The weight of worry
A few Saturday's ago I was at home, relaxing making something in my slow cooker, thinking about how to track it calorie wise and I came to the realization that I couldn't remember a time in my adult life, when I wasn't worried about my weight, t... Read more
I am nothing if not consistent...
That may sound like a good thing here on Spark but for me it is kind of depressing. I have been using Spark on and off for about 8 years now. Losing weight is only one part of it for me. The connection between food and the role it plays in... Read more
I had to get it over with to move on...
Yesterday was one of those days where I just let the emotional eating people take over my day. Most days I can fight the good fight and some days, like yesterday, I was just defenseless. I told myself yesterday to just let it happen, get it ov... Read more
Another 1/2 Marathon walked (and ran)
In my early years exercise to me was a passion, because I studied ballet. I loved it! I wasn't seeing it as a form of exercise for my health, it was something I loved doing.
When I got older the path to dancing got harder, I gained weight... Read more
Back but was never totally gone!
Over the last year or so, I have been logging onto Spark to check things out, to support people whose journey's have been important to me, that kind of thing. I joined Weight Watches last January, just to mix things up, thought maybe the financ... Read more
Sugar, sugar everywhere!
So last week I started a 10 day no sugar challenge, on top of trying to go about 80-90% gluten free. I cannot believe how much sugar is in everything. I was in the chip aisle at Target and everything I picked up had sugar in it. Crazy! Tryin... Read more
What I am working on week of 3/23/15-3/29/15
I am still trying to change those behaviors that are getting in my way of reaching my goals. Last week was not my best week but not my worst. I wrote in my journal this morning that I just have to work harder to deal with what is really going ... Read more
What I am working on week of 3/16/15-3/22/15
What am I working on, Changing Behavior! How is it going, slow but steady.
I did better about writing in my journal last week. I did 6 out of 7 days. It was really helpful on Saturday when I was out doing an activity, there were adult be... Read more
The small things go both ways
I believe that small things and or changes add up to great things when it comes weight loss. However, small changes can work in the opposite way too.
For me, the actual losing weight part was something I knew how to do. I mean, I have lo... Read more
What I am working on week of 3/9/15-3/15/15
Same thing as last week, changing behaviors.
Last week I was running a low grade fever for a few days so I did not exercise. I got out on Saturday finally and walked a little over 3 miles but I got home later and the fever was back. Not s... Read more
What I am working on week of 3/2/15-3/8/15
Last week was kind of a weird week. I am getting ready for my monthly visitor and some months I can breeze through and some months I feel like the world is coming to an end. Last week was ok, but I was struggling ... Read more
What I am working on week of 2/23/15-3/1/15
I had some good days and bad days last week. It is funny how some days I listen to that voice in my head when it tells me to change my behavior and then some days I totally ignore it. Go figure. What I am starting ... Read more
What I am working on week of 2/16/15-2/21/15
That is what I am working on period! Each day I set out to change my behavior of emotional eating, drinking and spending.
Goals from Last week:
I accomplished my goal of logging food everyday last week. As ... Read more
What I am working on week of 2/9/15-2/15/15
I had some good days and some bad days last week. What I learned was:
1. I am still struggling with motivation to exercise, which is a behavior I need to change. I should have tried harder, exercise is so good f... Read more
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What I am working on week of 2/2/15-2/8/15
This week I am working on the following:
For me this means stop reaching for food for comfort/stress relief.
At work I will be working on walking away/changing what I am doing during a stressful situation o... Read more