500 Calories
Saturday, February 06, 2010      4 comments

I've been thinking about 500 calories a lot recently. Why, you ask? I'm determined that I'm going to reach my goal this spring. And that means maintenance. And maintenance means I can eat 500 more calories per day. What will I do with ... Read more
Fun with healthy eating
Sunday, January 24, 2010      2 comments

I was very focused on cooking this weekend, which is not typically the case--it's probably because I was away for 2 weeks and ate out for most meals. The meals I made were all healthy, and it felt great to make them, enjoy them, and to set aside... Read more
Strong finish
Wednesday, January 20, 2010      3 comments

I'm at the Denver airport (go free WiFi!!!!) returning from a 2-week trip of mostly business and some pleasure. Trips are always a challenge for me, especially on the eating ... Read more
A Tree Falls in the Woods
Thursday, December 03, 2009      7 comments

If a tree falls in the woods and there's no one there to hear it, does it make a sound? If you're eating like a pig and don't weigh yourself, does it mean you haven't gone over your Fat Ceiling? I been cramming food into my mouth for the pa... Read more
More Lessons
Wednesday, October 28, 2009      1 comments

I just spent 2 weeks off the wagon. For more than half of those days, I ate like crazy. I sought out every bit of sugary, fatty yumminess I could find. I watched myself carefully during this episode. Because this little trip came after five... Read more
Long Time Coming
Tuesday, October 06, 2009      3 comments

I joined SparkPeople in Feb. 2008. I was really happy with my progress in the months that followed. I lost 18 pounds, reaching 134 pounds in June. This was a low I could only... Read more
Goal Accomplished, Lessons Learned
Monday, September 14, 2009      0 comments

I've been bicycling pretty seriously for many years now. And for the past 10 or so, I've been thinking about racing. I'd think "I'd like to do a race." "BUT I'm not in good enough shape now." "BUT I'm not thin enough--the skinny girls will beat ... Read more
Reality Check
Tuesday, September 08, 2009      3 comments

Although I've been struggling to get back on the weightloss train, I've generally feeling that I looked pretty good. So it was without the usual sense of dread that I broke out my two-piece bathing suit for a couple of days at the beach with the... Read more
Moving from "I don't want to" to "I'll do it"
Monday, August 31, 2009      2 comments

I was psyched about taking a bike ride after work all day today. And then I got home from work. And I didn't want to. I wanted to sit on my couch. I wanted to eat food that I thought would comfort me (knowing, of course, they would just make me ... Read more
Just the ticket
Sunday, August 16, 2009      2 comments

On August 5 I left for a 10-day vacation in Montana, Wyoming and Idaho with my boyfriend of 14 months, Dan. I needed the break SO badly. I hated my job, was doubting my relationship, was feeling lost about my place in life. Well, I can't cl... Read more
Thursday, July 30, 2009      1 comments

Ah, I wish I could say I was flirting with attractive men, but alas I fear I've been flirting with depression. When I thought it might be becoming a problem, I immediately had my thyroid tested, and it's solid, so I can't blame it on that. It co... Read more
Friday, July 10, 2009      4 comments

I just feel it. It's so close. Every day it seems closer. I feel it in my body. I look at my legs and see my skinny legs (skinny for me, that is--my legs have BIG muscles!!) are ready to come out. Same with my butt. My upper body is alread... Read more
I can get that anytime...
Tuesday, July 07, 2009      3 comments

Last week I was back on the rollercoaster. One day nicely in control, the next eating what was probably the equivalent of 3 donuts in a morning. Oh, and a cupcake later and some... Read more
Let's Do This!
Thursday, June 25, 2009      1 comments

NVDONNA left this comment on my Sparkpage recently: "LET'S DO THIS!" Well I'm taking it to heart. I've tracked my food every day for more than a week now. And I haven't had any slips into overeating. I know they're coming, and I'm trying to milk... Read more
Holding myself accountable
Tuesday, June 09, 2009      0 comments

I've had a rough time controlling my eating for the past 10 or so days. Late this spring I added a couple of goals to my profile that I hoped would place some boundaries around my lapses in control. And today I felt like they worked. Those goals... Read more

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