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Relatives - why do they discourage us rather than encourage us?
Wednesday, April 15, 2009      33 comments

I have noticed, what others have already said, relatives are not always helpful when trying to lose weight. I have told relatives about my lifestyle changes. I tell them t... Read more
Making progress
Saturday, April 04, 2009      14 comments

When I first started with Spark People I had my BMI tested. I actually had it tested because I had started cardiac rehab. My BMI at that time was 28.1 which meant that I was ... Read more
Any other April Fools Day Birthdays out there???
Tuesday, March 31, 2009      14 comments

I am turning 54 on April 1st....birthdays aren't quite as fun when you get older as they were when you were young. However, in some ways it is inspiring me to make goals. I w... Read more
Slow weight loss but positive thinking
Thursday, March 26, 2009      14 comments

I have been eating well. I eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. I eat a lot less breads and cereals now. I exercise everyday. I am almost 54 years old and take 7 pills a ... Read more
One bad day out of six
Saturday, March 21, 2009      8 comments

It is almost like clockwork. I will have six good days every week. I will feel good and positive. All of a sudden, BANG!!! I get depressed. I get discouraged. My husband ... Read more
A change in my eating plan
Friday, March 13, 2009      9 comments

I have changed my eating habits and noticiing a difference. I really think that eating plans work differently for different people. For several months I ate and most often I ... Read more
A time to remember
Wednesday, March 04, 2009      7 comments

With the passing of MYSTIQUEMYSTIC (Carol), who was one of the leaders on my Dog Lovers Team, it has brought to me a time to reflect. Deaths always bring us to mind of things... Read more
A mini vacation
Sunday, March 01, 2009      7 comments

Took a short trip with my husband. It was so nice to "recharge" the batteries. It is always nice to get reacquainted with the spouse and put the problems of everyday living be... Read more
Going to make it a great week
Tuesday, February 17, 2009      14 comments

For the past couple of weeks I felt down. I could not really pinpoint a specific reason. But Monday I decided I am going to make this a good week. I am going to exercise, eat... Read more
Valentine's Day
Thursday, February 12, 2009      4 comments

Another Valentine's Day is almost here. It has been made into a commercial holiday where the love of a person is measured by how much is spent on a gift to give another. Whil... Read more
February has to be fabulous
Tuesday, February 03, 2009      11 comments

As January came to a close I was a little depressed. A month had passed since I had to put my beloved dog to rest. The days were cold and snowy. There didn't seem to be a bri... Read more
Wednesday, January 28, 2009      8 comments

This has been a good month. The bootcamp challenge and many of the other teams have had some great challenges. I love to find different exercises to do. I like the motivation... Read more
What am I still learning day to day with Spark...
Monday, January 19, 2009      9 comments

When I look back to the time I first started with Spark People, I was less self confident than I am now. I really haven't reached my weight goal. I have, however, lost inches... Read more
Self Talk
Thursday, January 15, 2009      11 comments

I have always had a depressive personality. I am easily influenced by things that happen around me. If I hear a depressing story on the news, chances are I will become depres... Read more
The Beginning of A New Year
Sunday, January 04, 2009      4 comments

January can be a depressing month. After all, all of the holidays we anticipated are now over. Or it can be looked at as a new beginning. I am going to think of this as a new... Read more

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