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The little train that could
Monday, April 22, 2019      5 comments

I remember a story from childhood about a train that had to try over and over again to get up a hill. He got very tired and discouraged from his efforts... Read more
The little train that could
Monday, April 22, 2019      0 comments

I remember a story from childhood about a train that had to try over and over again to get up a hill. He got very tired and discouraged from his efforts... Read more
The little train that could
Monday, April 22, 2019      1 comments

I remember a story from childhood about a train that had to try over and over again to get up a hill. He got very tired and discouraged from his efforts, but he gave it another go and another and another. Guess what? He finally made it up the... Read more
Reduced Cravings
Wednesday, May 20, 2015      1 comments

Last winter, my cravings spiked up so high I lost control of my food intake and participation in SparkPeople. Lately I picked up a book by Julie Daniluk called Meals that Heal Inflammation which suggests that following her detox advice will hel... Read more
I Actually Enjoy Tracking
Sunday, January 04, 2015      1 comments

Yeah, I mean it. I actually enjoy the discipline of tracking my food intake. It helps me to feel like I have some control in my life to be fully conscious of the food intake and count up the calories. The more I count them, the more in contro... Read more
Cravings
Friday, November 14, 2014      3 comments

I am grappling with fat cravings almost beyond my control. I am eating more food. Although it is food that is good for me, made with SparkRecipes even, I am eating too much of it. I feel like my struggle with food is akin to those superhero b... Read more
I'm hungry
Thursday, November 13, 2014      2 comments

I'm hungry. I'm always hungry. I always want something. It feels good to acknowledge my appetite. It feels good to announce it to the whole community. Just saying it out loud is a great relief. I am the priority because I am hungry. Th... Read more
Dealing with Sabotage
Sunday, July 20, 2014      4 comments

My husband and son brought in barbecued ribs, barbecued rib sandwiches, loaded mashed potatoes, cole slaw and collard greens yesterday afternoon. Then my husband told me to eat as much as I wanted. I said no quite nicely. Then I decided that ... Read more
Travelling lesson learned
Sunday, July 13, 2014      2 comments

Went away for the weekend with my husband, daughter and three of her friends. Ate out at restaurants twice, prepared a healthy meal for dinner Saturday night, finally got back to tracking on Sunday afternoon. We didn't have access to the Inter... Read more
Reasons to be fit
Friday, July 11, 2014      3 comments

I was wondering what my fitness goals are. So I came up with this list. 1. Mobility 2. Flexibility 3. Strength 4. Endurance 5. Look good 6. Build self-control 7. Discipline yourself 8. Build confidence 9. Impress my ... Read more
Starting the program-waiting for results
Tuesday, July 08, 2014      3 comments

I thought I had lost 4 pounds a week and a half ago, but this morning my scale showed my weight back up by 3 pounds. It's pretty demoralizing since I just started back with Sparkpeople and those first 4 pounds were proud ones. Plus I had my be... Read more
Promotion
Monday, July 07, 2014      5 comments

I have just been promoted at work which will involve many adjustments to my skill set and my schedule starting in a week or so. I was excited at first, but I am feeling very anxious about it today in light of having started this diet and exerci... Read more
Insight
Thursday, July 03, 2014      5 comments

When I was a slender single young woman, I dieted for my health and for my looks. Then I lost myself in the course of raising a family and keeping my marriage together. I want to say it's my husband's fault that I gained so much weight, but th... Read more
Back in the saddle
Saturday, June 28, 2014      2 comments

I'm back in the saddle again after nearly two and a half years away. I tried to go it alone in some ways, but the good news is that I think I have a new set of self-talk statements and more self-esteem this time. This is crucial. But I need s... Read more
Perserverance-word of the day
Friday, March 09, 2012      0 comments

Perserverance is what I need to strengthen, that and consistency. More on this later.... Read more

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