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Finishing Well

Tuesday, September 18, 2012      18 comments

I'm sure many of you have been a part of a team challenge here on Sparkpeople. Perhaps you are in a fitness group or class that weighs in weekly. Maybe you are going it alone but have a set weigh-in day. I think this applies to any of you. ... Read more

Make sure that pat on the back doesn't turn into a reach in the pantry!

Monday, September 17, 2012      21 comments

There is great benefit in reading blog postings on Sparkpeople. I often see myself in the words of another! One thing I learned long ago is that I self-sabotaged success with reward. Now I firmly believe short-term goals and rewards are a gre... Read more

Battling Entitlement

Saturday, September 15, 2012      20 comments

Entitlement is one of those words that can certainly be applied to my battle with food. I think it began in my teenage years. First there was the whole chocolate "ban". My mother (and many back then) thought chocolate caused acne and it was ... Read more

My 12 week plan.

Friday, September 14, 2012      32 comments

Twelve weeks will bring me right up to my birthday. I would really like to be down a minimum of 10 pounds and think that 15 isn't out of the question, but to do that I will have to have a plan and EXECUTE it. To make my plan I looked back ... Read more

Self-medication with food is a hard cycle to break.

Friday, September 14, 2012      21 comments

A friend of mine was sharing from her nutrition course today and mentioned the SALT rule. Never eat when sad, angry, tired or lonely. BOY is that my history! I am the QUEEN of self-medication with food. I was a thin bride of 135 that wou... Read more

STATUS QUO HAS TO GO!

Thursday, September 13, 2012      17 comments

I'm sure all of you are famliar with "status quo". It's one of those latin phrases (dead language) that remain today that simply means the current state of affairs or doing what we have been doing. The problem with status quo is I'm SITTING on... Read more

DAY ONE of BLC20 - CHECK!

Thursday, September 13, 2012      16 comments

Today was Day 1 of BLC20 and I stayed in range (at the low end), got my freggies in, 30 minutes on the elliptical and time on the bike, caught up on some tasks at home and even had time to practice piano. I feel good. One day at a time is how ... Read more

Serendipity

Tuesday, September 11, 2012      11 comments

Most of the time I am more frustrated with auto-complete and auto-correct than not. Just moments ago a friend was trying to tell me the antibiotic she was on and it came back MACARONI - Ha! Sometimes however it results in a serendipity. Tonig... Read more

What YOU can do!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012      15 comments

Tomorrow is Day 1 of BLC20 - a 12 week structured team based challenge. While you may not be part of this particular challenge it doesn't mean you can't benefit from what I learn/do in it. Here is my "BLC EVE checklist" . Maybe it will help Y... Read more

SPARKCOACH - Another great tool for the journey.

Monday, September 10, 2012      19 comments

I was recently given the opportunity to review Sparkpeople's newest addition - SparkCoach. They used an application to record my screen (and mouse moves) while recording my voice (so I could comment). They did NOT ask me to write this blog. T... Read more

Salvaging the weekend

Sunday, September 09, 2012      22 comments

It's Sunday night in the western hemisphere. Some of you may be feeling like you "blew the weekend" eating out of range, slacking on exercise, drinking more "spirits" than water. Perhaps you are having a sense of regret and disappointment ove... Read more

Wake-up calls can come from unexpected places.

Saturday, September 08, 2012      38 comments

Yesterday my niece shared a newspaper article with me about a woman who was pulled over and ticketed for not wearing her seat belt. The REASON why she wasn't wearing it was her 408 pound girth. She simply wasn't ABLE to fasten it around her bo... Read more

What can you achieve in 12 weeks?

Thursday, September 06, 2012      26 comments

I was asked by one of my sparkfriends to share my plan for the next 12 weeks so here it is: DAILY Sparkpeople activity. There are several ways to do this. If you are a member of SPARKCOACH they have a very straightforward "task notebook" ... Read more

Twas the night before ...

Wednesday, September 05, 2012      17 comments

Anticipation is a funny emotion. It can best be described as the emotion we feel in the days, hours and minutes before an event. As a child we experienced it on that night before the first day of school or the evening before our birthday or ... Read more

Pushing back from the buffet.

Sunday, September 02, 2012      29 comments

Next Sunday my church is having a fellowship meal. If you have ever been to one of these pot luck suppers you know what I'm facing. The tables will be laden with casseroles loaded with butter and cheese and topped with crackers and nuts. Dis... Read more


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