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Knowledge, Optimism, Compassion, Forgiveness and Empathy Apply daily.
Friday, January 24, 2020      5 comments

Previous failed “diet” attempts created frustration, negativity, resentment and anger in me. Those feelings were why I it was so hard. I needed to resolve those feelings that fueled my inner critic so I could move forward. Knowledge replac... Read more
Why am I doing this?
Thursday, January 23, 2020      7 comments

Reasons to lose weight. 1. to improve my health and fitness. 2. to feel physically fit. 3. to live a long, healthy life. 4. to enjoy living in a smaller body. 5. to look good in regular sized clothing. 6. to feel comfortable in... Read more
Concurring Fear
Monday, January 20, 2020      11 comments

Ok it wasn’t the compliment that bugged me. It was the fear of failure that the compliment brought to the surface. What else was going on? I had lost 80 pounds and was entering onederland. I knew lots of people struggle at that point. My w... Read more
Compliments
Sunday, January 19, 2020      13 comments

Thoughts need on how to handle compliments. I’ve lost 40 pounds slowly and no one other than my family has noticed the change. That’s okay because I don’t talk about my journey with friends and acquaintances. I like compliments on how hard I’ve ... Read more
Speed bump repair service
Friday, January 17, 2020      5 comments

Still working on my inner head issues. I have a long history of being really hard on myself expecting perfection on my journey. This has created a harsh inner critic who makes following my journey challenging at times. She has steered me into lo... Read more
Truth
Tuesday, January 14, 2020      8 comments

After several months on the journey, I hit a serious bump. My eating has been going along smoothly. My meal choices are satisfying and I don’t get hungry. I comfortably eat within my calorie range. We had a plumber in to do some work. He s... Read more
Slips Things you need to know
Sunday, January 05, 2020      11 comments

A slip is simply unplanned eating. It’s totally normal behavior. Slips happen to everyone even our slender friends. The root cause of slips can come from boredom, not sleeping enough, by seeing a trigger food (be courageous and ban them fr... Read more
A GREAT Place to start
Friday, January 03, 2020      9 comments

Just starting? Restarting? New? Suggestions from successful SP who have Maintained successfully for years on where to begin. The At Goal and Maintaining team and the Indygirl team have taught me a lot. I wanted to learn from people who we... Read more
Plumb tired
Sunday, December 29, 2019      4 comments

Plumbing disaster at DDs house. Backed up water. Plumber fixed drain. We washed floors, kitchen, and 2 bathrooms. My hands are so dry I feel like I have no fingerprints. Had to wash everywhere we walked and everything we touched. Really tired. T... Read more
Indygirl is brilliant!
Saturday, December 21, 2019      7 comments

A word of advice can open doors you didn’t even know existed. Indygirl posted how she prevents and deals with binges. In that blog she said “mixing protein and fiber rich foods are both filling and energizing.” In another blog she had also said ... Read more
Snack Management
Friday, December 20, 2019      5 comments

Some days, I plan and eat at the lower end of my calorie range. Things are going great and then, usually in the evening, hunger hits. I try to wait it out but after a while I’m sure it’s real hunger and not just a craving or food desire. N... Read more
Me and the 6 dozen
Wednesday, December 18, 2019      5 comments

Here I sit with my back to the kitchen sipping on a Hugh mug of tea. Cinnamon and orange wafts in the air. Behind me lie the 6 dozen resting in organized attack mode. Cookie plates piled high for all the neighbors, the mail carrier a... Read more
SP an Oasis in the wilderness
Monday, December 16, 2019      5 comments

Today’s sermon about the Christmas Story described traveling through the desert. As the sermon continued, I realized it was the same story about my SP journey. Before SP I was in the wilderness. I was frequently hungry and thirsty because ... Read more
Success Story
Friday, December 13, 2019      6 comments

My DH is the baker in the family. With my help, he bakes cookies to give to all our neighbors and special friends. Today he made 9 dozen cookies in 3 flavors. I do help make the cookie dough and do the boxing up when they are cooled. I am o... Read more
Somethings changed. Something that changed everything
Monday, December 09, 2019      9 comments

Somethings changed. Something that changed everything Intellectually, I accepted a slip as normal behavior but on a feeling level it wasn’t acceptable. Angry at normal behavior? This doesn’t make sense. The feeling doesn’t fit. Listen agai... Read more

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