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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Fighting that fire!
Wednesday, May 30, 2012      28 comments

It's been hot and dry across parts of North America lately and there have been wildfires scorching acres of land. We even had a "red flag" warning in Chicago last week. That's very unusual for the area. As I read about efforts to battle some ... Read more
What's FAIR about that?
Saturday, May 19, 2012      11 comments

I've been on this journey for two years come mid-July and I think the "little men" that run my metabolism have "got my number". They anticipate my exercise output and my nutrition input and have made adjustments. Now those big losses I was ha... Read more
My Tweak - Eggplant Black Bean Soup - Photo
Friday, May 18, 2012      3 comments

I love to browse through the recipes at Spark Recipes. I found one by KiteFlyinGal that I tweaked to make it my own. Here is my version: Eggplant Black Bean Soup Ingredients 1 medium eggplant 1 clove garlic 1 med... Read more
Freggies EVERYWHERE! Photo
Thursday, May 17, 2012      8 comments

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Are you setting yourself up to fail?
Tuesday, May 15, 2012      21 comments

I've been on this journey long enough to have experienced just about every obstacle and challenging stretch of the road! Today I want to talk about how we "set ourselves up to fail". Sometimes we put into place the very things that cause u... Read more
That Bitter Pill
Tuesday, May 15, 2012      5 comments

I'm sure everyone has had a medicine at some point in their life that was hard to swallow or bitter tasting. I can remember being unable to swallow a capsule as a young girl. My mother would open it into a tablespoon of kool-aid to get it down... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Before the blossom comes some dirt!
Saturday, May 12, 2012      332 comments

I love to work in my flowers. I love the blossoms and the birds and butterflies they attract. There is something quite satisfying about looking out the window and seeing all those flowers. I went to the local home store today to buy some... Read more
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

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