and a Bad Weekend!
Monday, April 23, 2018      4 comments

I did okay for that first week back on track, losing 8 pounds, but then I slipped again for the next four days, and this morning I'm only showing a one-pound loss from that April 11 starting day. But then I guess it's better than a gain!? W... Read more
Celebrating "Maintenance" Anniversaries
Tuesday, April 17, 2018      9 comments

I had a lot of comments on my Spark page congratulating me for my 7-year anniversary of hitting goal. It's hard to imagine feeling any guiltier for NOT maintaining your weight loss, and then nice people say nice things to you about doing so. NO,... Read more
Falling and Getting Back up AGAIN
Thursday, March 15, 2018      9 comments

I know everyone is sick of hearing about my "starting over" attempts. But here I go again. I know if I keep on at the pace I was on, I would soon weigh 328 pounds again. Sometimes I forget all the humiliation of weighing so much, and then I am ... Read more
Once Again, I feel myself slipping
Thursday, March 01, 2018      8 comments

I hate that feeling of being out of control. I was jut thinking, "I just have no control over my eating." And then I realized "YES YOU DO!" Only I am in control of my eating decisions and I certainly have the ability to say NO. Since it's t... Read more
The Scale Finally Moved--Happy Valentine's Day To Me!!
Wednesday, February 14, 2018      5 comments

It didn't move much, but after two solid weeks of being 211.something, I'll take it. This morning: 210.8. FINALLY! Down from 211 lbs. Now to work on getting back to ONE-derland. Had a wonderful day yesterday. Today might be a challenge. Youngest... Read more
Toothache and Scale Frustration
Saturday, February 10, 2018      8 comments

After a whole week of eating right, and NO binging, the scale shows that I've GAINED .8 lbs. That's POINT eight, not EIGHT. Somebody misinterpreted my saying I had lost .6 pounds the other day to say SIX pounds. NOPE. On January 31, after ONE we... Read more
Weighing Daily--Not All I Had Hoped For--But More Motivating
Thursday, February 08, 2018      6 comments

The scale this morning was exactly the same as yesterday: 211.0! There I put it out there. I am well into 200-ville and I am not happy about it. But it's better than the 221 lbs. I weighed on Jan. 24, and for that I am grateful. I was hopeful th... Read more
Back to Daily Weighing
Wednesday, February 07, 2018      6 comments

I made it one week. But I knew the scale was not going to be kind because I had a couple bad days over the weekend. Or as someone suggested I call it, a couple days when I went off track. I'm not bad or good, I'm always good. At least that's wh... Read more
Staying Away From The Scale
Friday, February 02, 2018      5 comments

I'm a daily weigher, at least when I'm on track, and not binging like crazy. When I get in one of those binging phases, I avoid the scale like the plague, sometimes for months. And then when I get back on finally, I am horrified and motivated to... Read more
Going Cold Turkey
Wednesday, January 31, 2018      4 comments

A week ago today I started over for the umpteenth time. I basically have gone cold turkey, forgoing snacking other than an occasional piece of fruit. My cupboards are finally empty of the sugary, carby sweet snacks I had been buying so that has ... Read more
Day 3
Friday, January 26, 2018      6 comments

I've started over so many times lately. I almost hate to jinx it by posting here, but felt a need to reconnect with Spark to keep me going a little longer than I've been able to stay on track lately. I won't lie. I went off the rails in a b... Read more

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