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Self-Care Strategies Article
Saturday, October 27, 2018      3 comments

11 Ways to Strengthen Your Self-Care Routine by Ellen G. Goldman https://www.sparkpeople.
cles.asp?id=2337 This article has a lot of great ideas for self care strategy including: ... Read more
Article excerpt on progressive weight loss [my comments in brackets]
Saturday, December 16, 2017      2 comments

[Article on progressive diet and exercise change] What 5 months of consistent, healthy weight loss looks like By Daniel J. Green [excerpt]
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Invite to the 2018 5% Winter Challenge
Wednesday, December 13, 2017      1 comments

Hey all! 2018 Winter 5% Challenge Invitation This is your invitation! Are you looking for a way to get fit, lose weight, and have fun along the way? Check out the 2018 Winter 5% Challenge! Team members will work towards losing 5% of t... Read more
Check out the sparkpeople 4 week holiday plan
Monday, December 04, 2017      2 comments

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For All Experiencing Food Addictions
Tuesday, October 03, 2017      4 comments

This was my response to a community post this morning. I hope this can be helpful to other individuals as well. I was anorexic when I was a teen, and still use food for comfort. There is something biological about the response we experience i... Read more
News Fast
Wednesday, May 17, 2017      4 comments

I'm trying (again) to go on a news fast. I've been sucked into the headlines online and it has become a time vortex. Though I haven't binged, I've noticed that I have been stress eating/or eating while nervous not when hungry. Also, I really ... Read more
7 things to do before 9am
Tuesday, April 18, 2017      6 comments

For some reason, the article “9 Things You Should Never Do Before 9 A.M.” by Melissa Rudy
les.asp?ID=2242 was exactly what I needed today for a mental boost. I wanted t... Read more
Tracking My Job--Comments, Answers Welcome
Friday, February 10, 2017      4 comments

I work every weekend Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday. I am on my feet for a majority of my 8 hour shift, 3/4 or greater. Sometimes I am in one place (charting on a workstation on wheels), and sometimes I am walking from one spot to the next i... Read more
Getting Back on track after wakeup call
Monday, February 06, 2017      6 comments

Back is so much better. I have realized though that I need to move into a position that is less labor intensive. Even a guy at work with great upper body strength is having back problems! I do plan to incorporate strength training though. ... Read more
Bump in the Road
Wednesday, February 01, 2017      3 comments

Well, despite using cautious body mechanics at work (am icu nurse), injured my back at work. Fortunately, not a disc injury according to PA. I am stressed because I won't be able to work this weekend and we have been short staffed. I don't lik... Read more
On Intangible Metrics vs the Scale
Tuesday, January 24, 2017      5 comments

I did weigh myself again this morning. Good news, somehow, despite yesterday's overindulging on homemade oatmeal scotchies and going off the plan in general, I am somehow down 0.4 from the day before. Clearly, there is more at play here (likel... Read more
Using the Scale as a Tool
Monday, January 23, 2017      5 comments

In the past stepping on the scale and seeing the number going up despite staying on program (or thinking I was staying on program) was enough to derail my efforts. Fortunately, I just read on article on SP for tips on using the scale as a tool.... Read more
Vacation--Excited but Nervous
Friday, January 13, 2017      3 comments

so i'm going to los angeles area to see family. I am happy to see everyone, and excited to get out of town, but. . .I really want to make good choices with eating. I actually rejoined sparkpeople in mid-December and managed to lose 2 pounds de... Read more
Fitness Challenge for Charity
Thursday, January 12, 2017      4 comments

Just an update on losing weight for charity. Sam Heughn ("Jaimie" on the Outlander show) is involved with an fitness challenge that raises money for blood cancers. looks interesting, not sure how much it is to be a membe... Read more
Losing weight for charity
Thursday, December 15, 2016      4 comments

I am interested in finding a weight loss challenge where the "pot" goes to charity. I haven't been able to find anything for 2017 yet.... Read more