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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

Thirty Days of November - Day 3 - Surgery

Thursday, November 03, 2011      4 comments

My puppy had surgery today and it was the longest day. Now I know she's not my child, but for some reason it was still a LONG day waiting on that phone call. She's home now and feeling mightly poorly. The good news - I stayed in range ... Read more

Thirty Days of November - Day 2 & an Epiphany

Thursday, November 03, 2011      7 comments

Today was a good day. I had a loss for the week (7/10ths of a pound). I stayed in range. I participated in my virtual race and bested my own best time. I got some cleaning and decorating done around the house (translation - didn't sit in my ... Read more

Thirty Days of November - Day 1

Tuesday, November 01, 2011      13 comments

The new month has begun! There are thirty days ahead to CHOOSE healthy eating and fitness. I want to have "less" of me come December 1. To do that I must have a plan. Part of that plan is putting it in writing so here it is. 1) Track fo... Read more

Tomorrow is a NEW month

Monday, October 31, 2011      8 comments

With November creeping in and Halloween's bounty of treats on our doorstep it's a good time to FOCUS. New months are like new beginnings. You turn the calendar and have a fresh 30 days before you. That's 30 days to make a REAL differenc... Read more

Trick or Treat

Sunday, October 30, 2011      10 comments

Today is our city's official "Trick or Treating" from 2 - 4 p.m. It's a city ordinance that the Sunday before Halloween (if it's not on Oct. 31st anyway) is designated as the only allowed doorbell ringing day. Whether you participate in Hallow... Read more

I thought there was one more?

Thursday, October 20, 2011      10 comments

Have you ever sat down with a "package" of something to eat, been eating and gone to grab the last "whatever" from the package only to find it empty? Did you have a feeling of disappointment? Did you toy with getting ANOTHER package to "fill y... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts I am not you and you are not me but ...

Tuesday, October 18, 2011      77 comments

together we are a team. I am a part of several groups/teams in my life. I am part of a family (immediate and extended). I am an alum of my university (along with 1000's of others). I am a member of my church. I am a member of my neigh... Read more

If you are struggling - please read this.

Monday, October 17, 2011      17 comments

I posted the following to my BLC17 team and thought it might be helpful to ANYONE that is on a team or part of a challenge. If you have not joined a team click on COMMUNITY - SPARK TEAMS and use the search box or browse to find one that fits yo... Read more

It's the weekend again and...

Friday, October 14, 2011      11 comments

You CAN survive the weekend with your fitness and nutrition intact! 1) Track your food daily. If you write it down you are more aware of what you are eating. 2) Don't skip breakfast - you need some protein to get your body going! ... Read more

Are you like my dog?

Friday, October 14, 2011      6 comments

I have 2 dogs (both dachshunds). My male dachshund is 12 1/2 years old and OBSESSED with food. He thinks he is starving. We got a new puppy in July. She's a pokey eater. The first month we had her MAX (the older male) put on a pound - a l... Read more

Sometimes a GAIN is a victory!

Thursday, October 06, 2011      13 comments

We got home from a 10 day vacation Tuesday night. I stepped on the scales on Wednesday morning and was up 4/10ths of a pound. I brought home a souvenir from my trip in the form of FAT - ha! The surprising thing is that 4/10ths of a pound is a... Read more

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