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A trip downtown
Saturday, August 31, 2019      2 comments

Hi, Today I needed to meet a vendor at the Pike Place Market. After finding out that I had just missed him and he would not be back until next Saturday, I decided to walk through the Market. ... Read more
Starting Over Again
Saturday, August 31, 2019      3 comments

It was August 8th. I was at a seminar looking at what was not working in my life. I had just walked from work to the restaurant (3.1 miles - 70 minutes) to meet a friend for dinner before the seminar. I kept remembering how I used to walk like ... Read more
Learning Acceptance and Love of Myself
Sunday, May 26, 2013      2 comments

Weigh in today. emoticon I am up 0.1 pound. I had a hard time keeping to my calories this week and I know I di... Read more
Hanging on for 2 more years!
Saturday, May 25, 2013      2 comments

This is all about weighing my wants and needs. I want to quit my second job. I want to take the Certificate in Business Analysis program being offered at the University of Washington. I want to live my life in the present and not wallow in the... Read more
Two Hard Weeks Weight Loss
Sunday, May 19, 2013      1 comments

I have had a couple of hard weeks. I have been making decisions that do not support my goals or becoming the person I want to be. I have not taken the time to journal as much as I would like. I have not focused on my emotional work, instead I... Read more
Weigh In Day Week 2 of being focused
Sunday, May 05, 2013      2 comments

OK, so the scale says I lost 2 more pounds. This is great, but the real success is that I have stayed in my calorie limits without depriving myself or feeling like I was missing anything. Other successes from last week: I walked on lu... Read more
Today is Weigh In Day Week 1 of Being Focused
Sunday, April 28, 2013      2 comments

I got up and weighed myself 192.4. That is 3.2 pounds lost this week. It is nice to get the positive affirmation that watching what I eat makes a difference but really my weight is just a number I already know that watching what I eat makes me... Read more
Powerful Week of Staying Conscious
Friday, April 26, 2013      0 comments

In October 2008 I was 213 pounds and decided to lose it by going on one of the "In The Box" diets. I lost 85 pounds over the next 18 months but, knew I did not want to live my life "In The Box". Since I quit the program I have ignored my eatin... Read more
Sitting with Fear
Saturday, March 23, 2013      2 comments

My therapist is a great believer in accepting pain, suffering, and other emotions, including fear. I feel afraid all the time, so my therapist tasked me with sitting with my fear for 30 minutes a day. Doing nothing but sitting and thinking abo... Read more
Feelings - What to do with them?
Thursday, March 10, 2011      1 comments

I am worried and scared. I feel powerless and impotent. I feel a pressure in my head nad my chest that aches. I am disappointed and discouraged. I am lost and yet resigned. All of these feelings are overwhelming me and I really just want to eat ... Read more
Parenting, Eating, and Feelings
Friday, January 28, 2011      3 comments

Let me start this by saying "I HATE BEING A PARENT". I love my kids and want the very best for them, but I hate the responsibility, the need to be consistent, the need to not avoid the hard conversations, the feelings of failure. I really Hate... Read more
Life and Eating are giving me indigestion
Saturday, January 08, 2011      2 comments

I am working this weekend which should be fine, but now I am working from home and everyone else in the house is lying around being sick or has left to go play with friends and I am tired. Not a good scenario for maintaining good eating. So, ... Read more
How far I have come
Saturday, January 01, 2011      4 comments

I was trying to rack up points and went to the message boards to answer how far I have come and I decided I needed to post this as a blog that I would be able to refer back to. Below is the story of my journey told with numbers and pictures. ... Read more
Danger Zone
Sunday, October 31, 2010      3 comments

Here I am trying to be very focused and disciplined. Wanting to create a life style I can maintain and live. I am trying to recognize my triggers. Right now I am recognizing that I am in a trigger situation that is a real danger zone for me. ... Read more
At Crisis Weight
Saturday, October 30, 2010      1 comments

On Monday I stepped on the scale and it was as high as it has been since I lost my weight. When I was at my lowest I was close to 130. I am now just under 160 and refuse to go over. So, I have had a very good focused week where my calories we... Read more

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