LILABE11's Blogs

Words I can't shake
Monday, January 12, 2015      5 comments

**I thought I should preface this blog with a note that it is about a negative experience I am thinking through that involves talking about other people in a way that is NOT body positive or affirming--and therefore out of character with how I n... Read more
Tiny Spark.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013      5 comments

I stopped using SparkPeople more than a year ago because I had to stop tracking. In maintenance mode, I found that tracking made me too obsessive and controlling about my food. I had achieved a more intuitive sense of what I needed to feel full ... Read more
Should food taste good?
Thursday, August 16, 2012      5 comments

I guess so. There's even a chip company that says so. However, I've recently been thinking that I've sometimes confused learning to enjoy the taste of healthier foods with the mandate that food should always, without exception, taste good.... Read more
Tuesday, May 15, 2012      3 comments

Maintenance has been an INCREDIBLY rocky road for me. Losing thirty pounds over almost two years was "easy." Maintaining that loss, and maintaining the joy and determination that went with that process has been much, much harder. I don't wa... Read more
Lost my Spark.
Monday, February 20, 2012      4 comments

I haven't been here since last year, and I haven't been good in my absence. I know where I lost the was a combination of: 1) meeting my weight loss goal and struggling to refocus on new goals, and 2) being upset by comments ... Read more
Instead of a Milkshake
Wednesday, November 30, 2011      1 comments

Oh, SparkFriends, how I have neglected you since I started my re-launch. Thank you so much to those of you who commented on my post and especially those who came back to prod me about updating my status. I feel so supported to know that you all ... Read more
Wednesday, November 16, 2011      5 comments

I just hit "start" (metaphorically) on a new commitment to SparkPeople. I have set a new weight loss goal to lose the pounds that have been creeping back over the past months. It doesn't take a long blog entry to talk about what derailed m... Read more
Thursday, September 29, 2011      5 comments

It's been so long since I blogged, it took me a minute to find the "Add A Blog Entry" button. I haven't been feeling motivated to blog, especially as my eating has gotten sort of out of control and my weight has creeped up. The problem is, ... Read more
Funny Thing About That Scale...
Saturday, July 09, 2011      4 comments

When I first started SparkPeople in May 2010, I exercised for six solid weeks, allowing myself only one day off per week to recover. I didn't overdo it...some days I did the elliptical, the bike and the treadmill at a fast run. Other days, I jus... Read more
Before and After Pics!
Thursday, June 02, 2011      8 comments

I have been a good Sparker lately (tracking! moving!) But a bad SparkFriend...I haven't had a lot of time to comment of check in. Mostly because I am spending all my time dealing with various puppy logistics and with introducing my new dog to th... Read more
Back on "Track"
Saturday, May 21, 2011      6 comments

This month is my Spark-a-versary! One year of living healthy. Of course, I've struggled for several months now to stay on track. I'm kind of in a middle ground right now where I'm still making some healthier choices, but I'm making more all... Read more
A short season of cupcake abuse
Thursday, May 12, 2011      7 comments

I write this blog sitting on the floor of my spare bathroom. Next to me is "Millie." Millie is a stray dog I found two days ago on the porch of my vacation cabin in the No... Read more
Fell Off the long ago that wagon is now just a speck on the horizon!
Sunday, March 06, 2011      8 comments

Oh, Sparkfriends. If there is a wagon, I'm off it. I've been maintaining my weight in the high end of my calorie range. I think because I'm a bit more active in my general day-to-day than my B.M.R. accounts for. I don't track dog walks, wal... Read more
Protein Bar Recipes!
Monday, February 21, 2011      3 comments

I've had a lot of whiny or, at least, internally focused blogs posted here lately. Your comments have all been so universally kind, rational and helpful, I haven't even formulated all my responses and thank-yous yet. Still, I wanted to blog... Read more

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