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Maybe I should rename my snacks as meals?
Wednesday, November 14, 2012      14 comments

Just a case in point: Checking on one random day, I see that I consumed 1782 calories, near the very top of my maintenance range It was also a BIG day for exercise - running, walking, canoeing and even 2 short SP strength training videos. Acc... Read more
Did you win?
Tuesday, November 13, 2012      8 comments

That was my Dad’s question 25 years ago when I returned from a “Turkey Trot” charity run. It was Northern Virginia. There were about 1000 participants and I was 40 years old. It was also my very first 5K. Dad was blinded by love, but he ... Read more
Sizing creep in pictures – how I stayed in denial
Monday, November 12, 2012      26 comments

Many Sparkers have commented on the sizing creep of the fashion industry. Since I have “vintage” clothing all the way back to 1959, I just did some in-house research. Here I am with my 2nd child. I’m very happy to be wearing my SIZE 10 sh... Read more
“Thank you for your service” is not enough.
Sunday, November 11, 2012      12 comments

Today is Veterans Day which originally was called “Armistice Day,” the day that ended WWI which at that time was “The Great War” or “The War to End All Wars.” Sadly, that didn’t happen. On Sundays my blog entries tend to be more introspe... Read more
Water, water everywhere? How about salt, salt, everywhere!
Saturday, November 10, 2012      11 comments

We used to have to memorize poetry in school back in the stone age. Do they even do that anymore? “Water, water everywhere and nary a drop to drink.” As I remember, that was the lament of the Ancient Mariner as he was surrounded by undrinkabl... Read more
The middle of the road is a lonely place and dangerous too
Friday, November 09, 2012      16 comments

This is absolutely not political, but with a hard fought election just 3 days behind us, I’m struck by the similarities between our weight loss journey and our political landscape. I don’t have to describe the political situation. We’ve ju... Read more
I weigh myself every day and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with me
Thursday, November 08, 2012      20 comments

Although I’m in maintenance for almost 3 years, I’m very glad that I don’t have an “official weight day” every week or month because a few days ago after 2 months of exceptionally stable (within tenths) weight, I gained 2 pounds overnight. Beca... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts How to celebrate an anniversary? - 3 yrs of maintenance
Wednesday, November 07, 2012      61 comments

How appropriate that Thanksgiving Day will be the date that I’m scheduled to join that special 5% who keep the weight off for 3 years. How ironic that it’s also a day we traditionally celebrate with food, lots of food. What can I do to m... Read more
The View from a Plateau
Tuesday, November 06, 2012      11 comments

Ah, the dreaded plateaus of weight loss. As I read the new blog posts each morning, it’s a rare day that they are not a focus of concern to someone. A search of the message boards reveals the same thing. Anyone who has ever been on a weight l... Read more
DH gave away a package of cupcakes! Dare I hope?
Monday, November 05, 2012      17 comments

Could this be a new direction for the junk food king? My husband, aka the junk food king of the world, has carried on a 45 year affair with Little Debbie, the snack cake lady. On my sparkpage I have a candid photo of our kitchen table at... Read more
Did you have work done?
Sunday, November 04, 2012      16 comments

It took me a minute to understand what that old acquaintance was actually asking. I hadn’t seen her since my retirement and when we reconnected, I was two years into maintenance. I lost my weight very slowly so I really didn’t get much r... Read more
My daughter is a Sparker too! What can we teach the next generation?
Saturday, November 03, 2012      11 comments

How about preventing weight gain in the first place? Now I don’t expect SP to be inundated with new members in their appropriate BMI range, but I’m glad to see a team of those with “Less Than 10 Pounds to Lose.” My daughter is in that gr... Read more
Honest mistakes: Underestimating and Overestimating – the results?
Friday, November 02, 2012      19 comments

I clicked the wrong category when registering for the SP 5K challenge. OK, no problem . This time I’ll be a walker keeping one foot on the ground at all times. Imagine my surprise to see that we’ve got world walking records here on SP. Som... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Is Normal BMI the new skinny?
Thursday, November 01, 2012      130 comments

There was an article awhile ago asking if fat is the new normal. Recently I’ve been reading posts about people being called skinny and obsessive when they are actually in the normal BMI range. The number of people reporting this phenomenon... Read more
Mom said “Hold your stomach in or you’re going to have to wear a girdle”
Wednesday, October 31, 2012      10 comments

I was probably about 9 years old and I remember that vise-like contraption that my mother and most of her friends used to wear. For you youngsters, it’s what you would call a body shaper today. Except we didn’t have the terrific fabrics you se... Read more

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