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  • To Binge or Not To Binge

    4/2/2020 6:36:07 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Clients often tell me they binged on a piece of pizza or two. They often mistake a slip or even enjoying a not-so-often food for a binge. The word “binge” means different things to different people. One person’s binge might be two pieces of pizza and then usually the guilt and shame ensu... Read more

  • If It’s In Your Head and Not On Your Fork

    4/1/2020 11:52:41 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Some of us may need to embrace the bravest of all journeys- into our own beings. We often want the shortcut of a diet or exercise program, but cannot stay with it for long. Why? We forget that we are mind, body, and spirit. Having a diet or exercise plan helps the body, but what about t... Read more

  • Another Word about Mid-Night Eating

    3/31/2020 6:28:54 AM, by DEDICATED2HIM

    Ever since I was an elementary school, I have gotten up in the middle of the night, barely conscious, and gotten something to eat. A peanut butter sandwich, a stack of cookies, pudding....cereal. Often in the AM I will have no recollection of what I ate or even if i did. I have tried everything i... Read more

  • Creating Change With A Positivity Journal

    3/30/2020 9:40:29 PM, by ~INDYGIRL

    I keep a record of positive things that I see, do, hear, think, and discover. I call this my Positivity Journal. I make it a daily goal to write 3 positive things about myself and my day in it each evening. A Positivity Journal gives you a spectacular record of your success and enlighte... Read more

  • 4 More Days Left In March

    3/27/2020 11:23:24 PM, by PORTIA70

    Well everyone, we are at the end of March and as of tonight we have over 100,000 cases of Coronavirus here in the United States according to John Hopkins. CDC left off at 85,000 and they will be updated tomorrow. There is also word that China has shut down their cinema's due to a fear that ... Read more

  • Lifestyle Changes for Now

    3/26/2020 7:39:04 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Now is a great time to do those home things that can lead to a healthier lifestyle! Clean your refrigerator Clean your pantry Clean your cupboards Put measuring cups and spoons someplace easily reached Unclutter the house- studies show this DOES help with weight loss- google it ... Read more

  • Song Hits For Your Social Distancing Playlist!

    3/24/2020 3:36:42 PM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Let’s get our silly on in this serious time. Let’s be thankful for what we have and share. I don’t have much to share except words, my life and my sense of humor. Game is 1 post per song. Post as many as you like! Be sarcastic! Be Sweet! Be Funny! Be You! All By Myself is... Read more

  • 2nd Blog.......Ever!!

    3/24/2020 11:50:07 AM, by PBVHCCVH

    This a letter that I sent to all the Teams on which I am the Leader or the Co-Leader. Several people asked if I would post this where anyone could read it, so here it is. Even if you're not on the Teams, I still care about you! MESSAGE TO ALL TEAM MEMBERS During this time of turmoil i... Read more

  • What To Do About The MUNCHIES!

    3/22/2020 6:50:05 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    We are stuck inside for the most part. We are trying to stock up on food. Food + stuck at home = Munchies! Add in high stress and it’s an equation for disaster for those of us who are emotional eaters. Idea 1 is to prepare snack baskets for everyone in the home. They can get their hea... Read more

  • Saturday And Trying To Find Things To Do

    3/21/2020 10:36:33 PM, by PORTIA70

    Well, we are here on this first Saturday of Spring. I did manage to go pick me up some food and get a walk in. It was really odd though not seeing the neighborhood doing the normal Saturday routine. And seeing new apartment complexes left with no workers to continue the build. It is almost ... Read more

  • Toxic People Eat Your Soul

    3/20/2020 6:07:35 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Me in high school and me now. I remember that I actually hated myself in high school because I was bullied about my weight, even by my mom and boyfriend. Now, I feel happy and I’m around the same weight. The difference is that I no longer have toxic people in my life. Toxic peopl... Read more

  • Another Day

    3/19/2020 1:26:27 PM, by PORTIA70

    Another day for all of us to enjoy. Even in self isolation we can do things like open the windows to let light in or hear the sounds still happening. We can listen to our music, read our books, turn on a movie. We can chat with friends and families. There is still hope out there to be had. ... Read more

  • Coronavirus Thoughts And Current Check IN

    3/18/2020 1:56:40 PM, by PORTIA70

    Hey everyone :) I need to really make time in the morning for SP. I always have good intentions on posting but then by the time evening comes up I am doing other things. Ugh this coronavirus has been a pain in the butt for so many. I am learning how to stay positive. I am an introve... Read more

  • If Only I Knew... A Poem by Beth Donovan

    3/18/2020 9:52:11 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    This came up as a memory on FaceBook. A poem I wrote from another person’s point of view (My Husband’s) of terrible sorrow over hurting someone deeply (Me). It was when my husband finally understood and changed. I am a survivor of domestic abuse and one of the lucky ones. If I On... Read more

  • Scared- No, Concerned -Yes

    3/15/2020 5:17:46 PM, by JANNY316

    Am I scared of this coronavirus ? No, but I am concerned about the people going out and buying up all the hand sanitizer and Clorox wipes, and the alcohol swabs, due to the fact I have to have them to inject my medication weekly. I saw on the news this morning where am man in our area drove around... Read more

  • And Now For...

    3/15/2020 7:34:03 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    How can we comfort each other in this time? Remember that we worry over a million things in our lives, in a day... How many worries actually come true? This is a health site. How can we practice healthy habits in this time? Will eating healthy boost our immune system? Car... Read more

  • Fat and Fallible no More!

    3/14/2020 1:51:09 PM, by DEDICATED2HIM

    Have you ever had a catastrophe in your life--.-like the death of a loved one, a divorce, a major illness or surgery and you couldn't even look at food....and the weight "fell off" almost effortlessly. Three years ago, my mom died and I lost close to 50lbs. And three weeks ago my hip dislocated ... Read more

  • Mood Poetry

    3/13/2020 7:36:42 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    This Poetry expresses my feelings of late: It resonates within me, The rebirth of clarity, To journey in joy and peace, To share our beautiful souls and create, It resonates within me, The cusp of a new beginning, New energy, New focus, New and exciting expression, Of all w... Read more

  • A New Day

    3/12/2020 7:42:56 AM, by DEDICATED2HIM

    Facts: I started my journey (this time around) at 236. I made it to Onderland and was floating around the mid 190's. Then my hip dislocated and i was just in incredible pain for a week prior to my surgery to repair (replace again) the hip. I couldn't eat. Then surgery, and began to eat again, ... Read more

  • Why the Scale Goes Up and Down and Drives Us Crazy

    3/11/2020 11:11:22 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    A daily weigh-in is a great way to remain mindful of your commitment to your health journey. Even though many of us have a complicated relationship with the scale, those who dutifully record their weight are way more successful in making lifestyle changes that stick. But just because a da... Read more

  • Losing Weight Easily With Your Calendar

    3/10/2020 12:30:33 PM, by ~INDYGIRL

    I write my weight on my calendar the first of every month. That is the ONLY day of the month my weight actually counts. I weigh daily as a check in. Each month, I compare my weight and see losses that way. Weekly and daily weights fluctuate too much from water and many other factors. ... Read more

  • Been Really Busy

    3/10/2020 3:39:36 AM, by PORTIA70

    Sorry to all of you. I have good intentions every day to post on here, but so much is happening that it is hard to keep my head above water. I am the lead Plaintiff in a lawsuit and that has me on my toes. And there was a lot of drama the last few days surrounding it. Plus so much else g... Read more