Non-Food Rewards: How Important? Real important!
Monday, February 01, 2016 1 comments
This idea is something that has been around for some time but not always utilized in the same way by each person. The idea behind it is rather than 'reward' ourselves with a 'treat' (a special food of some kind) when we have been 'good', we choo... Read more
First Month/ Week Four in Review
Monday, February 01, 2016 0 comments
I have lost 8.2 lbs. and 9.25 inches overall. (see separate entry on breakdown of where I lost the inches). I want to first thank my former diet coach, Phyllis, who encouraged us to take monthly photos as well as measurements on the first d... Read more
Week 3 in Review
Monday, January 25, 2016 1 comments
I began following the SP Diabetes Nutritional food plan on January 4th, 2016. Since that was a Monday, Monday is my weekly weigh in day. I have lost 7.4 lbs. since January 4th. I am 251.8 lbs. so my goal for next week (if it is possible and I wo... Read more
Keeping the Howling Dogs at Bay
Friday, January 22, 2016 0 comments
I have managed to stay on track for 19 days in a row. I have not been able to do this since June 2010. I think that I am kind of in shock about this. Yes, it is something that I have really wanted for a really long time but it was also something... Read more
Hunger vs Cravings--What I Do for Each
Monday, January 18, 2016 0 comments
Hunger vs. cravings: it is the one peripheral issue that we all have to deal with at some time or another. Here is how I have learned to deal with both. Again, this does not mean that doing this will work for you but again it might. I had to lea... Read more
Nuts & Bolts of My Weight Loss "Plan"
Monday, January 18, 2016 0 comments
I know that at some point people ask "What are you doing to lose weight?" so I thought that I would have a separate blog entry on that alone. I track everything (that literally means everything) that I eat on the Nutrition Tracker. In the p... Read more
What's My Motivation? What's My Method?
Monday, January 18, 2016 1 comments
As I have said on the onset of "This Time Around" I really wanted to do things differently than I have done in the past. There is a saying that we are all familiar with that goes like this: " The definition of insanity is doing the same thing ov... Read more
Post Week 1 in Review
Monday, January 11, 2016 0 comments
I now can say that I have Week 1 under my belt. I weighed this morning. I lost 3.6 lbs. I also took my pre-breakfast(not technically fasting since it was 6 1/2 hours after I had eaten last) blood sugar and that was 129 mg/dl. I tracked eve... Read more
Starting 2016 with more of whimper than a bang.
Monday, January 04, 2016 0 comments
I decided to restart two of my challenges because I haven't felt well enough to check in daily. I got sick on Christmas night and I have been sick since. I did get my annual flu shot and I do take multi-vitamins as well. However as the year end ... Read more
Just the Stats, Ma'am!
Thursday, December 31, 2015 0 comments
Thanks to a former online diet support 'coach' I have gotten into the habit of regularly measuring myself so I thought that I would extend that habit for my Spark Page. I highly recommend others to consider doing this as well. I do it the first ... Read more
Setting the Stage for Success.... This Time!
Tuesday, December 22, 2015 0 comments
12/22/15: I know the saying of "Been there, done that, got the t-shirt(and now it's in the rag box)". I have been obese half of my life (!) and during that same time I have also been 'trying' to lose that same weight that I gained back in ... Read more
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