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PLAN to succeed!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012      22 comments

It is very easy to go from day to day stuck in "status quo". Many of us have done that well. A plan is what is needed to move from status quo forward on the road to "Health & Fitness". P - Participation - Do you have a challenge group ... Read more

Surviving Saturday

Saturday, November 10, 2012      14 comments

Saturdays seem to be hard for many people trying to lose weight. There are many potential obstacles to progress on the journey to "Health & Fitness". So here are a few of them and some bypasses you might take to avoid them. 1) Eating out ... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts There is nothing magical about...

Thursday, November 08, 2012      81 comments

There is nothing magical about January 1st. Our bodies don't burn double calories in January. We don't suddenly wake up on Jan. 1st and discover that we are obese. It's not like one can get to 175 - 200-250 -300 pounds and not KNOW they are. ... Read more

What's on your gift list?

Saturday, November 03, 2012      21 comments

emoticon It's that time of year when the Sunday papers are full of colorful retail ads. The commercials are temptin... Read more

DANGER - CAUTION

Wednesday, October 31, 2012      17 comments

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Why I'm not taking a holiday break.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012      15 comments

Those of you that have followed my journey know that I have participated in 7 rounds of BLC. They have all been very successful for me. What HASN'T been are the breaks between rounds. I need the structure, accountability, support etc. that BL... Read more

Why not?

Saturday, October 27, 2012      27 comments

How often I have thought I wish I could _______________. Recently my visiting sister suggested we walk to a nearby town. I thought - WALK? Just walking to the end of our subdivision is a mile. I couldn't imagine walking to TOWN! I agreed t... Read more

Change is in the air.

Friday, October 26, 2012      23 comments

Winter blew in yesterday about 5:30. We went from 74 F to a chilly 33F in a matter of hours. If you have ever seen Mary Poppins you will know the change of the wind heralded her entry and exit. I like to think this change is blowing in someth... Read more

Tough Love

Thursday, October 25, 2012      17 comments

For all of you who are a parent you know how hard it is to practice "tough love". It also applies to being in a leadership position in a group or on a team. Sometimes we have to put on the PARENT hat for the betterment of our "family". ... Read more

Binding the Emotional Eating Monster

Tuesday, October 23, 2012      16 comments

I am an emotional eater. I recognize that. It's been a pattern. Food is a cheap, available comfort (albeit very temporary). I will spare you the details but I woke to no internet because our cable provider deactivated our NEW modem whe... Read more

The Mid-Point Report

Monday, October 22, 2012      18 comments

We have arrived at mid-point in BLC20. I have lost 6.2 pounds of the 10 pounds I hoped to lose this round. I'm a little ahead of pace. I have done this by really pushing my exercise (joined a gym) and carefully tracking my food. My go... Read more

Are you Sitting on your SHOULDAS?

Saturday, October 13, 2012      24 comments

Hindsight is 20/20. We can all look back and see where we SHOULD HAVE done something... exercise, not eat that 2nd brownie, weigh and measure portions, had water instead of cola, taken the stairs instead of the elevator, etc. Many of us are si... Read more

The internet opens our world and our heart.

Friday, October 12, 2012      11 comments

I was thinking today while sweating on the treadmill about how different the world is not compared to when I was a young married woman. At that time a long distance phone call was a luxury that cost a pretty penny. We wrote letters. Now with ... Read more

How to survive the weekend!

Thursday, October 11, 2012      15 comments

Tomorrow is FRIDAY again and every weekend presents challenges for those on the journey to "Health & Fitness". For many of us getting out of the weekday routine interrupts exercise. Perhaps eating out is a potential obstacle. Some may have a ... Read more

Early Cold Snap and Nothing to Wear

Saturday, October 06, 2012      24 comments

Last spring I gave away my "cold weather clothes" because they were too big. I haven't really had a chance to shop yet for new things and the weather has turned off cold (going down to 28 tonight!) and I'm scrambling for something to wear! I g... Read more


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