No more added sweeteners...
Monday, April 07, 2014      8 comments

Wow, this is a tough one for me. I love sweet, sweet, sweet foods, candies, junk food, you name it! So when I'm trying to lose weight, I have always felt that an artificial sweetener is the answer for me. Apparently not so, says Bob Harpe... Read more
No computer games for me!!
Tuesday, April 01, 2014      2 comments

So a couple of weeks ago, I decided to delete all my computer games which had been sucking up hours of my time each day. I found that way too much was being left undone--housework, laundry, Bible study, time with my family, time with friends, e... Read more
Mondays are so hard...
Monday, March 31, 2014      1 comments

So, why are Monday so hard for me? I woke up SO TIRED from a busy weekend but a great weekend. So much family time, shopping for a prom dress with my daughter, helping our 2 youngest girls with their history projects, and then the rest of norm... Read more
New foods!
Saturday, March 29, 2014      4 comments

So I've tried some new foods in the last few days--hemp hearts and chia seeds. Both are incredibly good for me, and very tasty! I've been working on cutting out processed foods, as well as really reducing my sugar and salt intake. Not an easy... Read more
Being an addict
Thursday, March 27, 2014      3 comments

I'm quite sure I'm an addict. Not to drugs or alcohol, but something just as deadly. Food. I grew up in an alcoholic home, so I determined at a young age that I would never become one of those statistics. So instead, I turned to food. In th... Read more
Wednesday, March 26, 2014      4 comments

My 2 teenage daughters just returned from a 10-day missions trip to the Dominican Republic with our church youth group. They were ministering to Haitian refugees who now live in the DR, people who are rejected and despised, mostly because they ... Read more
Reading vs. eating
Tuesday, March 25, 2014      1 comments

It's a known fact that when we try to take away something from ourselves we need to replace it with something else. In my weight loss journey, I need to fill the void that snacking and overeating used to fill with something far more useful and ... Read more
Online therapy!!
Monday, March 24, 2014      1 comments

Only my second day blogging, and I'm discovering it's really good therapy! It's good to dig deep and find out what's making me tick, one choice at a time. I just finished 45 minutes on the treadmill, and I've also had 2 days of no computer gam... Read more
My brand new beginning!!
Sunday, March 23, 2014      4 comments

So, spring of 2014. I'm not where I was hoping to be in many ways. A new season means a new, fresh start. I am forgiving myself for the mistakes and poor choices I've made, and especially regarding my addiction to food. I followed a very str... Read more