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Weekend at the in-laws . . . noooooooooo

Saturday, July 31, 2010      4 comments

I'm at my in-laws, who are lovely people with whom I have NOTHING in common. But they are great cooks and foodies and I'm sorry to say I have fallen off the wagon. And I am in a place where I'm thinking, the damage is done. But I am going to t... Read more

I love strength training!

Saturday, July 24, 2010      2 comments

I am starting the third week of my new strength training program, and I love it! I've been lifting weights for a couple of years in a half-baked way, never keeping track or increasing from one workout to the next. It helped, but I'd definitely ... Read more


Saturday, July 17, 2010      2 comments

So here's a question. Last week, my pastor spoke about the discipline of fasting as a way to get insight into a particular issue into your life--a day of prayer, bible reading, meditation, and of course, not eating. It sounds like a good idea f... Read more

Should I quit?

Monday, July 12, 2010      7 comments

Once again I did fine while my company was here, and then overate massively after they left--a 1.5 day eating spree to match the 1.5 days I deprived myself while they were here. It's like I become a different person who has no control over the ... Read more

Trying to break the "bond-through-eating" cycle

Friday, July 09, 2010      1 comments

I'm thrilled to be back on the wagon with eating, good habits, and exercise. And now comes the weekend. My sister and niece are visiting, and although my sis shares my interest in diet and weight loss, we have also "bonded by bingeing" many tim... Read more

Off the Wagon, AFTER the holiday . . . help!

Monday, July 05, 2010      1 comments

So we had company and Independence Day events all weekend, and I did fabulously well, staying within my calories, not eating after 8 p.m., exercising. Then today, when everyone left . . . I hit the tortilla chips, biscuits, almonds, and cookies.... Read more

Swimsuit Motivation

Saturday, July 03, 2010      3 comments

Today I did an impulsive thing that is proving to be motivational. I ordered a swimsuit! Now, I had just gotten rid of several ugly, ill-fitting swimsuits a couple of months ago. The remaining couple I own are the "conceal a multitude of sins" t... Read more

Running vs. pumping iron

Wednesday, June 30, 2010      4 comments

I love running, and do about 20 miles per week in three days. Right now, I'm following the FIRST program for runners (book title is RUN LESS, RUN FASTER). It's a good program for a master's runner, especially if you've had some injuries as I h... Read more

No Eating After 8 p.m. . . . Six Week Challenge . . . Want to Join?

Monday, June 28, 2010      3 comments

Okay, I'll admit it: I fell off the wagon for a couple of days. Family away, 12-hour working days, and receptions with delicious snacks, wine, and chocolate chip cookies. I was weak. Now that stuff is over and I am able to commit to health... Read more

Temptation . . .

Monday, June 21, 2010      5 comments

I've been doing well with my "no eating after 8 p.m.," for the most part, but now I am facing a big challenge. My husband and daughter left today for a five-day trip to a gymnastics competition. I have to work, so I couldn't go. So here I am i... Read more

Spark Succes at the Drive-In!

Saturday, June 19, 2010      5 comments

Thanks to my sparkbuddies Thinronna and Sweetlips, I was able to stay within my calories for the day even going to the Drive-In movies. The two keys: planned out my calories in advance and took along enough my own popcorn and almonds rather tha... Read more

Lessons from the sixth day of "no eating after 8 p.m."

Thursday, June 17, 2010      2 comments

I can't believe it, but I am in my sixth night of not eating after 8 p.m. This is a huge success for me, since I tend to really chow down at night. Something about joining a Spark Challenge, knowing others are doing the same thing, and that I ha... Read more

Doritos attack!

Monday, June 14, 2010      4 comments

Today I was sitting in my chair reading, and I was hungry. I had a healthy snack--apple and yogurt--but was not satisfied. I wanted salty. Okay, popcorn. So far, so good. Then, I found myself with the Apple-Cinnamon Cheerios box in my h... Read more

Trauma = weight loss???

Sunday, June 13, 2010      5 comments

I'm starting a weight loss journey here at Sparkpeople . . . really, continuing one I've been on for years. I've been stalled out, not super-heavy, but not at the weight that feels comfortable and healthy. I hope I can do it! So far, the site ha... Read more