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A Journey of a Thousand Miles
Friday, May 26, 2017      5 comments

I started out great guns, easily achieving days where I tracked every bite and came in around 1200 calories in a day. But after a week, my calorie intake has crept back up...until there came one night when I was RAVENOUS all night long (and obv... Read more
Taking Stock--Regaining my losses
Tuesday, May 16, 2017      4 comments

Last November and December I lost about 25 lbs following the death of my mom. And I maintained that for a number of months. At that time I really felt that Spark People was not helping me. I can do almost no exercise due to an aggressive case ... Read more
The Struggle Against Entropy
Saturday, March 04, 2017      5 comments

"Steven Pinker recently wrote an essay on how people need to better appreciate the second law of thermodynamics. Specifically, they need to understand that if we don’t actively work to keep chaos at bay, entropy wins. “Closed systems inexo... Read more
Can't Touch that!
Sunday, February 26, 2017      7 comments

I have come to the conclusion that tracking as I go throughout the day or worse yet, tracking my food BEFORE I eat was not helpful. All I could think about all day long was food...how much I'd eaten and how much more I could have before day's ... Read more
A Change of Plan
Thursday, February 16, 2017      2 comments

I have signed in to Spark People almost 90 days in a row. I have tracked my food for weeks. And I have had some spectacular "fails." Right now I need to reassess. What is working for me? Tracking has worked mainly to show me that I am not m... Read more
About Face!!
Wednesday, February 01, 2017      4 comments

I have to share this with you! I've been straying a bit from the beaten path...but have been doing several things which are apparently paying off. This morning I weighed myself....after I got the courage to open my eyes, expecting to see a f... Read more
A Vacation from Moderation
Tuesday, January 31, 2017      3 comments

Last Friday I went grocery shopping and I bought on impulse a package of Klondike Bars thinking that since they were wrapped In single serve wrappers I could control the amount I consume. Well. Let me tell you, my hands aren't the greatest bu... Read more
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

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