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Pick Yourself Up, Dust Yourself Off...
Sunday, September 24, 2017      5 comments

and start all over again. Last week was not a good week for healthy eating. Well, I maybe had a couple of healthy meals, but by and large, I ate too many calories, and too much refined sugar. I almost wonder if I subconsciously wanted a fa... Read more
Three Months Done - Two to Go
Sunday, September 03, 2017      4 comments

When I restarted Spark back in June I set a goal to lose 30 pounds by October 31. That would be ten percent of my starting weight - 260 - rounded up to 30 because I like round numbers. I knew that while the pool was open I would do just fin... Read more
Fixing a Mistake
Wednesday, August 16, 2017      10 comments

Today's coaching assignment is to blog about a mistake and how it makes me feel, and what I did to fix it. And I actually am making a mistake today! So - perfect timing. Last weekend, I made a batch of vegetarian chili. I put all the ... Read more
Stop Following Directions
Saturday, August 12, 2017      7 comments

Today's entry is a little silly, but I'm writing it down so I remember to do it! I have always enjoyed eating oatmeal for breakfast. My mom made a big pot of it and served it with milk and sugar. It was morning comfort food. Although I neve... Read more
Fast Food
Monday, August 07, 2017      4 comments

There really isn't any point to this ramble. I'm just writing it done to remember what's going on with my eating and see if there is any affect on my results. I've been eating at the top of my calorie range for the past few days. And the ti... Read more
Let's be Serious a Minute
Sunday, August 06, 2017      3 comments

Today was weigh-in day, and happily the scale showed a 15 pound weight loss in two months' time, which is halfway to my November goal of 30 pounds. That means I'm a little ahead of schedule. And even though this is the last month for the pool, I... Read more
Squeaking By...
Sunday, July 30, 2017      4 comments

Today was weigh-in day, and I managed to lose another pound, although how that happened is a mystery to me. I was craving carbs all week long. Haven't had a salad, haven't made my powerhouse yogurt/fruit concoctions. Nope, it's been all homemade... Read more
More thoughts about Food and Money
Friday, July 21, 2017      3 comments

Part of our weight loss journey is learning why we eat the way we do. What triggers our urges, what food does to our psyche, and how to combat the cravings and binges. This week, I had the chance to reflect one of my food foibles. Or was it... Read more
Completing an Assignment
Sunday, July 16, 2017      5 comments

Today's Spark Coach assignment is to blog about the most common excuses That get in the way of my workouts. Usually when I write a blog post I have a pretty good idea of what I want to say and how to wrap it up and present it. Not today - this w... Read more
Is my Health Getting Better?
Friday, July 14, 2017      8 comments

Sure. A bit. It's a little over a month since I restarted my program. Positives - lost 8 pounds, feel a bit more energy, and feel satisfied with my more nutritious food choices. Negatives - I'm still not sleeping well. More bad nights ... Read more
Weekends are for Cravings
Monday, July 10, 2017      6 comments

Ok, so I had a second night when the cravings hit big time. Again, I'd already eaten most of my calories for the day. And it was the same craving - toast or crackers or chips. I did end up having one piece of toast with a little butter and it pu... Read more
I am not really a people person.
Monday, July 03, 2017      10 comments

When I'm placed with a person or groups of people I don't know, I try to ask them questions, because we all have heard that people like to talk about themselves. The thing I've noticed though, is that nobody asks me anything. There's little or n... Read more
Three Weeks and 9 Pounds
Sunday, July 02, 2017      4 comments

Today was weigh-in day, and happily the scale said 251, which is 9 pounds down from where I started on June 10. I'm very pleased with that. Recapping the weeks' successes: I prepped by making two batches of whole-grain fruit muffins to have... Read more
Staring Down a Craving
Saturday, July 01, 2017      3 comments

Yesterday I had a big breakfast and big lunch, so only had 100 calories left. I didn't feel hungry at dinner time so I waited until I did. I fought the urge to grab a snack that would put me over my calories for the day. I fought it hard. Sat wi... Read more
Third Time's the Charm
Wednesday, June 21, 2017      3 comments

Not exactly sure if this is the third time or the 30th time. Seems like I've been trying to lose weight all my life. I look back at photos of my teenage and college self and think - if only I weighed that much now. It makes me kind of mad at my ... Read more

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