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What do I really want?
Wednesday, July 16, 2014      1 comments

Reframing my goals to what I do want is harder than I thought. All of my former goals were about what I didn't want in my life anymore. It is so easy to name the things I don't want. I don't want to think of myself as fat. I don't want to ... Read more
Great dinner out and homemade redo
Sunday, July 13, 2014      0 comments

Had a great low calorie dinner out at Cheesecake Factory last week. Went to their website and got the list of ingredients and then searched the web for recipes to get the ratios. Think I nailed it. Grilled Tuscan Chicken with Roasted Cherr... Read more
A Spoonful of Medicine
Friday, July 11, 2014      4 comments

A weight loss journey is like overcoming an illness. When you Are sick you need to stop, take time to evaluate yourself and make a well thought out plan, get extra rest, eat healthy and take your medicine. As you start to get healthy, you mig... Read more
Need Help with Goals
Wednesday, July 09, 2014      3 comments

Yesterday, I realized I needed new goals. I achieved all my old goals. When I started all my goals were about getting away from being obese. I was running as fast as I could to get away from all the misery that being fat causes. My journey was e... Read more
Breaking through the invisible wall
Wednesday, July 09, 2014      3 comments

I knew it was coming. I thought I was prepared for it but I was still apprehensive about the wall. You know the one, when your journey is going smoothly, things are going well, eating healthy, exercising, not too focused on results but mostly fo... Read more
Struggling
Monday, July 07, 2014      6 comments

I have been struggling for quite a few days. I made some terrible food choices but I keep pushing. I am not panicking yet but I do feel afraid. I'm trying to figure out what is going on in my head that is derailing my journey. I feel like a p... Read more
Questions
Friday, July 04, 2014      4 comments

I have new questions about this journey. At first, I was just delighted to have found a way of eating that allowed me to feel comfortable and still lose weight and to be able to slowly increase my fitness efforts over time. I really felt comfor... Read more
Read this; Don't Eat That.
Tuesday, July 01, 2014      1 comments

When I am tempted to eat or binge for emotional reasons, I am usually feeling bad, sad, mad and I feel I need comfort. Food is supposed to comfort me. Fast, greasy, calorie dense food is what comes to mind. Sadly, I am a good caregiver but not s... Read more
Cooking
Monday, June 30, 2014      1 comments

Had homemade Pizza for dinner tonight. Yes, it tracked. Added Brussels sprouts and beets as side dishes for more veggies. Found a wonderful recipe website. Skinny taste.com. Lots go new ideas.... Read more
Why do we start a weigh loss journey?
Wednesday, June 25, 2014      1 comments

Why do we start a weigh loss journey? We find that we are suddenly dissatisfied with our bodies. That dissatisfaction is uncomfortable and we want to do something, anything to make it stop. That's when we are likely to fall for the promises of t... Read more
50lbs. Down!
Tuesday, June 24, 2014      4 comments

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Left overs
Monday, June 23, 2014      4 comments

Today dinner was clean out the refrigerator day. I had 1/4 of a leftover chicken enchilada and made a cucumber tomato salad with feta and chickpeas and had 1/2 cup of microwave popcorn. It tracked! Awesome!... Read more
Observation
Saturday, June 21, 2014      1 comments

Sometimes I am not hungry. On days when I don't feel hungry if I consume fewer than the recommended calories for a day I feel just fine. The next day however, I have noticed that often feel very hungry. I usually want to overeat the following da... Read more
Transforming me
Thursday, June 19, 2014      2 comments

This body of mine is transforming. As I look back, my My body has undergone many different transformations at many stages of my life. I had a unique body as a young child, an adolescent, pregnant, nursing, a slim women, a yo-yo dieter and as a... Read more
Repeat Daily
Wednesday, June 18, 2014      2 comments

No one is forcing me to take this journey or behave in a certain way. I am doing this because I want to become a healthier person. ... Read more

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