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2016 is over
Saturday, January 07, 2017      3 comments

Since I gained 15 lbs of my 2011 60-pound-loss back in 2014, I've been working to try to get it off again. While it's manageable. So I don't become obese again. 2016 Monthly weights: 12/31: 134.6 lbs . . . 01/28: 132.6 lbs . . . 02/25:... Read more
Losing weight. Slowly.
Friday, August 12, 2016      3 comments

In February, I posted a blog entry regarding maintaining weight versus losing weight. I wondered what category I was in. I didn't really answer my own question. I appreciated the comment about maintenance really being about choosing a weight ... Read more
Grieving this evening
Monday, July 25, 2016      7 comments

Our daughter's oldest friend (we have pictures of them playing together as babies; they attended each and every birthday party and sleepover together, etc) died in Oklahoma in a sky-diving accident. She went missing yesterday; her body was foun... Read more
Maintaining? Or losing?
Thursday, February 11, 2016      3 comments

Do I consider myself someone who is maintaining my weight? Or, losing weight. Well -- maybe both. It's true that I wish to "lose" about 14 lbs, but, actually, I consider that to be a part of "maintaining". I sometimes wonder if I sho... Read more
Time for a blog?
Tuesday, January 26, 2016      1 comments

I haven't blogged for a long time. Maybe it's time for some updates. My MS has been more stable, mostly, since first switching meds in 2008, and, finally figuring out how it worked differently in me, in 2010. Then I lost that 60 pounds in... Read more
Be S.M.A.R.T. and not D.U.M. about ...
Monday, September 16, 2013      4 comments

... about planning for maintenance while you are still losing weight, EXCELLENT article about weight loss and weight maintenance! *
re-losin... Read more
Saturday, September 14, 2013      2 comments

"If someone prays for patience, you think God gives them patience? Or does he give them the opportunity to be patient? If he prayed for courage, does God give him courage, or does he give him opportunities to be courageous? If someone pray... Read more
Decision to make
Friday, August 02, 2013      11 comments

I have an 88-year-old aunt (who was really our family's matriarch, and like a grandma to most of us), who seems to be in her last days. I will consider attending her funeral in Canada. However, there are a few complications: * possibl... Read more
"Change It Up"
Friday, May 17, 2013      6 comments

I may have posted this before, but, I believe that "change it up" is such an important strategy (both to "bust" plateaus, and, even to help avoid them), that I wanted to post it again. It's all about change. When I experienced my first... Read more
"You look more and more like a ... "
Sunday, April 28, 2013      7 comments

Todays' conversation with an older lady at church: "You look more and more like a teen-ager every day. You look so young since you lost the weight." I didn't tell her that I turned 51 yesterday. I also didn't tell her that I had p... Read more
My personal "diet" and weight-loss strategy
Saturday, April 06, 2013      8 comments

Some of you have asked about my “diet” – my personal weight loss plan. First of all, I want to say that I believe everyone should “tweak” and “personalize” whatever plan you use (whether it’s Weight Watchers, mine, or anyone else’s) to “fit”... Read more
Weight loss and weight maintenance summary
Friday, April 05, 2013      1 comments

Beginning weight in 2010: 9/14 - 180 lbs Weight loss during 2011: 1/1 - 160 lbs 5/22 - 133 lbs (daughter's wedding) 7/2 - 126 lbs (30-year reunion) Started "maintenance" in October 2011 10/1 - 120.6; W 33.75" 11/1 - 119.0; ... Read more
I NEED to maintain. Time to put my
Friday, April 05, 2013      3 comments

Definitions: “Enough” day: My BMR is currently about 1230. I set my “enough” days at 1200-1500 calories. 2 x per week... Read more
Have you heard about the 2-day diet?
Saturday, March 23, 2013      9 comments

I already do some calorie-cycling, and, it seems that some of the concepts of this diet "fit" with some of the dieting strategies that I've been successful with.
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Combined a mini-vacation with an important appointment
Monday, February 11, 2013      6 comments

My husband and I got back from a mini-trip to Kansas City (about a 3-hour drive). We drove up Sunday afternoon and spent the evening and night at a motel. (We always our KC motels, and get nice ones, for a good price.) We laz... Read more

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