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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

The Small Stuff

Thursday, August 30, 2012      34 comments

There is a popular phrase in today's culture "Don't sweat the small stuff." and in so many areas of life that is oh so true but our journey to "Health & Fitness" is one where the SMALL stuff really makes a difference. Most of us give attention... Read more

Climbing back on the horse often requires a boost!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012      30 comments

Sometimes when we fall of the proverbial horse we only slip a bit in the saddle. Other times we fall off with a THUD. I'm sure you have heard how it is recommended a rider gets right back on the horse for the longer they delay the less apt the... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Facing the old enemy with a new weapon!

Monday, August 27, 2012      142 comments

We had out-of-town company this weekend. As most people do when entertaining we had special foods and some meals out at nice restaurants. While I did better than I would have in the OLD days (didn't order dessert, had dressing on the side, dr... Read more


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