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Making Hay While the Sun Shines
Wednesday, June 10, 2009      2 comments

I use this old expression because it fits my situation. I go through the same cycle every month, for several weeks I feel horrible, I have an enormous appetite, I retain water like the Hoover Dam. At the moment I am having some emotional issue... Read more
Does Green Tea Really Help You Lose Weight?
Wednesday, June 10, 2009      3 comments

I have been doing Sparkpeople since January 2009. I keep my calories below 1400 most days and I exercise 4 to 5 times a week. I have lost 30 lbs so far and have maybe 15 to 20 more to go. I started drinking 2 big cups of green tea at brea... Read more
There's nothing like a family reunion...
Sunday, June 07, 2009      2 comments

Well, I've lost 25+ pounds and I look and feel better than I have in a long time. However I still didn't feel "little" like I want to. Also I saw a picture of myself standing next to my new car and I didn't look as slim as I had hoped, that wa... Read more
Only because of Sparkpeople...
Friday, June 05, 2009      1 comments

Yes, going back to school this fall would not have been an option for me if I had not found Sparkpeople first. Before I found Sparkpeople, I was exhausted all the time. I wanted to get in bed at 7:30 every night. I had absolutely no energy ... Read more
New Scales
Thursday, June 04, 2009      1 comments

I just wanted to post the fact that I have a new scale and it reads a little differently than the one I had been using. I haven't owned a bathroom scale in years. The one I have been using since I started Sparkpeople in January is in the teach... Read more
What a difference a day makes.
Wednesday, June 03, 2009      4 comments

I have been agonizing for 3 weeks. I have been stuck on a plateau AND retaining water, enough to fill a lake! Last week I gained 2 lbs, I knew it was most likely water but when I am in the midst of PMS it makes no difference to me. Monday morn... Read more
Having trouble getting these &*#@ ducks to line up!
Sunday, May 31, 2009      0 comments

The last few weeks have been hard. I have been so hungry and I have wanted to eat and eat and at the same time didn't want to eat. It was frustrating. I didn't do terrible, but not great either. So many days my calories were just out of rang... Read more
Challenging day...week...month...
Friday, May 29, 2009      0 comments

I think PMS is responsible, but I have been fighting hunger all week. Just wanting to stuff my face. I didn't, but I did eat more than I really wanted to. Sometimes it is very easy to stay in my calorie range, at times I even have to find som... Read more
Grrrrr, another plateau
Wednesday, May 27, 2009      1 comments

Just when I thought I had everything moving along nicely I hit another plateau. I didn't lose last week and unless something changes in the next couple days, won't lose this week either. I realize that a plateau just means your weight is stabl... Read more
Going back to school...at 45.
Friday, May 22, 2009      1 comments

I can hardly believe it. I submitted an application to a local community college this afternoon. I have thought about returning to school for years, but I have finally taken the first step. I attended this school about 25 years ago, I have ab... Read more
Do images of celebrities and models make you feel bad about yourself?
Tuesday, May 19, 2009      3 comments

Even though I am aware that images of skinny celebrities and models do have an impact on the way I see myself, at least on a subconsious level, I try not to pay too attention. Because if I had the money, the plastic surgery, the time, the perso... Read more
love/hate macaroni and cheese; fried catfish
Sunday, May 17, 2009      4 comments

Well, one of those foods I have always loved has to go, macaroni and cheese. I made some for lunch today, my family likes it and everyone will eat it. The problem is, 1 cup is 410 calories!!!! I can never stop at just one cup, I love it. But... Read more
Wal Mart musings
Saturday, May 16, 2009      3 comments

I was at Wal Mart this evening buying groceries. I was completely out of all my fruit and veggies. I wore my old LOOSE jeans and a size medium mens V neck T-shirt, it was loose and no rolls in sight. As I was walking around doing my shopping ... Read more
Is it Friday yet?
Wednesday, May 13, 2009      2 comments

I am tired of kids. I just want the school year to be over, it has gone on too long and I have lost my positive attitude. I used to enjoy doing Book Fairs, now I dread every day, because it's always the same. Top ten questions heard at b... Read more
NEW JEANS!!!
Saturday, May 09, 2009      3 comments

I have been waiting and waiting to get some new clothes and today I finally did it. I am not yet half way to my goal weight but I just wanted something new to show off my new figure so much! I tried not to buy too many things because I can't af... Read more

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