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Healthy Eating, Gone Overboard
Friday, July 27, 2012      6 comments

Today was Day 10 of keeping a written food journal and also calculating the calories on Spark. I'm eating enough fruits, veggies, protein and whole grains, but I just seem to be eating too much and too often. This happens usually after I wake up... Read more
A Calendar Full of Gold Stars
Wednesday, July 25, 2012      3 comments

I find it very motivational to add a Gold Star sticker to my calendar for everyday that I have worked out. As July is coming to it's end, I've noticed that my calendar is full of stars! Makes me very happy and inspired:) ... Read more
Chromium Picolinate
Tuesday, July 24, 2012      2 comments

I read that this trace mineral is good for controlling carbohydrate cravings. It can be used for metabolism support and may aid in fighting off depression. I've been taking this supplement for about a week and I think it's working! ... Read more
Work-out shoes
Monday, July 23, 2012      2 comments

I do alot of walking and I tend to wear out my shoes every 6 months or so. I recently bought a pair of new work-out shoes. They are cross-trainers and I got them at a really good price. However, now I'm wondering if I should have bought walking ... Read more
Depression, Mindfulness & Meditation
Sunday, July 22, 2012      3 comments

I am finally seeing the light again after a major depressive episode. The trouble is that I am also seeing the scale again! And I am 20 pounds heavier. This is on top of the 60 pounds that I was already struggling to lose. There are moment... Read more
The Endless Cycle
Thursday, September 16, 2010      2 comments

What is it about that time of the month that makes me extra tired & extra hungry? Seems like I eat twice as much and have twice as many cravings. I hate it. Makes me feel out of control. I'll be weeks into a work-out routine and healthy ea... Read more
Tuesday, September 14, 2010      6 comments

I need coffee. I love coffee. I drink about 4 cups of it everyday. Two in the morning. One mid-morning. And one more before I go to the gym. It gives me energy to focus, concentrate and push through. The drawback is that for every cup of coffee ... Read more
Sweets are always around
Monday, September 13, 2010      2 comments

I live with my parents right now and it seems they always have sweets around. Donuts, cakes, brownies, ice cream, & cookies. It never seems to end. And the worst part is that I have an incredible sweet tooth. If you put a steak or strawberry sho... Read more
Eating Makes Me Sleepy - And Sleeping Makes Me Hungry
Sunday, September 12, 2010      2 comments

This is my dad's ole saying: Eating makes me sleepy and sleeping makes me hungry. It rings so true with me. I just ate a small snack - a V8 Juice and some cottage cheese and now I feel like crawling back into bed for a mid-morning nap. Nooooo! A... Read more
Saturday, September 11, 2010      4 comments

I'm not even close to my goal weight and I'm planning a vacation in Florida next week. I'm so worried I'm gonna pack on the pounds again and get even more off target. I'm sure that I need to stay committed to my goals and just say no to temptati... Read more
60 pounds to lose
Thursday, September 02, 2010      2 comments

I have 60 pounds to lose and I want to keep it off for good. My hope is to develop healthy eating habits and get my body used to vigorous exercise again. I think I gained this weight because I just stopped caring about myself and I let all my go... Read more