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Summer Challenge #6 -- Failure in the Past, Success in the Future
Saturday, July 20, 2013      2 comments

In the past, I didn't try hard enough I wasn't patient enough with slow weight loss I didn't really realize it is FOREVER I stopped moving when I started hurting I didn't have any support (I was too embarrassed and afraid-of-failure). ... Read more
Summer Challenge #5 -- Cutting Calories
Saturday, July 20, 2013      4 comments

Since starting SparkPeople I have made a LOT of (small) changes that are adding up. Thanks to all of you who have shared their tips and tricks. Here are some of mine: I changed my sandwich bread, cutting the calories in half! I no longe... Read more
Summer Challenge #4 -- Triggers
Saturday, July 20, 2013      2 comments

I can and have eaten anything and everything anywhere and everywhere. I absolutely cannot limit myself when it comes to Nutty Bars or chips (or Cheetos or Fritos) or bags of mini Hershey bars or... You get the idea. I will EAT IT ALL. All th... Read more
Summer Challenge #3 WHY?
Thursday, July 18, 2013      4 comments

Today's assignment is to list all the reasons you want to lose weight. What do you want to change? How do you want to look? How do you want to feel? What things will you be able to do in the future with a slimmer healthier body? And list all the... Read more
Summer Challenge -- Assignment #2 GETTING HONEST
Thursday, July 18, 2013      3 comments

I updated my sparkpage. I changed my background color to BLUE --my favorite color, the color of sky and sea, the color of God for me. And I wrote more "personal" personal information.... Read more
Summer Challenge -- Assignment #1
Thursday, July 18, 2013      1 comments

Check Points Have you got your gym clothes, runners, water bottle, etc. ready to go? Yes...I have everything I need...including two new pairs of walking shoes. And yesterday I spent some time checking out the schedule of classes at the Y... Read more
I Saw You Eat a Sausage!
Tuesday, July 16, 2013      4 comments

I married into a big Italian family. My husband's mother was one of nine and he has a LOT of cousins and second cousins (and nieces and nephews, too). It's great. On Sunday we all got together because one of the cousins who lives out o... Read more
Good News from the Doctor
Sunday, July 14, 2013      10 comments

I had some lab work done a couple weeks ago and on Monday I went to the doctor for a "follow up" visit. In the past I have DREADED these visits -- stepping on the scale, the nurse taking my blood pressure, the doctor telling me all those differ... Read more
Thanks for Noticing
Sunday, July 07, 2013      8 comments

I've been pretty down the past 36 hours -- gaining 3 pounds back the last two weeks of the Spring-int0-Summer 5% Challenge. My goal was 217 and I weighed in at 222. I know it's not about the number on the scale and that it's a marathon not a s... Read more
Stress and Self-Esteem
Friday, July 05, 2013      3 comments

I noticed something this week as we Spring-into-Summer Challenge folks tracked four measures of our wellness: sleep, energy, stress and self-esteem. On the days when I had HIGH STRESS I had LOW SELF-ESTEEM. This was clearly because when I am ... Read more
RIP John
Sunday, June 23, 2013      4 comments

A man I taught died this week. He was 42 with three small children (7, 6 and not-quite-2). He collapsed while out jogging. Something with his heart, I've heard. He was one of the sweetest, kindest men I've ever met. His wife is just as love... Read more
Legal to Drive
Saturday, June 22, 2013      7 comments

Weigh-in today: 219 For twenty-plus years I've been lying on my driver's license, but now, at least for today, I weigh less than what's on my driver's license (220). Woo-hoo. This has been a short-term goal for me: to weigh what ... Read more
Be Careful What You Wish For...
Friday, June 14, 2013      5 comments

A few weeks back I complained that no one had noticed or commented on my weight loss. I shared that with my husband, too ("I'm working so hard! You need to encourage me!") Well, now a few people have said something ("have you lost weight?" "h... Read more
Just like the old days...
Thursday, June 06, 2013      3 comments

I've never been an athlete, but I used to be a walker. I grew up walking home from school. In college I'd walk (and walk and walk!) across a big sprawling campus. In graduate school I walked a mile home from the subway stop. In my twenties a... Read more
Don't Let a Slip Turn into a Fall
Wednesday, June 05, 2013      3 comments

This is an AA saying that I need to hear tonight. I've gone over my calories for several days in a row. I've definitely slipped. During the summer work slows down... I'm home more... I could use the time for exercise or to shop and prepare ... Read more

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