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Discoveries about food on our journey to a healthier lifestyle
Prior to beginning our journey to a healthier lifestyle, we ate good, nutritious, healthy food. For many years, I started my day with a bowl of oatmeal, packed my own lunch which usually included a salad or a sandwich with whole grain bread and ... Read more
What did the scale read after 2 weeks of vacation?
I has been just about 10 months since our journey to a healthier lifestyle started and the past 2 weeks were the first time we had limited computer access and access to tracking out food and exercise. Initially we planned on being gone 4-5 days,... Read more
Excited about the visit to the Dr.'s office
The change in lifestyle that we have been working on for the past 9 1/2 months is having a positive effect in many ways. Along with losing nearly 50 pounds and now being at a healthy BMI, the blood test showed that I had a great blood cholestero... Read more
Finding the 'athlete' inside me!
OK, I will confess at 52 years old to try and identify the 'athlete' inside me seems more than a little silly. I have never been overly athletic, involved in sports, though physically active with walking, biking, gardening, yard work, and light ... Read more
Maintenance Equals Balance
I have been on 'maintenance' now about 10 weeks and except for a couple little distractions, things have been going really well. It took me a little while to try and figure out what maintenance meant and now with summer here, I am learning to ma... Read more
The Nest is 'Pseudo' Empty for the summer.
It has been 8 months since starting on SparkPeople and 2 months since hitting a healthy BMI. I have fortunately been able to maintain my weight within about 5 pounds of the lowest weight I can remember ever having, and within 2 1/2 pounds of tha... Read more
Finding balance in Maintenance Mode
After losing the weight I had been hoping to lose relatively easily with SparkPeople, I am now trying to find the right balance in Maintenance mode. I have been working very hard at keeping my exercise and activity level the same as I had throu... Read more
When a 'Goal' is not the finish line.
It has been just about 7 months since my wife and I started on our journey to a healthier lifestyle. Though we started this together and have been working on this together every day for the past 7 months we had 2 quite different strategies, just... Read more
Maintenance, the UH OH's at the start of that journey.
Now that I have reached my goal, it is time to begin the maintenance process. After 2 weeks, I am happy to say that I have been able to stay on track in spite of trying to 'poison' myself with an indulgent food in the middle of that two weeks, m... Read more
What I gave up in reaching my goal
In just over six months, I have reached my goal of losing 45 pounds, and reaching a healthy BMI. Now moving into maintenance mode and continuing toward a healthier life.
Several friends, coworkers, and neighbors, we know have asked what w... Read more
Reached a 'Healthy' BMI in 6 Months!!!
It is 6 months to the day that my wife and I began our venture to a healthier lifestyle. In that time, we have both reached a 'healthy' BMI. She has lost 40 pounds and I have lost 45 in that time. When we began, I did not consider the possibilit... Read more
Another Benchmark Reached
It was just 5 months ago today that my wife and I began our venture to better health. In that time I have now lost 42 pounds and my wife has lost over 35. It is amazing what we have been able to accomplish in that period of time.
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Amazing results and steady progress
After plateauing for several weeks after the holidays, suddenly the past two weeks we have continued to make progress. The exciting thing is, yesterday my wife and I went shopping and I was able to buy pants 2 sizes smaller than I used to wear, ... Read more
Enjoying Steady Progress to Healthier Lives
After reaching my initial goal of losing 30 pounds in just 12 weeks, I am now on track to make progress on the next 10-15 pounds. As of today, 4 of those are gone for good. Each and every day, I am learning more about how my body is reacting to... Read more