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What's going to be different about 2013?

Sunday, December 30, 2012      20 comments

Year after year I read many well-intentioned blogs about New Year's Resolutions and goals. I've even reread some of my OWN. Too often many if not MOST of these are unrealized. One of my team challenges is to blog about my goals for 2013. It ... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts We adopted!

Saturday, December 29, 2012      132 comments

This is our newest family member. She's 5 years old and a total sweetheart! She's a chocolate based red longhair dachshund. She's got a serene demeanor. I haven't heard her bark ONCE yet and she fit right into our existing family of two doxi... Read more

Registration is open! BLC21 -My Success Secret

Thursday, December 27, 2012      9 comments

First - the link: www.sparkpeople.com/mysp
ark/groups_individual.asp?
gid=58447 This is where YOU can register to be part of this team based, 12 week weight loss challenge. Initial weigh-in is Jan. 16 but don't... Read more

Written and Mailed and What I'm thinking.

Friday, December 21, 2012      74 comments

I did write the salon owner. I began with the good (I believe any criticism should be accompanied by praise). I told her how long we have been patronizing her salon and how much we like and appreciate our stylist. I even told her how I convi... Read more

Fat prejudice is alive and well.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012      61 comments

I've lost nearly 100 pounds. Granted I am still obese but I have come a long way. Today I was at my salon for my 8 week color and cut. I have been going to this salon for over a decade. I even convinced my husband to go there though he was c... Read more

Another Successful BLC - Almost down 100# PIX

Friday, December 07, 2012      22 comments

I had another great round of BLC losing 15 pounds. I had hoped to reach my 100 pounds lost mile marker at the same time but fell short by LESS than a pound! I just thought I would share a post BLC photo. My spring capris are just a LITTLE hug... Read more

Starting the day off right!

Monday, December 03, 2012      15 comments

On a long journey like mine (with over 150 pounds to lose) I have often had to mix things up a bit to keep my body moving in the correct direction! Because I'm in this sprint to reach my 100 pounds lost milestone I decided to push a little hard... Read more

Sprinting to the finish line!

Sunday, December 02, 2012      9 comments

I have two goals dead ahead. One is the end of this 12 week round of BLC. The other is my 100 pounds lost goal. If you have ever driven into Las Vegas you see it ahead in the shimmering desert long before you arrive. It seems like it's just... Read more

This close....

Saturday, December 01, 2012      20 comments

I'm 3.6 pounds from 100 pounds lost. You may be wondering how long that took. I began this journey in the summer of 2010. I have not lost with blazing speed and there have been a few detours on the way but I'm focused on reaching that milema... Read more

Pieces to the puzzle.

Friday, November 30, 2012      9 comments

Have you ever worked a jigsaw puzzle only to get to the end and be missing a few pieces? It's frustrating and disappointing! Sometimes it's laying on the floor or under something on the corner of the desk. Sometimes it's never to be found. I... Read more

Pitfall is not just a video game.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012      8 comments

Any of you that are older than 25 surely played Pitfall on the Atari! To help jog your memory here is a photograph: The game concept was simple. You had to accuratel... Read more

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


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