Major Setback becomes a blessing in disguise
Monday, August 19, 2013      2 comments

Two weeks after returning from vacation, I had sudden, terrible pain in my lower back. I thought it was just a pulled muscle or something and hoped it would go away. It got worse. Finally, when I couldn't sleep, sit, stand or walk I went to s... Read more
Back from Vacation--not a disaster!!
Monday, August 05, 2013      1 comments

I'm back from vacationing and not tracking my food/fitness hours. I was concerned that it would be a diet disaster--but it wasn't! In fact, I continued exercising a little bit and I payed attention to what I ate. That doesn't mean I choose wi... Read more
Staying in the habit
Monday, July 22, 2013      0 comments

Thanks for everyone's kind comments on my last post. Things are getting better--though I went out of town & had to eat out more---I thought I was choosing fairly well, but wow! My little brown rice bowl & sweet N sour chicken was 910 calories!... Read more
Some hard days
Tuesday, July 16, 2013      5 comments

Stress and lack of money to go grocery shopping for healthy food have made it harder to stay on track the last few days. I haven't felt like cooking or preparing anything, so I've eaten what is easy and available--which tends to be less healthy... Read more
You are never behind, just jump in where you are!
Tuesday, July 09, 2013      2 comments

At the end of May 2013, I decided to get serious about losing the weight. I was in denial for a long time, thinking that just because I exercised regularly, I could eat whatever I wanted. I also had lots of stress in my life--and the way I han... Read more
Still plugging along
Thursday, October 20, 2011      0 comments

I've been doing Spark People since August 11, but have only lost two pounds. It's a learning process--that's what I tell myself anyway. Last week I ate too much processed food. This week I'm sticking with homemade. that's made a difference i... Read more
Learning Patience
Sunday, September 18, 2011      0 comments

I've been food logging and exercising for over a month now, but I haven't lost any weight--in fact, I've gained two pounds. Talking to friends and reading helped me realize that my body is adjusting to changes and it may take more time for me ... Read more
New--starting over
Tuesday, September 06, 2011      0 comments

I've done food logging off and on, but it didn't work until I changed the way I thought about food. I"m trying to see my food choices as FUEL choices. I would never put sand in my car gas tank or knowingly buy gasoline that had lots of crud in... Read more