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Week 35--The Dawn has Arrived (not a moment too soon)
Thursday, September 08, 2016      4 comments

I have lots of exciting things to report this week. It truly has been a 'new beginning' for me and the timing is just right! I have officially completed two important challenges in the past month: the Sparkpeople "Official Sleep Challenge". I h... Read more
Working on One Piece of the Puzzle: Getting my ZZZZZs
Thursday, August 25, 2016      2 comments

I just finished the four week "Official Sleep Challenge" here on Sparkpeople. I have done this challenge in past years but I think that I did not work at this area of my life as hard as I did this time. I think it was because 1) I was so sleep d... Read more
New Moniker for Self: "NeglectMeNoMore"!
Friday, August 19, 2016      8 comments

We are on Day 80 of "100 Days" (of weight loss) by Ms. Linda Spangle. Today's lesson is "change your self title". I chose "NeglectMeNoMore". I started t... Read more
Week 31 2/3rds way through "100 Days" by Ms. Linda Spangle
Friday, August 12, 2016      3 comments

By now, the ground that is being covered in this book on "100 Days to Weight Lose" is about the role food plays in our lives as well as measures that we can take to either neutralize its impact on our overall weight loss as well as developing ne... Read more
Week 27: "Finding Pam": it is never too late!
Friday, July 15, 2016      7 comments

Last weekend my hubby and I went to the movie theater for the first time in 5 1/2 years. We are 'active seniors' (a term coined by someone who wants to designate how we Baby Boomers fit in within our massive population demography.) It means that... Read more
"100 Days" -1/3 of the way through--I love to eat!
Thursday, July 07, 2016      9 comments

I know you are going to snicker or smile when you see that title but saying that statement, "I love to eat" means a lot of things to a lot of different people. As I progress through working through this group of like-minded team members I am fin... Read more
I eat for a lot of reasons that have nothing to do with hunger
Wednesday, July 06, 2016      9 comments

Can you relate? Well, I have long identified myself as an emotional eater. I have worked harder in this area of my life than any other area and yet I still feel like I have just scratched the surface on getting a real handle on my turning to foo... Read more
"Don't Look Back!" Halfway point of this calendar year
Friday, July 01, 2016      5 comments

I value my faith above everything else in my life. I am struck by how many times the Bible references the phrase and concept of not looking back. In the Old Testament, the angel warned Lot's wife not to 'look back' as she was leaving her old lif... Read more
Mindful Eating Practice: Awareness & Satisfaction
Friday, June 24, 2016      5 comments

This is an addition to the 'week in review' that I usually do. This week of the "100 Days of Weight Loss" by Linda Spangle is about 'conscious eating'. I realized at the beginning of this week that I am eating too slow (yes, that is what I ... Read more
Week 23: More of the Same but Not All That Bad Either!
Wednesday, June 22, 2016      3 comments

Current Weight: 249 lbs. No Change. However, there have been many other NSV (non scale victories) this past week so even though I am 'stuck' at this weight I am trying to see the pros and cons of where I am at. I do hope though that it will... Read more
Week 22: Bringing "Quality" back into my life
Wednesday, June 15, 2016      7 comments

Weight: 249 lbs. (no change). I attribute this to several meals of higher sodium and sometimes extra calories. I have eaten away from home multiple times over this past week. I feel that I made good choices (at the time) but, as you know by... Read more
6/8/16: Week 21 --I admit that I have been doing this all wrong!
Wednesday, June 08, 2016      13 comments

Current weight: 249 lbs. ( + 6 lbs. due to change in pain meds and poor food choices.) The first one (new pain meds): I can't do anything about because it has allowed to increase my steps so I am walking 1 1/2 miles each day so there is d... Read more
Week 20: Steering The Ship in a Storm-Keeping a Steady Hand
Wednesday, May 25, 2016      5 comments

NOTE: week 19 was replaced by the previous blog about why I love challenges. Current Weight: 243 lbs. (regain of 1.8 lbs.) It has been a rocky five weeks emotionally. I have mentioned this in previous posts. I was initially afraid of ... Read more
Why I LOVE participating in challenges!
Monday, May 16, 2016      6 comments

The end is near for spring 2016 "Biggest Loser" challenge. Our final weigh in is this coming Thursday. This is one of our Lovely Lime team's challenges but it is no 'challenge' for me to write about how much I have thoroughly enjoyed participati... Read more
Week 18: Week in Review-A Stronger Me is Emerging!
Saturday, May 14, 2016      3 comments

Current weight: 240.2 lbs. No gain or loss second week in a row. As I have said in previous blog entries I am a 'recovering' emotional overeater. I was a compulsive binge eater at the worse of my emotional eating. I have been working a 12 S... Read more

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