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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

Back to the Future? Pictures: Then and Now

Tuesday, October 30, 2012      15 comments

I can’t call these pictures before and after, because they’re really before and back to before – 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 – Main... Read more

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