Emotional Eating
Tuesday, July 17, 2007      0 comments

If you've ever gobbled up a candy bar before a big meeting with the boss, or spooned your way through a pint of ice cream after a breakup, then you're familiar with emotional eating. Letting your feelings (instead of hunger) dictate when, what a... Read more
Summer eating....
Tuesday, July 03, 2007      0 comments

It seems that when the weather is so nice, I tend to eat more... with vacations, cook-out, camping, etc... I need to strategize and have a plan to stay on track, so here is what I plan to do: * Eat breakfast every day! Eating breakfast ... Read more
Are you sneaky with your food?
Wednesday, June 13, 2007      0 comments

Do you sometimes find yourself getting sneaky with your food? Sneaking chips or sweets into your food plan where they don't belong? How about getting sneaky with fruits and vegetables instead? It's no secret, not everyone likes to eat as m... Read more
Support Needed!
Wednesday, May 30, 2007      1 comments

I am amazed at the number of people here! This is the best network for support, encouragement and motivation that I am aware of. Having a support system is vital to the weight loss effort. We all need someone to cheer us on as we go, it re... Read more
Thursday, May 17, 2007      0 comments

I believe that the most important part of losing weight is to set goals, they can be as big or small as you like. It is wise to be careful not to set the bar too high. If you want to stay motivated look for ways to have instant and continuous... Read more
Plan your shopping trips!
Wednesday, May 09, 2007      0 comments

I posted this to a couple of the groups I moderate: When your goal is weight loss, your efforts begin in the store where you do your shopping. Learning to shop by these simple rules will make weight loss a little easier. 1. Read Food L... Read more
Monday, April 23, 2007      0 comments

Every once in a while, I seem to just stop losing weight. Try as I might, a week passes by, maybe two, but the scale is simply stuck. I think it is best to look at a plateau in a positive light. If you can imagine it is like pulling you... Read more
How to handle a *binge*!
Friday, April 06, 2007      1 comments

As a co-leader of one of the new member teams, I think one of the most difficlut questions I have been asked has to do with binging... I have been thinking about this so: Once you realize you have "fallen off the wagon" what do you do?!?"... Read more
Self Image & Support System
Monday, April 02, 2007      1 comments

I think, at least to begin with, my biggest problem was poor self-image. When I was young I did not have a weight problem. I think my problem began after my pregnancies, I felt fat and ugly - I suppose that post pregnancy hormones did not help!... Read more
Weighing in - decisions on how and when to weigh!
Thursday, March 15, 2007      1 comments

I did not own a scale for several years, I would "guess" at my weight and actully thought I as doing ok... I realized that my clothing was getting tighter and I decided to take my measurements - I was shocked! Then I found a scale and step on... Read more
National Eating Disorder Awareness Week
Wednesday, March 07, 2007      0 comments

Feb. 25 - Mar. 3, 2007 is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. March is National Nutrition Month - so lets be AWARE! Eating disorders are distorted eating habits often related to deep-rooted emotional problems. This does not me... Read more
Nighttime eating....
Wednesday, February 21, 2007      0 comments

I am learning to avoid the evening ritual of consuming snack foods, sodas, etc... while relaxing in front of the TV. I know that a few nights like that is all it takes to derail my weight loss efforts. I recently learned that now it's not... Read more
Emotional eating....
Wednesday, February 14, 2007      0 comments

There have been some very stressful things happening in my life... I have been fighting emotional eating and the urge to "fill the gap" in my life with food. Some days are better than others - as you might have guessed, but I am not going to s... Read more
Serving Size!
Sunday, February 11, 2007      0 comments

Understanding the serving size on the Nutrition Facts label is important for controlling portions, Someone may have a large bottled drink, assuming it's one serving, but if you look at the label, it's actually two servings. And if you consume t... Read more
No dieting....
Friday, February 09, 2007      0 comments

I believe that a successful diet starts with the recognition that diets, in and of themselves, do not work. Diets concentrate on denying you food that you love to eat for some momentary weight loss, instead of teaching you how to maintain that w... Read more

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