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Telling Myself No Again
Sometimes on a Sunday morning my husband will stop off on his way home from church to get a muffin for me -- a bran muffin, my favorite.
I have most likely already decided on a breakfast with more protein and less sugar - but somehow when h... Read more
Summer Coolers to Drink
Drinking water is a real staple with me. And especially in summertime, I drink a lot more.
Sometimes, it is fun to add some flavoring to the water, without adding a bunch of calories.
I have often made a pitcher of lemon water -- just wa... Read more
Home from a holiday
During these past 3 weeks, my husband and I went with another couple friend of ours on a river cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest (pronounced, I have now learned, "Budapesht).
Then we flew to Barcelona for three days before returning home again... Read more
A week of triggers
During this past week I encountered just about all my old triggers when it came to food.
And today, at the end of that week, I am happy to say that none of them caused me to overeat.
First off, during the week, I was physically feeling un... Read more
Understanding Maintenance for me
YO-YO DIETING: taking action when the scale gets to an unacceptable point way beyond the desired weight. Then returning to the old eating habits until it happens again.
In the days before joining SP, I believed that the hardest part of... Read more
Reminding myself of a lesson learned
I've been a member of SP for several years. And I've learned a thing or two about myself during that time.
Avoidance behaviors are so easy to pull off:
Don't step on the scale.
Don't keep track of everything that goes into my mouth.... Read more
Writing blogs here on SP has been one of the most helpful activities for me in my weight loss. The process of writing helped me to focus on both the big and the small issues that cropped up while I was trying to lose weight. I paid closer atten... Read more
A pleasant surprise
Yesterday evening I was dressing for a meeting, and felt my black pants feeling just a little tight. It was discouraging, because I thought I was making more progress than that.
I've been walking every day for an hour, and limiting my fo... Read more
Momentum and Commitment: Some thoughts
First, I had to stop the food train that was chugging along in the wrong direction. Then, I had to turn it around to go the other way. Now it is slowly moving forward again.
This was all happening during a time filled with many of life's ... Read more
Emerging from denial and getting back into accountability
So now it is double-down time - following the holiday overeating - and also following a year of being too casual about my weight.
The first order of business, here in Arizona, was to replace an inexpensive full length mirror that was way to... Read more
Beginning The New Year
We had a wonderful New Year party. All of the Native American activities were done with the children in the afternoon - and then just after dark around the fire pit. They were excited about it - and had a great time. (I decided to just do th... Read more
Borrowing from Native Americans to celebrate the New Year
This year our family will be all together to ring in the New Year, so I am working on creating a celebration that will be meaningful and fun for the adults as well as the grandkids (a boy and girl age 4, and a boy age 7).
My sons and their ... Read more
Yesterday we had our annual Holiday Open House. Usually we invite all the neighbors on our street (it is a circular street 1/2 mile long) with their kids. Last year, though, there were more and more kids, and it didn't feel like the kind of pa... Read more
Inspiration from Google Images
Today, as I updated my Spark Page, reflecting my regained weight and new commitment to losing and maintaining, I looked at Google Images for some inspiration for achieving my goals once again. As always, I found it - and thought I would share s... Read more
Breakfast must contain either a fat or a protein - and not a lot of carbs - if it is going to set me up properly for the day. (No fruit smoothies or pancakes for me!)
Most egg dishes don't really appeal to me very much. The only way I ea... Read more