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Looking Ahead With Anticipation
Wednesday, August 10, 2016      5 comments

There are different ways of looking at things. One way might be great anticipation and excitement and another might be dread and fear. The latter... Read more
Non-scale Health Improvements
Tuesday, September 15, 2015      5 comments

Here are good changes in my health I have noticed: 1. Better a1c 2. Better blood pressure readings 3. More energy 4. Easier to add veggies & fruit to my diet 5. Sleep better 6. Healthier attitude toward food and exercise ... Read more
Quick & Easy Meals
Monday, September 07, 2015      4 comments

1. Whole wheat bread with peanut butter, carrots, milk. 2. Tuna, mayo, salad mix, whole grain crackers. 3. Cottage cheese, tomatoes, apple. 4. Corn tortilla warmed in 1 tsp. olive oil, black beans, salsa, a little shredded cheese.... Read more
Day 4 On A Roll
Wednesday, April 02, 2014      2 comments

Another day of healthy eating and feeling good about it. Today I helped with Good News club for kindergarten, first and second graders. Some of these kids like to snuggle up next to you and I look forward to being lighter and moving about ... Read more
Day two - on a roll
Sunday, March 30, 2014      1 comments

Day two was easier because I had one day of success behind me. Sundays can be challenging for staying on track because I need to bring a snack for between Sunday School and church to keep my blood sugar stable and then often we are later t... Read more
One meal at a time, one day at a time...
Saturday, March 29, 2014      2 comments

An "aha" moment. I knew I was out of my groove and then I remembered how it was when I was motivated, planning, succeeding. When I started I didn't know it would roll into days, weeks and months. All I need to do is START and keep my eye on the ... Read more
Adventures in my Weight Loss Journey
Tuesday, June 25, 2013      5 comments

Last week on our vacation I had a big victory. I am the lady who hates exercise. I've been walking regularly for the last 7 months because it does wonderful things for my blood sugar and health. Walking outside in the neighborhood (up and down h... Read more
Changing my Workout
Sunday, June 23, 2013      6 comments

I have been mainly walking mostly on level surfaces. I will begin to add more hills (easy where I live!) and strength training with exercise bands. I'm feeling stronger and know I can do this! Wish me luck.... Read more
Thursday, May 23, 2013      9 comments

I am so glad common sense plans for better health allow moderation and not perfection. I'm not good at perfection. In years past I've been on diets where I did it "perfectly" until I reached my goal - which lasted about 2 minutes! because so man... Read more
Friday, May 10, 2013      6 comments

For the past week I've been on the FODMAP Diet (eliminating common food allergens to determine which ones are my problem) - one week down and five to go before I can slowly add back in dairy then wheat, onions, garlic, beans, stone fruit, etc. ... Read more
Non-scale Ways I See Healthy Changes
Monday, March 18, 2013      6 comments

Here are some non-scale ways I see an improvement in my health: I am wearing a smaller size I can walk long distances without aches or pains My blood sugar levels are good I feel good I feel positive about this journey & continuing it ... Read more
Quick & Easy Meals
Saturday, March 09, 2013      3 comments

Quick & Easy Meals: Corn tortillas, black beans & salsa, grated cheese Meatloaf Stuffin' Muffins Salad with leftover chicken, shrimp or beans tilapia & veggies Grilled chicken & veggies Tuna sandwich, carrot sticks, apple Hard boil... Read more
I'm On A Roll
Friday, September 21, 2012      2 comments

This week was my fifth consecutive week with a weight loss. It started when I decided I'd better check out the food exchange cards TOPS provided thinking I should know how to explain them to others. I realized this was something I could use. It ... Read more
June in the Black
Monday, June 14, 2010      1 comments

In TOPS when we are "in the black" it means we have lost or stayed the same weight at our weigh-ins. This is my goal for the month of June (and July, August, September, October, November & December). Tracking my nutrition and exercise motivate m... Read more
Getting back on track
Wednesday, May 12, 2010      2 comments

Today is day 3 of renewing my efforts to journal my food intake, exercise, and water consumption. How did I forget how good it feels to be in healthy control?! How did I forget how good it feels to be making good choices? How did I forget how it... Read more

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