My basic goal and reward structure is set at every 3% loss of body weight. Each subsequent 3% is based on the new weight, so that slightly less actual weight is needed to be lost to reach the next 3%. I did it this way since weight usually comes... Read more
They say that losing "just" 10% of your body weight significantly improves your health. Well, 10% for me is still quite hefty, so I have broken down my weight loss goals into smaller increments, 3% at a time. Meaning first 3% of my starting weig... Read more
I hit the reset button today. Reset my trackers and my SparkDiet Stage. I weighed in and took all my measurements this morning.
I got the book a while ago and have been making my way through a few chapters. Now I felt it was time.
I'v... Read more
I came across this inspirational story and video yesterday. I'm a few years younger than this woman, but I can very much identify with her "before" pictures and believe I could achieve similar results as her "after" pictures, with some small but... Read more
"...be lead by your dreams"
Last week, I bought a kitchen magnet with this proverb:
"DON'T BE PUSHED BY YOUR PROBLEMS, BE LEAD BY YOUR DREAMS"
Today, in an effort to look up from my "problems" and identify my "dreams", or at least the "whys" of wanting things to ... Read more
What to write? That is the question...
... after 5 months of no blogging...
Well, here is a speedy catch-up:
shortly after last blog, whi... Read more
No Weigh-In Angst
I had my last weigh-in on June 28, the Monday before I left for Haiti, knowing full well that it would be a month before I'd step on my scales again. I've never been addicted to weighing myself and have no problem sticking to my once-a-week weig... Read more
It's been almost a month since I last posted a blog - yikes! But it's been a good month. I've Had vacation, I've lost some weight, I've enjoyed sunny weather and long, light nights. Then I went to Haiti.
I'm here for work, supporting the lo... Read more
Yesterday was my birthday and I had a truly great day.
First off, I went and finished my first 30-minut... Read more
Will Someone Please Hand Me a Gold Star?!
I posted this in one of the "cleaning teams" I recently joined. Then I thought, what the heck - why not copy it into a blog? I'm so full of myself - hahaha
I'm very proud of myself today ... Read more
Only a few days ago, I wrote about not noticing much difference in my body, or in my looks, more than clothes fitting a bit differently.
This week, I feel like I have crossed over some sort of intangible threshold, where I feel my body has ... Read more
Photo Food (B)Log - It Worked!
Having had a hard time to make healthy choices and to exercise portion control lately, I decided to do a photo (b)log of my food today. I have seen several other people do it before and never really understood why people did that, until now!
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I can't necessarily feel that my body has lost weight in and of itself, but in relation to certain pieces of clothing, I can. This week, I wore two pair of pants to work that I have not worn all winter because they've been two tight. But now the... Read more
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For the most part, I'm concerned about emotional eating when I'm not hungry. But what about a day like this? I'm bored, uninspired, lethargic and have been very conscientious about not eating because of it.
It has now been about five hours... Read more