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One day

Tuesday, January 14, 2014      3 comments

Ok, keeping with my commitment to write at least a short blog entry every day, yesterday was a good day. I stayed within my calorie range, worked out in the morning and took a 30+ minute walk in the afternoon. I feel good. Since the begin... Read more

Difficulty Staying with the Healthy Lifestyle.

Monday, January 13, 2014      2 comments

Since September, I have not lost any weight and may have actually gained a few pounds. It is not that I do not know what to do. I lost 50 lbs once, and it was not difficult. I can certainly do it again. It just takes paying attention to what... Read more

Back in the Game

Thursday, September 26, 2013      2 comments

Well, here I am again. I reached my goal 2 years ago, but since that time 20 lbs have come back. The first 5 lbs came quickly, then after stalling for a few months, the pounds came on with a fury. No, it did not just happen. I have a lot of ... Read more

The Entrepreneur vs the New Me

Wednesday, June 08, 2011      3 comments

Through most of my life, I was relatively slender, then: - Married +10 lbs. (130) - Stopped Smoking + 10 lbs. (140) - Medication with side effect of increasing appetite +10 lbs (150) But the real knocker was when I started my own busi... Read more

The Journey Should Be Fun

Wednesday, April 27, 2011      4 comments

I don't know if it just my choices, but blogs and articles that I have read recently all seem to center on willpower and sacrifice to achieve weight and health goals. This really turns me off. To me the journey should be fun and enjoyable.... Read more

Changing Goals

Sunday, April 17, 2011      1 comments

Since starting Spark at the end of August 2011, I have had the weight loss goal of 45 lbs by May22,2011. There was nothing particularly special about the date. The Spark computer set it when I registered by goals. Through September and in... Read more

2 dumbbells opened my eyes

Tuesday, March 08, 2011      4 comments

I walked a third of a mile from my office to the sporting goods store to purchase 2 5-lb dumbells. My 3-lb-ers were beginning to feel too woosie. I walked back carrying the extra 10 lbs. Whew, was I tired and out of breath by the time I got ba... Read more

Ode to Size Ten

Wednesday, February 23, 2011      1 comments

Hello, Size Ten!! It is good to see you again. Itís been a decade or more Since size ten I wore. I spent too many years high on chart. Extra Largeóit felt so good to depart. Size Ten, while you feel great, Iím on my way to size eig... Read more

New Year Resolve

Sunday, January 16, 2011      1 comments

From the time I rejoined Sparkpeople in August through today, I have lost over 23 pounds and am about 1/2 way to my goal. In December, with holiday travel to cold country and my mother being hospitalized on Christmas Eve, exercise went out the ... Read more


Friday, December 03, 2010      3 comments

Some days are just problematic when it comes to staying on course. It started fine. Then my husband decided he wanted to take me to look at some furniture for the rec room which is being remodeled and then lunch. This is a treat: (1) my husban... Read more


Sunday, November 28, 2010      1 comments

Yea -- survived the holidays and enjoyed time with family. Thankfully I lost another 2 lbs over the week albeit due in no small part to a bout with the flu. Ok -- now is the time to get back on my regular regiment of food and exercise. Would ... Read more

15 lb award

Thursday, November 18, 2010      6 comments

I started back on Sparkpeople in August 22. It seems like the weight has come off, oh so slow. For the entire month of October it hardly seemed like the the scales moved. I have exercised a minimum of 15 minutes a day, except for 3 days on va... Read more