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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts They always ask "is that on your diet?"

Thursday, June 28, 2012      159 comments

I'm sure you have been asked that burning question by a family member, co-worker or friend. "Is that on your diet?" I am on a life journey. On this journey I have to carefully plan my caloric intake and exercise to maintain momentum. W... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts The destination is NOT optional.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012      197 comments

I have often compared our journey on Sparkpeople to a cross-country road trip to our destination of "Health & Fitness". It's a good comparison for many reasons. 1) Our points of origin vary a great deal (some have 150 to lose some have 2... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Learning to Love Sweat

Tuesday, June 26, 2012      250 comments

I was an Olympic Class COUCH POTATO before I found Sparkpeople. I medaled in all the top events: Remote Control Relay Television Marathon Sofa Cushion Diving (for the lost remote) Lift & Stand (to get off the sofa) Crew (Honey can ... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Why it matters! - Photos

Monday, June 25, 2012      216 comments

I've spent years at the "diet mall". I've counted calories, points, dealt cards, bought pre-packaged meals, made cabbage soup, drank grapefruit juice before meals, tried both extremes on carbs/fats. I've read dozens of books, participated in s... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Tools To Go - Photo

Saturday, June 23, 2012      36 comments

I learned long ago that I "HAVE" to track food daily. Sometimes, I don't have access to the nutrition and fitness tracker at Sparkpeople due to being out of the house, without power or internet, or who knows where (including unexpected time in ... Read more

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


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