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First Day of BLC
Wednesday, September 15, 2010      6 comments

I'm very pleased with my first day, esp. considering I spent 7 hours of it driving back from Kentucky. I'm at the minimum of my calories for the day and OVER my usual minutes of exercise! Those GOYB's have really kept me going today! I ... Read more
Tips for BLC
Tuesday, September 14, 2010      2 comments

If you are new to BLC here are a few tips to help you get started: 1) NEVER start a new topic in the BLC22 Threads. Always click REPLY to answer a post. 2) If you notice a typo after you post you can correct it by clicking EDIT MY P... Read more
Strategies for Restaurants
Monday, September 13, 2010      2 comments

Today I had to eat two meals out. The first meal I had no choice in the restaurant as it was a birthday lunch for an elderly aunt. She chose a place with a huge buffet. I took one look at it and decided that even though it was cheap 6.99 and ... Read more
Chicken is my friend.
Sunday, September 12, 2010      2 comments

We are visiting family in another state and have had to eat some meals out. I have found that chicken is my friend! When I get the menu I go straight to the Chicken section and look for something grilled. If I I don't find it (usually I do) I... Read more
The Long Goodbye
Saturday, September 11, 2010      0 comments

We are visiting Jack's 86 year old father who has Alzheimer's. It is difficult to see him reduced this way. I hope this is a disease that can be prevented in the future. Food-wise I'm actually low on calories for the day - I need to fin... Read more
Saucy Sapphire
Friday, September 10, 2010      4 comments

I'm on a team! I'm so excited to be a "Saucy Sapphire". This is my first time to participate in a BLC. I'm excited to be part of something bigger than me. I think having people to share the journey will be an encouragement. I had a d... Read more
1 pound week
Wednesday, September 08, 2010      2 comments

I had a one pound weight loss this week. It certainly isn't the huge numbers they rack up on Biggest Loser but I'm eating a lot more calories than that (the spark site has me eating 2000 calories a day) and I'm certainly not exercising at their... Read more
Back-Up Plan and Plan B
Tuesday, September 07, 2010      2 comments

I am obviously a newbie because I'm not sure if this is two names for the same plan or two plans. I'll play it safe and come up with two plans. Where am I most apt to fail? I think my bumps in the road will come from either a) emotional e... Read more
Survived the cook-out!
Monday, September 06, 2010      0 comments

I survived the cookout!. I enjoyed chatting and visiting and when dinner came around I took small helpings of the broccoli salad, the pasta salad and the baked beans I contributed (healthy recipe). As it turned out I ate too little as I had s... Read more
How to survive a Cook-out!
Sunday, September 05, 2010      3 comments

We have been invited to a Labor Day "cookout". I asked if I could bring a side dish. I'm taking a baked beans recipe from the spark people recipes. They are serving beer can chicken and brats so I will take some breast meat and remove the sk... Read more
Getting Fit & Fitting In
Saturday, September 04, 2010      2 comments

I love Saturdays. It's the only free day of the week with no obligations (unless you count the pile of laundry). With 2 loads down we headed out to a local park in rural southeast Wisconsin. It's a gorgeous 65 degree day. We walked for 20 mi... Read more
Signed up for the BLC - 14
Friday, September 03, 2010      2 comments

I feel about as lost as I did the first day I stepped into that big high school with a list of my classes in my hand. I am overwhelmed and just hoping I do everything correctly! There are so many threads and forums, blogs and pages that I'm no... Read more

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