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I am thankful for my Spark friends

Thursday, November 26, 2015      4 comments

I am an introvert--always have been. So I don't make friends easily but, when I do, I think I am a good friend. But--for whatever reason, I am not "buddy, buddy' with too many local people. I rely on many of you--my Spark friends--for interacti... Read more

More health related victories

Saturday, November 14, 2015      5 comments

I am trying to bust my current plateau. I had been doing fairly well--but then we were on vacation without a scale for a week. I THOUGHT I was getting LOTS of exercise--we walked a lot, did weights, had 2 water aerobics classes--but I gained 4-5... Read more

End of October??

Friday, October 30, 2015      4 comments

HOW is it the end of October? I am almost ready for school to begin! (Well, I lost my job--BIG management change--so I don't tune into the school schedule anymore.) I am not making any headway on my weight-loss journey--did well in the Summ... Read more

Non-Scale Victories to celebrate

Saturday, October 24, 2015      6 comments

1) I could lift that box without any help and carry it across the parking lot. 2) I don't get winded going up and down the stairs. 3) My size 10 jeans still fit from last year! 4) I can pass on the junk food and control my portions on mo... Read more

Last day of the sugar challenge!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015      5 comments

Well, I did it! I have not had much sugar--didn't manage NO sugar but I stayed away from sweets and it has made a difference! I learned some new coping methods that will help me to stay off the sugar snacks. Not too shabby!! Now if this c... Read more

Sugar -- Day 19 and Reasons for decreasing sugar

Tuesday, October 20, 2015      2 comments

No real sugar cravings today--still don't feel 100% so rested the AM. Did get out with friends in the afternoon and for dinner. When I want something, I am getting fruit or some protein and that is working--or a cup of tea! Why to decrease ... Read more

Sugar--Day 18

Monday, October 19, 2015      2 comments

Still sick. I have been taking tea with raw honey--as medicine, not a sweetener! No appetite so snacking hasn't been an issue. I hope I can get through Halloween without going bonkers--I do love peanut butter and chocolate....we'll see how ... Read more

Sugar--day 17

Sunday, October 18, 2015      2 comments

I'm sick so nothing tastes good. I did have some dry cereal--needed something to chew but--nothing that was "fun". No cravings except to feel better!... Read more

Sugar--Day 16

Saturday, October 17, 2015      5 comments

Blew it! We went for breakfast--had a lovely meal and, as we left, I took and ate a peppermint. ARG! So--had "added sugar" today. Hoping this doesn't set off my cravings again--I will do my best!!... Read more

Sugar -- Day 15

Friday, October 16, 2015      1 comments

Ate out at noon--tuna salad with lettuce, etc--no sugar there. I KNOW I had a yogurt this AM with some sugar but I didn't have time for an egg so needed something before the gym. But--it wasn't something "sugary" so I dn't think that is too bad.... Read more

Sugar--Day 14

Thursday, October 15, 2015      2 comments

NO added sugar as of today. So I had to find a peanut butter without any added sugar--I did but I have to stir the oil in--so it is likely NOT healthier! LOL I don't like this much--no yogurt, no cereal, no protein shake--but I am starting to c... Read more

Sugar--Day 13

Wednesday, October 14, 2015      1 comments

Still hanging on--but I am NOT eating anything sweet except fruit. I am finding the willpower again to not take the "junk" food--that helped me lose all the weight the first time. I am learning that I just CAN'T have one cause my "moderation" do... Read more

Sugar--Day 12

Tuesday, October 13, 2015      1 comments

I passed up the cookies again. I did not have anything sweet today but fruit. Feeling pretty good about this but I also figure that I will have to leave cookies alone! I got my reward of reading today--only trouble is, I didn't get much els... Read more

Sugar--day 11

Monday, October 12, 2015      5 comments

Went to the gym and worked at home--trying to find the dining room. It collects "stuff" with no problem at all!! Anyway--had oatmeal with chia for breakfast, cheese and cottage cheese for lunch with an apple/peanut butter as snack (yes, I know ... Read more

Sugar--Day 10

Sunday, October 11, 2015      6 comments

Passed up the goodies at church coffee hour--doing okay with that part. Just not sure if I can/want to give up cake/cookies forever. I should -- we don't need as much sugar as we eat but I do enjoy them. Trouble is I can't have just one. My... Read more

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