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First Session w/ Personal Trainer
Friday, January 25, 2013      23 comments

I decided to bite the bullet and sign up at my hospital managed fitness center for a personal training session. I wasn't sure what to expect (visions of screaming trainers and people falling off the back of treadmills or puking into buckets - h... Read more
How to Redeem a BAD weekend.
Monday, January 21, 2013      15 comments

I've seen many a blog that reviews a weekend of splurging in food and/or alcohol, skimping on cardio and avoiding the forums/teams/site. This blog isn't an admonishment on ANY of that, rather this blog is to help you reset your GPS and get bac... Read more
Having Integrity with Yourself
Thursday, January 17, 2013      24 comments

I want to write this blog at the beginning of this challenge because after many rounds I have seen some patterns emerge among a minority that are very limiting to those that follow them. This blog is not a condemnation of anyone. It is desig... Read more
Week 1 Goals and Rewards
Thursday, January 17, 2013      11 comments

I think it's helpful when the journey is long to have short-range goals and rewards. This helps chop that long journey up into "doable" bites! These are my goals and rewards (note they are not food) for Week 1. 1) Eat in range all 7 days.... Read more
The biggest obstacle is always ME!
Monday, January 14, 2013      15 comments

Weigh in for the next round of BLC is Wednesday. I ALWAYS do well in these 12 week rounds. I NEVER do well outside them. I know why. It's ME! I'm not going to blame anything else but MYSELF! I know this obstacle in the road to HEALTH... Read more
Lessons from Life
Sunday, January 13, 2013      7 comments

I love hindsight. As they say, "It's 20/20!". I learn the MOST by looking behind me where I have been. If you haven't taken the opportunity yet to review 2012 with a critical eye, you should. Look back over the past year at the obstacles you... Read more
Anticipation
Friday, January 11, 2013      21 comments

The next 12 week challenge is about to begin and I'm sitting waiting with everything ready. Anticipation is a great motivator. You can apply it to most areas of life! It is the foundation upon which things are built. Let's look at a few ... Read more
An apology means so much...
Wednesday, January 09, 2013      35 comments

The phone rang just a bit ago. I didn't recognize the caller ID. It was the salon owner. My letter had been buried in a stack of mail (I'm sure everyone gets inundated at the holidays) and the salon owner only read it last night. She said it... Read more
Update - Salon Episode
Tuesday, January 08, 2013      20 comments

Well it's been three weeks now and I haven't received a phone call or letter from the salon owner regarding the incident at the reception desk (see previous blog about Fat Prejudice). I'm disappointed. The salon owner is a former neighbor and... Read more
Weekly Meal Plan
Monday, January 07, 2013      12 comments

I find it helpful to have some preplanned meals so thought I would share the types of meals I have. My Sparkpeople range is: 2010 - 2360 but I usually target 1900 - 2250 for M-F and then eat the higher SP range on weekends. It's a way of feel... Read more
IF YOU MISSED OUT...
Friday, January 04, 2013      7 comments

BLC21 Registration is NOW closed. If you missed out then the next round will begin in the late spring and you can get FIRST notification of registration by joining this team now: www.sparkpeople.com/mysp
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There is still room for you! Join me!
Wednesday, January 02, 2013      9 comments

As any of you that regularly follow my blogs know I am about to begin my eighth round or BLC (Biggest Loser Challenge). The initial weigh-in is January 16th. I've had great success with BLC. Take a look at my stats: BLC20 SAPPHIRES Lo... Read more
Day One - Changing lanes.
Tuesday, January 01, 2013      20 comments

I've been in the "rest area" on my journey over the past few weeks. Today I put my turn signal on and merged back into the slow lane and started making some progress. It's hard coming off the "food high" of the holidays. I resisted the church... Read more
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

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