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Kayla like her fruits and veggies (video blog)

Thursday, September 23, 2010      2 comments

Try to skip over that "french fry" HA! We don't give them to her very often esp. now that I don't eat them!... Read more

You might be the one...

Thursday, September 23, 2010      1 comments

... that makes a difference in someone else's journey to health! There is a reason we have success when we group together for a common journey/goal. We are encouraged by others when our spirits are sagging. We learn from each other -... Read more

Small Changes ADD up (or should I say SUBRACT)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010      2 comments

So tomorrow is my first ever BLC weigh-in. Since I won't get the official "number" until tomorrow I decided to talk about OTHER victories I have had in my first week of the challenge. 1) Met some AWESOME, wonderful women. 2) Converted a ... Read more

Making a DIVERSION list.

Saturday, September 18, 2010      6 comments

I truly believe that when I feel the urge to snack/eat if I can occupy myself for a bit I can get past the urge. Obviously we have to eat our meals, but I'm talking about the mindless eating we do when bored/emotional/watching tv etc. I decide... Read more

Insight into your friends/family's attitudes.

Thursday, September 16, 2010      4 comments

How many times have you heard someone say "I want to lose weight?" If you are like me - that number MUST be in the 100's. I have come to a realization that what people are really thinking is "I want to be slimmer or thinner" (translation - loo... Read more

First Day of BLC

Wednesday, September 15, 2010      6 comments

I'm very pleased with my first day, esp. considering I spent 7 hours of it driving back from Kentucky. I'm at the minimum of my calories for the day and OVER my usual minutes of exercise! Those GOYB's have really kept me going today! I ... Read more

Tips for BLC

Tuesday, September 14, 2010      2 comments

If you are new to BLC here are a few tips to help you get started: 1) NEVER start a new topic in the BLC22 Threads. Always click REPLY to answer a post. 2) If you notice a typo after you post you can correct it by clicking EDIT MY P... Read more

Strategies for Restaurants

Monday, September 13, 2010      2 comments

Today I had to eat two meals out. The first meal I had no choice in the restaurant as it was a birthday lunch for an elderly aunt. She chose a place with a huge buffet. I took one look at it and decided that even though it was cheap 6.99 and ... Read more

Chicken is my friend.

Sunday, September 12, 2010      2 comments

We are visiting family in another state and have had to eat some meals out. I have found that chicken is my friend! When I get the menu I go straight to the Chicken section and look for something grilled. If I I don't find it (usually I do) I... Read more

The Long Goodbye

Saturday, September 11, 2010      0 comments

We are visiting Jack's 86 year old father who has Alzheimer's. It is difficult to see him reduced this way. I hope this is a disease that can be prevented in the future. Food-wise I'm actually low on calories for the day - I need to fin... Read more

Saucy Sapphire

Friday, September 10, 2010      4 comments

I'm on a team! I'm so excited to be a "Saucy Sapphire". This is my first time to participate in a BLC. I'm excited to be part of something bigger than me. I think having people to share the journey will be an encouragement. I had a d... Read more

1 pound week

Wednesday, September 08, 2010      2 comments

I had a one pound weight loss this week. It certainly isn't the huge numbers they rack up on Biggest Loser but I'm eating a lot more calories than that (the spark site has me eating 2000 calories a day) and I'm certainly not exercising at their... Read more

Back-Up Plan and Plan B

Tuesday, September 07, 2010      2 comments

I am obviously a newbie because I'm not sure if this is two names for the same plan or two plans. I'll play it safe and come up with two plans. Where am I most apt to fail? I think my bumps in the road will come from either a) emotional e... Read more

Survived the cook-out!

Monday, September 06, 2010      0 comments

I survived the cookout!. I enjoyed chatting and visiting and when dinner came around I took small helpings of the broccoli salad, the pasta salad and the baked beans I contributed (healthy recipe). As it turned out I ate too little as I had s... Read more

How to survive a Cook-out!

Sunday, September 05, 2010      3 comments

We have been invited to a Labor Day "cookout". I asked if I could bring a side dish. I'm taking a baked beans recipe from the spark people recipes. They are serving beer can chicken and brats so I will take some breast meat and remove the sk... Read more

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