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Learn from my mistakes, please
Friday, December 02, 2016      5 comments

Please learn from my mistakes: Everything looks like it will be fine...but it might not have been. To set the stage...A new Dr is always a bit of an experience, often like a first date that gets very personal, fast. I get a new Dr regularly... Read more
Teetering on the brink of success
Saturday, October 08, 2016      5 comments

Today's weigh in got me to a very important number. It's not a nice round number weight, and it isn't a nice number of pounds lost--I already celebrated 50 lbs with Spark people, and 75 lbs over all (a bit of that was before Spark people). Nope... Read more
I'm tired of this healthy stuff!
Tuesday, July 19, 2016      9 comments

I'm tired of this healthy stuff! Tired of saying "no thanks I just had a snack" anytime someone offers me a treat. Tired of passing up chocolate, cake, and anything fried. Tired of obsessing over calories, and skipping things that might be... Read more
Results are in: I'm no longer diabetic!
Saturday, June 04, 2016      15 comments

I started with Spark people the day after I found out I was diabetic. That was, well, forgive my precision here, 99 days ago. I wasn't scarily diabetic, the cutoff for the A1C test says anything over 6.5 is diabetic, and I was 6.7. Of course I h... Read more
I Learn My Lesson: for the 47th time
Tuesday, May 24, 2016      6 comments

Sometimes I hear something and it immediately resonates with me. YES! I say, this is true, and right, and I do this now. When a fellow Sparker posted that it was easier to say 'no' to and item in the store the one time you were in the store rath... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Surprise! Second 5% goal
Sunday, May 08, 2016      33 comments

I knew I wasn't going to be rewarded with a happy, joyful, dance party result on the scale this morning. Knew it. I've had one of those weeks that ruins food plans and has you doing the best you can with poor choices, multiple times. I kne... Read more
Cucumber Fatigue
Wednesday, May 04, 2016      2 comments

Oh I wish, wish, wish that I was and adventurous eater! Instead, picky might be a good word. Plus I have food intolerances and allergies. Add now limits on carbs and calories. I'd love to whine some more, but that doesn't do anyone any good, now... Read more
Six Weeks AND a Milestone
Sunday, April 10, 2016      3 comments

Six weeks is a big deal for me. I know the research says that you start to form a habit in 3 weeks. Not me, six weeks is the time when I can start to have some confidence that it's really a habit, and I still have to guard against backsliding. S... Read more
I'm still not sure what's different this time
Sunday, March 27, 2016      2 comments

I've never "gone on a diet" for more than a few hours--about 12 hours is my record (and that's only if I went to bed soon after deciding to "do" a diet). For the last 5 weeks I've been recording everything I ate, measuring foods, and eating pret... Read more
Just starting to figure it out
Tuesday, March 01, 2016      2 comments

I've always been a happy-go-lucky person, and that's how I ate. Whatever, whenever. Certainly I could be serious, orderly, and even regimented about anything...for a while. So now that I have to change what I eat and when, my biggest fear is the... Read more