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Making a list, checking it twice
Thursday, November 20, 2008      1 comments

Shopping lists aren't only for Christmas. Thanksgiving is one week away. Do you have your menu planned? I do: Turkey legs DH's mom's stuffing (which he makes) Brussel sprouts Home made cranberry relish Chocolate pumpkin pie in a coo... Read more
Who suffers for beauty?
Wednesday, November 19, 2008      3 comments

A long time ago, I wrote a blog about how I won't suffer to be thin. I won't give up my favorite things, I won't wear clothes that make me uncomfortable -- no matter if they hide flaws or make me feel thinner. Today, in "Oprah Magazine", I ... Read more
The snowball effect
Tuesday, November 18, 2008      1 comments

It's funny how when you feel better, you do more; when you do more, you're more active without thinking about it; and suddenly the weight comes off. Which makes you feel better, so you do more . . . and so on. Of course, the opposite is als... Read more
Objects may appear smaller in mirror
Monday, November 17, 2008      1 comments

October on the left, November on the right. The intersting thing is that I was essentially plateaued from about mid-October to mid-November. I even had small gains the next co... Read more
What's a good reward?
Sunday, November 16, 2008      4 comments

I struggle with this a bit, because I do just buy most things I want. Don't get me wrong, we aren't rich, and we're watching money even more these days like everyone else -- and will probably have to pinch even more when we live in NY, where eve... Read more
What's working?
Saturday, November 15, 2008      4 comments

I really wish there was some way to know exactly what works -- and what doesn't. Some weeks I don't change anything, others I may change several things. There's really no way to know. So here are a few of the things I think have been working lat... Read more
Little things really do add up
Friday, November 14, 2008      5 comments

The mysterious changing ticker. Many have commented how close I am to my goal weight -- well, I was very close to my first goal, and today I have achieved it: 10% of my body weight gone. Now I have a new ticker -- the next 10% goal. The que... Read more
Are you ready?
Thursday, November 13, 2008      3 comments

Thanksgiving is two weeks away (in the US). Have you got your menu planned? Shopped for the non-perishables already? Made something and tucked it away in the freezer? This was actually the topic of our WW meeting this week, getting ready ah... Read more
Bigger is better
Wednesday, November 12, 2008      5 comments

Ok, fooled you! Really, bigger isn't better when it comes to food; so why does it always *seem* like it is? And why can't I get past that? Are you like me, when you go to grab a cookie or muffin or whatnot that you've baked, you want the bi... Read more
Brain games: new feature
Tuesday, November 11, 2008      2 comments

I haven't seen this announced anywhere, but did you know you can now play "brain games" for free on SP? www.sparkpeople.com/reso
urce/brain-games.asp I just stumbled across this yesterday. I suppose it goes with a ... Read more
Benefits of being short *and* curvy
Monday, November 10, 2008      1 comments

I read recently that women shorter than 5'5" have a stronger heart. I don't really think a lot about being short (I'm 5'1"), until I have to ask my husband -- who is also short, but taller than me -- to get something for me, or my petite jeans a... Read more
A food aha! moment
Saturday, November 08, 2008      4 comments

I was sitting eating some home made mac & cheese the other day -- and not the kind that comes out of the box, either, really home made from scratch. And it's really, really good. Not exactly low fat, but I'm careful to only eat it now and again,... Read more
My get up & go . . .
Friday, November 07, 2008      3 comments

. . . got up and went. I always feel that way this time of year. The shorter days just do me in -- I have no motivation to move at all after it gets dark, and it gets dark way too early. It's a struggle to force myself to exercise. I do it, but... Read more
Desire brings results
Thursday, November 06, 2008      3 comments

That's what I read in a magazine article today when I stopped at the bookstore. The article went on to say that you have to believe in yourself, of course. I don't think it's desire that works. It's fair to say that the vast majority of peo... Read more
Yes, we can
Wednesday, November 05, 2008      5 comments

Ok, I just couldn't help injecting a little advice from our president-elect (in the US, that is). In all these many months of campaigning, I didn't stop to think about how pertinent Obama's advice is for those trying to make a lifestyle change,... Read more

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