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Why we need those boundaries...
Wednesday, May 09, 2012      13 comments

Remember as a child when you got your coloring books and crayons? There were pages and pages of pictures with thick black outlines showing you where to end each color. It was a way for a child to make a PRETTY picture without a lot of skill. ... Read more
Assembly Required!
Friday, April 27, 2012      6 comments

How many times have you bought some furniture only to go home and open the box and find dozens of small pieces, bags of screws, nuts and bolts , packets of glue and instructions that were written by someone that English wasn't their first langu... Read more
Food won't fix it!
Thursday, April 26, 2012      12 comments

I realized something today. I'm in the "zone" right now with eating and exercise. I'm poised and primed to make some serious headway here in the middle of my journey. I began a new 12 week challenge yesterday and my motivation and enthusiasm ... Read more
How to escape the FAT orbit!
Friday, April 20, 2012      8 comments

I am a child of the "space age". I remember going into the backyard with my parents to watch the flickering light of Telstar pass overhead. In most cities today that would not be possible with light pollution but again I'm showing my age. As ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts The obstacles we erect!
Tuesday, April 17, 2012      91 comments

I read a LOT of blogs. I find useful information, recipes, fitness tips, etc. I also see my own behaviors in others writings and it helps me be accountable to myself. It also gives me a broad picture of the types of obstacles we face on our j... Read more
If only...
Monday, April 09, 2012      11 comments

I'm sure there are people that have begun a journey of weight loss/fitness with others only to take a detour which slows or stops progress. Time passes then you meet up with one of the people that began the journey with you and there they are..... Read more
Put the SPRING in Spring Break
Saturday, March 31, 2012      4 comments

It's not impossible to have a healthy spring break - it just takes planning and a bit of "get up and go". 1) Take your scales WITH you. You can buy a lightweight set of digital scales and pack them inside of your clothing. 2) Keep s... Read more
The secret to my success...
Wednesday, March 28, 2012      5 comments

Many of you that have followed my journey know that I have done 5 rounds of BLC (Biggest Loser Challenge). While there are many challenges that use this moniker this is a structured 12 week program. Over the past 5 years thousands of pounds ha... Read more
The BEST of these...
Monday, March 26, 2012      8 comments

Just wanted to share something I was thinking about last night. Sometimes in life we get glimpses of how wonderful humanity can be. (I don't want to go into how AWFUL it can be because while that is true - I'm going to focus on the bright ... Read more
Finding motivation
Sunday, March 25, 2012      10 comments

We all have ebbs and flows in the "motivation" department. When we begin the journey we are highly motivated and our early losses fuel our progress and keep us moving forward. Soon we hit an obstacle and our motivation slips. Sometimes getti... Read more
Snip Snip (Picture)
Thursday, March 22, 2012      19 comments

I got bold today. Maybe it's part of the "new" me. Maybe it was just a weak moment. I said go for it. She cut it short in back (with a layer) and tapered it forward. I haven't had my hair this short in years and years. I think I've been hi... Read more
When the newness wears off...
Thursday, March 15, 2012      12 comments

Do you remember when you got that new ______________________. You fill in the blank. New Car - You didn't let anyone eat or drink in it and parked at the end of the parking lot to avoid car dings? Now you have food wrappers and crumbs in... Read more
Pressing on PAYS off!
Wednesday, March 14, 2012      9 comments

I have been having fractional (less than a pound - sometimes a maintain) weight losses for a LONG time and it gets so frustrating week after week though the overall trend is DOWN - ever so slowly. The first 50 pounds came off at a good clip the... Read more
Those pesky obstacles!
Sunday, March 04, 2012      16 comments

As part of my BLC weekend challenge I have to reflect on something that is an obstacle for me in my weight loss journey and determine how to overcome it. I could (and probably will) detail several specific things that are an obstacle but ... Read more
Saturday, March 03, 2012      7 comments

Saturdays come in many flavors but tend to be the "fun" day of the week. I want to find a way to make it FUN and HEALTHY! 1) Start the day with a bowl of high fiber cereal and juice. 2) Get some time in on the exercise EQ 3) WAL... Read more

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