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lack of sleep can make you snack

Wednesday, March 06, 2013      2 comments

just read this blog based on a Swedish study. Not getting enough sleep causes us to eat up to 500 more calories in a day- Another lifestyle area that effects our physical wellbeing. I thought this was especially interesting because s... Read more

MAINTAINING THE GOOD AND THE BAD

Monday, February 25, 2013      3 comments

I have been able to maintain my weight up and down between 5 pounds. That is the good. It is always good not to gain fat weight. My problem is that I am not where I want to be to just maintain. That is the bad. I guess I should just ... Read more

With FitBit- I HAVE BEEN CHEATING MYSELF

Wednesday, February 20, 2013      8 comments

I love my FitBit ONE! REALLY! it tracks all my steps- when I wear it which is over 99% of the time. Here is how I have been cheating myself. 1-3 with the most import last. 3.Sleep: It tracks my sleep- when I hit the timer- if not I usuall... Read more

One thing at a time

Saturday, February 16, 2013      5 comments

it would be wonderful to say that everyday I make progress. But I don't. Some days not sliding backward is all I can manage. For example during holidays and vacations NOT gaining is a success. doing one thing better than the previo... Read more

volunteered as an Usher tonight

Saturday, February 02, 2013      10 comments

I volunteered as an usher tonight. The first time in over 20 years. It was good to go back after all these years and user. Not to many that ushered way back then were there but there were a few. I was up in the first balcony. Gos... Read more

Why I focus on the NSVs

Friday, February 01, 2013      6 comments

So many times when we are trying to loose weight we focus just on the number on the scale. In reality that is only ONE of the millions of other victories there are to win. Acknowledging those other victories is makes the journey mean so... Read more

another NSV-

Thursday, January 31, 2013      6 comments

I had to crawl into my car today by going through the hatch because my doors were frozen shut. The NSV here was that it as easier to do this year than it was last year! Easier- Ha compared to the last several years it a breeze. Although I woul... Read more

my spark

Saturday, January 26, 2013      9 comments

I babysat my spark tonight... Elizabeth, my granddaughter. She is 15 months now- and is so smart. She put pieces in a box and took them out of a box. When a piece fell she stopped what she was doing and watched where it landed, finished p... Read more

Spark People help is the best!

Friday, January 25, 2013      3 comments

I was really going to writ about something else today. I had several questions that have been nagging me because I had not been able to find answers. So I finely wrote the help site. I got answers which is a definite plus. But what impre... Read more

I say... Forget BMI

Thursday, January 24, 2013      5 comments

I was reading Holly's last to blogs. She said she had to loose another 20 to be out of the obese category. she has already lost 140 pounds and probably doesn't have much more than 20 left to loose. The rest of her weight is bone and muscle. ... Read more

it's NOT crazy to exercise when it is cold

Friday, January 18, 2013      7 comments

I used to drive around and see people exercising when it was cold out. I always thought they were crazy. Seriously- why would you walk or run outside and have to wear a coat or sweatshirt, earmuffs and gloves when you could do it inside and not... Read more

Big NSV! Off of a medication!

Monday, January 14, 2013      1 comments

It is a long story... short version: I am off of Lisinopril- my HBP medication!!! yea rah! emoticon Now just ta... Read more

The New Me Won!

Saturday, January 12, 2013      8 comments

I forgot I something very important that happened yesterday at my Christmas party. 2 things 1. I had taken a roll that I thought looked the healthiest. However- it really did not taste good at all. SO.... I didn't eat it. I put on my finish... Read more

Last Christmas Party of the year

Friday, January 11, 2013      1 comments

I had my last Christmas party of the year tonight. I work in the food service part at Notre Dame University and the holidays are super busy for us providing food for the students and all the department events that go on- for us to take time o... Read more

Less Laundry- a forgotten NSB (Non-Scale-Bonus)

Thursday, January 10, 2013      5 comments

One of the benefits about losing weight or inches is that there is less laundry to be done. This happens various ways. Items get to big so you can donate them. they are replaced by similar items but... there is less material in the new ... Read more


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