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If only I didn't start
Friday, September 09, 2016      5 comments

Suffering through a stuffy nose and sore throat. Is it a cold? Allergies? Whatever. Eating sugar like it's a panacea. More like adding fuel to the fire. Or refined carbs to the inflammation. Don't mind me; it's the cold medicine talking. ... Read more
Poking fun just a little
Monday, July 18, 2016      8 comments

Hay! Long time no blog. Just popping in to share something lighthearted... At the risk of exposing my political leanings, I will share that I enjoy The New Yorker magazine a great deal. In one of their satirical features, today they poste... Read more
Reflections on reducing binges
Saturday, September 12, 2015      5 comments

After my last blog I was asked how I had managed to diminish my binges. Also what I thought caused my binges and whether I binged before joining SP. Reducing the frequency of my binges and the amount consumed each time has involved a few... Read more
3 years ago today
Thursday, September 10, 2015      8 comments

3 years ago today I joined SparkPeople. I didn't overthink it. I just did it. I read an article about people who had lost weight using SparkPeople. I needed to lose weight. Simple as that. Only not. Of course not. I had been st... Read more
I thought it would be different
Tuesday, May 05, 2015      13 comments

A bit of a lightbulb moment this last weekend. I had often wondered why I couldn't get back into weightloss mode. I got right down to my goal weight and it was like a switch was flipped in my brain - all I wanted to do was eat. Maybe I was maki... Read more
I can't get no
Monday, April 20, 2015      10 comments

Satisfaction. Dissatisfaction. A lack of satisfaction. With food. With life, the universe, and everything. I've been having this feeling of wanting something. Do you ever get that feeling? I want... something. But I don't know wh... Read more
a good day out redux
Thursday, February 05, 2015      6 comments

Yesterday I had the distinct pleasure of accompanying my son on his third grade field trip. His class went to the same ecological reserve where my mom and I hiked together on her birthday last February, but hiked a different trail. ht... Read more
Cookie Monster gets his first PBS special
Wednesday, January 21, 2015      9 comments

You can imagine my delight when I heard that my alter ego, Cookie Monster, was getting his very own special on PBS debuting Monday, February 16. From PBS.org: ... Read more
Not a New Year's resolution but a birthday goal
Wednesday, January 07, 2015      10 comments

I'm either ahead or behind. A few days after my birthday in October I set a goal for myself to get rid of excess stuff. Meaning mostly the crapola all over my house. (I realize this is not diet or exercise related, but all these things do ten... Read more
I'm not crazy I just shouldn't eat chocolate
Saturday, December 13, 2014      10 comments

After not eating chocolate for weeks, I pigged out on chocolate last night before bed. Then like clockwork I woke up at 2 AM unable to go back to sleep. These are two facts about myself I used to think were unrelated: - I am a chocolat... Read more
Move up 5 spaces
Thursday, October 30, 2014      5 comments

I found this little card during my walk this morning. On one side it says, "Exercise Today! Move up 5 spaces." On the other side it says, "When BMR increases, cell... Read more
life hacks 2fer
Tuesday, October 28, 2014      12 comments

Life hack: fly-away cardigans I wear a cardigan to work just about every day because my office is FREEZING all the time. A couple of my cardigans don't button or fasten at all which drives me crazy when I go out for a walk on my break. (No... Read more
note to self about chocolate and sugar
Friday, October 03, 2014      9 comments

I hope that writing this out helps me really accept something about myself that I know on an intellectual level, but I just don't seem to assimilate. When I eat chocolate, I don't sleep well. When I eat sugar, I get irritable and agi... Read more
two years on SparkPeople
Wednesday, September 10, 2014      14 comments

Two years ago today, I signed up for SparkPeople and started tracking what I ate. It was so enlightening to track! Things I thought were at least moderately healthy choices (like the veggie burrito at Del Taco) weren't so great after all. ... Read more
Doing my best to maintain my weight and my sanity
Wednesday, August 27, 2014      13 comments

Guess who hasn't blogged in nearly 3 months. I've been super busy playing the part of a turtle hiding in its shell. Let's back up a bit, shall we? I started hoarding candy right after Halloween last year. But I was eating it in... Read more

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