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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
Making Course Corrections
Wednesday, February 22, 2012      13 comments

I'm at the half-way point of my 12 week challenge (BLC18) and today I'm making some course corrections. Here is my plan for the next six weeks. 1) TRACK TRACK TRACK. Writing down every bite of food keeps me cognizant of portion sizes beca... Read more
Turning plans into action.
Sunday, February 12, 2012      9 comments

It is nearly impossible to make a long-distance road trip without "some" planning. One has to have a route, perhaps some motel reservations, fuel stops, etc. It's much the same with our journey to "Health & Fitness". We need a plan. For... Read more
ALDI Haul - Picture
Friday, February 03, 2012      17 comments

I just got home from Aldi. If you have one near you - try it! Granted you have to put a quarter in the slot to get your cart (you get it back), the store is 95% private label (but the quality is like the name brands) , you have to bag your own... Read more
I want you to meet
Thursday, January 19, 2012      14 comments

I have a friend I want you to meet. His name is "Will". Actually you have met him before but some of you have parted ways for awhile. First, who is this "Will"? says: "the faculty of conscious and especially of deliberate... Read more
Sparkpeople 28 Day BOOTCAMP DVD Review
Thursday, January 19, 2012      11 comments

I would imagine just about EVERYONE that has been on Sparkpeople for more than a week knows the smiling face of Coach Nicole. I have done so many of her workouts on youtube and the SP website that I feel as if she's an old friend that I would e... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts You didn't FAIL!
Sunday, January 15, 2012      21 comments

I was reading through some blogs earlier today and saw where someone said they had already "failed" on their New Year's Resolutions. Now I have something to say about that which just might help YOU. First, I don't believe in resolutions... Read more
Sometimes it's palpable!
Thursday, January 12, 2012      7 comments

I was sitting here tonight with my puppy in my lap when I had one of those NSV moments! She got off my lap and out of habit I brushed my clothes off even though she doesn't shed like our older dog. When I did I noticed something. My stomach w... Read more
The DANGER Zone!
Wednesday, January 11, 2012      14 comments

Take the average person on a weight loss diet. They make a plan for their food for the next day. Perhaps they make a trip to the market for specific produce, lean proteins, pre-portioned frozen foods. They start their day off following their ... Read more
Check your Dashboard!
Monday, January 09, 2012      14 comments

As I said YESTERDAY. I got over that "hump". Today I was rewarded with a 1/2 pound down on the scales. Now I know there are those that think a half pound down is just a good EXHALE (HA) but for me it was the "positive sign" I needed. Th... Read more
The "hump"
Sunday, January 08, 2012      9 comments

If you have ever been in a long detour or pitstop you know how hard it is to get going again. Those first few days of eating in range and exercising are a challenge. If you are like me you think you are "hungry" all day, constantly look to see... Read more
Firing on all Cylinders!
Saturday, January 07, 2012      9 comments

I'm not really a car enthusiast but I have heard that old saying all my life. Well today is day THREE of my post-holiday course correction and I'm FIRING ON ALL CYLINDERS! THIS particular engine is a V-8 (Wow, I could have had a V-8!) ... Read more
Sometimes you just "do it" because.
Friday, January 06, 2012      11 comments

I really had every reason NOT to get on the exercise bike and do my cardio today. I'm not feeling well - started with a sore throat last Sunday and somewhere along the way I THINK I have further torn my right rotator cuff (partial tear prior).... Read more

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