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Bipolar I Depression & the Toll It Takes Mentally & Physically
Friday, February 26, 2016      13 comments

This is completely true. What you are believing in any given moment really affects what you achieve in your everyday life. I happen to have severe b... Read more
Charting A New Course in January
Tuesday, January 05, 2016      14 comments

I have 3 days of prednisone left and I've gained quite a bit of weight since I started taking it. I don't entirely blame the prednisone, I know I fell in... Read more
Vision for a Healthier New Year
Thursday, December 31, 2015      9 comments

I went to the doctor before Christmas and got blood work done and got my results back today. Found out that I am healthy and don't have diabetes or high ... Read more
Staying Healthy During the Holidays
Monday, December 14, 2015      8 comments

This year staying healthy through the holidays hasn't been this insurmountable task. It's like the song goes, "It's easy once you know how it's done." I ... Read more
Staying Motivated When Life Sucks
Monday, December 07, 2015      13 comments

You can't be on top of the world all the time. I've had some rough times lately and it's hard to keep up your healthy habits when you're depressed & stre... Read more
Overtraining & Learning to Be Patient
Thursday, December 03, 2015      10 comments

I said I was developing a challenging fitness program & I wasn't going to overtrain. Guess what? I got really excited about all of the new and inter... Read more
Starting December Slimmer Than Ever--But Does It Matter?
Tuesday, December 01, 2015      14 comments

So Thanksgiving came and went and I ate a little of everything, including a piece of all three decadent desserts (pumpkin pie and chocolate peppermi... Read more
Health & Happiness Focus
Monday, November 16, 2015      9 comments

I'm nine pounds overweight. At 159 I'll be in the healthy BMI range. But being so close to entering the healthy weight range doesn't mean I don't still h... Read more
Down to the 160's
Friday, November 13, 2015      13 comments

I had planned to wait until the end of November to weigh myself, but I had a spell of depression and anxiety and seeing that I had made it back into the 160's was helpful in moving me forward. At some point I felt like I would never see the 60's... Read more
Making Measurable Progress
Wednesday, November 04, 2015      10 comments

I was scale free this morning and it was much easier than I was afraid it was going to be. Doing a positive ritual in the morning helped a lot to change that desire to weigh myself first thing in the morning. I put my scale in the closet yesterd... Read more
Burning More Calories & Doing A Calorie Check
Tuesday, November 03, 2015      9 comments

Now that I got up the resolve today to put my scale in my closet and commit to this scale-free month I realized it would make it much easier and much more fun for me this month if I had something to focus on. I like having something measurable t... Read more
Down to a Size 10
Monday, November 02, 2015      10 comments

Things have really fallen into place lately and I have settled more and more into a strong sense of what works for me and where I want to go in my weight... Read more
Calorie Range
Saturday, October 31, 2015      8 comments

Both Sparkpeople and the Fitbit calculate how many calories I should get each day and give me a calorie range--or, rather, Fitbit gives me a set number and Sparkpeople gives me a range. Spark's bottom estimate is usually close to what my Fitbit ... Read more
Friday, October 30, 2015      8 comments

I recently joined both the Sparkcoach Plateau-Busting program as well as the Plateau-Busting Challenge on Sparkpeople. I've noticed some of the same advi... Read more
November Goals & Reflecting on October
Monday, October 26, 2015      7 comments

I joined the Plateau-Busting Sparkcoach program for November as throughout October my weight fluctuated a few pounds on a couple of occasions but has otherwise remained around 175. In the first Sparkcoach video the coach mentioned that people us... Read more

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