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MOTIVATION comes 2 x 2.

Monday, November 26, 2012      12 comments

I was looking at my passport the other day and realized it had expired in May. I went to our local drugstore to get my passport pictures made while I waited and brought them home to begin the application process. I had to fill out the fo... Read more

Don't let your GOBBLE make you WOBBLE!

Thursday, November 22, 2012      14 comments

So Thanksgiving is tomorrow in the USA. For many this means a "feast". I saw one news report today that said some will consume as many as 4000 calories in one meal! Another report said that while turkey does include an ingredient that can ma... Read more

Why am I thankful for being fat?

Wednesday, November 21, 2012      17 comments

You may think that's an odd "lead in" to a blog. I was taught as a child to find a reason to be thankful in ALL things. That doesn't mean you have to be thankful FOR all things. There is a BIG difference. Pollyanna (the Disney movie charact... Read more

Progress on the Journey isn't always on the scale.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012      12 comments

Aging takes a toll on our bodies. Things sag and droop. Wrinkles etch our skin. Joints wear out and even our eyes dull in color BUT one things gets better with age. We grow wiser! We learn from life experiences. I want to share again... Read more

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


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

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