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It's not about what I lost . . .

Friday, January 01, 2010      7 comments

. . . it's about what I've gained. I'm a slow loser. I lost 20 lbs the first year, I think 10 lbs this past year. I guess maybe only 9, since I still haven't quite hit that 30 lb gone mark. Of course, being petite, 30 lbs off me is like 40 ... Read more

What I want for 2010 & what I'm grateful for now

Thursday, December 31, 2009      5 comments

I took a little time yesterday afternoon and sat down and thought about what I want out of next year, what I've learned from this year, and what I'm grateful for. One of my spark buddies talked about doing a gratitude list and a list of things s... Read more

Getting back on track after a "bad" day

Wednesday, December 30, 2009      6 comments

Nothing was particularly bad about yesterday, other than the weather. I was not able to get out to walk -- too cold. Not only did the temps fail to rise out of the single digits, there was a fierce wind on top of that. Yesterday was the first da... Read more

I never even thought about the bad stuff

Tuesday, December 29, 2009      12 comments

I did my grocery shopping yesterday. Hate to do it right before a holiday, when the stores are jam packed. And I realized as I finished up, that it never even really occurred to me to get something special for New Year's. By special, I mean... Read more

Winter motivation

Monday, December 28, 2009      8 comments

I was pondering why it can be so hard to come by motivation during the winter. And I had a thought that had never occurred to me before. One of the most motivating things about losing weight is noticing the changes in our bodies, AND showing off... Read more

No guilt trips!

Friday, December 25, 2009      10 comments

How is your holiday going? Are you sticking to your plan? Drinking your water? Tracking what you eat? If not, that's okay! Just get right back on the horse. One "bad" meal won't kill you. What will derail you is thinking you can start again... Read more

Tracking works

Thursday, December 24, 2009      6 comments

I know most of you are really busy today. I know some people like to take a cheat day, or just take a break from tracking on a holiday. But it's funny how tracking helps keep you on track. Do you really want that cookie, or are you eating i... Read more

Do you have a plan?

Wednesday, December 23, 2009      7 comments

It's trite, but it's true: if you fail to plan, you plan to fail. It's something my husband definitely doesn't get. He hates to plan. For instance, since there's just the 2 of us, and I rarely eat bread, I keep the bread in the freezer. If he wa... Read more

Imbibe -- but make some of it water!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009      9 comments

First, I want to thank the 10,000 steps a day team for making me team member of the week. I mostly lurk, so I don't really feel I deserve it, but I'm grateful for it, and I WILL get to thanking you all personally. It may just take a little while... Read more

My present to you: being mindful & BE present

Monday, December 21, 2009      16 comments

For me, the holidays are already winding down. Hannukah is over. We have no more holiday parties to go to that I know of. We saw my parents for the last time before they head out to CA for the winter yesterday. So now I can sit back and relax (s... Read more

How to make ice cream in 30 seconds & break your mini food processor, too!

Saturday, December 19, 2009      13 comments

Since people seem to enjoy reading about other people's kitchen disasters, I thought I'd share last night's! Usually such an event would be filled with expletives, but it was just so unexpected that all I could do was stand with my mouth hanging... Read more

Looking for a little sweetness in your life? And which personal blender to buy?

Friday, December 18, 2009      5 comments

I read this interesting blog post this morning -- www.choosingraw.com/janu
ary-cleanse-details-and-an
-interview-with-hadley-sew
ard-of-spark-wellness/ -- and what really caught my eye was the line about "the most comm... Read more

Reason #599 not to go too long between meals

Thursday, December 17, 2009      6 comments

Funny, a spark buddy blogged just the other day about going too long without eating and the resultant crash. Today was my WW meeting. I had a normal breakfast, and brought a snack and some water with me, as usual.Then I headed over to BJs. ... Read more

Where's the beef?

Wednesday, December 16, 2009      4 comments

That's my husband's question. He will be home next week, and I asked him what he wants for lunches, as I'll probably be going shopping on Thursday. At first he pretty much ignored the question, but when I pushed (he just hates to plan anything, ... Read more

Busting out

Tuesday, December 15, 2009      4 comments

There is all sorts of advice for busting out of plateaus: calorie cycle, eat more, east less, exercise more, change what you eat, and on and on and on. I wonder, sometimes, if people would still have busted through their plateau at the same time... Read more


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