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Practice Week Day 1: Changing my thinking
Saturday, June 24, 2017      11 comments

Today I'm starting practice day 1 of my 5% summer challenge. A few initial thoughts: over the last few weeks I've been reading The Beck Diet solution books. It's not a diet per se but a way of using Cognitive Behavioral techniques to help you st... Read more
When I really want to overeat
Sunday, January 12, 2014      0 comments

I've been observing myself since Friday and how I feel about food. Friday I really wanted to EAT and I think the FACT that it's Friday is a trigger for me. I want to finally let my hair down after being so careful all week about what I'm eating.... Read more
Not getting derailed by mistakes
Sunday, September 22, 2013      1 comments

So, Friday I went over my calorie range. When I realized it I could feel my heart sinking. I'd been so proud of myself for sticking to my calorie goals for 5 days straight and then THIS. Saturday (yesterday) I made NO attempt to stick to my calo... Read more
Getting over the shame
Sunday, August 25, 2013      4 comments

I went to a "cardio pump" class this morning. It was the first class I've been to in a long time and I had to fight off the shame. Seeing my body in the full length mirror made me want to cry. Being the fattest person in the room wanted to make ... Read more
The braces have run their course.
Monday, November 21, 2011      0 comments

Well, I managed to lose about 3 lbs after I got braces on. Primarily because they forced me to slow my eating down and eating so slowly meant that I usually stopped eating before all the food on my plate was gone. I haven't had to count calories... Read more
Potluck Meltdown
Thursday, September 22, 2011      1 comments

Yesterday we had a potluck at work and after just eating and eating and eating, I found myself at the end of the day thinkng, "well, maybe I'm just not cut out for this dieting thing. Maybe I really will be fat forever." How come I do that ... Read more
Can I do this?
Wednesday, September 14, 2011      0 comments

Yesterday I ate almost 1,900 calories but frequently felt uncomfortably hungry. It's days like that tend to get me discouraged, 'cause if I'm hungry on 1,900 calories, how the hell am I ever going to be satisfied with 1,400? Looking back o... Read more
Recommitting every day
Sunday, September 11, 2011      0 comments

So, I spent the first three weeks on SparkPeople gearing myself up mentally to start planning my foods around calorie intake and one day last week I finally felt like I did that. "Yay!" I thought. I'm going to automatically keep doing this now t... Read more
Past the Planning stage
Wednesday, September 07, 2011      0 comments

I was reading this weekend about a model for change. It starts with "Precontemplation" where you're not even thinking about change. Then on to "Contemplation" where you're beginning to think maybe you need to change - maybe gathering some inform... Read more
Celery is not Comfort Food
Tuesday, August 30, 2011      2 comments

When I started SparkPeople I had the intention of simply tracking what I eat for the first week - not trying to plan my meals or purposely reduce the number of calories I eat each day but to just track, observe and not judge myself. I was pretty... Read more