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doing things differently
Wednesday, September 14, 2016      9 comments

I have a loved family member who is passionate about sugar. I am going to visit family in October and am preparing myself to handle things differently than I have in the past. Every time I have gone home in the past few years I have gotten off t... Read more
Figuring out my way
Saturday, August 27, 2016      7 comments

I have been reading a lot about low carb high fat way of eating and it makes so much sense to me, especially when I read about the medical and chemical and hormonal things that happen. As a veteran dieter I tried Atkins, of course, and I di... Read more
trying something new
Sunday, August 07, 2016      4 comments

I have been at a plateau since last October, and have not been very consistent with strength training. I used to do a super intense program called Max-OT and got super results when I did. But now I know, since I am older (er, ahem...) and since ... Read more
Tuesday, April 05, 2016      4 comments

I have been on a plateau for the last 5 months. I checked my weight report, and my weight has fluctuated by a couple pounds, up and down since October. I checked my calories report and I have increased my calories, on average 100 calories per da... Read more
What am I afraid of?
Monday, February 15, 2016      4 comments

I joined Spark People in 2007. I have yet to do the vision collage. It seems like I am afraid to envision my future - afraid to commit to what I want. Why? Because if I choose one thing I exclude so many others? I know in the past when I leapt ... Read more
changing my workouts
Thursday, February 04, 2016      1 comments

I love hiking and walking outdoors, and yet I know I need to mix it up. So, at the physical therapist's suggestion I started water jogging in deep water - no impact. It's ok. But boring. I really have to discipline myself to stay focused and wo... Read more
I'm inspired - "Fake it until you become it!"
Wednesday, January 20, 2016      2 comments

I just watched a TED talk by Amy Cudding, "fake it until you become it," and wanted to share it with my Spark Friends. It was so inspiring. While not directly related to weight loss, it is about being powerful in your own life. Here's the link: ... Read more
Rewards structure
Sunday, January 10, 2016      2 comments

I know that rewards are powerful motivators but I have not actually used them yet. So today I figured out what I am going to reward and what the rewards are going to be. We'll see how this works, and I may modify it if it doesn't work well. For ... Read more
Why am I REALLY doing this?
Tuesday, January 05, 2016      2 comments

My real motivation to lose weight? Gosh. I have wanted to lose weight ever since I was 13 years old. Since I weighed less than my goal weight is now. I think for me the real reason has been that I wanted to be loved and valued and it always seem... Read more
quick and easy go-to meals
Saturday, December 19, 2015      2 comments

breakfast - spinach, onion, olive oil eggbeaters, and feta omelet or - oat bran, flax cooked in water, with frozen blueberries and skim milk or - kashi go lean and skim milk lunch - Canned salmon with onions and red wine vinegar, on top of... Read more
Sunday, December 13, 2015      1 comments

I am so grateful for my chiropractor because I think he may have discovered and fixed the reason for my hip pain. After months of PT and continued pain, not to mention being told numerous times that this is my new normal because I'm older now, I... Read more
3 accomplishments I am proud of
Friday, December 04, 2015      5 comments

1. painted the frames for the paintings I am taking to the gallery. 2. Consistently tracking food and exercise. 3. Not giving up through this plateau and being proactive in researching what to do differently.... Read more
Canned fat
Wednesday, November 25, 2015      6 comments

I've lost 15 pounds so far this time around. Here's what 15 pounds looks like in cans. :) It's in My photos. Didn't know how to make it show up in my blog.... Read more
Pre and Post Workout Fuel
Monday, November 23, 2015      3 comments

Pre-workout ideas 15 minutes before workout fruit and greek yogurt - Cottage cheese and fruit just fruit a couple hours before workout regular breakfast of oat bran, flax, blueberries and skim milk Post workout Fuel Ch... Read more
Monday, November 09, 2015      2 comments

I'm grateful for my wonderful physical therapist because my hip is feeling better. I left his office pain free today. YAY!!!... Read more

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