After about ten months, I am feeling tired of struggling to get to an ideal weight. I knew that losing weight wasn't a walk in the park, but the constant vigilance over what to eat and how much to eat is a source of great anxiety that tends to send me into emotional eating of... Continue Reading →
Sleeplessness Leads to Eating After Midnight: Not Good!
I have started having a problem sleeping again. As I watch the clock moved across early moring hours, I am weary, but fully awake. I start to feel the desire to eat something, but never for anything healthy. Late night is no time, in my mind, for salad or salad makings. It's the hour for... Continue Reading →
Defeating My Diet: Weekend Writing Prompt #195
I'm trying to get fit, healthy, and trim, But I'm the victim of a gargantuan appetite. It makes me seem to want to eat all day, And won't leave me alone through the night. When I'm on the brink of reaching success, I feel my cravings taking full control. I find myself overeating again, And... Continue Reading →
The Charm of Sweet Foods: Weekend Writing Prompt
I see you on the grocery shelf, and you start to beguile me. My willpower deteriorates; I'm on the precipice of weight gain. I so want to taste your sweetness that makes my mouth a happy place, But if I succumb to my cravings, it will be my emotions that reign. Written for the Weekend... Continue Reading →
Looks Like I Need Help to Stay Fit, After All
In an earlier blog post, I asked the question, "Can I Stay Fit on My Own? I wondered if I needed to become a life member of the weight-loss program that I have been own. I reached my goal weight, and because the date to renew was imminent, I decided to cancel the subscription. I... Continue Reading →
Walking Outside is Great for Weight Loss Goals and Finding Peace!
Part of the Silver Comet Trail The epitome of exercise for me is walking on a trail through the woods. Douglas and I have been walking on different segments of the Silver Comet Trail near our home. The trail listed in the photo above was an off-shoot that we decided to try, as we both... Continue Reading →
Are Cravings A Need or a Want?
I went overboard this weekend on an order from Pizza Hut. I had crazed pizza and chicken wings for weeks. To Douglas, these food desires are wants, but I remember once when I craved and ate the ice in the freezer all day long that a doctor told me that cravings are the body's way... Continue Reading →
I Reached My Goal, Finally!
I reached my weight loss goal of 125 pounds! I am officially 124.6 pounds, and would you believe that at 4 feet, 11 inches, I am still considered overweight? That seems crazy to me, but according to the BMI, I need to keep losing until I reach 120-122 pounds to be seen as a "normal"... Continue Reading →
Too much, You Think? Three Things Challenge #31
Spying all the amazing food cooking on the range, Jonathan realized that his diet was about to take a major hit. He said to his wife, "Sugar, you have enough food to feed an army, and there's just us two!" Written for the Three Things Challenge from Pensitivity 101. Today's prompts are sugar, range, army.... Continue Reading →
Let’s See Who Wins: Using Deception to Keep Us Healthy
Even though Douglas has been teaching a class on healthy living at our church and has been eating much healthier, he's having a hard time losing more than five to ten pounds. As I prepare for my new reality, having my own personal defibrillator in my chest, I, too, need to lose some pounds, something... Continue Reading →