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A Recovery from Disaster
Tuesday, January 24, 2017      8 comments

This week was a nutritional shambles. I hardly consumed any fruits or veggies...did have some berries and an orange. But ate a whole package of smoked almonds. (That is the LAST time I ever buy those). And a smallish bag of sour cream and on... Read more
Sugar Busting
Sunday, January 08, 2017      3 comments

About a week ago I joined the Sugar Busting Challenge. I did it half heartedly...not convinced that I can do it (even though I went for several years without sugar 10 years ago) ---and not really convinced I wanted to. But today I have a new ... Read more
A New Year; A New Me
Thursday, January 05, 2017      2 comments

This year I am really working on myself...my inner self as well as the self others see. God has pointed out to me some persistent sins that involve my failure to be totally honest with people...and with myself. I'm finding that my first line o... Read more
Then and Now
Thursday, December 29, 2016      4 comments

In this bout of weight loss spanning from 2015-2016 I've lost 48 lbs.. There was one other time--in 2010-2011 when I had lost a significant amount also. The major difference is that back then I was hooked on exercise. I did Walk Away the Pound... Read more
The Trail Mix from Hell
Thursday, December 22, 2016      9 comments

So for quite a while I was going great guns in my weight loss...losing a pound a day in the days following Mom's death. I knew that that rapid weight loss and loss of appetite were only temporary; that once I had grieved, my desire to eat would... Read more
A Letter to Myself
Wednesday, December 14, 2016      6 comments

Dear Cynthia, You have been doing great at losing weight! You are now approaching the place where you don't feel ill when you catch sight of yourself in the mirror. But all that good notwithstanding, it is time you and I had a talk. In... Read more
A Revision
Sunday, December 11, 2016      3 comments

So several years ago I was a rabid raw vegan. My skin looked amazing. I had ZERO body odor....I felt good. But it is very very hard to maintain that type of diet for very long. It takes tons of planning and foresight. Then I was just a ve... Read more
Navel Gazing
Friday, December 09, 2016      3 comments

I just spent time looking through some other people's Spark Pages. I see the pics of their activities, adventures, travel and athletic events. I read their blogs. And I thought of my life....spent mostly alone; mostly sitting in my recliner w... Read more
Kicking and Screaming
Thursday, December 08, 2016      2 comments

Why is it that I CANNOT talk myself into exercising? When I was in the rehab I busted my butt....to the point of sweating...I was motivated...loved seeing new muscles and regaining lost strength. But it was HARD. I remember seeing ... Read more
Struggles and Truth
Sunday, December 04, 2016      4 comments

I've been struggling lately...I'm really feeling depressed and am praying not to be swallowed whole by that monster again. I just have to dig my heels in, spend time on my knees...and RESIST. There are 6 factors behind my gloom and each of the... Read more
Dropping the Mole
Sunday, November 27, 2016      2 comments

So I've just rapidly lost about 20 lbs following the death of my mom. Food tasted like sawdust and I had no appetite at all. SO NOW comes the challenging part. "How to maintain and I continue the weight loss without losing ground and regainin... Read more
LOSS: My weight and my Mom
Wednesday, November 09, 2016      6 comments

I just wrote a whole blog...including pics...and it disappeared! I really wish Spark People would save drafts so that if you lose it you can come back to it and finish it....without it being sucked into cyber space. I'm writing today to c... Read more
Successes and Other Musings
Thursday, October 20, 2016      4 comments

Yesterday I weighed myself..... ( I know....after this I will weigh myself weekly. ) I wanted to see if the inexplicable one extra pound had gone away. And yes it had! I struggled all day yesterday with wanting something sweet....a Symphony bar... Read more
Large Scale Deception
Tuesday, October 18, 2016      7 comments

This week I've been feeling a bit down. I weighed myself yesterday and found I'd gained a pound....inexplicably...No cheats no pigging out...I KNOW that weight fluctuates and that that is all it likely is...but still. You know how it is: you ... Read more
Thursday, October 13, 2016      6 comments

Well, my last post was a "bummer" - let's see if I can do better this time. My ankle has improved enough that I can put weight on it for a minute or so while transferring from scooter to recliner or chair to scooter. It hurts some to do th... Read more

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