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Mindless eating
Monday, May 22, 2017      4 comments

When I restarted my SparkPeople program three weeks ago, I wanted to focus on what I assume was the main reason I gained back the weight much of the weight I had lost in 2004 -- mindless eating. In my case this means grabbing snack foods, albei... Read more
Sometimes you just have to eat what's available
Sunday, January 27, 2013      1 comments

Last night I spent the night with my daughter-in-law and son at the maternity hospital where I was privileged to be at the birth of our first local grandchild – a beautiful little girl. We went to the hospital at around 10:30 at night, and she ... Read more
Hanging in there
Monday, January 21, 2013      3 comments

I've been following my program for nearly two months now, being really careful about tracking, and motivating myself to get out and walking every day that it's possible. I'm not looking for fast weight loss, but for moving in the right directio... Read more
Planning Baby Steps Works!
Tuesday, January 01, 2013      4 comments

Last night I planned what I would eat and drink when we went to our favorite restaurant/pub for New Year's Eve. A glass of red wine at first, then something small to eat (turned out to be half of a foccacia with spinach and mozzarella, then mul... Read more
Tracking is working
Monday, December 24, 2012      2 comments

I've been serious about tracking my food and exercise for a couple of weeks now, and I'm seeing results on the scale. Not particularly dramatic, but then I don't have much to lose at this point. I'm down half a kilo and that's after the rain l... Read more
Small steps for the second week back on track
Sunday, December 16, 2012      4 comments

It's been almost a week since I weighed myself and said that I'd be careful about tracking all the food I eat. I've done that every day except Shabbat, when we went out to friends, and I know I went over my calorie range. The good news is that... Read more
I finally weighed myself
Wednesday, December 12, 2012      2 comments

Well, I've taken the plunge and weighed myself. The damage is 3.6 kilos that I want to lose, actually closer to 4, because I weigh 68.6 and I want to be between 64 and 65 kilos. Yesterday I made a commitment to tracking everything I eat. If i... Read more
A new approach
Tuesday, October 09, 2012      3 comments

I haven't weighed myself in a long time. Months, I think. About a year ago I decided that I wanted to get rid of those couple of kilos that I'd added since I'd lost and maintained my weight for 5 years. I had a pretty good idea of where those... Read more
Turning 65
Sunday, August 28, 2011      8 comments

It's my birthday today, and I'm actually very glad to be 65, because it means that I've lived longer than my mother. Another three years and I will have lived longer than my father. Since I turned 60, I've had in mind that if I can just get th... Read more
Getting serious
Tuesday, May 10, 2011      2 comments

I’m getting serious about losing these kilos that have been creeping up. I tried “watching what I eat,” and it didn’t help. I tried using the nutrition tracker, and found the learning curve to be daunting, so finally last week I rejoined Weigh... Read more
Finding new friends
Monday, December 27, 2010      5 comments

This morning I am going to walk with a woman I met last week to the formal gardens that are in the middle of a large nature preserve which is very close to our house. She volunteers at the gardens, and I want to get to know her. I don’t think ... Read more
Three weeks and still counting
Thursday, December 09, 2010      2 comments

As of today I have managed a three week streak of logging in to Sparkpeople every day. This is an achievement, because it means that every day, even if it’s just for a few minutes, I’m reminding myself of all the healthy habits I want to mainta... Read more
End of a streak -- a new beginning
Saturday, November 20, 2010      3 comments

I’m disappointed. On Friday when I checked in to SparkPeople, it made a 60 day streak. I wanted to write about proud I was of coming here every day, even when I didn’t have time to do much more than that. But this evening when I went to check... Read more
Just doing one small thing
Wednesday, October 20, 2010      3 comments

This morning I logged in 30 consecutive days of logging in to SparkPeople. Now that may not seem like such a big deal. It’s not as if I stuck to my eating plan for 30 days, or did 30 days on my exercise bike, but I really believe that even ver... Read more
Starting again one more time
Sunday, September 26, 2010      2 comments

Last week was a boon for my weight loss, but a disaster for everything else in my life -- I had stomach flu. I lost a kilo, which I hope will stay off, but I also lost a week of working up my exercise routine, ckecking in daily with SparkPeople... Read more

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