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I'm back, I'm stronger and I'm Not Quitting!
Monday, May 16, 2011      3 comments

I've just spent more than 2 hours reviewing my commitment to SparkPeople. As a result, I have: - reduced the number of goals I'm tracking - reduced my SP teams to 5, and made the commitment of huddling with each daily - reduced the numbe... Read more
They say confession is good for the soul...
Monday, May 09, 2011      2 comments

... but I'm hoping it's also good for the stomach! Last night I stayed up very late, 3 am, to finish reading Ken Follett's new book, "Fall of Giants", and at around 2 am, I got out a big bag of chips - the family size - and ate just about the w... Read more
Be kind to me continues...
Saturday, May 07, 2011      4 comments

Like most women, I tend to put myself last, doing nice things for others before I do nice things for myself. As part of my SparkPeople journey, I'm reminding myself to treat myself as well as I treat others, whether that means buying a special ... Read more
The biggest change is in my attitude.
Thursday, May 05, 2011      2 comments

- I'm learning to ask myself if I'm hungry before I eat. - I'm learning to take part of my meal home from a restaurant instead of eating it all, "just because it's there". - I'm trying to learn that I don't have to snack every time my husb... Read more
I'll never be on a diet again.
Wednesday, May 04, 2011      4 comments

I've been on many diets, like most SparkPeople, but I will never be on a diet again. SparkPeople is teaching me to look after myself, and to recognize that when I have a bad day it doesn't mean that I'm a failure. Like many of you, I get... Read more
Back from vacation and family wedding, and maintained weight!
Thursday, April 14, 2011      4 comments

I'm proud of myself because we were away for 9 days, travelled by train for 4 of these days, visited with friends and family for several meals, and stayed 3 days at a resort for 3 days, including our son's wedding and a rehearsal dinner, which m... Read more
How do you track on vacation?
Saturday, April 02, 2011      0 comments

We are going to Nova Scotia for 10 days for our son's wedding. I'm trying to decide whether or not to take the laptop with me so that I can track properly. I was going to just write everything down, but I'm afraid that I won't be as careful as... Read more
No more candy-coated peanuts for me!
Friday, April 01, 2011      1 comments

Last night I couldn't sleep. I didn't go to bed when I felt tired, because I wanted to finish the book I was reading. Then, when I did go to bed, I couldn't fall asleep even though I put on a cd of soft instrumental music, which usually helps ... Read more
Back on track...
Saturday, March 26, 2011      1 comments

... my husband was away for a week, skiing, and I bought all kinds of healthy foods for myself. However I didn't have a great week because I tended to eat when I felt like it rather than on a schedule as we do when DH is here. Then there was t... Read more
why, oh why???
Tuesday, March 22, 2011      1 comments

Last night I couldn't sleep. I turned on tv in the bedroom, watched a couple of mindless programs, and still couldn't sleep. Came downstairs and of course headed right to the fridge. Bypassed the healthy foods, and opened a package of lean tu... Read more
Lunch after church with friends...
Sunday, March 20, 2011      0 comments

Every week a group of us go to a local restaurant for brunch/lunch after church. It's a great opportunity to get to know some of the people that I see only on Sundays, and a few of us are planning to walk together 3x weekly, starting next week.... Read more
A week on my own!
Sunday, March 20, 2011      3 comments

I'm just back from church and lunch out with friends. My husband left this morning for Quebec, for his annual ski trip, and I am looking forward to a week on my own, catching up on some church work, sewing and reading. Yesterday when I got gro... Read more
Great day yesterday...
Tuesday, March 15, 2011      0 comments

... isn't it wonderful how having a good day... planning meals, counting nutrients carefully, exercising... gives you such a boost.... Read more
Learning to forgive myself
Monday, March 14, 2011      1 comments

Spark People is teaching me to forgive myself when I eat something that I shouldn't, or simply over-eat. The first 8 weeks on SP were easy, if I dare to say that, but suddenly along came a stressful week-end and I slipped up. Before that would... Read more

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