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Busy Hands
Tuesday, September 20, 2011      2 comments

I discovered a startling fact: when my hands are busy in the evening, I have a far less inclination to snack. I had a sudden idea to try keeping my hands busy while watching videos in the evening with my husband. That's my worst snacking time of... Read more
The journey continues
Thursday, May 12, 2011      3 comments

I found out something that a lot of you probably know...I eat more when I don't track. I'm still conscious of what I eat and make certain choices. I haven't gained any weight...but I haven't lost any for several weeks. I was kind of resting on m... Read more
Torn between two nails :)
Friday, February 25, 2011      2 comments

OK. Call me shallow. I don't mind a few face wrinkles: most of them are smile lines. I don't mind a few gray hairs: there's always that nifty stuff called hair color in a box. I don't even mind so much that my curves have shifted a little. What ... Read more
Falling down and getting up again
Thursday, January 06, 2011      0 comments

I've discovered it's very EASY to fall down and very DIFFICULT to get up again. This applies to both nutrition and exercise. Nutritionally I normally do fairly well and stay within my range and I go to the gym 4 dpw after work. However, I was of... Read more
Please get your mammogram!
Friday, October 08, 2010      3 comments

If you're on SP, it generally means you're on here to not just to lose weight, but to get healthier also. As part of these efforts, I encourage you to get your mammogram. Even if you do not have health insurance, there are usually ways to get on... Read more
Silly things at the gym :)
Wednesday, September 29, 2010      4 comments

I've been going to the same gym for several years now. I started there when my physical therapist (for a back injury) was/is located at that gym. He got me better & I was able to start exercising. Without exercise, my back and fibromyalgia pain ... Read more
Starting to show it :)
Thursday, September 23, 2010      4 comments

Today I wore the same outfit that I'm wearing in the photos with my daughters: black T-shirt and skirt.. After losing 20#, I can finally feel the difference in the fit of my clothes. I tend to wear loose-fitting comfortable clothing, so it took ... Read more
Falling off the "wagon"
Friday, September 03, 2010      2 comments

Last week my husband & I took a few days off to have a "stay-cation" to celebrate our 34th anniversary. We ate out a lot and while I did look at nutritional values, I still let myself enjoy a bit more of the things I would normally have avoided.... Read more
Don't go shopping while hungry :)
Wednesday, August 11, 2010      5 comments

I went to Cost Plus today to buy some tea and goodies for a co-worker who had been extremely helpful to me. I went BEFORE I ate lunch and as I picked up one goody after another (of course, I was checking the nutritional info), I realized what a ... Read more
Spark People are GREAT
Wednesday, August 04, 2010      1 comments

I've only been on SP for about 3 1/2 wks. and I cannot begin to explain how much this site has helped me. It is such an inspiration to read the blogs and helpful info that gets posted. I read about the struggles and the hardships of others and m... Read more
"Removing" weight?
Monday, August 02, 2010      0 comments

Sometimes our English language is quite limiting. As I went into one of my team's "huddles" today, it occurred to me that we use the term "losing" weight. Usually, when someone "loses" something, it means they're going to try to find it again. W... Read more
What to do with hormone-related cravings?
Wednesday, July 28, 2010      1 comments

I was feeling pretty good about my eating habits then this week my horror-mones started acting up. and the sugar craving is in high gear: toast & jelly; M & M peanuts, hot chocolate, etc. So far, I've been doing OK and even though I'm eating tho... Read more
Don't be fooled by "fat-free" or "reduced fat" goodies
Tuesday, July 20, 2010      2 comments

I went into Starbuck's this morning to get tea and something for breakfast. I asked the barista which had fewer calories: the reduced-fat cinnamon swirl or the reduced-fat berry swirl? The cinnamon swirl comes in at a whopping 340 calories; as d... Read more
weight charts vs scales
Monday, July 19, 2010      0 comments

I bought a new scale at Target. The instructions inside told me to weigh without clothes on because the weight of clothes can vary. Yet when you go to the drs. office, you have to weigh with clothes AND shoes on; and its my understanding that we... Read more

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