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My little bunny says I'm almost halfway there
Monday, July 11, 2011      2 comments

I happened to notice the bunny that shows my progress in losing weight. I'm a couple pounds away from halfway there. Woot!... Read more
I had 29 calories to go so I tweaked celery amount to stay under
Sunday, July 10, 2011      0 comments

Yesterday was challenging. Errands to run in locations 30 miles apart. My first mistake was having a 3 cheese-slice breakfast -- should have stuck with neufchatel cheese at 1/3 the calories. Lunch on the run at Panera. Soup and half a sa... Read more
I need to try to not feel out of control tomorrow
Friday, July 08, 2011      0 comments

Today has been whirlwind of very detailed work that has to be accurate. I'm feel the stress. Tomorrow starts with fixing a toilet. I hope I find the right part the first visit to the hardware store. Gotta pick up granddaghter to buy... Read more
I broke 160 this week.
Thursday, July 07, 2011      6 comments

It was very gratifying to see the scale reading this week. I really really hoped it would be lower than 160. Imagine my pleasure at seeing 157.5.... Read more
My early morning routine -- sit, drink coffee, munch
Saturday, July 02, 2011      2 comments

I'm sitting here starting the day and have realized that years ago I became very proficient at managing my day because the first hour or so I enjoyed no distractions and spent taking care of paperwork. Nowadays the "paperwork" can be paying bil... Read more
I'm a SparkPoint addict
Friday, July 01, 2011      2 comments

So just as I reach the last level, I was dismayed to see that the next level was more points than all the prior levels together. Turned out not to be such a bad thing. I began reading articles, doing more videos, and reading other people... Read more
How SparkPeople has helped me keep beating back depression faster
Thursday, June 30, 2011      0 comments

In 2006 there was a family tragedy that had repercussions that are around today. I was set to retire and now I'm in a major caregiver role, working full time, and fighting being sad over the tragedy. I knew I was having difficulty being my... Read more
Time to plan for my difficult day: Thursday
Wednesday, June 29, 2011      0 comments

For a number of reasons Thursday is my hardest day to stay reasonable about food. I'm not working in the office; it's way too hot to risk carrying yogurt and there's no way to heat up my homemade soup. So with this posting, I'll mull over con... Read more
One pound this week!
Tuesday, June 28, 2011      1 comments

I've lost a pound this week. Sixteen ounces. The plateau seems to be crumbling. When I started this journey, I thought that significantly reducting my calories (from about 2500 to 1600) would make the pounds simply roll off. I quickly reache... Read more
My torn tendon seems to be feeling better: 14 months!
Sunday, June 26, 2011      1 comments

I tore a tendon about 14 months ago. Don't know how. Just noticed one day that simply standing hurt like crazy. Went on crutches for awhile -- then a cane. Now I only use a cane in situations where I need to walk faster or stand for a long t... Read more
Real emotional up and down day but steady as she goes calorie-wise
Thursday, June 23, 2011      0 comments

I awoke at 4 am with hunger pangs, not an unusual occurence if I go to sleep gnawing over a problem. I had an early morning meeting, so off I went. It was a simple comment from someone in the meeting that I seemed less focused and I told him t... Read more
It's 10:00 am and I'm so hungry I'm eating my lunch
Wednesday, June 22, 2011      0 comments

I'm hoping that writing this will cause me to pause long enough in my eating to think about if I'm full enough to wait for lunch time for the rest of my lunch. Maybe my blood sugar's a bit off this morning. I don't usually feel this desperate ... Read more
Today is weigh-in day. I hope the mountainous plateau has moved
Tuesday, June 21, 2011      2 comments

I was really happy when I dropped a couple of pounds the very first week. It made me cocky that this was going to be an easy journey. But subsequent weeks showed no more weight loss progress. So as I was standing in a colleague's door ... Read more
It's so much easier to control calories at work
Wednesday, June 15, 2011      1 comments

I bring my lunch and snacks and that's what I eat. I don't see other food; I'm not tempted. If only the same were true at home.... Read more
The party is over.
Sunday, June 12, 2011      2 comments

1 month of keeping under 1600 calories. 2 days of family wedding, high school graduation, long car trip with sisters addicted to Dunkin Donuts, unavailability of fresh veggies, celery sticks. Okay I'm even embarassed to post the 2 days of calo... Read more

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