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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Damage from Detours
Sunday, July 22, 2012      126 comments

As many of you know I finished BLC19 on Tuesday night. The next round doesn't begin until Sept. 12. The last time we had a big break (Dec/Jan) I gained nine pounds and I do NOT want that to happen again. We went out for lunch today and I ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts When Food isn't the Focus!
Saturday, July 21, 2012      69 comments

My new kitchen set came today and I just fell in love with the table. I started thinking of all the great things I could do at that table. Read the paper. Wrap presents. Scrapbooking. Play Board Games or Cards. Work ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Why STEPS work!
Thursday, July 19, 2012      74 comments

When I was in grade school they taught us the six simple machines: lever, screw, inclined plane, wheel and axle, pulley and the wedge. These were the building blocks for all complex machines. The one I want to talk about today is the inclined... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts This could be you...
Wednesday, July 18, 2012      70 comments

I just weighed in for the final time in BLC19 - a 12 week team based challenge. I set my goal at 10 pounds for the 12 weeks and I lost 11.4 for 4.32 % of my body weight. Having a close knit team of 26 to encourage, challenge and hold me accoun... Read more
The truth about those scales
Monday, July 16, 2012      30 comments

I was thinking today about how I ever managed to get past 300 pounds. At the time I had two sets of scales - both topped out at 300. Now I KNEW that but I figured as long as they weren't saying I was 300 I was "ok" (how I could think 290's was... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Grab your pen... Photos
Monday, July 16, 2012      95 comments

Today I'm sharing a page from my journey. I've been on this trek since July 22nd 2010 (almost two years). Over the 24 months I HAVE had my share of detours. As I look back I find TWO factors that always accompanied those detours. One was dec... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Have you ever...
Friday, July 13, 2012      159 comments

Have you ever started a diet/fitness regimen with a friend of family member but after a few weeks given up while they forged on ahead? Months later you look at their success and think to yourself.. "that could be me" or "I shouldn't have given ... Read more
When your WANT is more than your WILL!
Thursday, July 12, 2012      19 comments

We all "know" what we need to do to reach "Health & Fitness". We must eat nutrient dense foods in our caloric range and get cardio and strength training. We must drink our water and get our sleep. We must carefully weigh and measure our porti... Read more
Don't make a Drive-Thru Disaster!
Tuesday, July 10, 2012      43 comments

I was once a drive-through consumer myself. I would be out on a shopping trip and even though it wasn't meal time I would swing through and get a regular burger, small fries and diet soda (I guess I thought that made up for the rest). Sometime... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Changing Failure to Success
Tuesday, July 10, 2012      119 comments

Have you ever worked one of those word change puzzles? You are given two words of the same length and by changing only one letter at a time you go from one to the other like: cold bold bolt belt beat heat You can change FAIL... Read more
Facing Down Monday
Sunday, July 08, 2012      32 comments

Mondays often represent beginnings. Some of you have been dreaming of taking this journey and may have set tomorrow (Monday) as your day of departure. Some of you may have been in a detour over the weekend (or longer) and have also set your si... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts That Bitter Pill
Saturday, July 07, 2012      116 comments

I'm sure just about everyone reading this blog has been very ill at some point in their life and seen a physician for a "cure". Many of you were probably given a prescription to help you overcome your particular sickness. When you were small ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Failure to Launch
Friday, July 06, 2012      266 comments

How many times have we said "I'm going to start eating right." or "I'm going to start exercising". Maybe you have said "Tomorrow, I begin tracking my food." Perhaps you have even uttered, "I'm going to lose X number of pounds." Every journey ... Read more
Chart your course.
Thursday, July 05, 2012      10 comments

Back in the day before the internet when we planned a road trip we called up our local auto club and they prepared a nice set of maps. They charted our journey from start to finish and even highlighted some of the problem areas we would encount... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Longing to be free...
Wednesday, July 04, 2012      123 comments

I have many freedoms for which I am grateful including the freedom to express my thoughts in this blog. By documenting my own journey I hope to make the way easier for someone traveling the road with me. To that end I would like to share these... Read more

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