I'm still here
Wednesday, February 09, 2011      5 comments

I've been pretty quiet on the blog lately. I'm just holding steady on my course. Last week was TOM and that was difficult, but I just put my head down and soldiered on. There were cravings, and I succumbed. But overall, things were not bad. I we... Read more
Support for the weary
Tuesday, January 25, 2011      3 comments

This morning as I was cleaning my kitchen, I had a profound idea. What if all diet books included a chapter on how people can support a person who was making a lifestyle change? Wouldn't that be amazing? Just a short chapter for the family and ... Read more
I will never write 3xx again!
Monday, January 24, 2011      1 comments

It felt so good to see the scale number below 300. I never thought I would gain that much weight, but after every attempt at dieting, I would gain back 20 lbs. Even if I had only lost 2! Slowly the weight crept up both the weight in pounds ... Read more
Entering week 4
Sunday, January 23, 2011      1 comments

I can't believe I'm still here. I'm glad, but surprised. I just have a totally different point of view than I have ever had. This is not only about the diet, but also about life. Maybe I just needed to grow up enough to get here. The... Read more
More being nice to myself
Friday, January 21, 2011      3 comments

This is a long one folks. I wrote it to get it off my chest because I really have no one else to talk to about it. I don't expect you to get all the way through it or have any comments on it. It is for me. It's not been a good couple of da... Read more
My Dream
Monday, January 17, 2011      0 comments

Lest we not forget the importance of this day. I am so thankful for the fight that Martin Luther King Jr. led to ensure equality for all in this country. As I sit here wining about my weight loss journey, the fact that his struggle was more mas... Read more
I get to go to the rec center pool today
Saturday, January 15, 2011      0 comments

It's been too long since I have updated. Partially, I've been busy and partially, that busy has led to some minor slips in my lifestyle change. I'm proud to report that: They have not been large. I have continued to be nice to myself with n... Read more
spem successus alit
Monday, January 10, 2011      0 comments

That's the clan motto of Clan Ross, my ancestral clan. It translates as success nourishes hope. It's also the key to the spark plan. Concentrate on small goals, small changes in your life and track them until they form a streak. With the succes... Read more
End of a Week
Sunday, January 09, 2011      0 comments

Last Sunday, I started my first day of this trip. It was much more difficult than today. I didn't have the food set up. My husband, sensing that I was starting a diet developed his typical craving for Chinese food, and I was about to get my peri... Read more
Friday, January 07, 2011      1 comments

Yesterday was a bad day. Not on the diet, but just a bad day in general. Sleep issues continue through the week and I am really attempting to fix them. It's clear that the sleep issues play a major part in my diet struggles. Last night I ... Read more
Light Dawns on Marblehead
Thursday, January 06, 2011      0 comments

Last night, while reading the spark before bedtime, I had an aha moment. My 10 year old son is very sensitive. He has been in a downward spiral since he started preschool. It turns out he has a mild learning disability and it not only affects hi... Read more
End of another day
Wednesday, January 05, 2011      0 comments

I'm almost surprised that I'm still here. That positive self-talk must be working. Yesterday, I did my first exercise on the Wii Fit. It was difficult and I was stiff for the rest of the day. Today, I woke with another sinus headache at 4 ... Read more
Setting goals and successes.
Tuesday, January 04, 2011      0 comments

I thought I slept well last night. Even had the TV on. But woke at 4am to go to the bathroom and couldn't sleep again until 5:30. Dragged my but out of bed to get the wee one up. Low pain levels, cramps and joints hurting. Put off taking pain me... Read more
The Good and the Bad
Monday, January 03, 2011      0 comments

So last night, I planned my day and made a lunch and packed a snack so that I would not mess up today when I worked. But I left the lunch and snack at home. Sigh. My first reaction was to beat myself up, but I decided that doing so was the kind ... Read more
Getting there
Sunday, January 02, 2011      0 comments

The thing is, this is a journey. And, like the picture shows, it's a winding road I'm travelling on. On a clear day, I can see my destination. Sometimes, when the weathe... Read more

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