Time Saving Meal Strategies
When I cook, I like to make meals that will include leftovers. Some to be frozen, some to stay in the fridge for lunches and a later 'smorgasbord'. Last night, I made a huge pot of chili. Some will be for tonight; I know I won't have time/energy... Read more
In the interest of dovetailing our home schooling adventure with moving our family toward health, I had the great idea to do an experiment with my kids. Maybe we will do lots of experiments.
This one is about sleep.
Going to bed and ... Read more
Stress Related to Weight Loss
Yes, I have experienced stress related to weight loss. Sometimes, I have too many goals at once. Or, too many goals to sustain. I make lots of realistic goals during a time of my life when I'm not as busy, but then when life gets more busy, it's... Read more
Starting over - again
That's it. Just starting over again. Last time I was doing well, Sparkpeople helped me. I've been working with the Cleveland Clinic Department of Functional Medicine. Time to put what I've learned there to good use.... Read more
Day 3 of the 'small changes' challenge: Eat Breakfast before you leave the house.
A lot of days, I don't leave the house. Today, I'll be 'leaving the house' at 6pm to go lead a Girl Scout meeting.
I know that part of my 'problem' is ... Read more
Happy New Year
I signed up for the Cleveland Clinic's Department of Functional Medicine pilot group. Will start that next week. My husband went through the 1st pilot group last Fall (he shared the information with me, and we did it together). It worked very we... Read more
Have been MIA from Sparkpeople again. I am so fickle. I met my weight loss goal for insurance, but hubby didn't. : ( It's okay, we still will be paying less in the upcoming year, because we worked a bit at being more healthy. Unfortunately, I... Read more
Five more pounds to go, to save $1800 next year. Gotta lose it by the end of September. This diet is very difficult, but I think I will find out some good information about my body's sensitivities to certain foods. I'm pretty sure that I probabl... Read more
I'm on week 4 of the couch to 5K program. So proud of myself! I also downloaded a couple of apps - a 30 ... Read more
Taking the Good with the Bad
My weight loss goal, imposed upon me by the Cleveland Clinic (my husband's employer) is to lose 15 lbs. I thought I had lost 9 lbs. so far. My scale in my bathroom said I lost 9 lbs. The stupid, evil Cleveland Clinic scale begged to differ. That... Read more
Being Kind to Myself - Celebrating Success
I truly believe that a large part of my past failure has been trying to change too much all at once, then beating myself up for 'failing' (not being able to perfectly maintain the impossible). This week, I'm still working on maintaining consiste... Read more
Progress for the New Year
Here's what I've accomplished so far, over the past 6 weeks or so:
1. Got myself on a regular pattern of sleeping 7 - 8 hours a night. I had some glitches here and there; a few nights when I woke up at 2 or 4 am and couldn't go back to sle... Read more
Healthy Balance - Day 2
"When was the last time you ate a meal without multitasking? Today's challenge is to practice mindful eating during every single meal and snack. Focus on your food without any other distractions (like work or screens)."
I'm more concerned a... Read more
I Am an Unconscious/Emotional Eater
I've been reading the book Intuitive Eating (and listening to it while I walk around the block - yay me - exercise!). I've discovered that I am an unconscious/emotional eater. I eat while I'm doing other things. In fact, I just finished my break... Read more
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Danged if ya do - Danged if you don't.
I have to lose 20 pounds by the end of September, or it will cost me several thousand dollars in increased insurance premiums next year.
This stinks for several reasons. Mostly because I don't want to be missing several thousand dollars. A... Read more