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Caring for ourselves in stressful times
Monday, March 23, 2020      0 comments

These are unanticipated times, but I also feel such a strong sense amidst it all of people taking care, caring for others, caring for themselves, and that adds a quiet strength underneath it all. It may seem silly to come people to 'worry' ... Read more
Up a pound, down in inches, stress all around and I'm keeping on keeping on
Monday, March 02, 2020      4 comments

Had to look at inspirational quotes when I gained a pound. But remembered to look at the whole picture and found I had lost inches. Kept myself in balance by remembering my commitment to keep on until July, my anchor date. In the meantime, I'... Read more
Time for Change! Photo inspiration.
Sunday, February 23, 2020      5 comments

I recently returned from a long trip and started with SparkPeople once again. While going through the travel photographs, I found one that truly startled me. It's a nice photo of me, I look happy, but I also really look much bigger than I have... Read more
Big Little Lies - don't listen to that self
Monday, February 17, 2020      2 comments

It's my first week on my 2020 weight loss journey. As in the past, I'm a good 'starter' - got my recipes out, well stocked on 'good' foods, got rid of 'no go' foods, food diary, daily walk - yep, the whole thing. And I've lost 5 pounds and som... Read more
Looking back and what I discovered today
Thursday, February 13, 2020      3 comments

So I started looking at my past Spark posts and trackers and what I discovered is I've been 'here' more than I know. I weighed in a few days ago at 186 on my 5'3, 72 year old body. I've got that true apple shape these days - thin arms & legs wi... Read more
2020! Oh my - back again at my highest weight ever - but I'm here!!
Wednesday, February 12, 2020      3 comments

So this is my 4th time 'starting again' at Spark, starting in 2014. In fact, in 2019, I just gave up to the stress eating and now here I am at my highest weight ever. This time the ante is upped, as I have higher blood pressure and a version of... Read more
More Scale FEAR!! 'Diet Girl' ready to run away!
Tuesday, October 16, 2018      1 comments

SO my scale is not telling me what I want to see. I even got a new scale because the weight seemed to go up and down. But in the end I am just not losing, by the scale at least. I've lost a bit in size. But my inner "Diet Girl' is too well con... Read more
Still afraid of the scale!!
Wednesday, October 03, 2018      6 comments

I have set my weight loss goals in 10 pound increments. This feels like something I can achieve, keeps fear about the total amount I need to lose at bay and just seemed like a good idea. The other day I was thought I was near the 1st ten p... Read more
Look it Up, Check it Out, Make A Plan - Good for me!
Sunday, September 30, 2018      2 comments

The other day I discovered that my 'background' mind was in the groove with my foreground, conscious intents and plans. I was invited to lunch at a favorite Asian-food restaurant and had already thought about my two favorite foods there, ... Read more
Getting in my Groove and The 2nd Attention
Monday, September 24, 2018      2 comments

I've lost 8 pounds and feel good about that and kind of 'settled'; getting in my groove. I decided to make my 'Goal' weight in 10 pound increments. I feel it keeps my attention sharp and of course, feels achievable. Marking these increments a... Read more
Inspiration! Weight Loss is 99% Mental
Wednesday, September 12, 2018      6 comments

I read an interesting article today by Stephen Ringo, who lost a lot of weight and chronicled it on YouTube to keep on keeping on. Today, this paragraph from the article really struck a note with me. "Weight loss is 99 percent mental, so ... Read more
Third Return to Spark! But I'm here.
Monday, September 10, 2018      2 comments

So once again I've gone through the cycle of stress eventually means 'Calming Carbs' and as I refuse to learn, but my body demonstrates to me each time, carbs add weight, enveloping and adding to my torso very quickly. So far, once I return to ... Read more
Wow! Now that's encouragement and support! Thanks SparkPeople
Tuesday, May 30, 2017      3 comments

I was just blown away today to find that my last post, "Good Diet Girl' was voted a featured blog post. I was feeling pretty desperate that day and reached out to Spark. But more so! I was really blown away by all the supportive and excellent ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Good 'Diet Girl' but what about the long haul?
Wednesday, May 24, 2017      15 comments

Sooo, in my first week on Spark I got all geared up. Yeppo, I printed my food journals, printed my weight and measurement chart, started a journal. Cleared the house of carb tempters, stocked up on protein snacks - all the useful, good things to... Read more
Starting over again
Monday, May 15, 2017      7 comments

So I ran from stress into, once again, the world of comforting carbs. Yes, that kind of food still eases my stress, being overwhelmed and so on and so. But I woke up today and said now, this day is the time to renew and begin again. I also we... Read more

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