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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Who are they kidding?

Friday, June 22, 2012      341 comments

I just have to share from my personal experience today. Some "well-intentioned" individual suggested to me that all I needed to lose the rest of my weight was this "product" she was selling. Oh she had success stories to share and knew her scr... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Finding Your Balance...

Thursday, June 21, 2012      74 comments

Most of you probably remember learning to ride a two-wheeled bicycle. When you first got your "big bike" it had training wheels and those early miles were slightly off-center riding along balanced on one side or the other. As time wore on you ... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Status Quo comes in all the PLUS SIZES

Tuesday, June 19, 2012      81 comments

Status Quo is LATIN for "the present state of things" or to put it plainly - the way things were, are and will continue to be without change. I've been wearing a lot of "status quo" around my middle for years. It comes in all the largest sizes... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts What they won't tell you.

Monday, June 18, 2012      456 comments

I love reading the "success stories" 50, 75, 100, 150 pounds lost. They inspire me and help me know that the goal is achievable. They sometimes even give me new ideas and helpful tips. Sometimes they even make me cry! A life restored, rela... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Loose Skin and other artifacts

Sunday, June 17, 2012      88 comments

Someone asked me if I had loose skin after losing weight. The answer is yes. The areas that are the worst are my sagging bosom, stomach, inner thighs, lower back and upper arms. This is the "postcard" from my 3 decade trip through obesity. ... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts The ONE thing... (How I lost 75 pounds).

Friday, June 15, 2012      260 comments

Many of you have seen the movie "City Slickers" where Billy Crystal's character is encouraged to find his "one thing". Over the years I have tried many times to shed this weight and while I would have some success the weight ALWAYS went back o... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts 90 Days - What will you do with them?

Thursday, May 31, 2012      29 comments

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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


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