Why do we punish ourselves for things over which we have no control?
Saturday, June 25, 2016      6 comments

I have been away from Spark People, a program I KNOW works for me, for 18 months. I lost my job 18 months ago and got into a funk where I didn't much care about anything - and especially about taking care of ME! I don't like the way I've been fe... Read more
When Life Gives you Lemons.....
Wednesday, April 23, 2014      5 comments

When Life Gives you Lemons… OK – Crap happens!! You lose a job – You gain weight – You get hurt – You lose a loved one – Crap Happens! But what matters most is what you DO with what happens in your life. Do you wallow in self-pity? Do you... Read more
Why are human beings so stupid??
Thursday, January 23, 2014      6 comments

I've been a member of Sparkpeople since 2010. It is a program that works!! IF you use it. IF you get off your backside and actually do the work that is necessary to get the results that you want and deserve. I believe in Sparkpeople - now all... Read more
Taking Care of ME
Tuesday, June 11, 2013      5 comments

I'm not succeeding every day in my pursuit of putting me first, but I'm doing better. I have a better handle on my eating - both quality and quantity - and eliminated the mindless snacking in the evening. I'm taking time to read every day. I... Read more
Every Day is a New day! And a New Opportunity!
Wednesday, May 29, 2013      6 comments

Yesterday was a good day! I felt good. I really accomplished a lot on my job. I got the laundry all caught up (no small feat all by itself!), made blonde brownies (and ate only one for dessert last night!!), processed homemade Orange Sorbet i... Read more
I know this WORKS! The hard part is staying on the horse!
Saturday, May 25, 2013      5 comments

This new initiative - getting back on the horse - after months of ignoring what I KNOW I need to do - is a good thing! I already feel better physically and mentally and know, once again, that this program works if only I stay with the path I ha... Read more
New Effort - Old Problem
Thursday, May 23, 2013      6 comments

Another birthday just slipped by and I am reminded that I'm even worse in terms of weight than I was at the last birthday. And there is no one but myself to be held accountable. I have allowed stress to rule and gone back to oh so easy bad hab... Read more
Friendships that Sustain Us!
Saturday, July 21, 2012      6 comments

I was blessed this morning with a nice long visit with Janet, my best friend, my dearest sister of the heart. Ours is a sustaining connection! We support each other, love each other regardless, and are always there for each other no matter wha... Read more
Hello, my name is Patti, and I'm a Stress Eater - BUT NOT TODAY!
Tuesday, July 17, 2012      10 comments

OKAY - so we have major stress at the moment. My youngest brother is in surgery for a liver transplant. He's been fighting a rare form of liver cancer since his diagnosis in December. I could go off the rails and eat stupidly. God knows I've do... Read more
Light Bulb Moment! Fast Food is Fat Food!
Sunday, July 01, 2012      6 comments

Alright - my life is insane! Running here, running there, Working two jobs, appointments, keeping the house glued together, and good grief, the yard work!! And THEN I"m supposed to eat healthy! But FAST FOOD is an expedient - a necessity somet... Read more
Eat Like you Mean It!
Sunday, July 01, 2012      6 comments

I am so programmed to eat while I watch TV or munch while I cook or just grab something unthinking and gobble it down. How often do most of us really THINK about what we're eating - make conscious choices - think about what we will feel like if... Read more
Wednesday, June 20, 2012      7 comments

I know it is early days in my renewed effort to be healthy, but gads it feels good to be making real, measurable progress. I weighed this morning at 213 - 26 pounds down from my awful high number on January 1. Now 26 pounds in nearly six month... Read more
Getting Beyond Negative Self-Talk
Wednesday, June 13, 2012      3 comments

OK - We've all done it - Did the Big Stupid and ate that huge XXXX when we knew full well that it was the wrong thing to do! And then the self-talk starts and you convince yourself that since you've "blown it" you may as well just write off th... Read more
Traumatic Brain Injury
Monday, June 11, 2012      5 comments

I met another Sparker today whose family is dealing with Traumatic Brain Injury. And yes, it is the family because even though there is only one injured person, TBI affects the entire family as well as every relationship that the injured person... Read more
Out of the Wilderness
Saturday, June 09, 2012      2 comments

I feel like I've been lost in the wilderness for the past year. I wandered into the deep dark woods on the day my brother died and couldn't find my way out. I allowed myself to wallow in self-pity and covered my pain with food. I foolishly re... Read more

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