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Its been four months

Thursday, October 16, 2014      4 comments

On June 4th - I started a weight loss program through our local HOPE center - it was a program that was focused on behavior, and nutrition under the supervision of a Doctor. I have hit 30 pounds lost. Yippeee! I have lost all my salt cr... Read more

Yes - It can be done - You can stick to your good habits while on Vacation/Meeting

Friday, August 15, 2014      1 comments

Every year I attend two very large conferences. At these conferences, I am in meetings, attending lectures, and visiting with friends. In previous years, this always meant a gain of 4 or 5 pounds over the week. The problem - food is everywher... Read more

This week is a check in week

Monday, July 21, 2014      0 comments

OK - I haven't felt like I have been getting anywhere, and this weekend we had family - which meant more food was out and more variety of foods to meet everyone's tastes. So, there was a challenge - to stay on track and get through the weekend.... Read more

How to stay on track - even when faced with temptation.

Sunday, July 13, 2014      1 comments

Yesterday, we had to travel to Stillwater, OK and were traveling around dinner time. My family loves to eat Italian - so it meant we were probably going to go out for dinner. On a low carb diet - Italian can be a huge pitfall. So - how to go ... Read more

Whoo Hoo - back from vacation and still lost 3 pounds!

Wednesday, July 09, 2014      1 comments

Can't believe it - we went on a 2 week vacation, ate out, and traveled. I still managed to stay within my daily guidelines each day, walked/hiked, and still lost three pounds. Came back and was able to put on pants that I have worn in a year. ... Read more

Avoiding slips, trips and falls

Saturday, June 21, 2014      0 comments

As a person who has worked in Health and Safety for many years - I can't tell you how many morning safety briefings included a mention of slips, trips and falls. But, today - I am talking about the diet kind. Let's look at what they are - ... Read more

Not falling for the hype

Thursday, June 19, 2014      1 comments

For some of us - the first thing that we try when we start a diet is to figure out what substitutes are available for our "favorite" things. By doing this we may not be focusing on the ultimate goal, a change in lifestyle. The other option for... Read more

We all have starts and stops - Until something really makes us change!

Monday, June 16, 2014      2 comments

For the past six years - I have been trying to lose what I call travel weight. I was on the road for over 90% of the time for about 2 years - and gained the majority of my weight. This was due to work stress, eating out all the time, and havin... Read more

Exercise for Cold Weather

Sunday, January 05, 2014      0 comments

I started a 21 day yoga challenge today - from Yoga Journal - great exercise for indoors.... Read more

Set My January Goals

Saturday, January 04, 2014      1 comments

On Friday (Jan. 3) I spent some time writing out my yearly and monthly goals. Also set up a post-it note tracking system - i.e. a post-it note with a daily goal that can be moved to the next day or next time the activity is to be completed. My... Read more

My how time flies - Just look at the time between Blog Postings

Thursday, December 19, 2013      1 comments

I just looked at the time between blog postings. My OH My - how time flies. Just because I wasn't blogging here - doesn't mean I quit writing - in fact my overall journal writing has increased. But - it is time to focus a bit. I wr... Read more

Restart - I have been away awhile

Monday, May 13, 2013      3 comments

Have to hit the restart button - going to use the principle it is not will power - it is about having a plan. So I am going to plan each morning - and attempt to stick to the plan.... Read more

Happy MLK Day -

Monday, January 21, 2013      1 comments

While today is a holiday for a lot of us - some of us are plugging away at work. I am in the at work category. But it should be a good day as it will be a little slow from the outside world which should allow me a bit of catchup time. In ... Read more

Stress is not my friend

Saturday, January 05, 2013      3 comments

I seem to live with a higher level of stress than most - and now it seems normal. When my stress increases I have to look for the little things - salt cravings, snacking, loss of focus, loss of concentration. Yesterday obviously a high stress ... Read more

Its Friday - do you know where your resolutions are?

Friday, January 04, 2013      3 comments

There are a bunch of statistics that say we all start with New Year Resolutions - and that they seem to fall off in threes - three days, three weeks, three months. So thought I would check in at three days. Well - I am doing pretty well. I ha... Read more


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