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Back online--now to stay on track!
Thursday, September 17, 2020      2 comments

We finally have Internet at our new home! It was a three week struggle with one company, so I switched to another company and we had Internet in three days. Yay! Now to remember the lessons I learned while offline: 1. Be intentional about w... Read more
Lost weight during the move, but gained it back!
Sunday, September 06, 2020      2 comments

On July 31st we found out we could move into a renovated unit in the area in which we live. That meant, of course, having to pack up 8 years worth of stuff and moving it all one block! We are so blessed by the people at our church who helpe... Read more
Daily reality check
Thursday, July 30, 2020      0 comments

Last night, and the night before, and maybe even the night before that, I gave in to the temptation to overeat in the evening. One thing led to another and before I knew it, I had probably eaten more calories in the evening than I should all day... Read more
"When the pain of remaining the same is greater than the pain of change, change will occur."
Wednesday, July 01, 2020      2 comments

I have been doing pretty well lately with eating better and staying within calorie limits. It's showing on the scale, and that's encouraging. But something feels different this time, and I think it's that I finally had a bad enough experience to... Read more
Feeling motivated!
Friday, May 15, 2020      1 comments

It occurred to me that in the past when I would go to the Premium Coaching (on the full website, not the mobile version) and I came to the page that asks how I did completing the previous day's challenge, making healthy food choices, being physi... Read more
Be encouraged!
Thursday, May 14, 2020      2 comments

Today's challenge was to give myself a pep talk, speaking to myself just as I would encourage someone else. So, Claire, DON'T BE DISCOURAGED! Or, for a positive spin...BE ENCOURAGED! Just because you slipped for several days doesn't mean yo... Read more
The feeling of hunger
Thursday, May 07, 2020      5 comments

It struck me yesterday that I haven't known what hunger feels like, at least, not for a long time. I had a memory of being a child and being hungry because it was near dinnertime. Of course, as a child, I wouldn't have just raided the kitchen. M... Read more
You should invest in Premium Coaching!
Wednesday, May 06, 2020      3 comments

I have a SparkPeople Premium subscription, which I purchased when the one time fee was available. But if someone didn't have that, in my opinion, a $5 a month fee is a bargain for what you get! And it does look like you can cancel the subscripti... Read more
10 Things I need to remember as I journey once again to lose weight
Tuesday, May 05, 2020      1 comments

This morning I got on the scale. I was shocked by the number as it was the most I have EVER weighed. Almost eleven years ago I started this journey with SparkPeople when the number was 10 pounds less, and I was shocked then, too. 10 years a... Read more
"I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions." -- Stephen Covey
Tuesday, December 11, 2018      4 comments

"I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions." -- Stephen Covey This quote came up in the suggestions when I entered the title box. It seems appropriate for how I feel this morning. I look at the food log for to... Read more
Don't look in the rearview mirror!
Monday, December 03, 2018      2 comments

Personally, I prefer planners where the week starts on Sunday; it makes more sense to me. But, to restart my plan to be more fit and lose weight, Monday is a great start day! I can't count the number of times I've restarted. I don't wa... Read more
Blood work doesn't lie
Tuesday, August 28, 2018      3 comments

Yesterday I saw my doctor for a yearly check up and found out that my blood sugar was a little high. Not high enough to be diabetic, but high enough to take note. And high enough to force me to make changes. So this morning, instead of sit... Read more
Tracking license plates as well as steps!
Wednesday, January 31, 2018      2 comments

One of things I love about living near a military base is seeing license plates from all over the country, and, actually, I have seen some from overseas as well! Tonight I took a walk as it wasn't too cold (in the 40's, I think) and I wanted to ... Read more
Day 5 (Really, this time, it is Day 5) of Snacking Challenge
Saturday, January 20, 2018      3 comments

Today I printed out the list of suggestions for snacks from this article: https://www.sparkpeople.com/re
asp?id=137 If I have ready suggestions for snacks that are healthy, especially when I am on the go, th... Read more
Day 5 (I think!) of Snack Challenge
Friday, January 19, 2018      0 comments

Well, yesterday I had great plans, but gave in to pretzels, chips and a doughnut at the end of the day. The good thing is that it was only end of the day snacking rather than all day snacking. And I did drink more water. Today the challenge... Read more

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