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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Trigger foods and cravings
Wednesday, October 25, 2017      13 comments

Visualization assignment from Spark Coach: "Today, imagine that your biggest trigger food is sitting on the kitchen counter. Watch yourself pick it up and toss it in the trash without even considering eating it. How does it feel to be in total... Read more
Healthiest Fast Food Options
Friday, October 20, 2017      8 comments
p?id=1193 Most of us have had that moment when we check the nutrition for a restaurant online and realize the food we thought was a healthy choice was loaded with un... Read more
You don't need the scale to tell you what kind of shape you are in.
Thursday, October 19, 2017      8 comments

You don't need the scale to tell you what kind of shape you are in. You can decide. I heard this today on Spark Coach. Here is my recap of what Chris D. SPARKGUY said: Sometimes you are going to do everything right, and the scale isn't ... Read more
Head games
Sunday, July 30, 2017      11 comments

Well, am I surprised. I was sure there would be a well-deserved blip on the scale today because of how I ate yesterday. I didn't go crazy but I had some Muddy Buddies and Turtle Chex Mix. The amazing thing now is that when I snack, I never eat v... Read more
Halfway to 3 years cancer free.
Monday, June 26, 2017      9 comments

Another good visit with the oncologist. Only 16 more months to be cancer free for 3 years. Then no more oncologist appointments. I've been all over the board weight-wise since having cancer. I lost a lot of weight very quickly at first whe... Read more
Welcome, June
Thursday, June 01, 2017      13 comments

May, with the ups and downs, is written and done. Today starts a new month,a fresh slate. It's not an all or nothing journey so we may not reach perfection, but we can make June awesome! Stick with those goals. Let them shape our behavior. ... Read more
What does 300 - 400 calories look like?
Friday, May 26, 2017      7 comments
p?id=1260 What Does 300 Calories Look Like? written by Nicole Nichols You have to take a look at this article. It's a quick read, mostly pictures. It's stuff most... Read more
Measuring Progress
Thursday, May 25, 2017      10 comments

Excellent article by Spark staff writer, Liz Noelcke: MEASURE PROGRESS WITHOUT THE SCALE.
sp?id=487 Her opening sentence gives me something to consider: "Fr... Read more
Pondering weight loss mystery
Saturday, May 06, 2017      16 comments

It's a mystery. I was feeling disappointed in myself last night for being over on calories, eating higher carb foods prepared by others. Feeling heavy, moving slow. When I weighed this morning I was down 0.4 pounds from yesterday. H... Read more
Thursday, April 27, 2017      8 comments

I have had a lifelong love affair with books. Libraries make me happy. I love to hold a book in my hands. I love the smell and feel. I wish I could absorb it's contents by osmosis. In my recent foray at the bookstore, one of the books I purch... Read more
Birthday celebration and surprises
Tuesday, April 11, 2017      15 comments

Today is my birthday. It's going to be a wonderful, top of the world kind of day! My family asked me what time I wanted to get up today. I said, "2 o'clock." Haha. The sun is shining. Lovely, following the thunderstorm last night. Sun... Read more
Food Fixation
Sunday, March 26, 2017      7 comments

I know a 55 year old man who does not eat sweets. He says he did not grow up eating them, so why should he start now? We smugly smile at his claim because he doesn't know what he is missing...but maybe he is on to something. He has a different w... Read more
Going Away Party
Saturday, March 18, 2017      5 comments
al.asp?blog_id=6329260 SKYDRAKE Julia wrote a beautiful blog titled Final Goodbyes? Her words resonated deeply with me. She wrote of the difference in her grieving ... Read more
America's fittest couple
Wednesday, March 01, 2017      9 comments
magazine-cover America's fittest couple live in our village? My initial reaction was shock and excitement because we are a small farmin... Read more
A Gift for Miss Lilly
Thursday, February 16, 2017      11 comments

Early one morning Miss Lilly was sitting on her porch as was her habit, when a dapper little man appeared. He offered her a choice of three boxes. The first box contained $10,000 that she could enjoy immediately. If she chose Box 2, she must wai... Read more

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