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When weight loss takes a back seat - Tales from 100# down.
Monday, April 29, 2013      20 comments

Before I get into the meat of this blog I want to put up a word of caution. DO NOT USE THIS BLOG TO JUSTIFY A DETOUR. I know from personal experience how easy it is to get mired down in a detour on this journey and how EASY it is to leave the... Read more
Taming the MORE Monster - Tales from #100 Pounds Down
Thursday, April 25, 2013      31 comments

Vestiges of our former life can still be found on the journey to "Health & Fitness". One of these is the MORE monster. I'm sure most of you have met this demanding creature. He's the reason why most of us began this journey in "Obesity". ... Read more
Vacation SUCCESS - Tales from 100# down.
Sunday, April 21, 2013      23 comments

I returned from a 11 day 10 night vacation last night with a 1 pound loss. I consider that a HUGE victory. I should add that I didn't go to a "fat camp". Quite the contrary. We vacationed with good friends. Every meal was eaten in either th... Read more
Are you Playing Games or IN the Game? - Tales from 100# Down.
Friday, April 05, 2013      31 comments

As a brief recap for anyone just joining this "tale" of mine I have lost 108 pounds since the summer of 2010 and my journey continues. I am sharing openly on this blog so that someone else might be helped. Today's message might be uncomf... Read more
Cutting the strings to the past - Tales from 100# Down - Photo
Monday, April 01, 2013      37 comments

I realized some time ago that I could never make much progress on my journey as long as I was still "tethered" to the garage. I think this is why I had so many false starts. I would begin yet "another" diet or fitness regimen only to make so m... Read more
Perspective Gained.
Saturday, March 30, 2013      25 comments

I'm departing from my usual Tales from 100# Down series today to share some perspective. We shared dinner last night with our only child. He turned 29. He was born premature years ago with many complications but survived and grew and became t... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts A few things people don't want to talk about. Tales from 100# Down
Tuesday, March 26, 2013      189 comments

I promised when I began this series of blogs to be transparent with you so that someone else might benefit that is behind me on this journey to "Health & Fitness". I want to talk about a few of those things today because I have some thoughts an... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Getting Past Regret - Tales from 100# Down
Monday, March 25, 2013      94 comments

I spent a lot of years sitting on my rear and eating to excess. I can't go back in a time machine and undo that. Do I have regrets? Of course I do. I regret that my health had to suffer. I regret that my child had to hear the unkind remarks ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts The Boredom Detour - Tales from 100# Down
Friday, March 22, 2013      74 comments

Anyone on a "long" journey to Health & Fitness can attest to the fact that counting calories/points/carbs and climbing on that treadmill/elliptical/bike gets boring and routine after awhile. Many can sustain a very controlled diet on a limited ... Read more
Not Everyone Will Be Happy With Your Loss - Tales from 100# Down.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013      29 comments

Today's blog is going to deal with a "touchy" subject but it's one that I feel I should address because some of you are going to encounter it at some point on your journey and I want you to be prepared so that it doesn't send you into a detour! ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Making Cardio More Tolerable - Tales from 100# Down
Friday, March 15, 2013      72 comments

When I began this journey I was living on the first floor of my house (couldn't go up and down stairs) recovering from my 2nd TKR surgery and complications and unable to even get out of the bed to do the physical therapy the visiting home therap... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts The key was in the green beans! - Tales from 100# Down
Thursday, March 14, 2013      86 comments

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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Moving from DENIAL to DECISION - Tales from 100# Down
Monday, March 11, 2013      98 comments

Today I want to share with you a problem so many face when the destination is FAR from the starting point! As those of you that have been reading my entries know I refer to this journey as a one-way trip to "Health & Fitness". Today I want to ... Read more
The Open Bag - Tales from 100# Down
Sunday, March 10, 2013      26 comments

I have learned something about myself. Open bags and boxes are huge obstacles. They silently scream their siren's song pulling my hand toward them with invisible strings. I used to bring a container to my computer desk but have learned in the... Read more
Down another 1.4 this week. Tips from 100+ Pounds Down.
Wednesday, March 06, 2013      21 comments

I had a good solid loss of 1.4 pounds this week. I'm pleased with anything over a pound. Actually, I'm always pleased with ANY loss but this week in particular I wanted to see that pound because I worked hard for it! Today I want to talk... Read more

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