ABBY_G's Blogs

Picking myself back up after sister's illness and death (gained 15 pounds)
Saturday, March 24, 2018      7 comments

Hello. My sister Julie, who was just 44 years old and severely intellectually disabled (functioned at about 1-2 year old level and could only say a few words), died in November after getting pushed out of the hospital too early after a sur... Read more
Snack before bed is helping to stop night time bingeing
Sunday, July 30, 2017      9 comments

Hello. Problem: Go to bed at 10:00 PM. Wake up at 11:30 or so completely ravenous (possibly leading to a binge unless I exert supreme self-control, which is hard when I'm so tired and so ravenous). Possible solution: For the ... Read more
Anyone out there who has lost more than 100 pounds, including the 'final 10'?
Sunday, August 28, 2016      1 comments

Hi. If you've lost more than 100 pounds and managed to get off the 'final 10' and maintain that for a while, I'd love to hear from you about how you did it. History: I'm 5'7". I went from 288 lbs --> about 156 lbs, then have maintained that... Read more
Anyone know how to start a Sparkpeople streak?
Sunday, March 13, 2016      3 comments

Hi. When I go to the Start streak page, there's no button or anything to start a streak. How do I do it? More info: (logged in): Start --> M... Read more
sometimes stress is just fear
Sunday, March 13, 2016      6 comments

Hello. I keep stressing myself out with fearful thoughts such as:: - someone I love doesn't love me back, therefore I'm not love-able - something bad will happen in the future (lose job, get sick, etc.) - I'm not good ... Read more
Low carb - has changed my life
Tuesday, December 22, 2015      11 comments

Low carb (100g or less per day) works incredibly well for me. It has changed my life. When I eat too many carbs, I experience: - crazy blood sugar swings (up and down) - anxiety that doesn't respond well to stress reductio... Read more
Invitation: Create a New Year's goal now (and meet your goal by 1/1/16)
Tuesday, October 27, 2015      5 comments

Hello, Rather than waiting until 1/1/16 to make your New Year's resolution, consider making a goal that you want to meet by 1/1/2016 and doing it now. My goal is to lose 5 pounds by 1/1/16. I'm about 158 pounds now. I want to wake up o... Read more
All set on this Question (don't need further answers): How do I see my sparkpeople emails (where's
Tuesday, March 17, 2015      4 comments

Hi, I can't find my sp email inbox. I just don't see any links for it anywhere (maybe it's ad-blocked). I searched sp help, but can't find the answer. Anyone know where it is? Abby_G ... Read more
Day 40 of not eating after 9PM (Goal = 100 days in a row)
Tuesday, December 09, 2014      6 comments

Hello. I'm thrilled to report that I now have 40 days in a row of not eating anything after 9PM! What's working: At night I lock up all the food that I have problems with. I put the keys in a timer container and set it to stay locked ... Read more
[insert metallic sound of sword being pulled from sheath]
Friday, September 19, 2014      3 comments

I am beast tamer! The light of awareness shines on all my frustration and other emotions and illuminates my way! grrr... (That's the sound of determination.) Translation: I got frustrated with something and wanted to eat to 'fix' it. I... Read more
adjusting the not eating 7PM-7AM plan to 9PM-7AM
Wednesday, September 10, 2014      4 comments

My plan usually is to not eat 7PM-7AM. I've been struggling around 11PM, though, so am going to tweak the plan a bit to see if it helps: - Not eating 9PM-7AM instead of 7PM-7AM. - Having a smaller dinner (subtract 200 calories). - Havin... Read more
3 nights in a row of not eating between 7PM-7AM
Tuesday, September 09, 2014      1 comments

I've had to take these steps to stop myself from eating between 7PM and 7AM: 1. not keeping anything tempting in the house 2. taking problem foods to the car and leaving them in a cooler in the trunk overnight 3. parking the c... Read more
Getting back on track after gaining back 12 pounds
Wednesday, August 20, 2014      5 comments

I've maintained 120 pounds of the 130+ pounds that I initially lost, which is great, but within the past 5 months I just put on 12 pounds. Argh! Analysis: 1. Foot injury - I injured my foot (and it's still not back to normal even afte... Read more
Any advice about the last 5-10 pounds (to get rid of belly bulge)?
Saturday, March 01, 2014      4 comments

Hello. I've lost 130+ pounds and have maintained that amount since 2009. At one point in 2012, I reached 148 pounds, but then gradually gained weight back up to 155. At 155 I have a belly bulge that prevents me from looking good in certain... Read more
Met my goal today! (288 --> 148 lbs)
Tuesday, June 12, 2012      8 comments

Thank you for all the support and help Sparkpeople community! It took me more than 5 years, but I finally reached my goal today. My best to all of you on whatever path you are on. Next goal up (besides maintenance, of course): I just signe... Read more

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