Joining BLC42 helped me get exercising and lose 15 lbs. You can join BLC43 now, to start the challen
Sunday, March 29, 2020 3 comments
I was and hope to again be part of Determined Desert Tortoises for three months. It was so helpful. The weekly challenges got me exercising regularly again. That was my primary goal as I already follow a good food plan with support from GreyS... Read more
Savoring the moments.
Saturday, February 01, 2020 8 comments
The older I get the more I realize the importance of those moments of being fully present, loving people, loving life. I look back, and the powerful moments come to me one after another. I can still feel them if I try. But, as I look back I'm... Read more
The weather outside is frightful. That's all. Just frightful.
Sunday, January 19, 2020 5 comments
Now I have heard and agreed that it's going to snow and be cold whether you decide to hate it or like it. Yes. Absolutely. Good point. This is what I want to remember. But I hate it, hate it, hate it, hate it. And did I mention I hate ... Read more
It's working: Fitness Challenge IS bringing more joy
Saturday, January 11, 2020 8 comments
I joined BLC 42 winter round because I thought maybe with some support and accountability, I would have a better shot at getting going on regular exercise. And, I know from past experience regular exercise improves my mood. It's only been ... Read more
Starting a fitness challenge to bring more joy!
Wednesday, January 01, 2020 7 comments
Last week, I was thinking about the times in my life when I was happiest. I realized it was when I was regularly exercising. I had more energy. I got more done. I felt better about myself. And, the endorphins had to help. So, I've join... Read more
New Year's Resolution: Enjoy Myself More
Saturday, December 28, 2019 5 comments
I'm serious. That's it. The only goal on the list. Why? That's where the power is. That's where the life is. That's where the hope is. That's where the forward movement is. So, I ask myself "What do I enjoy?" And you know what comes to... Read more
Sleep deprivation and staying on track
Sunday, December 15, 2019 5 comments
Sleep deprivation and making good decisions about food usually do not go together. I'm glad my food is planned, weighed and measured. It is very simple. It's not that I'm saying 'no' to treats. It's that I'm saying 'yes' to a clean program, ... Read more
Blogging magically strengthens my program, as well as other simple steps.
Monday, December 02, 2019 6 comments
So dear Sparkers, you get to hear about it. LOL. I was thinking today. There are many things in my life that I can't do a lot about...or, I can but it will take time and patience. But, working my program, my plan of eating, and slowly and st... Read more
"Make small changes" does not work for me.
Wednesday, November 06, 2019 4 comments
It seems common sense if I have trouble staying on a food plan that I should make more "realistic" goals. But, that has never worked for me. The only thing that has removed the cravings so I could stay on a plan might be viewed by some as extr... Read more
I lost 20 pounds in 45 days by not focusing on weight loss!
Friday, November 01, 2019 5 comments
When I focus on losing weight, I don't end up losing much if anything. Actually, I tend to go off my food plan and gain weight when trying to diet. It's just the way my brain works: "How many calories today?", "How many calories burned?" "Mayb... Read more
Halloween was so much better without the sweets and guilt over sweets.
Thursday, October 31, 2019 5 comments
The last two Halloweens, I went off my food plan and overate, not one day but several days up until and on Halloween. That felt terrible, because it was all pure sugar. My body really does react to that stuff like the poison it is (in large qu... Read more
First things first.
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 7 comments
I've been on my weighed and measured food plan for 36 days. I've probably lost 12 pounds or more (I weigh on the 1st). What a gift. It is a miracle. But...it hasn't fixed all my problems. I write that and chuckle to realize I must have thou... Read more
Food/weight management skills CAN be developed. More skilled now than I was! It shows.
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 8 comments
I had my yearly physical today. Weight is down. Cholesterol is down, and it turns out I'm not in too bad a shape for a fifty year old woman. My old 250 lb. self would not have thought it possible. 176 feels pretty good. Goal weight will fee... Read more
Setback isn't really a setback if I use it as a springboard
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 65 comments
I'm writing after a setback that looks like it's going to be a temporary one because I'm back! So many times after a setback, I gave up for a few months. And you know what happens then (well at least in my case): gaining a good deal of weight ... Read more
Looking to people to meet relational needs instead of looking to food for that, what a concept!!
Thursday, January 03, 2019 5 comments
Today I am reminded how much I really do need interaction with other human beings on a daily basis. It doesn't have to be a deep conversation. It doesn't have to be with a close friend. Almost any human interaction seems to improve my mood. I... Read more
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