VIRAGO37's Blogs

It is what it is!
Sunday, May 02, 2010      1 comments

I have been reading the different strategies from the Spark Diet. Strategy two talks about making small changes first. I particularly noticed this paragraph: "Your life is what it is. Ideal or not, that’s your dieting starting point. You’ll ... Read more
sussing out the specifics from a wierd - but not bad - day
Tuesday, March 30, 2010      2 comments

I learned a little more about myself today. As of yesterday I have what will hopefully remain a slight cold. I think I fell into some old habits, that often lead to eating, and I am trying to write about them so that I can identify what is goi... Read more
Talking to I would talk to a friend
Tuesday, March 30, 2010      3 comments

Rather a new thing for me. I always try to be supportive and positive toward others, but I often think negative thoughts and pass judgment on myself. Lately, I have been changing that self-talk! I made it all the way to medical school, at... Read more
Monday, March 15, 2010      2 comments

Great news - I matched to one of my 8 submitted programs. Will find out where on Thursday. I had hoped that knowing I am matched would relieve some of my stress, but I am still worried about where/what specialty. Either due to the unexpecte... Read more
Love Spark People!
Sunday, March 14, 2010      2 comments

I am amazed by the support I find on this site. It's powerful, in part because it makes me realize that my problems with food are shared by others. Knowing that I am dealing with an issue that others are dealing with makes it suddenly seem mor... Read more
Still trying...
Saturday, March 13, 2010      2 comments

Had a bad couple of days, binged. Very uncomfortable, the most frustrating thing is that it is not like I even enjoy the food. I don't. But today has been ok so far. I made a plan and it is working. I actually got some work done on my hou... Read more
Menu Planning!
Wednesday, March 10, 2010      1 comments

I just read an article from SparkPeople about planning as a secret to success - HAVE A PLAN for your menus and exercise. My schedule is always changing, but I do want to try to plan my menus and make sure to fit in exercise. I don't really see... Read more
Thanks for the support!
Wednesday, March 10, 2010      1 comments

I really appreciate the help and support from folks. It does make a difference, and it helps me to understand that these types of challenges have been experienced - and overcome - by others!... Read more
Trying to change
Monday, March 08, 2010      2 comments

Hi Everyone, So this blog is the tangible example of me trying something new. I am trying to write about my emotions and my use of food instead of, well, "stuffing it." Today we had a lunch meeting about medical school graduation and ... Read more
Little tiny goals add up to big changes
Tuesday, November 17, 2009      1 comments

Hi there. First of all, I want to appreciate my Spark Buddies! I know I am behind on answering some emails, I am getting packed to drive across country, but I am really fortunate to know you! I am rather a boring blogger - I am just desperat... Read more
bit by bit
Sunday, November 15, 2009      0 comments

So far so good with this day! Food ok so far, haven't yet gone on my run, though. So cold and frozen this AM! I did also realize that afternoon exercise - which I often avoid because it keeps me awake at night - would help me to have so more ... Read more
One step at a time....
Saturday, November 14, 2009      0 comments

I am writing to try to help myself get some things done tomorrow. I know that seems boring to share, but I think it relates to weight loss and fitness and overall lifestyle change success for me...and maybe for others? The fact is, I am often ... Read more
I'm letting go of old beliefs
Saturday, November 14, 2009      1 comments

Believe that you can run farther or faster. Believe that you're young enough, old enough, strong enough, and so on to accomplish everything you want to do. Don't let worn out beliefs stop you from moving beyond yourself. John Bingham, "T... Read more
Plan for the day
Wednesday, November 11, 2009      0 comments

Ok, I am off to campus to get some work done, then to eye doc, then back to campus, then home and dog walk. May need to do upper body at the gym tonight, as I think I am going to run out of time if I want to walk my girls during daylight and g... Read more
Monday, November 09, 2009      1 comments

I really appreciate SP, hope I can keep connecting. I am really stressed right now, I am applying for residency and although I got some interviews right off the bat, now things are going so well. Partially, I think (hope) that it is simply th... Read more