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Doing the Mental Work
Friday, June 14, 2019      10 comments

Here I am again adding my sales pitch for brain retraining. I just can't say enough positive about it so I will sound like a broken record, but that's ok. So you know how it is when you start a new diet plan and you are all excited and e... Read more
How to Do It
Tuesday, May 21, 2019      12 comments

I know this sounds simplistic, but the way to get weight loss going is to just do it. Put away all your excuses. Give up all your thoughts about how hard and how long it is going to take. Just start today and divide the day up into 3 or 4 hou... Read more
Getting Comfortable with Feeling Uncomfortable
Friday, May 10, 2019      7 comments

As I am moving along this weight loss journey I am trying to find small ideas that can create huge wins, not just for me, but to pass along to an... Read more
When You Just Decide To Do It
Tuesday, May 07, 2019      12 comments

One day I listened to a weight loss podcast and found it inspirational. So I started following a simple plan that was offered free of charge. The ... Read more
More Thoughts on Motivation
Thursday, April 25, 2019      5 comments

mo·ti·va·tion [ˌmōdəˈvāSH(ə)n] NOUN the reason or reasons one has for acting or behaving in a particular way. "escape can be a strong ... Read more
Thoughts
Friday, April 19, 2019      6 comments

I wanted to write a blog today that would inspire everyone - all my Sparkfriends that are doing good, ones that are struggling, newbies, and Sparkfriends at goal and maintaining. But the only thing that keeps popping into my head is Just Do It!... Read more
When It All Clicks
Wednesday, April 10, 2019      8 comments

I have been here on Spark off and on for maybe 13 years. I lost track a long, long time ago. Every time I have taken a break and left for awhile, ... Read more
Keeping My Program Exciting
Monday, April 01, 2019      7 comments

March was a really good month for me. I discovered the podcast Phit-N-Phat and it has really helped me discover a few missing pieces to my whole weight loss journey. Nothing I am doing is really new. It is just that I have found a way to... Read more
Dropping A Bit More Mental Weight
Thursday, March 21, 2019      7 comments

On our Beck Team our lesson today was about getting ready for the weigh in. After years of stepping on the scale almost daily, and sometimes 2 or 3 times a day - I thought I was done with getting worried with weigh ins. I have read many articl... Read more
Why It is So Hard to Lose Weight
Monday, March 18, 2019      6 comments

If you are offended by a bit of swearing, please don't watch. Otherwise, if you are able to ignore it, this is great information. https://www.phit-n-phat.
com/why-its-hard/?utm_sour
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A Little Bit More about Retraining the Brain
Wednesday, March 13, 2019      7 comments

I just reread what I wrote last year about a lesson from the Beck Diet about recognizing cravings and what to do when you experience them. It is so interesting to see where I was then and now. I remember that the hunger scale was a huge revelati... Read more
What Are You Willing To Do?
Sunday, March 10, 2019      8 comments

Recently I have been engrossed with studying about habits, the brain and how it works in regards to changes, and how to keep myself motivated every ... Read more
LOVING LOSING
Saturday, March 09, 2019      10 comments

I am loving my new lifestyle. Several years ago I decided that I wanted to lose weight and get healthier by eating healthy and having a regular workout plan. Over the years I have stumbled and stopped, lost and gained, walked and jogged, lifte... Read more
Letting Go of Mental Weight
Thursday, March 07, 2019      9 comments

Lately I have been listening to the podcast from Corinne Crabtree https://www.phit-n-phat.
com/category/podcast/ on how she lost 100 pounds and kept it off for over 14 years. If you don't mind some truck driver language, I... Read more
Struggle Days
Wednesday, February 27, 2019      6 comments

Struggle days -- this is a really good topic. I think sometimes struggle days can be about so much more than the food. It might be about worrying,... Read more

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