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So that's what they mean by "it all adds up"
Tuesday, February 18, 2014      3 comments

Man! Today I lounged in bed, not feeling all too great. I stumbled out of my room this morning to pour some cereal for the boys and because I actually was a bit hungry, I ate some myself. I snacked on a few crackers and an apple later in the ... Read more
A Blog A Day Keeps the Weight Gain Away
Monday, February 17, 2014      4 comments

New commitment: I'm going to blog every day. Even all I have to say is "I'm tired," or "I stayed in my calorie range," or even (gasp) something non-related to weight loss. I find that blogging is like my own community board. I tend to ge... Read more
how many data points will it take?
Friday, February 14, 2014      1 comments

Okay, as expected, it was a shinola weigh-in. Since joining SP in December, I have lost 2 pounds, gained a pound, lost a pound, gained 2 pounds, lost 3 pounds, gained a pound, lost 2 pounds, gained a pound, etc. So I officially weigh 2... Read more
The Weigh-In Anxiety
Thursday, February 13, 2014      4 comments

I can't say I've been the BEST at tracking this week, so I am (reasonably) anxious for my weigh-in tomorrow. Without using this as an excuse to simply regress to my old choices, I'm going to sleep tonight with these thoughts in my head: -T... Read more
Friday, February 07, 2014      3 comments

A good weigh in! I sort of "cheated" by weighing myself two days ago, hoping that I would see ANY evidence that being on track was moving me the right way on the scale... but now that it's my official weigh in day, the evidence is present: I l... Read more
Baby Steps in the RIGHT Direction
Friday, February 07, 2014      4 comments

Tomorrow I weigh in, and though I feel nervous about it (because I have not always seen positive results even after positive behavioral changes), I've decided that I'm proud of myself no matter what the scale says. Here's why: 1. I tracke... Read more
Change in Goal Board = Change in Behavior
Monday, February 03, 2014      3 comments

Thanks to a good friend's advice, I've decided to just start being nicer to myself. Instead of that constant internal loop of what a failure I am, I've decided to just start SAYING different things... My friend says that the more I say it, the ... Read more
The 3-Day Streak
Friday, January 31, 2014      3 comments

I'm starting to see how the spark streaks can really be an effective tool... Today I woke up thinking "I've been good for a while... what if I just fudge a bit?" Thankfully, the VERY loud internal response was "NO WAY!" I've worked hard and I'... Read more
A handful of almonds... and then another
Thursday, January 30, 2014      5 comments

Okay so it could have been worse... I grabbed these AMAZING honey almonds today when my son said he was hungry after lunch time. (He refused the home-made chicken pot pie but gobbled up the steamed broccoli. That kid is an enigma. An awesome ... Read more
One Good Day
Wednesday, January 29, 2014      4 comments

Okay, so today was a good day. What made it good? Well... I wiped the tears off from last night. (Really, is there anything a long hot shower CAN'T fix?) I waited until I received some sort of physiological signal to eat (I think it's c... Read more
It's Official. I suck.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014      7 comments

I'm not trying to be a constant Debbie Downer, but man, I sort of suck at this! I didn't adhere to a SINGLE one of my two simple goals: I snacked all day and didn't track a single calorie. So maybe it's time to reevaluate: do I really wa... Read more
On an Off, On and Off
Monday, January 27, 2014      5 comments

I'm starting to suspect that this is my new cycle: I get enthusiastic about sparkpeople, log on and track for 2 or 3 days in a row, weigh myself, get frustrated that I haven't lost (or that I've actually gained), give up, eat too much, claim th... Read more
Gains and Losses
Thursday, January 23, 2014      6 comments

Okay, that's it, enough with the scale. I know some people use it as a helpful tool to know when they need to get back on track (or whatever), but I seem to take one step forward, two steps back. Did I get off track for a while after the new y... Read more
"Way of Life" doesn't quite cover it
Thursday, January 23, 2014      4 comments

You know you've heard it a million times: this isn't a diet, it's a way of life. But those words weren't quite true to me until tonight, when I finished dinner and didn't reach for a dessert. I'd be lying if I said it isn't because I wouldn't... Read more
Food is Fuel
Sunday, January 19, 2014      7 comments

Isn't it magical what an afternoon can do? Today, after shoveling peanut brittle into my mouth, eating a bagel almost against my will (but seriously... if not my will, whose? Sometimes I use the word "can't" when I really mean "won't"), I ... Read more

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