Food obsession/addiction?
Thursday, December 29, 2011      4 comments

I said this would be a reflective week, here's the journey so far... At my heaviest, I always 'wanted' food and thought I was obsessed with it...  but now I'm not so sure.  (I was however obsessed with the scale at times - and have become o... Read more
Reflecting on the Holidays and looking toward 2012.....
Tuesday, December 27, 2011      4 comments

Home, sweet home...  I survived the December holiday season with no weight gain and even hit a new low.... Being back home with family (and their dietary habits) for a week was very enlightening now that I'm focusing on a healthier lifestyl... Read more
Sunday, December 25, 2011      2 comments

My remarks tonight echo that of so many of my Sparkley friends... Great being with family. Such a lovely day - cold, but long johns rock! - and fit well under jeans that are too big from weight loss! Too much to eat - but still within a... Read more
'twas the night before Christmas breakfast...
Saturday, December 24, 2011      3 comments

May you find the strength to follow your convictions.... Read more
Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas
Friday, December 23, 2011      2 comments

Oh, there's no place like home for the holidays.... Eating more food than usual - but sticking to core diet rules and only a few hundred more calories than when home - but still in range! Walking less than 10k steps a day most days - ... Read more
Down 40 lbs...
Thursday, December 22, 2011      8 comments

What more need be said! emoticon... Read more
So, What's so Free about it?
Wednesday, December 21, 2011      7 comments

As we all know, trying to lose weight is very hard work. We set up our kitchens and pantries, prepare meal plans, shopping lists, and prep to ensure healthful meals for ourselves and our families. One of my recent pet peeves - Free Food! ... Read more
It's all about the timing....
Tuesday, December 20, 2011      4 comments

Guess who experienced the following sequence of events: - had a 750 am flight yesterday morning, and - was rudely awakened by her grey tabby cat at 720 am, and - is just now settling into bed for the night... (after midnight) at the re... Read more
Woops - I wasn't expecting That!
Sunday, December 18, 2011      3 comments

I had a Great day out yesterday.  Lots of strolling/walking (over 12k steps) and completed lots of errands.  Much later in the evening I was on my way home and as I normally do on the way back to my house, passed the McDs that's at the entrance... Read more
Weight loss Success: Self-fulfilling prophecy? Planning? Etc.????
Saturday, December 17, 2011      9 comments

"It doesn't matter if you think you Can or think you Can't, because either way, you are going to be right!" - Unknown... After struggling my entire adult life to take weight off, I'm having surprising success this time (at least by my st... Read more
Another airport at dinner time... DCA
Wednesday, December 14, 2011      1 comments

There is a place that sells chicken across from that cinnamon bun place... And they have grilled chicken with steamed veggies and rice. I had them keep the rice, add salsa and... Tada - Dinner is served!... Read more
Fewer calories are fattening my wallet....
Tuesday, December 13, 2011      2 comments

Was thinking about heading out to dinner last night. I now plan for restaurant visits, menu items, calorie counts, etc. and try to walk in with a Plan - so I don't accidentally get enticed to order something that is not supportive of my goals. ... Read more
My Break-up Letter....
Sunday, December 11, 2011      7 comments

Dear Biscuits and Gravy - Hey y'all - it's me! Sorry it's been so long since I've been in touch... When I was younger, seeing you two was always a special treat whether on the holidays or one of Daddy's "Big Breakfasts" on a weekend m... Read more
So, a Cave Woman walks into an Italian restaurant...
Sunday, December 11, 2011      3 comments

Yesterday was kinda funny! Had plans to meet up with friends for dinner, so I put on the pedometer in the morning and started knocking out the errands. By the time we met up at an Italian Restaurant (um, I prefer to eat GF or LG at the ve... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Thank You All: How to turn a "pasta bar" into a low carb/Paleo delight...
Wednesday, December 07, 2011      349 comments

And it didn't involve Pixie Dust! My hotel had a reception tonight that essentially equaled free dinner - the catch is it's whatever they cook. Tonight was a pasta buffet: garlic bread, linguini lightly sauced w tomato sauce, penne Alfred... Read more

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