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Going to FAT CAMP

Sunday, February 24, 2013      20 comments

I just got back from FAT CAMP! I should call it that! I actually visited my niece who lost 75 pounds and has kept it off for THREE years! I learned several things this week including: 1) She eats a lot of freggies. Besides being rich in ... Read more

Facing the Sugar Monster

Wednesday, February 13, 2013      15 comments

Most trips are not made on a single road. I'm sure you are all familiar with the mapquest step by step directions. My journey has a long set of those. I have settled into a very predicatable 0.4 - 0.6 pound weekly loss. Occasionally I manag... Read more

Walking back into the Enemy Camp

Tuesday, February 12, 2013      21 comments

You may remember my blogs before Christmas (Fat Prejudice... and the follow-ups) about my bad experience at the salon I have been patronizing for over a decade. Today was my first day back. As you may recall (read), the manager did follow up w... Read more


Friday, February 08, 2013      16 comments

Sparkpeople sent me a copy of their workout DVD "Total Body Sculpting" with Coach Nicole to review. I have and use their previous DVD release "28 Day Boot Camp" which I also recommend for everyone no matter their level of fitness. This n... Read more

Finally a good drop!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013      20 comments

As any of you that follow my blogs know. I'm the QUEEN of the 1/2 pound loss. I know that it's still a good loss but I have wanted to push that just a tad and try to get something bigger and still be healthy. This past week I signed up wi... Read more

Is there a muscle THERE?

Saturday, January 26, 2013      12 comments

Yesterday's training sesssion found muscles I didn't know I had. I will be totally honest with you and tell you that I hurt in places I have NEVER hurt before. Who knew? There are little muscles all over our bodies and I think many of them ha... Read more

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


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

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