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Still On Cloud 9 from Yesterday's 3 Sizes Down
Monday, May 11, 2009      4 comments

What can I say? I'm still in shock over the smaller pant sizes. Nothing more to add. (smiling) Have a good day.... Read more
I've Been Talking to Myself All Day, Like a Raving Lunatic - 3 dress sizes down!
Sunday, May 10, 2009      4 comments

Honestly? I've been a bit discouraged lately due to a plateau I've been on for awhile. But I got a reminder today that the scale is not the only measure of success. I went to get new pants and thought I was one size down. But I wasn't. Went... Read more
Revisiting My New, Heathy Eating Habits - #10 Hunger vs. Triggers
Saturday, May 09, 2009      3 comments

Since starting this lifestyle change of healthier eating seven months ago, I have become more aware of the difference between real hunger and eating for other reasons like boredom, stress, etc. It has been very important for me to focus on true... Read more
Revisiting My New, Healthy Eating Habits -#9 Weighing & Measuring
Friday, May 08, 2009      0 comments

Prior to 7 months ago, when I began this lifestyle change, I hadn't weighed myself since 1980. Since I never had a weight problem, I always went by how my clothes fit. However, about 3 years ago, with hormonal changes and lots of stress, the l... Read more
Revisiting My New, Healthy Eating Habits - #8 Breakfast & Regular Intervals
Thursday, May 07, 2009      0 comments

As a kid, mom always made me eat breakfast. But when the teenage years hit, I decided I "wasn't a breakfast person." That habit of skipping breakfast remained throughout my life and really didn't affect me because I never gained weight (up unt... Read more
Revisiting My New, Healthy Eating Habits - #7 Eating slowly
Wednesday, May 06, 2009      3 comments

I'll make this one short and sweet - there is nothing like slow eating. It takes the stomach about 20 minutes to get the message that food is coming into the body. I used to just eat ravenously and was "starving." The overly-full feeling of h... Read more
Revisiting My New, Healthy Eating Habits - #6 Exercise
Tuesday, May 05, 2009      1 comments

Being active all my life, I never gave much conscious thought to exercise. I was always moving - bike riding, hiking, you name it. But in this past 2-3 years, hormonal changes busted my metabolism along with stress and the fact that I was devo... Read more
Revisiting My New, Healthy Eating Habits -#5 Reading Labels
Monday, May 04, 2009      4 comments

Reading labels -Prior to 7 months ago, when I began this lifestyle change, I thought that the nutrition labels on food items were a waste of space and I totally ignored them. There was nothing in my awareness that had anything to worry about wi... Read more
Revisiting My New, Healthy Eating Habits - #4 Portion Size
Sunday, May 03, 2009      2 comments

It's been 7 months since I started on this lifestyle change. I spent the first three on the Nutrisystem program(October 08-January 09), which was a great help in getting me started. Then I found SP (Jan 09-present) and I've been able to handle t... Read more
Revisiting My New, Healthy Eating Habits #3-Grocery Shopping
Saturday, May 02, 2009      4 comments

It's been 7 months since I started on this lifestyle change. I spent the first three on the Nutrisystem program(October 08-January 09), which was a great help in getting me started. Then I found SP (Jan 09-present) and I've been able to handle t... Read more
Revisiting My New, Healthy Eating Habits - #2 Water Consumption
Friday, May 01, 2009      6 comments

It's been 7 months since I started on this lifestyle change. I spent the first three on the Nutrisystem program(October 08-January 09), which was a great help in getting me started. Then I found SP (Jan 09-present) and I've been able to handle t... Read more
Revisiting My New, Healthy Eating Habits #1-Conscious Eating
Thursday, April 30, 2009      2 comments

It's been 7 months since I started on this lifestyle change. I spent the first three on the Nutrisystem program(October 08-January 09), which was a great help in getting me started. Then I found SP (Jan 09-present) and I've been able to handle... Read more
Keeping My Piehole Shut For Night Eating Will Ensure My Success!
Wednesday, April 29, 2009      3 comments

Guess what? I think I've got this night eating thing figured out and it only took me the entire 7 months since I started eating healthier! Better late than never, right? Right! So many sparkfriends have offered great advice, and I've begun to... Read more
My Achilles Heel Is Night Eating
Tuesday, April 28, 2009      3 comments

I have to admit that this is my main challenge in my weight loss plan. I know that it's a lifelong habit, left over from the not-so-distant past when I could eat any time of the day or night and not gain weight. I'll have to beat this in order... Read more
Plugging the Jug is Just the Beginning
Monday, April 27, 2009      6 comments

I was listening to Jillian Michaels on her radio show yesterday morning, and she mentioned something that is used in the AA program. That plugging the jug is just the beginning. She explained that meant that stopping the problematic behavior w... Read more

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