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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, Iím struck by the similarities between our weight loss journey and our political landscape. I donít have to describe the political situation. Weíve ju... Read more

I weigh myself every day and thereís absolutely nothing wrong with me

Thursday, November 08, 2012      20 comments

Although Iím in maintenance for almost 3 years, Iím very glad that I donít have an ďofficial weight dayĒ 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 Iím scheduled to join that special 5% who keep the weight off for 3 years. How ironic that itís 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, itís 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 hadnít seen her since my retirement and when we reconnected, I was two years into maintenance. I lost my weight very slowly so I really didnít 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 donít expect SP to be inundated with new members in their appropriate BMI range, but Iím glad to see a team of those with ďLess Than 10 Pounds to Lose.Ē My daughter is in that gr... Read more

Honest mistakes: Underestimating and Overestimating Ė 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 Iíll be a walker keeping one foot on the ground at all times. Imagine my surprise to see that weíve 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 Iíve 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 ďHold your stomach in or youíre going to have to wear a girdleĒ

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, itís what you would call a body shaper today. Except we didnít have the terrific fabrics you se... Read more

Back to the Future? Pictures: Then and Now

Tuesday, October 30, 2012      15 comments

I canít call these pictures before and after, because theyíre really before and back to before Ė decades later. I made this colorful jumpsuit for a trip to Hawaii in 1970 (meeting DH for RnR from Vietnam). This photo was taken in 1972 wh... Read more

Can you give a whole team a Goodie?

Monday, October 29, 2012      10 comments

First, I want to thank those who have been reading my blogs. After 3 years of being totally mute on SP, suddenly the words are tumbling out and through my keyboard. In addition I would like to thank whole teams. Two in particular Ė Main... Read more

I wanted to win something and suddenly I did!

Sunday, October 28, 2012      15 comments

This is what I was writing yesterday. I want to win the lottery I want to win a raffle I want to win something major on the SP wheel I want to win an age group award at my next race. The first 3 are just luck, the type that I... Read more

Shopping the perimeter of the supermarket. Finally, Iím doing it automatically!

Saturday, October 27, 2012      9 comments

Yesterday, I actually had to ask an employee where to find the cake mix. Suddenly, the location of candy for Trick or Treaters was a mystery to me. This is what happened. As I walk into my supermarket, the produce is on my right. I alwa... Read more

Mom, youíre not exactly Donna Reed Ė An apology to my children

Friday, October 26, 2012      10 comments

The Donna Reed observation was my teenage son reacting to my news that I had agreed to host a German exchange student. Her host family had backed out at the last minute. From ďNick at Night,Ē he knew Donna Reed Ė the 60s sitcom icon of per... Read more

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