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Instead of "OH NO" say "GO, GO"
Sunday, July 23, 2017      4 comments

So everyone has been there. You track every bite and stay in range. You wear your fitness tracker and get those steps. You do strength training and get your sleep. You drink your water. You log into SP and read and read and you get on the sc... Read more
The Sweet Taste of Success
Friday, July 21, 2017      9 comments

This isn't a post about a massive weight loss or a marathon run but it's a HUGE milestone for me. We had to make a road trip (about 7-8 hours long) and this has always been a huge obstacle for me in that food choices are limited, hours of bored... Read more
RESULTS motivate!
Tuesday, July 18, 2017      5 comments

Results always motivate me to work harder. It's that intital start that's tough because there are no results just a miserable feeling of UGH when the scale flashes that unwanted number! Now I see the scale moving steadily down and I feel my cl... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Getting in the GROOVE
Monday, July 17, 2017      37 comments

How many of us have started a new regimen only to fizzle out. It's hard to get back in the groove because to do so requires getting over the hump of inertia. We have to make lots of changes and CHANGE IS HARD! I am reluctant to even say I... Read more
Grocery Shopping Redux
Saturday, July 15, 2017      7 comments

I have restored my healthy grocery store experience. It had to happen. 1) I thought about my meals for the week ahead to the point of writing out some meal menus on paper. 2) I looked to see what I needed to purchase in order to make ... Read more
Planning to Prevent a Catastrophe
Friday, July 14, 2017      8 comments

Summer is high vacation time and we have one in the offing. It's kind of a work/vacation trip as my husband will be on business during the day but our evenings/weekend will be free. This means I will be "stuck" in the hotel during the days on ... Read more
Writing the next page
Tuesday, July 11, 2017      7 comments

I often like to think of my life as a book. It has a beginning, an ending and lots of plot twists and turns. It has a protagonist and an antagonist and often they are BOTH me. I have had chapters of health, chapters of injury and illness, cha... Read more
Z is for Zoster
Monday, April 24, 2017      13 comments

I had a bad case of chicken pox at age two. Thankfully, I don't remember them. Did you know they don't go away but lie dormant in nerve tissue near your brain the rest of your life? There they wait for your immune system to weaken (usually af... Read more
Surviving a Friend's Sunday Feast
Sunday, August 28, 2016      7 comments

We have good friends who include us in their extended family feast every Sunday noon. There is always a bountiful buffet. While I have put my eating on a "calorie budget" I have not quit LIVING. The fellowship at this meal is so wonderful I ... Read more
But I want cookies!
Saturday, August 27, 2016      11 comments

I was watching TV yesterday when a commercial for my favorite cookie flickered across the screen. Marketing gurus have obviously figured out HOW to make us look up because I did and immediately thought "I want a cookie." I don't keep cookies i... Read more
How to Ask for Help
Friday, August 26, 2016      5 comments

I've been doing great on my plan. I have not eaten one bite out since August 2nd. I do believe this is a "life record". What that has done for me is to allow me to weigh and measure EVERY bite of food that has gone in my mouth. I credit this... Read more
Another Great Weigh-in!
Wednesday, August 24, 2016      8 comments

My Week In Review CELEBRATIONS: Down 1.4 more pounds. Three 30 minute or more workouts. Water consumption UP. Fully tracking food every day. Staying in range every day. No meals out. Slowly cutting back calories from sugars... Read more
Holding Back the Appetite Monster
Monday, August 22, 2016      8 comments

Have you met the Appetite Monster? It's that craving, yearning, "gotta have it" imp that sits on your shoulder. He goes everywhere with you and tries to urge to you eat when you aren't hungry, things that are not good for you and as a comfort ... Read more
People are noticing!
Sunday, August 21, 2016      19 comments

Two people came up to me today and said, "You have lost weight!" That makes me feel accomplished. After 20 days my efforts are visible. I'm down 11 pounds as of this morning. I want to specifically talk about the "calorie range" on the nutri... Read more
I found the groove!
Thursday, August 18, 2016      11 comments

Like many others I have started and restarted a diet, program, plan, exercise regimen and more dozens of times. Some starts last a week, some a few days and some a few hours! It's much like learning to ride a bicycle. You can start and fall 1... Read more

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