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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Visual Rewards Motivate
Tuesday, July 31, 2012      73 comments

This journey we are on is one that takes effort. There are many components and all are important. Yes, we may have "bad days" but the goal is to have more good ones than bad ones and to see progress! To that end I bought a dollar store ac... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Yesterday is a memory - Today is a possibility!
Monday, July 30, 2012      202 comments

When I was in grade school (in the Dark Ages) many projects began with a sheet of manila paper. In first grade we were taught to fold it in half 5 times until we had 10 "columns" where we would then write our numbers to 100. At Thanksgiving I ... Read more
Words Words Words
Sunday, July 29, 2012      27 comments

I began blogging as a way to keep myself accountable and hopefully encourage someone on the same journey. I share very openly and honestly from my own personal journey. I know that everyone's path to "Health & Fitness" is unique as we start fr... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts When PEOPLE hinder your journey.
Saturday, July 28, 2012      252 comments

As we travel the road to "Health & Fitness" we face many obstacles but progress becomes most difficult when there is chaos INSIDE the car! Making life changes is hard enough when one has lots of support but there are many of you that lack that ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts And the walls come tumbling down...
Friday, July 27, 2012      111 comments

I have long recognized the pattern in my life that has led to obesity and clutter. I just sample too many things. Just like the excess food in my diet I have collected "things" in my home. Closets and shelves are full. The basement has boxes... Read more
Olympic Fun!
Thursday, July 26, 2012      9 comments

TOMORROW IS THE OPENING OF THE SUMMER OLYMPICS! To spark a little Olympic fever copy and paste your OWN answers: Now I will answer all but the last one based on the SUMMER games. 1) Favorite competition to view: Women's Gymnastics 2) ... Read more
I still need the outlines!
Thursday, July 26, 2012      14 comments

I blogged once before about how children's coloring books provide bold outines with big spaces for "filling in" the colors so that children who would otherwise only make big scribbles can draw pretty pictures. Our journey to Health & Fitness is... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Cleaning out the closet reveals a lot!
Thursday, July 26, 2012      119 comments

I've got two charity pick-ups coming over the next two weeks so I'm really going through closets, drawers, and the basement. I have found a few long-forgotten treasures (pictures my son drew when he was 5, a journal I kept 20 years ago, etc.) ... Read more
Monday Madness (Get your week off on the right foot.)
Monday, July 23, 2012      28 comments

MONDAY MADNESS - Want to join me? SPELL YOUR NAME. If your given name is shorter than 6 letters do your middle name or last name or both. Want a bigger challenge? Do your first and last name. Want the best challenge? Do the whole alphabet. ... Read more
TWO YEARS! My Success List
Sunday, July 22, 2012      34 comments

Today marks the day when I finally began my journey to "Health & Fitness". I can hardly believe I have STUCK to something this long. I've lost 77+ pounds in 2 years and a little over 92 overall (I had lost some before joining SP). I've come ... Read more
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

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