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It was a small goal... but I made it happen!!
Just before Thanksgiving, I made a pledge to myself. That I would eat well, enjoy my holidays and above all else... NOT GAIN WEIGHT.
Loads of research shows that the average American gains between 8 and 10 lbs in that time period.
I ... Read more
Hitting the Re-Start button
I hate to use the "R-word". When you look at the stats and fugures about resolutions, most of them don't make it past the first few weeks. My goals are the same no matter what day of the year I make them. And here they are...
1. Watch food ... Read more
Back on track and feeling the (Group) Power!!
The benefit to falling off the wagon is that some times, you need to fall a little, to see how far you've come.
Long story short... I started SP 1/10/10, Set goals, logged food and activities, blogged and followed all the rules. And then ... Read more
I am overweight!! YIPPEEEE!!
Now, that doesn't seem like a good thing to most. And many people wouldn't be happy with being overweight. I am.
The fact is... yesterday my Wii Fit said "That's obese!" when I stepped on the evil machine. Today... "That's overweight!"
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The chocolate monster and how I have tamed her!!
Hello... My name is Gretchen... and I am a chocoholic.
I have learned that I cannot exist with out chocolate. I have tried. I go without for fairly long periods at a time and then... complete collapse, full on blow out, 2 days of calories ... Read more
I'm donating blood today. Why aren't you???
This afternoon I am going to the local fire station for their Red Cross blood drive. I brought this up with the people I work with. Not a single one is willing to donate. The list of excuses is ridiculous.
Guess what... I am afraid of need... Read more
made goal for Reunion... time for next goal!!
How often have we all tried so hard and lost weight for a particular occasion just to get there, and then gain it all back?? Was it a Reunion, Wedding, Trip, bathing suit, cruise??? And 3 months later, how did it feel when you were back in your ... Read more
A week on the road...
I've been logging in just enough to get my SparkPoints and leave an occasional message this last week. I miss my Spark.
I left my house at 6 am Sunday July 18th and pulled into my driveway at 10:30 pm on Friday the 23rd. Logged over 1000 m... Read more
Holy cow!! I'm in One-Derland!!!
Okay, it's not "really official" yet. While I step on the scale most mornings for slightly obsessive reasons... My Official Weigh In Day is Tuesday.
But there it was this morning. 199.0. I did it 4 more times 199.0, 199.0, 199.0 and 199.0... Read more
(Sorry guys, this might be a little heavy)
It's been 16 years worth of third Sundays in June since my Dad passed away. I miss him daily. I was the baby of the family, and the only girl. Yeah, as much as I could have been, I was "Daddy's lit... Read more
A special quote
A friend of mine posted the following quote on facebook the other day. I can't get it out of my mind now. It needs to be shared. I hope that you all see yourself in this quote.
At some point you have to own up to how great you are, how bea... Read more
Ben and Jerry's and Will/Won't Power
It's easy most days to avoid the pint of Ben and Jerry's Phish Food. Frankly, I don't even look most days because I refuse to pay $4 for a pint of ice cream But it was on sale! 4 for $10! That's just $2.50 a piece!
Here's how I used my Will... Read more
My Vision Collage... Finally!
Since I started with a GIGANTIC piece of posterboard... i filled it. Here are some of the details:
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Red Sox and Weight Loss... an epiphany about the numbers
So my beloved Red Sox are not at the top of the heap this year.
40 games into the season, we have a .500 going, 20 wins, 20 losses.
It is frustrating being a fan of a team you love with all your heart, when they are not winning. But, th... Read more
10 % Gone!!
Start weight: 230 lbs. 1/10/2010
Current weight: 206 lb. 5/11/2010
Total loss: 24 lbs.
Percent loss: a few bites over 10%
What does that mean to me?
~ Renewed energy
~ Better fitness
~ Better Sleep
~ Less joint pain
~ New Wa... Read more