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Summer is 170 days away!

Monday, January 02, 2012      13 comments

Now you may be thinking I'm nuts for posting that. I have a motive! Summer is a time of shorts, swimming suits, sundresses and active living. Don't you want to be at your best? 170 days is a LOT of time to make progress! If you lose 1.5... Read more

Fellowship Meal SUCCESS!

Sunday, January 01, 2012      9 comments

Today our church had a FELLOWSHIP meal (aka covered dish supper). These are minefields for people trying to eat healthy and this one was no different than those in the past. There were such high calorie "BOMBS" as carrot cake, fried chicken, c... Read more

No Resolutions

Sunday, January 01, 2012      11 comments

I don't do resolutions anymore. They always made me feel like a failure because I could not keep them perfectly. Now I just set goals. It's kind of the opposite view. Instead of a perfection path from which I will fall I set out for a goal w... Read more

Why wait 'til Sunday?

Wednesday, December 28, 2011      12 comments

Year after year how many of us have made that "New Year's Eve resolution" to diet/lose weight/get fit? It's Dec. 28th.. why wait? Isn't that part of the problem we have? We put off until tomorrow (or Sunday) what we COULD do today? Thr... Read more

No snow just GREEN glow

Saturday, December 24, 2011      11 comments

This is the first year since we moved north in 1999 that we have not had a white Christmas. I was sort of hoping we would get a fresh dusting of snow but it's not to be. The funny thing is my DH considers this to be a GREAT Christmas gift (he ... Read more

Navigating those DETOURS

Wednesday, December 14, 2011      14 comments

We all have detours on our journey. Some are unexpected and unavoidable (illness, surgery, family emergencies) and some are planned (vacations, celebrations and holidays). The key is how to we navigate back to the "MAIN ROAD" when we make a de... Read more

Facing the Unexpected

Monday, December 05, 2011      21 comments

I woke this morning to news that a friend of 31 had died from cancer early in the morning. I knew his time was near but the finality of it is so sharp. Life affords us many unexpected trials. This is the case even with our own journey to "Heal... Read more

Ending the Year Well

Friday, December 02, 2011      8 comments

There is something both sad and exciting about flipping the calendar over to the LAST month of the year. It makes me both realize "lost potential" and anticipate "future success". While there is nothing I can do to go back and change my nutri... Read more

Lessons from the Wind

Tuesday, November 29, 2011      10 comments

It's a VERY windy day here in Chicagoland (more than the USUAL). We are gusting up to 50mph and it's coming from the north so you know it "bites". I was sitting here looking out my window and was thinking about the wind. There is a lesson the... Read more

Are you planning on a weight gain?

Thursday, November 17, 2011      17 comments

emoticon Thanksgiving is ONE week away. Many of you are perusing today's ads and making out your shopping list. Y... Read more

A sneeze burns 3 calories!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011      8 comments

If you have seen Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (my favorite) then you certainly know the line when his dad covers his nose with mud "I'm misabuhl". But being the person that I am I found a silver lining. EACH sneeze burns 3 calories! WOW! O... Read more

Talk to yourself!

Wednesday, November 09, 2011      7 comments

Another weigh-in, another 6/10ths of a pound gone. These slow steps DO add up. I just keep plugging along and making those lifestyle changes and HOW my life has changed. Something Bob Harper said that stuck with me is "speaking to yoursel... Read more

The Coat in my closet

Monday, November 07, 2011      10 comments

It was brisk tonight and windy and I needed to walk the dogs. I grabbed my winter coat from last year. I bought it SNUG so I could wear it THIS year after losing more weight. I had ROOM to spare. It felt SO good! Soimetimes it's an NSV (no... Read more

Saturday Reflections

Saturday, November 05, 2011      6 comments

It's been a BUSY day! I can't believe all the things we have done and it's still not bedtime! I like this kind of day because I'm so busy I don't have a lot of time to sit around and think about food. There's a lesson there... staying busy he... Read more

Taking the YOU out of "failure".

Friday, November 04, 2011      11 comments

My earliest memories of the word "failure" were with the school grading system of the 60's. Everyone knew F was for "failure". I'm 56 now and have no idea if they still use that system but I never cared for labeling any child, or their work a ... Read more


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