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Monday, September 05, 2011      11 comments

The team threads were opened today for BLC17 (if you missed signing up for this round sparkmail me about how to get on a team for BLC18 which will probably start right after Jan. 1). We weigh-in on Wednesday and begin our 12 week journey togeth... Read more
When a family member needs to lose weight...
Saturday, September 03, 2011      19 comments

I know you must be thinking I'm talking about a spouse, sibling, parent, child, niece or nephew but I'm talking about my 12 year old dog Max. A month ago he was gaunt and struggling to survive. We got a new puppy. Before we realized what was ... Read more
Don't let your LABOR DAY WEEKEND turn into extra work.
Thursday, September 01, 2011      12 comments

Here in the USA we have a long weekend. "Labor Day". A time to recognize the working man and woman's contributions by giving them a day off. It also happens to be the last hurrah of summer (many pools close after this weekend, school buses ro... Read more
Summer is ending.
Wednesday, August 31, 2011      11 comments

Summer is definitely on the way out. The school buses are rolling again, fall clothing is on the racks, all the groups, clubs, and programs that took a summer break are ramping back up and the weather is definitely trending toward fall. I actu... Read more
Yesterday you said TOMORROW...
Tuesday, August 16, 2011      18 comments

Procrastination is the first obstacle of success. We put off, we delay, we rationalize, we avoid, we deny and we play games with ourselves to avoid doing what we know we need to do. How many times have you heard (or possibly said) "I'll... Read more
Need more exercise?
Monday, August 15, 2011      17 comments

Get a puppy! WOW - I did not remember puppies were this active. Of course it's been almost 13 years since we had a puppy. We had grown accustomed to the slow pace of our 12-1/2 year old dachshund then PUPPY came home. Here are the exercises ... Read more
Remember when your mother told you...
Wednesday, August 10, 2011      17 comments

to do some task? (carry out the trash, load the dishwasher, make the bed, vacuum the living room, etc.). If you were like me you would think of 10 reasons why you couldn't do that right now or ever. But my favorite show is on TV... Ca... Read more
Some measurements of success are NOT on the scale!
Tuesday, August 09, 2011      10 comments

I saw my doctor of internal medicine last week. In one year I have lost 67 pounds but the past 7 weeks have only seen a one pound drop. Some might get discouraged at that but there is so much more than that number on the scale. 1) My bloo... Read more
One Minute Lessons
Sunday, August 07, 2011      19 comments

Have you got a minute? SIXTY seconds? Sure you do. We can all find sixty seconds. A lot can happen in sixty seconds -- good and bad. Let's examine BAD - Snarf a candy bar, down a sugared soda, gobble up a brownie, etc. BAD - Hurt... Read more
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly...
Saturday, August 06, 2011      19 comments

The good: My doctor has taken me off blood pressure medicine completely! WooHoo. She is pleased with my weight loss, but more importantly, with the consistent losses and lifestyle change. She wants to see me in 3 months not 6 as she hopes t... Read more
Don't paint with a broad brush.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011      14 comments

Painting with a "broad brush" is only good if you have a barn to paint. I'm obviously using it as a metaphor but let me explain why I bring it up. People tend to paint with broad brushes when it comes to "others". I'm sure you have felt this ... Read more
Sometimes a power failure is a good thing.
Friday, July 22, 2011      19 comments

We had a nine hour plus power failure that forced us to throw away lots of refrigerated and frozen foods. I was amazed at some of the things still lurking there after a year of being on SP. I guess I didn't want to throw away food but seriousl... Read more
What a difference a year makes
Thursday, July 21, 2011      26 comments

July 20th of last year was when I dusted off my Sparkpeople account and got serious. I had actually set up an account many months before but never DID anything with it. That sort of sums up most of my adult life with regards to nutrition and ... Read more
That small pebble...
Tuesday, July 19, 2011      20 comments

Have you ever gone on a hike or a long walk and had a small pebble in your shoe? You might be surrounded by the most amazing vistas, fragrant flowers, bubbling brooks and singing birds. You might be in the company of your one true love, an old... Read more
Come in and COOL off!
Monday, July 18, 2011      13 comments

It's WICKED hot outside. The actual temperature is 93F and the heat index is 103. All I know is that when I opened the back door to let the dog out it felt like a convection oven. OPPRESSIVE! So how DO you cope on a day like today? Firs... Read more

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