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Day 15 - Just Two Bites
Saturday, August 15, 2015      7 comments

Today, we are to slow down and savor the first two bites of a food we really love, noticing the details. We are to stop after the first two bites and not have any more. This may be a hard one for me today, as I do not have any treats planned in ... Read more
Day 14 - Morning Affects Evening
Friday, August 14, 2015      6 comments

Today we are concentrating on the importance of Breakfast. It sets the tone for the day. If we don't eat breakfast, we set ourselves up for a lot of snacking. We are to make a goal of eating breakfast each day and then record what we eat. Breakf... Read more
Day 13 - Oops, I Forgot to Eat!
Thursday, August 13, 2015      4 comments

Today is another day that I will have to fill in most of the blanks tomorrow. First we are to record when we plan to eat today. I am expecting to eat at 8:30, 12:00, 5:15, and 10:30. Next we are to try to eat withing 30 minutes of those ti... Read more
Day 12 - Fuel or Filler
Wednesday, August 12, 2015      5 comments

Today, we are to look at our food as either fuel (necessary for good body functioning) or filler (empty calories that provide minimal benefits) I have had two meals so far today - Breakfast of Oatmeal with blackberries and walnuts which ... Read more
Day 11 - Two Purposes of Food
Tuesday, August 11, 2015      7 comments

This book is broken up into 10 day segments - you can do anything for one more day and every 10 days you have a new topic to concentrate on. The first 10 days were about getting set up for success. This next 10 day period is titled 'Putting Food... Read more
Day 10 - Appreciate Good Support
Monday, August 10, 2015      7 comments

We have been looking at what good support for our changes means to us. Today we are to reflect on how to appreciate good support - If you do not appreciate it, you will stop receiving it. I am not sure if I can do all these exercises. It is easi... Read more
Day 9 - Here's What I Want
Sunday, August 09, 2015      3 comments

Today we had a self quiz to take and share the results with our support team. Below is the quiz: 1. If you see me eating something that’s not on my diet plan ___ Ask me, “Should you be eating that?” ___ Ignore it entirely _X_ Ask me i... Read more
Day 8 - Help Me Please
Saturday, August 08, 2015      9 comments

I am working through Linda Spangle's book 100 days of Weight Loss - which provides insight on how to be successful on any weight loss program. I saw another Spark member blogging about her daily exercises and was intrigued enough to find the boo... Read more
Day 7 - I Can Do It
Friday, August 07, 2015      7 comments

Today is the end of the first week of this book and the structured reading. We are to reinforce the message that 'Yes, I can do it" multiple times during the day - I can be successful. Reasons why I have successfully lost in the past I ... Read more
Day 6 - Protect Your Program
Thursday, August 06, 2015      4 comments

Today we are to think about occasions where we might go off our program. She gives a phrase to use 'Not now, I will get some later' or something similar. It makes it sound like you will have some at sometime in the future but you are not committ... Read more
Day 5 - Magic Notebook
Wednesday, August 05, 2015      5 comments

Today will be a short entry, as it is not something that I do much of. I found a small spiral notebook and a pen to carry around with me for jotting down foods that cross my mind, as a reminder that I do not need to eat them now. This may n... Read more
Day 4 - Wide and Narrow Paths
Tuesday, August 04, 2015      6 comments

Today we are supposed to identify both the narrow and wide paths in our eating programs. The paths are guidelines for eating programs to stay in a healthy range. I read this last night and thought about it since then. My narrow path is the... Read more
Day 3 - Do It Anyway
Monday, August 03, 2015      7 comments

Today we are to list things we do not want to do (they just list in diet and exercise) and then do them anyway. Mine are not all related to diet and/or exercise, but things that I need to do. 1 - I hate cleaning house - I told my husband I mis... Read more
Days 1 (I Used to Be That Way) and 2 (Interested or Committed)
Sunday, August 02, 2015      5 comments

Day 1's tasks were to make a list of the behaviors that hurt your weight loss success in the past. The biggest one is a mental hurdle to overcome - the fact that if I am not at or under my goal weight, does it matter how much I am over (1 pound,... Read more
100 Days - Prework
Saturday, August 01, 2015      10 comments

I am joining the 100 Days of Weight Loss group that is starting today. www.sparkpeople.com/mysp
ark/groups_individual.asp The first assignment is the PreWork to be prepared for the next 100 days. Ten reasons why ... Read more

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