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My "Inner Non-Healthy Voice" Has A Name

Friday, April 25, 2014      7 comments

I've decided to name my "inner non-healthy voice" Lulu. I will not listen when Lulu wants to snack in the evenings after dinner. I will not listen when Lulu wants to stay in bed instead of exercise. I will not listen when Lulu wants t... Read more

Secrets To Keeping Pounds Off For The Long Run

Saturday, September 21, 2013      7 comments

Health Magazine, Oct 2013 (p 43-50) Good research quoted from National Weight Control Registry. New insight for me: "...research reveals that people who've lost weight require about 400 fewer calories per day to keep the scale steady com... Read more

Interesting Grocery Store Observation

Thursday, August 01, 2013      9 comments

Food Pusher #1--Bakery Counter worker conversation: "These doughnuts just came out and they're still warm. You want some, right?" "No, not really." (I had to tell her NO three times.) Food Pusher #2--Seafood Counter worker conversation: ... Read more

Six months of maintaining 45 lb loss

Tuesday, July 30, 2013      5 comments

wow...this is the first time i've EVER maintained! i am not yet as low as i'd like to be. and i am sort've stuck at the 45 lb level. BUT--even if this is a plateau, i'll take it until i get to goal. :) (victories are how you see them.)... Read more

I Will Own My Future

Thursday, June 13, 2013      2 comments

I saw this phrase recently and it spoke to me. :)... Read more

No Longer Coasting

Wednesday, June 12, 2013      2 comments

I have been doing much better since I connected with my Accountability Partner (TexasGal2011). I am leaning on her to become more active and to eat within my daily range to reach my goal of -70 lbs by the end of summer. I realized that sin... Read more

Listening to my body

Monday, June 03, 2013      3 comments

I am finding that if I eat the first part of my "planned meal" and wait to see if I need to eat more, I find that...sometimes I don't want to! :) Starting to listen to my body more--and that's a good thing!... Read more

Protein in the afternoon

Friday, May 24, 2013      3 comments

Recently I've figured out that I need protein in the afternoon to help me feel fuller till Dinner. I was having fruit or almonds around 3pm, but this week I've eaten hard-boiled eggs, black & garbanzo beans and cheese. It has helped me to stay... Read more


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