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Taking a Day of Rest Today
Sunday, September 07, 2014      9 comments

How does a person who is retired and on their own schedule take a day of relaxation? I started thinking about how funny that sounds. Lately all I pretty much do is whateve... Read more
Day 20 - Half-off Special
Saturday, September 06, 2014      7 comments

For today's exercise I am to divide at least 5 foods in half and eat only half, then describe in my journal how I feel about this. This is a great exercise for me because jus... Read more
Day 19 Eat Reasonable Amounts
Friday, September 05, 2014      7 comments

Portion distortion is my biggest downfall. If I don't measure and weigh out my foods I will gradually let the portions grow in size. On the other hand, when I am bein... Read more
Day 18 - Retrain Eating Habits
Thursday, September 04, 2014      10 comments

As I am working through these exercises from 100 days of weight loss, I can't get over how much work I ... Read more
Day 17 Stop Wasting Food
Wednesday, September 03, 2014      7 comments

This is a huge topic for me. My parents never talked about the starving children in other countries, but they were children of the depression and they never wasted anything. ... Read more
Day 16 Nurturing Power of Food
Tuesday, September 02, 2014      7 comments

For today's exercise I chose cheese and crackers. After 2 bites I am to remember that my needs have been met and to write about this experience. Since yesterday's expe... Read more
Day 15 Eat 2 Bites
Monday, September 01, 2014      7 comments

The first time that I attempted the eat 2 bites exercise, I was very resistant. I had set in my mind the thought that I could not eat only 2 bites and then throw the food aw... Read more
Day 14 Morning Affects Evening
Sunday, August 31, 2014      6 comments

A few years ago I realized that I have to eat a good breakfast with lots of protein in order to not be ravenously hungry in the afternoon. It also seems to stop the cravings that I get after dinner. What I try to do now days is to find ways to... Read more
Day 13, oops I forgot to eat
Saturday, August 30, 2014      6 comments

This used to be my life just a few months ago. Wow, just looking at the picture brings back that feeling of stress. So today is about taking time to eat on regular interva... Read more
Day 12 - Fuel or Filler
Friday, August 29, 2014      7 comments

I love this exercise. Since I chart my food everyday (when I am really being serious about losing weight) - I tend to be much more selective about the foods that I eat. Whe... Read more
My Ah Ha Moment this Morning
Thursday, August 28, 2014      9 comments

It has been 10 days now that I have gotten myself back on track. My food choices have been more nourishing, I am drinking water regularly, and slowly adding to my exercise minutes. Today I feel that my energy level is higher. I feel more moti... Read more
Day 11 - 2 Purposes of Food - update for the day 8/28
Thursday, August 28, 2014      4 comments

I am working through the 100 days of Weight Loss - and today is about the 2 purposes of Food. They are: 1. To fuel your body 2. To appreciate flavors Today our assignment is to write down everything I eat with the time of the day and t... Read more
Day 10 Appreciate Good Support
Wednesday, August 27, 2014      8 comments

Good support is crucial for success no matter what you are trying to accomplish. With weight loss it is important to find out what works for you and what doesn't. And I thi... Read more
Day 9 - Here's what I want
Tuesday, August 26, 2014      6 comments

I know from experience that I am not an easy person to support. I don't like to have attention drawn to me, I don't enjoy being in the limelight. But I do like it when afte... Read more
Day 8 Help Me Please.....
Monday, August 25, 2014      8 comments

I feel like the most blessed person because I have friends, family, pets, and Sparkfriends that are great supporters. It wasn't always this way in my life. The last tim... Read more

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