Little bump in the road
Thursday, October 14, 2010      0 comments

Frustrated because I didn't get to exercise yesterday. Was dressed and ready to sweat; unfortunately the DVD player had other ideas. I wasted 10 minutes trying to get it to work; to no avail. Things like this could be the beginning of my ... Read more
I lost 20 lbs. in my first month of eating healthy and exercising!
Wednesday, October 13, 2010      3 comments

I started eating healthy and exercising on Sept. 13th, at which time, I weighed 280 lbs. This morning I am pleased to announce that I weighed in at 260 lbs. A loss of 20 lbs. I exercised right from the start though it was slow going ini... Read more
Having a "Blah" day
Monday, October 11, 2010      0 comments

Nothing major....just nothing exciting. These are the types of day that can be dangerous if you let them...but I am not going to let this one get the best of me. Before I joined Spark, and I would have a day like this, I would spend it watchin... Read more
How I "treated" Myself for My Birthday
Sunday, October 10, 2010      1 comments

Yesterday was my birthday and I wanted to "treat" myself. In the past that would have meant throwing out everything I knew about good nutrition and just eating anything and everything in sight...and lots of it! Because it was MY BIRTHDAY and I... Read more
Not only did I make it through my rice & fruit day, I broke my plateau
Friday, October 08, 2010      0 comments

I was surprised at how well the day went. I wasn't totally optimistic. Thought I would be weak and starving all day...but I wasn't. I did have to supplement with a few slices of low sodium turkey...not because I was hungry, but because I felt... Read more
Nothing but rice and fruit...will I make it through the day?
Thursday, October 07, 2010      0 comments

I am not one for fad diets so I surprised myself by my food plan for today. I read an article in Women's World magazine last month about the Rice Diet that was developed at Duke University in the 1930's. The rice diet was initially created to ... Read more
Simple remedy for out of control nighttime snacking
Wednesday, October 06, 2010      1 comments

Probably my biggest saboteur in previous weight loss efforts has been my night-time snacking. Without a doubt, I am sure I consumed more calories after dinner than I did in the 8 hours before dinner. I didn’t eat because I was hungry….I ate ou... Read more
Just 20 minutes a day
Tuesday, October 05, 2010      1 comments

20 minutes a day...5 days a week. That is my exercise schedule. It might not be what experts recommend but it works for me. You see, I hate to exercise. Hmmmm…let me amend that. I don’t really hate exercising….I hate preparing myself to exe... Read more
15 pounds gone and now I face a dreaded plateau
Monday, October 04, 2010      2 comments

I have been staring at 265 lbs. on the scale for more than a week now. I was so excited the first time I saw that number. It meant that I had lost 15 lbs. (in only a couple of weeks) and that I was well on my way to better health and smaller c... Read more
I must have caught the "Dining Out Bug"
Wednesday, September 29, 2010      0 comments

Wednesday is Date Night...which means dinner out. Since my husband is a creature of habit, I can be assured that we will be dining at one of our regular places which makes it easy to plan ahead. However, I still need practice in dealing with t... Read more
Just have a salad
Tuesday, September 28, 2010      2 comments

Planning is actually becoming an integral part of my life....and it's about time! The group of ladies that I lunch with each month decided to go to Mimi's Cafe. When I told my friends that I was trying to eat healthy, they told me that Mimi's ... Read more
The scale responds to 3 dinners out over the weekend.
Monday, September 27, 2010      0 comments

The scale was happy....and down 2 lbs. I wonder how many calories you burn doing a happy dance! That was fun....now back to reality. Don't want to get a big head or start feeling cocky...that only leads to downfall. I have to stay focus... Read more
Sunday, Sept. 26 - I fought the Chinese Buffet and won!
Monday, September 27, 2010      3 comments

Just had the type of weekend I love...visiting family and not having to cook. Of course, that meant dining out and lots of temptations. Alas, no fear....advance planning to the rescue. I knew we would be dining out for lunch; most likely ... Read more
Saturday, Sept. 25 - Ate out twice and still like myself
Sunday, September 26, 2010      3 comments

Yep, planning is definitely the key to weight loss success. I knew I would be out and about all day and would likely have to eat lunch and dinner out so I devised a plan. I ate my usual breakfast, packed some healthy snacks and water, and told... Read more
This is turning out to be quite the journey
Friday, September 24, 2010      1 comments

Only 2 1/2 weeks into this journey and I am already uncovering deep seated issues within myself. I have finally realized that there is one area of my life that I just need to let go. What a revelation and a relief. I still have a lot of work ... Read more

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