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Canned fat

Wednesday, November 25, 2015      4 comments

I've lost 15 pounds so far this time around. Here's what 15 pounds looks like in cans. :) It's in My photos. Didn't know how to make it show up in my blog.... Read more

Pre and Post Workout Fuel

Monday, November 23, 2015      3 comments

Pre-workout ideas 15 minutes before workout fruit and greek yogurt - Cottage cheese and fruit just fruit a couple hours before workout regular breakfast of oat bran, flax, blueberries and skim milk Post workout Fuel Ch... Read more


Monday, November 09, 2015      2 comments

I'm grateful for my wonderful physical therapist because my hip is feeling better. I left his office pain free today. YAY!!!... Read more

Planning for travel

Friday, November 06, 2015      2 comments

Planning to go visit family next week. We've had a tough time this past year coming to terms with my brother's death. This will be the first visit with some of my family since the memorial service, and I am a little apprehensive. Aside from the ... Read more


Wednesday, November 04, 2015      2 comments

I intend to slow down and savor my meals today. Goal is to take 20 minutes per meal without distraction. I did notice with breakfast that I was neither hungry nor full halfway through. Watched the chickadees out the window while I ate. Got my mi... Read more

letter to me, my friend

Sunday, October 25, 2015      3 comments

I'm proud of my approach to weight loss this time. I know it isn't just about weight lost - it's about health and well being; about feeling good and not having to use meds, about being able to live a full healthy life. I am so blessed to be able... Read more

Water Aerobics today

Tuesday, October 20, 2015      3 comments

I'm gonna do water aerobics today. Have had a lot of resistance about being cold and exposed in my swim suit. But, in alignment with the assignment to do something I am afraid of I am gonna go. Will check back later to report... I went to w... Read more

excuse busting self talk

Sunday, September 27, 2015      3 comments

Hey, so you don't feel like working out. You know how great you will feel once done. You can do this, I know you can. You are strong and persistent and are changing things for the better. This is the next small step. Keep on taking these steps. ... Read more

3 accomplishments I am proud of

Thursday, September 10, 2015      4 comments

1. I cleaned out the bookshelves in the living room 2. I did leg workout AND a hike yesterday 3. I learned a new art form - glass casting - exciting!... Read more

meal plan for tomorrow

Saturday, August 29, 2015      4 comments

Breakfast - oat bran, flax, skim milk, fruit Lunch - fish salad from tic-tac taco. Dinner - lamb, wild rice, peppers, onions, mushrooms, romaine with greek yogurt ranch dressing snack 1 - greek yogurt, raspberries, total cereal snack ... Read more


Tuesday, August 25, 2015      2 comments

I am worth it. All the time, effort, planning, money, discomfort at times, being a priority. Whoa. No, wow. No, "OF COURSE I AM!... Read more

2 birds

Friday, August 14, 2015      0 comments

Not that I want to kill birds or anything, but I can achieve 2 health goals of reducing pain and stress by doing regular yoga. I like Rodney Yee videos on youtube, and I have the Hot Body Cool Mind DVD. I can also use spark people's videos onlin... Read more

all or nothing?

Wednesday, August 12, 2015      3 comments

Not only has that gotten me nothing, but it got me a downward spiral that lasted for years. After I did a year of Precision Nutrition, I felt so burned out by the intense exercise program and the fact that I had only taken off 3 pounds in a year... Read more

If there were no scale

Friday, August 07, 2015      1 comments

If there were no scale I would know my body was healthy if I felt good and strong climbing hills, if lifting and carrying felt easy, if I could squat to the floor and stand up with ease, if I could rise from sitting on the floor without using my... Read more

when I'm 75

Tuesday, August 04, 2015      3 comments

in 10 years I'll be 75. Isn't that amazing to think about? I still think about what I'll be when I grow up! Ha! I've been dieting since I was 13. Never happy with myself. Now I am truly approaching this differently. (Unless I'm kidding myself -... Read more

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