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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! * www.refusetoregain.com/2
012/11/planning-for-mainte
nance-what-to-do-while-you
re-losin... Read more

Opportunities

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. www.manchester.ac.uk/abo
utus/news/display/?id=9543 ... Read more

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 priceline.com our KC motels, and get nice ones, for a good price.) We laz... Read more

Free e-book today: "Gluten-Free Made Easy"

Sunday, February 03, 2013      7 comments

Some of you struggle with celiac disease or gluten sensitivities, or, you choose to eta GF for other reasons. This e-book was free today: "Gluten-Free Made Easy" www.amazon.com/Gluten-Fr
ee-Made-Easy-As-Essentials
/dp/1481... Read more

Green Smoothies and Pop Tarts

Saturday, February 02, 2013      2 comments

OK. Time for an attitude adjustment. I received a Kitchen Aid high-powered blender for Christmas. Awesome piece of equipment. I can throw whole fruits in there (yes, a whole apple with peeling and core, or, a whole orange with peel, etc)... Read more

Interesting read. I'd recommend it.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013      3 comments

I've started reading: Politically Incorrect Nutrition: What You May Not Know About Your Food and Drink. I'm finding it very interesting. It dispels a lot of common myths about "healthy" foods, including green tea, soy, etc. It also agrees ... Read more

I don't really believe in New Year's resolutions, but ...

Thursday, December 27, 2012      5 comments

... here are "9 Healthy New Year's Resolutions". I prefer to simply set goals. And, that can be done at any time throughout the year. If I have a goal I want to accomplish, I don't wish to wait until January 1 to begin. Nonetheless, the ... Read more

Did you gain weight over Christmas? It's OK ...

Wednesday, December 26, 2012      8 comments

It's OK to blow it sometimes. That can be a part of the journey. * When I lost some weight, and had to go on steroids, I stuck with my plan. * When, after the steroids were done, my weight was back where I started, in spite of sticking... Read more


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