How do I stay focused and hold myself accountable for my success? Is there an app that's helpful? Has anyone found THE trick or method that has worked for you and can you share it with me?
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Day 2 of the Whole 30
I'm not in Bangkok anymore, for the first time in 8 years I'm living back in the USA. Of course, now I'm gaining weight due to the difference in food and lifestyle. I need to nip it in the bud and lose the 20 pounds I've gained since September. ... Read more
Losing weight in Bangkok
So apparently the trick to losing weight is living in Bangkok! Since I moved here in June my clothes have been getting bigger and bigger until the other day my skirt actually fell down while I was walking. Luckily I had a long shirt on and caugh... Read more
New country, new focus
Hi everyone, I've been silent for a while dealing with tons of stress. Unemployment, MIL stress, financial stress, school stress, you name it. But, now it seems we have a reprieve and my new life has started here in Bangkok! Yes, we moved to Tha... Read more
Pay no attention to my fake smile
Absolutely miserable holidays. My husband suffers from anxiety and had a terrible time this month. Some periods are better than others, this was a particularly bad month.
On Christmas I was sick as a dog with a migraine, in fact I had to ca... Read more
22 lbs lost and other big changes
I weighed in this morning at 142.5. It's the lowest weight I've been at for years and it's less than three pounds away from my 1st goal weight of 139!
I say 1st goal weight because, although 132 is my ultimate goal, 139 is comfortably within t... Read more
Taking care of ME
I think I've turned a corner in respects to self-care. I'm a mom and wife and I have a part-time job, so you know how that goes. I often don't make myself a priority.
My husband works a lot and so I'm often preparing meals just for my son ... Read more
It's about JOY!
I love this and I wanted to share.
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Walking lifts my mood
One of the most valuable things I’ve learnt here on SP is that exercise can usually get me out of a funk. Yesterday, I needed it. I was home, bored, depressed and I needed to do something so I got my shoes on and did some walking, 8,000 steps to... Read more
holding it together
This is not a diet blog, this is about death, love, and personal growth. I lost someone dear to me this week. I also celebrated my anniversary, and saw friends I hadn’t seen for a long time. In short, it’s been an emotional roller coaster. I ga... Read more
The dangers of vacation
It starts with a day at the beach. Plenty of water, fruit as a snack, fresh air, playing in the waves - sounds healthy right? About 3 o'clock in the afternoon we get a call from friends who are at the beach too, about a half a mile up the coast.... Read more
I am doing it!
The scale is consistently going down. For the first time in my life I think I really have found the key. You know what it is? Veggies. Seriously.
When I counted calories, I didn’t lose weight. When I did the wheat belly diet I did, but it ... Read more
13 pounds and counting!
I live in Italy and here’s the diet the Italian nutritionist gave me. I know it’s restrictive but I like that about it because there is very little guesswork involved. I’ve lost 13 pounds in 6 weeks and I even cheat (small cheats). Here it is, ... Read more
Today I'm determined
In the past, about three weeks into any new diet or exercise plan, my enthusiasm started to wane. Today so far is a difficult day. I didn't sleep well, and I woke up to rain outside and cat vomit in the kitchen. I started thinking about 'cheatin... Read more
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Awesome tips! Here's a summary
Wow everyone, I am touched so many people gave suggestions. There are some really great ones here, some I’ve already put into practice. I’ve summarized them below, but before I get to that I want to clarify a few things about the diet I’m on. It... Read more