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Talk Back to Negative Thoughts
Saturday, October 20, 2012      2 comments

This is the title of one of the sessions in the Diabetes Prevention Program curriculum. I think it is what I need to focus on now. I've been able to stay on track with many of my goals - physical activity, being kind to myself, planning ahead,... Read more
There's a first time for everything
Thursday, August 30, 2012      3 comments

Just put back half of my lunch for the first time I can remember. It was a healthy meal well within my calorie limits. But I didn't feel like finishing it. Is this because I am really paying attention to my own hunger signals? Is it becau... Read more
Good News on Health Front - Update
Thursday, August 23, 2012      2 comments

Very pleased to report that my blood pressure and BLOOD SUGAR is normal. It's s great to know that weight loss and exercise are moving me in the right direction. YIPPEE! The life style (and emotional) changes have been very hard work for me... Read more
Back to the Real World
Wednesday, August 01, 2012      3 comments

I'm back at home after two weeks on the road. It was a little hard - didn't realize how hard it would be to get fresh veggies and low-fat fish meals in small fishing villages along Canadian Coast. Oh well - I survived that - and lost a couple o... Read more
Plan for Success
Friday, July 06, 2012      5 comments

Well, I just realized that in addition to planning ahead for challenging food situations, I also need to plan ahead for success. I did so well over the weekend and 4th of July, I decided to "take a little vacation" yesterday. No good reason f... Read more
Avoiding the Drug of Emotional Eating
Monday, July 02, 2012      4 comments

This past weekend was a tough one - spent with my elderly in-laws, my sister-in-law, and her disabled husband. I think I had a deep encounter with food as a drug for dulling the pain of a sad and stressful situation. Luckily, I had some ot... Read more
Sticking with it and holding steady...
Tuesday, June 26, 2012      4 comments

It's only Tuesday, but I feel like I've accomplished a lot - at least as far as the program goes. Managed to get through a work deadline with no major slips. I was tired and stressed and I did reach the top of my calorie limit. But hey - ... Read more
Staying with the Program and Finding New Supports
Saturday, June 23, 2012      3 comments

The 16 week Diabetes Not Me weekly lessons and phone calls have ended, and seems like weekly coaching might be over too. I am already saying "Well, no one's looking over my shoulder, so I can [fill in the blank ---binge eat, stop tracking, f... Read more
Trust in Progress??? - A stream of consciousness decision
Friday, June 01, 2012      3 comments

I'm not sure where everyone else in the Diabetes Not Me study is in terms of their goals. For myself, I've made progress (more weight loss, better eating habits) that I've had in years. I also got out of some crazy, emotional ups and downs th... Read more
More on Perspective
Friday, April 27, 2012      4 comments

For the first half of the DPP 16 week program I struggled to keep perspective on the daily ups and downs of tracking and weight loss. One of the challenges was when I "plateaued" after a few very successful early weeks It was hard to reexam... Read more
Sunday, April 15, 2012      1 comments

Reallymom gave us some great **tips** a few days ago. Here's mine: *Tip III* - Work hard all day and then wait in the car while your husband runs into the supermarket to pick up a few groceries. Realize that it's been a long time sin... Read more
Back on track (with treats)
Saturday, March 31, 2012      2 comments

I spent a few days figuring out why my weight loss was slowing down, and even showing a backward trend, for a while. With Coach Pierre's help, I realized that I h misunderstood my fat gram goal. So now I'm shooting for fewer fat grams, ... Read more
Being Honest
Friday, March 23, 2012      2 comments

As far as tracking food, it seems obvious what honesty means. Writing down what I eat; measuring it; and sometimes double-checking the calorie count. But there's also another layer. Looking over my nutrition records for last three week... Read more
Reflections on a Cheese Steak
Wednesday, March 14, 2012      4 comments

I'm happy to report that I survived my recent encounter with cheese steaks when my 23 year old daughter chose to celebrate her visit home by by having a classic Philly cheese steak. did I survive? First I remembered the Diabetes ... Read more
Message to Self
Thursday, March 08, 2012      4 comments

I've done great so far. When I look back at my weight entries, I lost 2.5 pounds since Feb. 26. But I've been over-doing the weighing, so I know this up from what I was a few days ago. Message to Self- don't worry about it. Just stick to t... Read more

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