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January 2, 2012 - re-evaluating and re-committing
Monday, January 02, 2012      10 comments

My doctor says that my goal weight should be 140-145 lbs. He says this is a realistic weight for my age, and that I would be at a healthy BMI. To reach that goal, I have to: - plan my meals carefully, balancing fat, protein and carbs,... Read more
My name is Gail, and I'm a recovering over-eater.
Wednesday, December 28, 2011      9 comments

Yes, I'm recognizing that over-eating is similar to being an alcoholic... I simply have a different drug of choice. Like a recovering alcoholic, or a recovering drug addict, a recovering over-eater has to be on guard every single day of his/her... Read more
A week before Christmas is a strange time to get re-motivated...
Sunday, December 18, 2011      5 comments

... but I woke up today feeling great, and ready to get back on track. I think it's probably because Peter has been cleared for shoulder surgery, and I'm less worried about him. Many of my SP friends have advised me to take care of myself so t... Read more
Asking for help...
Friday, December 02, 2011      11 comments

Three weeks ago my husband spent 6 hours at the Emergency Department of our local hospital, complaining of chest pain and shortness of breath. They determined that he did not have a heart attack, but further tests showed that part of his heart ... Read more
Monday, November 14, 2011      9 comments

I've belonged to SP for 10 months now, and have lost 24 lbs. plus 12 that I lost before starting SP. I've pretty much wasted the last 6 weeks because I haven't been exercising, haven't tracked food properly and have allowed myself too many "tre... Read more
Shape Note, or Sacred Harp, Singing
Monday, October 24, 2011      6 comments

I'd never heard of Shape Note Singing until our organist/choir director suggested having a workshop. Our priest agreed, and Ian (organist) invited members of the Shelter Valley Shape Note Singers to our church last night. They were joined by s... Read more
My Spark Friends
Sunday, October 16, 2011      11 comments

Mostly female, mostly "of a certain age" although some are younger, and widely-scattered geographically... so what do we have in common, and why do I feel so close to these people? They are the sisters I've never had... and one brother. T... Read more
Who Stole My Church?
Tuesday, September 27, 2011      8 comments

Has anyone else read this book by Gordon MacDonald, a retired Baptist minister? It's about the change being made... and even more the changes that have to be made... in today's Christian church if it is going to survive. If your church is anyt... Read more
I ate a few chips...
Saturday, September 17, 2011      7 comments you're expecting to read, "and then I ate the whole bag"... WRONG! I ate a few chips and then I put them away. Me, who used to eat a whole large bag of chips by myself while watching a movie... me, who made DH hide his chips downstairs.... Read more
Does anyone else feel guilty about the time they spend on SP?
Thursday, September 01, 2011      11 comments

I know that I shouldn't feel this way, but sometimes I do. There are always other things I "should" be doing... Sometimes I feel I have to justify my time to DH, although he says he understands that I have to commit time to SP if I am goi... Read more
September 1 - almost like a second New Year's Day
Thursday, September 01, 2011      0 comments

September 1 is different than February 1, or June 1, or October 1... it's the end of summer, the start of a new school year (not exactly, I know, but that's how I think of it). For me, next to New Year's Day, it's the day that represents a new ... Read more
Wednesday, August 24, 2011      7 comments

I've been following SparkPeople since January, 2011, and I've been pretty smug lately, thinking that I'd exchanged lots of my bad habits for new, healthy ones... WRONG! The old habits are still there, waiting to pop up again, whenever I let dow... Read more
Monday, August 22, 2011      8 comments

Home from vacation and with lots of laundry still to be done, I dug to the bottom of my underwear drawer this morning and pulled out a pair of hipsters (do they still call them that?) They're Jockey brand, white with little blue flowers, and co... Read more
20 lbs!!!!!
Thursday, July 21, 2011      9 comments

Yea me! I'm down 20 lbs. Another 10 to goal, then I will decide whether or not to go down more... when I started SP, 150 seemed like a very remote dream... now I'm getting close. I am so proud of myself. I've lost 20 lbs. many times before..... Read more
slowly but surely, I'm making new habits!
Tuesday, July 12, 2011      6 comments

After we came back from the eye doctor's today, I was making lunch for DH and me. As I spread honey mustard on my thintini bun (margarine and lots of mayo on his large white hamburg bun), folded the Blue Menu turkey slices (low fat, low salt), ... Read more

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