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Plans for the BLC Break

Monday, April 01, 2013      5 comments

It's been a long time since I posted a blog -- and I've been writing a bunch in my head without getting them down. Thanks to a BLC challenge -- here I am -- blogging at last! It's been a wonderful experience being part of BLC21. I h... Read more

Simple Diet Journal #37 -- No Damsel in Distress Quote -- BeFit 90 Days 4 to 9 and Walk/Jog 5k Wk 2

Friday, January 25, 2013      3 comments

We all know how fast time can go by at times. I can't believe I'm already up to Day 9 of BeFit in 90. It seems to be flying by. Learning -- once again -- that today's decisions impact tomorrow's realities. The combo of BeFit in 90 with m... Read more

Simple Diet Journal #36 -- BeFit 90 Days 2 & 3 and Walk/Jog 5k

Saturday, January 19, 2013      6 comments

Today is Day 3 of Be Fit in 90 -- a rest day. I'm ready to go further, but have decided to follow the plan as written, just to see. So watched the 20 second training tip about the importance of warming up -- and 'tis done. I really have b... Read more

Simple Diet Journal #36 -- BeFit 90 Day One and Walk/Jog 5k

Thursday, January 17, 2013      4 comments

How I love Spark!!! I'm always learning about new things that are positive and helpful and health-building! Really loving my workout plans for BLC21. Completed 3 days of Walk/Jog 5k (and a variant with Run Your Butt Off). I'm really liki... Read more

Simple Diet Journal #35 -- Walk/Jog 5K and BLC21 starts Tomorrow!!!!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013      4 comments

Inspired by MRSVK11, I looked into 2 different walk/jog to Run 5K programs. There's the one on Spark -- and then there's the Run Your Butt Off program. I started yesterday and feeling pretty good about it. I like the slow pace build up, bec... Read more

Simple Diet Journal #34 -- Mixed Messages

Thursday, January 10, 2013      4 comments

Been here before -- the scale reports no loss but the mirror (and my jeans) show otherwise. No bother -- I have learned -- I have grown -- and I am continuing to stay with the plan, stay on the plan, and enjoy lots and lots of green vegetables (... Read more

Simple Diet Journal #33 -- Cake update

Monday, January 07, 2013      1 comments

A few days ago I wrote about my weekend challenge -- having to bake a very big chocolate cake and attend a very big celebration. Thanks so much to you wonderful folks on Spark -- your encouragement meant a lot -- and really helped! So . . ... Read more

Simple Diet Journal #32 -- Make and Bake but don't Take the Chocolate Cake

Friday, January 04, 2013      4 comments

Writing this to get myself fully ready and revved for the weekend challenge ahead of me. On Sunday, my family has a big gathering for a birthday. I'm going to make a very special, very big, and very chocolate cake -- which will be fun an... Read more

Simple Diet Journal #31 -- Glad I Gave Away My Pants

Wednesday, January 02, 2013      4 comments

A few months ago, I was trying to figure out if I should hold on to pants that had become too big. A number of Spark friends suggested to give them away -- and, that is what I decided. I am so very glad I did. I gave away the two larger s... Read more

Simple Diet Journal #30 -- Determined!!!!

Tuesday, January 01, 2013      2 comments

Today has been a day full of what Dr. Anderson (and probably many others) calls "self-talk" -- to stay focused, positive and with a can-do attitude. He writes: "Be your own coach and give yourself a self-talk pep talk. Your positive... Read more

Simple Diet Journal #29 -- Thankful!

Monday, December 31, 2012      3 comments

I am soooo thankful. When I started this year I had never visited, and I had never heard of The Simple Diet -- two incredible things that have change my life! I am forever grateful for all the people on Spark whose ... Read more

Simple Diet Journal #28 -- Realizing that I'm good at losing & gaining -- maintaining, not so much

Saturday, December 29, 2012      2 comments

The title of my blog is what's on my mind today. Just as I'm re-reading Dr. Anderson's book on The Simple Diet, I'm listening again to Bob Harper's Are You Ready? He says many encouraging things in Chapter 1 -- and I'm not sure exactly what it... Read more

Simple Diet Journal #28 - Secrets to Continued Success - Helpful Reminders for me fromTSD book

Friday, December 28, 2012      2 comments

I decided to re-read The Simple Diet Book -- and I'm finding helpful reminders of the plan basics as well as points that somehow I overlooked during my first read. Ah, the benefits of seeing things new and a second time! Regrouping by retu... Read more

The Simple Diet Journal #27 -- Even One Day

Friday, December 21, 2012      0 comments

It's Day 3 already of getting back into the Simple Diet -- Phase 1 style. I've decided to go for 90 days, a la the title of the book, and just to let it really soak in fully. Starting in the midst of holidays may not be the optimal time -- but... Read more

The Simple Diet Journal # 26 -- How did June Become December?

Wednesday, December 19, 2012      3 comments

It's been 6 months since I last wrote a blog -- just doesn't seem possible! To anyone who reads this -- blessings, hugs, and warm holiday wishes!!!! Since I last posted . . . Have been maintaining my weight loss from the beginnin... Read more

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