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Slimful bar review
A coworker got free Slimful bars, so I got to try one. I tried the orange cream one, and it didn't taste bad at all. It was actually kinda good.
It does help you feel full, but if your issue is psychological appetite I don't think it's en... Read more
flavoring my water
I don't know if anyone else has posted about this, but I found a great way to flavor my water. I put frozen fruit into a coffee/thermal travel mug and fill with water. The water stays nice and cold, and the fruit thaws slowly. It adds a nice ... Read more
I started the C25K app last week. Two things became apparent - I am so out of the good shape I was in last year, and I need better shoes. I made it the 60 seconds I needed to jog, but more than that might have caused bad things to happen - lik... Read more
Stepping up... again
It's been a long time since I was on SP. I went through some really tough challenges. Most of them were (some still are) deeply private, so I avoided public forums where I felt tempted to share. I didn't want to hurt anyone involved. The pro... Read more
Dear SP, where are the real models?
Dear Spark People,
I've noticed, when I log on in the morning, that you have all these bright shining faces smiling at me in the Top Stories section of the start page. Every morning I am forced to see all this "happiness." Why does it i... Read more
The heat is on... in September
Like much of the country today, Boston is experiencing above seasonal temperatures. Today it's supposed to be around 94, but the heat index is supposed to get to about 104. Um... no. I don't mess with heat.
I take medications daily, an... Read more
I'm sorry I've been MIA. I've had something going on in my personal life. It's not yet resolved, so I don't want to talk about it just yet, but I wanted you all to know that I've been reading the feed and blog posts. I'm always thinking of yo... Read more
How I get so many exercise minutes - and why I don't feel guilty
At the end of the 5th day of August, I already have over 500 fitness minutes. This does not mean I live at the gym. I don't even live in a tropical climate. I live in Boston, and commuting is a big part of my life... a walking commute.
H... Read more
So addicted to pizza
We all have that one food cue that seems impossible to refuse. For years that item, for me, was gummy bears. I have been known to commit genocide of entire bags of gummy bears.
For the past three weeks though, I have to have a slice of pi... Read more
The too small shirt confusion
I would like to say that the manufacturer who decided to have a "women's cut" shirt is evil. Not all women are "cut" that way. Yes, I appreciate the consideration for a little extra space up top to accomodate my "girls," but do you really thin... Read more
So very, very sick
I recently returned from my trip to Europe. It was a wonderful trip, but someone on the return plane gave me the plague. (My doctor identified it as a serious case of strep throat.) I was down for 3 days with fever and swollen glands in addit... Read more
I get by with a little help from my friends
I wanted to offer a big thanks to all my friends out there. Some of you I talk to on a regular basis. Some of you have posted just once. All of you have offered encouragement.
I can't thank all of you enough. The encouragement I get is ... Read more
Shock and tears
I am enormously proud of the 12 pounds I have taken off. My clothes feel better, my knees hurt less, and I no longer get heartburn. I even like what I see in the mirror a little more now.
This weekend I went to a baby shower. I ate reaso... Read more
Two types of unexpected victories
This morning I had a scale and non-scale victory
Last night I had half a Pizza Hut large pizza. I've been bugging hubby for at least three weeks that I wanted pizza. It's not really on the plan that I'm following with my doctor, but I was... Read more
For the past week I have held steady with my weight loss. It feels a little early in the game to hit a plateau, and then I remember I lost 12 pounds in the first 2 weeks. That was incredible weight loss, so my body needs some time to catch up ... Read more