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PMS/TOM
Wednesday, February 27, 2013      4 comments

Cravings? Check. Uptick in anxiety? Check. Water weight? Check. Bleh. I had hoped to make Onederland before this stuff set in and while I did see the 190's on the scale this week, I'm not calling it until I'm safely a few pounds into ... Read more
Half Way There!
Tuesday, February 26, 2013      9 comments

When I started really trying to lose weight in September 2009, my totally outrageous, unbelievable and obviously impossible (in my mind) goal was to lose 90 pounds. That would put me squarely in the mid to high 20's BMI-wise and while it is st... Read more
Weight Loss Ambivalence
Monday, February 25, 2013      7 comments

I've lost 45 pounds and I'm so proud and happy. But if I'm completely honest with myself, there's a small note of ambivalence about going further. Consciously, I want very much to move forward towards my goal. Practically, I need to get to my... Read more
Chocolate on My Mind
Sunday, February 24, 2013      5 comments

Chocolate is a definite binge trigger for me. I prefer milk chocolate. I don't eat it every day but it is normal for me to have some every week or, in the past, a few times a week. There are definitely times when I used to eat it every day (el... Read more
I did it!
Saturday, February 23, 2013      13 comments

I performed last night! I did a belly dance solo at my dance studio's "Open Carpet Night"! There were only about 20 people in the audience but that wasn't important. Once I got started, I felt like I could have danced endlessly before a crowd... Read more
The Eater's Agreement
Friday, February 22, 2013      4 comments

This was posted on the Emotional Eating team. It is wonderfully written! Enjoy! The Eater’s Agreement I hereby agree, from this day forward, to fully participate in life on earth. I agree to inhabit the appropriate vehicle for such par... Read more
I never thought this would happen to me!
Thursday, February 21, 2013      19 comments

I got a round of applause from my doctor today! Since I saw him last, I have lost 35 pounds. My blood pressure is great and all my numbers (cholesterol, blood sugar) are within the normal ranges! He says the best thing I can do for my health ... Read more
There's Nothing Standing in My Way
Thursday, February 21, 2013      9 comments

I was scared that I was going to plateau at 40 pounds down. But that hasn't happened and I've now lost 42 pounds! I've previously always plateaued almost immediately upon reaching a new low. I now wonder if this had less to do with a "plateau... Read more
Irresistible Foods and their Substitutes
Wednesday, February 20, 2013      6 comments

I've made a list of the foods that I just can't seem to say no to. My goal is to think of healthier "replacement foods" that offer similar satisfaction without being entirely too irresistible. I haven't figured out substitutions for all of the... Read more
Addictive Foods
Tuesday, February 19, 2013      6 comments

So, I have come to the conclusion that I have an addictive relationship with certain foods, especially the usual suspects, white flour and sugar. I'm trying to figure out how to proceed with this knowledge. Eliminate them entirely? Keep a tig... Read more
I'm in Size 12!
Sunday, February 17, 2013      14 comments

Today, I had a major non-scale victory: I fit back into size 12 clothes. I went shopping with a buddy and we went to all sorts of stores. I was shocked when I fit into a size 12 dress and size 12 jacket at H &M. ... Read more
My Husband, the Chef: Valentine's Day Recap and Pics!
Friday, February 15, 2013      12 comments

So, my husband is a professional chef. Sometimes this is a bad thing (like when he brings leftovers home from work!) but often this is a good thing, like when he devotes his creative efforts to making me a beautiful and healthy Valentine's Day ... Read more
Food Pushers
Thursday, February 14, 2013      6 comments

Man, the food pushers are out in full force today, as expected! I'm glad I gave some thought to my strategy for handling the holiday. Sure, I could have a cookie, or a piece of cake. But I'm doing my best to avoid those foods for the time bei... Read more
FINALLY 40 POUNDS DOWN! Pics!
Wednesday, February 13, 2013      10 comments

When I first started using Spark seriously in 2009, my goal was to lose 40 pounds. I figured I'd do it in six months or a year, tops, and then be free to return to my preferred state -- one of unhealthy nutrition and no regular exercise. L... Read more
My Water Streak Reward (Pic)
Tuesday, February 12, 2013      4 comments

During my lunch time walk, I stopped off at Cost Plus and grabbed myself a little reward for streaking! It was only ten bucks but it matches my outfit today and ever... Read more

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