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Why aren't we the dieters we know we could be?
Tuesday, June 24, 2014      1 comments

This is a good quick article about how knowing what to do and DOing it are two different things, and that in order to change behavior you need to focus on creating an environment where the positive behavior is reinforced. I read this article th... Read more
I love my flexible goals!
Thursday, January 09, 2014      1 comments

I've given myself more flexibility with my goals this time around, and I feel like it's making a big difference. Because I'm not going into my guilt cycle. For instance, I gave myself room to exercise anywhere from 40-60 minutes. If I get a d... Read more
Exercising with the family. 1/7/14
Wednesday, January 08, 2014      1 comments

I've lost 3 lbs since 1/1/14. The family meals and bagged lunches are going really well. I'm more satisfied at meals. I am telling myself to get determined to keep my goals over the weekend. My family is exercising with me. I think exerc... Read more
Cook once, eat twice. Chicken tacos and West African Peanut Soup
Friday, January 03, 2014      2 comments

I joined the January challenge. I'm a bit sore from the exercise and I take that as a good sign. My kids and husband have responded to my goals really well. They are exercising with me. No snacking is hard on these days that I'm home. I'm ... Read more
New focus for 2014--1/1/2014 Baked cod cakes for dinner.
Thursday, January 02, 2014      1 comments

The 2014 goals that my husband and I have made together are: No caloric drinks (not hard for me, harder for my husband) huge pay-off in terms of calorie control. No snacking, only meals. People rarely had snacks before 1970 and now peop... Read more
All goals in moderation
Thursday, September 19, 2013      1 comments

I've been working on two things lately that make me feel more motivated, more positive, and more successful. #1. Making more moderate kinds of goals. I read a SP blog on what makes you lose motivation that really hit it's target. I had b... Read more
Day 7-- lost 2 lbs!
Sunday, June 09, 2013      1 comments

I will just keep this up! Also my exercise has been a great variety and very enjoyable and has involved my family, friends, or co-workers for the most part. Running, swimming, biking outdoors. Jillian Michaels, Pilates, weight lifting, and v... Read more
Day 6 of 365
Friday, June 07, 2013      3 comments

I really do think that losing weight for me is all about tracking, so I'm glad that tracking is the goal I'm focused on. A few months ago I just ate naturally for a few days and tried to track it later and it was amazing to see how I ate low o... Read more
Day 5 of 365-- Patience!
Thursday, June 06, 2013      1 comments

I bought jeans and a shirt yesterday and I need patience. I've been doing amazing for 4 whole days!!! Why aren't I a size smaller??? (I'm kidding, but I hope you get what I feel here.) ... Read more
Day 4 of 365 (a note on how to count calories for ribs)
Wednesday, June 05, 2013      1 comments

I had to do some research on how to count ribs. Like do the calories just count the meat or do they include the weight of the bones? I didn't THINK I'd eaten 6056 calories of ribs.... lol Well, the trackers count the meat, not the bones. ... Read more
Day 3 of 365
Tuesday, June 04, 2013      0 comments

I've somehow added about 30 minutes to today's and yesterday's exercise, but it doesn't feel like I had to make any drastic changes. I'm a bit sore, though, and that's a good thing! Calories are going well. I ate a 1/2 cups of hummus for... Read more
You can do anything for 365 days straight!
Monday, June 03, 2013      1 comments

My sister-in-law told me about a blog (I haven't actually read it) where the idea is that you do ANY GOAL for 365 days straight. You have to start your 365 days over if you mess up. For instance, my SIL's goal is to not yell at her children fo... Read more
SP's magic food tracker!
Thursday, May 02, 2013      3 comments

I don't know... it's just working. I track what I eat for longer than a week and the weight feels like it's gradually starting to come off. I don't feel like I'm deprived. I don't feel hungrier. It doesn't SEEM like I eat that differently w... Read more
Daily Calorie Check
Tuesday, April 23, 2013      0 comments

When I track every single bite in the morning and mid-day and I look at the calorie add-up right before I go home from work when I'm hungry and thinking of what I'm going to make for dinner, then right there I can plan how I'm going to stay insi... Read more
Move until you FEEL like moving....
Monday, April 22, 2013      2 comments

I grew up in a household that was big on prayer and also big on having a positive attitude. If we said we didn't feel "in the mood" to pray, then I was always taught to "Pray until you FEEL like prayin'!". This has always seemed like good ad... Read more

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