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Feeling Fuller Longer
Tuesday, August 19, 2014      27 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/health-and-fitness/he
alth/eight-foods-that-can-
take-the-edge-off-hunger-p
angs/article20093784/ Satiety value. This article by Leslie Beck lists 8 foods that offer longer-la... Read more
I Like A Meal that Takes Its Time
Monday, August 18, 2014      24 comments

FEEDTHEHUNGER's blog on using a fork and not a shovel really reminded me of how important it is to eat slowly enough to permit myself to enjoy what I'm eating. I don't have to eat in a huge hurry because I'm embarrassed to be eating at all... Read more
Where's My Body Data Going? To Whom? For What Purpose?
Sunday, August 17, 2014      24 comments

I don't have a FitBit. Or any other kind of wearable syncing fitness tracker. Including the one that's sold right here as Spark People. Have thought about it. But been vaguely uneasy about the syncing of my personal bodily data and the p... Read more
Blogging to Focus: SUSANNAH31 is right!!
Saturday, August 16, 2014      23 comments

What a great blog -- SUSANNAH31 is blogging while babysitting to remind herself to track the nutrition while away from home . . . vacations are tough. (Although babysitting a grandbaby is probably not a complete vacation either!!) ww... Read more
Hey Thank You for the Five Years Congrats! PlusShout Out to ALIDA
Friday, August 15, 2014      56 comments

Really appreciate all the kind comments on that "Five Years Maintaining" blog -- which have also made me think again about "goal weight"! Take a look at this interesting recent blog by ALIDA who felt a little bit criticized for participatin... Read more
FEEDTHEHUNGER: Escape from Freedom
Thursday, August 14, 2014      22 comments

www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
ge_public_journal_individu
al.asp?blog_id=5758750 Welcome back FEEDTHEHUNGER, one of the most interesting and thoughtful bloggers here at Spark People! Like so many, she's had various Spark "... Read more
MAINtenance is the MAIN thing! From Day One at Spark People . . .
Wednesday, August 13, 2014      28 comments

www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
ge_public_journal_individu
al.asp?blog_id=5758529#comments Check out this amazing blog, posted by 4A-HEALTHY-BMI yesterday: "Weight Management Superstars, 14 Thousand Pounds Kept Off for Almos... Read more
Healthiest Life Enjoyable
Monday, August 11, 2014      65 comments

We know that to sustain weight loss maintenance, we need to be content with the lowest sustainable weight -- not the lowest achievable weight. Dr. Judith S Beck introduced me to that concept in her great book, The Beck Diet Solution, train your... Read more
#2 Weight and Addiction to the Approval of Others
Sunday, August 10, 2014      22 comments

Looking at comments on yesterday's blog, it was striking to me how many women said that their own addiction to the approval of others diminished very significantly as they got older, and that only with age have they been able to focus on weight ... Read more
Weight and Addiction to the Approval of Others
Saturday, August 09, 2014      24 comments

A Spark Friend messaged me today to say that she's really enjoying the application of mental toughness to her food tracking and her exercise program, but she wishes she could apply some of this mental toughness in her relationships with friends ... Read more
Vanity motivator
Friday, August 08, 2014      25 comments

OK, I admit it: I'm frivolous and superficial and girly. So you can imagine how totally flattered I felt when I stopped in at my convenience store the other morning to pick up my newspapers . . . greeted by the woman behind the counter with... Read more
Rethinking Stress
Thursday, August 07, 2014      22 comments

www.ted.com/talks/kelly_
mcgonigal_how_to_make_stre
ss_your_friend What an amazing TED talk by Kelly McGonigal on dealing with stress. We've been brainwashed to believe that we should avoid stress at all costs. ... Read more
Genetic Destiny?
Wednesday, August 06, 2014      22 comments

I've got a difficult metabolism to manage. My body grabs on and holds tight to every calorie I eat. I've gotta eat less (quite a bit less) and move more than "most people" to maintain a weight that I consider acceptable. But 80% of weight mai... Read more
Rainy holiday Monday . . .
Tuesday, August 05, 2014      20 comments

. . . made for a very lazy day. I've been to the gym during a first torrential downpour. The sun came out, it got sticky and humid and by mid-afternoon the beach was beckoning. But: a second really torrential downpour, with lots of ... Read more
Locavore?
Monday, August 04, 2014      20 comments

Fresh local peach. Fresh local blueberries. And: a few imported raspberries and blackberries. Mixed with Greek no fat no sugar mandarin orange yogourt. Great breakfast! But -- not all locavore even in the height of the summer fres... Read more

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