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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
Feeling Amazing
Thursday, February 21, 2019      9 comments

I haven't blogged for awhile - not because things aren't going well - but because everything is going ... Read more
Letting Go of your Puppy
Wednesday, January 23, 2019      11 comments

x1lk Today we said good bye to our Puppy turned Old Dog. Such a sad and difficult thing to do - letting go of your baby and best friend. ... Read more
Feeling in Balance
Thursday, January 17, 2019      6 comments

When everything in life feels in balance and things are going good, keeping on track seems almost effortless. I don't take this feeling for granted, however I do want to recognize that times like these can exist. It just takes a bit of work to... Read more
Looking at the Long Journey
Friday, January 04, 2019      9 comments

2019 is here. I think a lot of us are looking forward to the new year with a feeling of excitement that this year will be better than last year. T... Read more
Today I am willing to fail in order to succeed
Wednesday, December 26, 2018      7 comments

Today I was reading some positive affirmations and this one about willing to fail in order to succeed really hit me as so true. Many times in the ... Read more
Keeping Motivated in December
Sunday, December 16, 2018      6 comments

I hate to toot my own horn, but I am having an awesome December. And it all has everything to do with the fact that I feel in control of my food consumption. What is different? Really only a few different things and none of them are new.... Read more
Another AH HA Moment
Tuesday, December 04, 2018      7 comments

I am working through the Beck Diet Trap Solution material again and had an interesting epiphany. As a recovering binge eater I know there are foods... Read more
Chag Sameach -- Happy Holidays
Monday, December 03, 2018      6 comments

I love holidays. I love everything about them. I love the symbols, the rituals, the stories, the music, and I LOVE the food. ... Read more
Remember to Congratulate Yourself
Friday, November 30, 2018      6 comments

Sometimes I get really down on myself for being here on Sparkpeople for so many years and never reaching my goal weight. However, when I think a... Read more
Social Anxiety
Friday, November 16, 2018      8 comments

Who knew this was a real thing? I guess I should have long ago come across an article or something written about social anxiety, but perhaps while I was working, I just forced myself into all those social situations that I had to attend. ... Read more
Tuesday, November 13, 2018      10 comments

Yesterday while reading Sparkpeople blogs I came upon one that really spoke to me. My friend LIFECHANGZ https://www.sparkpeople.
com/mypage.asp?id=LIFECHANGZ always has a good way with words and explains things in a way that... Read more
It DOESN'T Have to Always be Dramatic
Monday, November 12, 2018      7 comments

Sometimes all you need is just a little push. It doesn't always have to be a dramatic commitment. This is how I felt when Spark friend Fitdiggity ... Read more
Sparking Up My Life
Thursday, November 08, 2018      6 comments

Feeling the need to do something active to Spark up my life. So it is back to baby steps for me. Time to move more, eat less, think good health... Read more
Sparkpeople Helps Me Stay Accountable
Thursday, October 18, 2018      11 comments

Once again I have had a few months of life piling on. I let the stress get to me and back sled into my former comfort zone of overeating and under exercising. When that happens I also don't want to face the people who help me stay accountable... Read more

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