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At home we have an ancient scale. It is the one my parents had when I was a child - so it has been around a long time. It is rather flexible, too! My weight will change depending on how I lean, getting off and then back on is always discouraging... Read more
It's Been Longer than I Thought!
Wow. It has been over 2 years since I posted a blog. A busy two years, where my weight has pretty much stayed the same (it looks like I gained weight, but actually I switched to using the scale at the gym instead of my kinder, home scale). But, ... Read more
Back from an adventure - getting back on track
Jeepers. I guess I took a 3 month break from trying to lose those last stubborn 10 pounds - and gained back 3 that I had lost during the Spring and Summer. In the middle of those three months, I took a trip to Peru to teach children in a shanty ... Read more
Home for awhile...
The summer went much too fast. I feel like I missed a lot of it because I was away from home for almost 5 weeks - three of them on the road doing puppet shows. Every time I could get home for a few days, i would try to catch up with the weeds in... Read more
A new month - with challenges
In four days, I leave for three weeks on the road. I have been following the Game On diet plan for two months now and have lost about a pound a week. It will be a challenge to keep losing while away from home, but I plan to continue with the fiv... Read more
One SLOW pound at a time
Slow and steady - at least it's going the right direction, and I am sticking to a plan I like and can live with. It's a lifestyle, not a diet! Eating 5 small meals a day really works for me - and my husband (who is slim and fit) likes it, too! T... Read more
Game On? One Month Review
After a full month of playing the Game On Diet, I have lost 4 pounds. Doesn't sound like much, but I can now wear clothes I couldn't when I started. The first week of the Game, I didn't tract calories, just followed the 5 "sanctioned" small meal... Read more
I've got my GAME ON
For the last month, I have been following the Game On Diet (book by Krista Vernoff and Az Ferguson)- solitaire. FINALLY the number on the scale has dropped. Game On has been great. I plan to rope some friends in next time around. The basic premi... Read more
The last two months I have been working nearly full time with my puppets - over 5 weeks of that out of state and out of town. Now I am home with just a few gigs coming up, and can get to work in my garden and back on tract. The good news for me ... Read more
Aha - contributing factor for current slump?
I have been so tired lately - and don't feel like cooking - no energy - can't get anything done. I have just realized this may be side effects from the antibiotic I am currently taking. Had a surgical procedure on my big toe two weeks ago. I fin... Read more
Last week I did very well. Then we went out of town to visit our daughter and son-in-law in Minneapolis - with all of those ethnic restaurants we don't have access to in our community. Here it is, Thursday already, and I haven't tracked or plann... Read more
Had a blip in the plan....
Last weekend threw me off - didn't make the time to plan this week out thoroughly, and skipped tracking for a few days. On the plus side, I didn't overindulge - probably in maintaining mode. Anyways, back to planning my meals. Obviously, weekend... Read more
I LIKE my New Approach!
A week or so ago, I planned out meals for the week using what I have on hand, and sparkrecipes. It has been going great! I am more accountable, I don't dwell on what to make for dinner, and my other meals are plugged in there, as well. After a m... Read more
Blogging instead of snacking
"Gee, it's cloudy and dreary again - I better eat some chocolate," "my darling children are grown up and DH is working late - maybe a handful of cashews will keep me company." Just recently I have made an effort to replace that behavior with gra... Read more
trying a new approach
Well, I did not reach my goal set for January 23. I still haven't done an official post-holiday weigh-in, but I can tell. My plan to follow weight watchers on my own worked for awhile, but I'm having a hard time getting back to actually counting... Read more