In pursuit of staying power
It took 15 long years to lose 100 pounds and it will take the rest of my life to keep it off permanently. But that is a challenge I welcome now, instead of fear! For the first time ever, I think maintaining my weight loss is possible, because f... Read more
My secret to night time eating
I wanted to share this experience with all of you since so many, like myself, have such a problem with night time eating. Early last September I started crocheting hats for kids with cancer, and began to notice that I didn't snack so much while ... Read more
Over 60's series on Netflix; I love it!
Just had to let all you folks know about this really cute British series on Netflix that I'm watching while I crochet all my hats for the homeless and kids with cancer. It's called LAST TANGO IN HALIFAX. It's about this couple that meet again th... Read more
My solution for ending night time snacking.
WOW! Just found a Spark team called CROCHETING THE POUNDS AWAY, which is exactly what I've been doing these past weeks. My endless night time snacking has disappeared, and I've been doing the SLOW AND STEADY thing and losing 1-2 pounds a week. T... Read more
Slow and steady wins the race
Trying a NEW weight loss plan for me. It's something so simple that I bypassed it many times as I raced to take off the most weight I could in the shortest amount of time. That's called DIETING and I know that diets yield short term victories.... Read more
MY FAVORITE OATMEAL MUFFINS
It's that time of year again, hot soup, toasted cheese sandwiches, and oatmeal muffins. I was so blessed recently to buy a toaster oven at a yard sale on the way home from church. It was definitely answered prayer because with my injured shoulde... Read more
The journey includes relearning what I used to know
The longer I stay on this weight loss journey, the more twists and turns the road seems to take. I guess it's an ongoing education: Some knowledge learned by reading, some by experience and the inspiration of others, some by trial and error, an... Read more
Changing meal time to hunger time
It was only a few minutes after 11 am but I wanted food, so since I had just opened a new bottle of fruit flavored water, I decided to put together a quick little lunch to go with it. A heavy fiber- rich rye bread, a few slices of soy cheese and... Read more
When will I ever learn?????
When will I ever learn????????????????I brought Tootsie roll pops to church with me today, because I found myself eating a couple of them every night, and that's just way too much sugar for me. Plus, it's a threat to my teeth, and I don't need t... Read more
I chased temptation out the door again.
Guess who came over on my birthday with a lovely present, and what else? A BIG TRAY OF COOKIES. This time they were my very favorite bakery style decorated butter cookies from my favorite very sweet neighbor, once again. So they will take a ride... Read more
The day temptation went out the door
On Sunday I packed a shopping bag with two boxes of cookies and a one pound box of a famous brand chocolate truffles, and left for church. I enjoyed the service and afterwards I headed off for my morning coffee and Sunday paper, minus the box ... Read more
WOO HOO! Down 93.6 pounds
I'm so excited. Only a few short pounds from my first hundred pound loss, and ahead of schedule, as of today. It's been a bumpy road this past two months, when my 9 pound loss in the beginning of April was reversed by a 6 day protocol of steroid... Read more
Fall down, get up, and run again
After a really good run, I fell down, but the strength I had gathered during that streak stayed with me, so I got up, dusted myself off, and started all over again. Today I'm 5 days into a good run again. Twelve days ago I got on the scale at m... Read more
Freedom Sunday; the Strength training plan continues
Today I gave away a booklet of McDonald's coupons to a little girl at church who greeted me with the church bulletin. What a wonderful trade! My plan was to use a coupon to buy a fast food lunch and take it to the lake and eat there in the beau... Read more
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Just Say No!! a Strength Training Plan
The title of this blog is my new mantra. Every time I say "No!" to a temptation I get stronger. I won't let those tempting snacks and comfort foods creep in. My new strength is in saying "No!" I still haven't had a McDonalds small vanilla cone i... Read more