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Day 7 - I CAN DO IT!!!
Friday, July 11, 2014      4 comments

DAY 7 – I can do it! WoW…one week down…WooHoo!!!! I CAN DO IT!!!! Although I am unsure if I am losing this third week being back on SP (because it doesn’t feel like it), I am still keeping within my calorie limit. It’s so weird, but ... Read more
Day 6 - protect your program
Thursday, July 10, 2014      6 comments

I agree only I can take care of my weight loss program. No one else will do it for me. In fact, so many times after mentioning I was going do this, I found that a person or persons actually would (wittingly or unwittingly) sabotage it. Spangler ... Read more
Day 5 - Magic Notebook
Wednesday, July 09, 2014      5 comments

So Day 5 (Magic Notebook) is about journaling. Sigh…what can I say…I always WANT to journal, but rarely (and I mean rarely) do. First of all, my brain wants to type it, not write it. Ever since the computer came into existence, I don’t act... Read more
Day 4 - boundaries, not diets
Tuesday, July 08, 2014      6 comments

DAY 4 – Boundaries, not diets I love the sentence in Chapter 4 by Linda Spangler: “This all-or-nothing approach (doing everything right at first – writing down all the exact calories/points and then blowing it when you eat a forbidden food.... Read more
Day 3 - Do It Anyway
Monday, July 07, 2014      9 comments

I really like that days 1-10 are on the topic of "determination". I didn't lose this week and, although I believe maintenance is good, its disappointing when you are starting out and want to lose. So I am trying to learn not to hate the scale by... Read more
Day 2 out of 100 - 100 Days Challenge by Linda Spangler
Sunday, July 06, 2014      6 comments

DAY 2 – Interested or committed? How timely is this! Today is our new pastor’s reception after services and I was wondering “how in the world am I going to do the right thing by not eating all the foods there – especially ones that will pu... Read more
Day 1 - I used to be that way
Saturday, July 05, 2014      8 comments

THESE ARE MY NEGATIVE BEHAVIORS AND MY MANTRA TO CHANGE THEM (book by Linda Spangle). 1) I used to wait too long to eat, but now I am different because I either a) eat when I am hungry or b) have something by my side to nibble on to fill t... Read more
Tomorrow is D Day
Friday, July 04, 2014      2 comments

Have to look over the 100 Days book by Linda Spangle in order to know what to say on the blog tomorrow. Hope the team will be there.... Read more
Starting 100 Days by Linda Spangle
Thursday, July 03, 2014      8 comments

I joined the team 100 Days by Linda Spangle. Starting Saturday anyone can join to join the 100 days challenge following the methodology of Linda Spangle. I am really looking forward to it. Her websiete is: http://www.weightlossjoy.com... Read more
Stress - the SP way
Monday, June 30, 2014      1 comments

I read this article before in 2011 and it is great. For those of you, like me, who emotionally eat, this is a good read. In short, it names some options: * using a food journal to identify the emotional eating triggers * practice meditat... Read more
Zip A Dee Doo Dah (yay Disney)
Sunday, June 29, 2014      5 comments

Well friends, I have been back 1 week and lost 1 pound. Now to some, that's not much, but to me its like being in paradise. Especially since for the past 10 months, I have gained 10 whole pounds. SO I'll sing the song Disney introduc... Read more
Does it ever get easy?
Saturday, June 28, 2014      5 comments

I have finished eating and am full. I mean full... Yet for some reason I feel uneasy - stressed. No specific reason although I have some ideas of the underlying issues. Anyone who is an emotional eater understands the signs. BUT although it's ... Read more
Stress -
Wednesday, June 25, 2014      3 comments

I am so glad that I went back to the team regarding "Stress" - they have so many valuable tools to help with it. I am going to try to get through one challenge a day.... Read more
How the Rocky Mountains Made Me Lose Weight
Friday, September 09, 2011      10 comments

Day 1, Sunday, September 4th, 2011 Well, I finally got to meet some of my Spark friends in person and that was such a treat. Add a beautiful glistening Bear Lake, Hallett Peak and Flattop Mountain where massive amounts of fir/birch/pine trees... Read more
Step 10- Learn from Your Own Experience or "4 Steps to Lasting Behavioral Change"
Thursday, August 25, 2011      5 comments

This is the final in my summarizing the 10 Step Series. Reading this article made me think of my WW meeting today where they were asking us if we were "stuck". One of the things they suggested is to figure out why we were stuck...why we weren'... Read more

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