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Lose to 195 by nov 1
Tuesday, October 01, 2013      2 comments

I think i can do that!... Read more
Considering a five pound goal
Sunday, September 29, 2013      5 comments

I may move to a very low five pound goal. Depression is kicking my butt. But spark site helps me to get back up.... Read more
Trying for Half this Time
Saturday, September 28, 2013      5 comments

My therapist once told me to make all my plans in the way that seemed normal to me, and then cut every one of them in half. He said I habitually expected double from myself what I should. So I am cutting my original 70 lb weight loss goal to 35.... Read more
Any Results Are Good
Friday, September 27, 2013      5 comments

I have been dragging a depression cycle along with me for a month. I am bipolar so will always have to deal with this periodically, and have been for over 40 years. It really makes the fitness more complicated, but not impossible. I do not think... Read more
Results: Depression and Eating, Specifically!
Monday, September 02, 2013      1 comments

I have discovered something: my bipolar depressions can cause an eating binge! I am bad to ignore my depressions, hoping they will just go away, rather than treat them. But that is bad for the diet. I never isolated that and saw it before. Being... Read more
Good food discovery: 70 cal popcorn
Saturday, August 31, 2013      2 comments

I have accidentally discovered a really helpful low cal food: Kettle Corn microwave, by Clover Valley, a company sold at Dollar Store! For a dollar! three packs. One bag is only 70 cal and it is very tasty. The ingredients listed are simple: who... Read more
Losing the Urge to Overeat
Saturday, August 31, 2013      1 comments

I am losing the urge to overeat. It is leaving me. I am changiing. I am changing in other ways, too. It is all a result of the fitness program and being exposed to the motivated people and upbeat, helpful ideas in this site---constant support! c... Read more
Slowing Down
Wednesday, August 28, 2013      2 comments

I have reworked my fitness program and weight goals and cut it all in half! One pound a week instead of two. Twice as long to get there. That's ok! Took a lot of stress off. I have got to learn to stay under the stress radar.Everything else... Read more
Stopping the self-sabotage.
Sunday, August 25, 2013      1 comments

Well I have made changes to my fitness program in the last 6 weeks as I have discovered what works and what doesn't for me. Too much exercise does not work: too few carbohydrates does not work. Using the spark menus as a guide may work quite wel... Read more
Try Smarter Plan
Saturday, August 03, 2013      1 comments

My ideas to try smarter are: Use 1/4 cup measure for food Take no money with me to visit my daughter or go places with her Do not go out with my daughter when I visit her--stay in house Take my own food to my daughter's hous... Read more
New Goal and Reward: Half-Point Wardrobe at 40 lbs in November 2013
Saturday, August 03, 2013      0 comments

After one month in this program, I have figured out I should be able to meet my half way weight goal by first week of November and will then need new clothes, so I will get them! Then I will need them again at the next 40 lbs, and I will buy aga... Read more
Adding exercise twice a day now
Friday, August 02, 2013      1 comments

Tomorrow I will try to add a second round of exercise to the first one for my five days a week exercise goal. I will shoot for 10 min of exercise twice a day, once inside the house and once outside the house. Inside, I will probably go for danci... Read more
Slacking off
Monday, July 29, 2013      1 comments

Tonight I took a deliberate slack and let myself eat too much soup, which stuffed my tummy and will detract from my lost pound from today. I love that light feeling in my stomach tht I get when I am not stuffed and largely go by it as my rule of... Read more
Beating Sabotage
Sunday, July 28, 2013      1 comments

This week I have been successful in beating sabotage twice! I have a friend pen pal from UK who is kind of negative-oriented, and we use to sing the "ain't it awful" tune together, but lately I am moving out of that and talking very excitedly ab... Read more
Suzy Orman says: PAY YOURSELF FIRST!
Saturday, July 27, 2013      2 comments

Taking care of others is often an obstacle to one's self improvement program! It is frustrating but no reason to give up because almost everyone of us has this problem. The family poses many obstacles, from taking up all our time, to sabotaging ... Read more

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