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Comfort Zones and Battle Zones - Tales from 100# Down
Wednesday, June 12, 2013      23 comments

I have learned that this journey is made up of many parts. After all it will be THREE years next month since I began my trek down from 350+ I'm no speed demon in weight loss but I have made progress and kept it off. That is a big victory. ... Read more
More Goals - Tales from 100# Down
Monday, June 10, 2013      22 comments

We weigh in first thing Wed. morning and I know I need to tweak my "engine" a bit to make more progress in Week 2 of BLC. Here is my plan! 1) Nutrition: Eat in range 7 days in a row. Eat low in my range on Monday and Tuesday. Push fregg... Read more
Another Round of BLC - Tales from 100# Down
Thursday, June 06, 2013      18 comments

Yesterday was initial weigh-in for another round of BLC (the team-based 12 week member created challenge here on Sparkpeople). You can join the team below to be notified of registration for BLC23 which begins in September. ... Read more
The New Norm - Tales From 100# Down
Thursday, May 16, 2013      26 comments

I have often read that success is not achieved through "dieting" but through "lifestyle changes" and how true that is. I was chatting with a friend about how even our "splurges" have changed. Indeed, there is a new norm reflected in nearly eve... Read more
MY SECRET - Tales from 100# Down
Wednesday, May 15, 2013      6 comments

Many of you know that my success has come doing multiple 12 week rounds of BLC (Biggest Loser Challenge). This team based approach to weight loss, fitness, nutrition and accountability has been my vehicle to success. Let me say right off... Read more
What you CAN'T do - Tales from 100# Down
Tuesday, May 07, 2013      23 comments

I attended a function recently and was happy to see a friend that moved to a southern suburb about 3 years ago. She didn't recognize me. It made me realize through HER eyes the great change that has occurred in my life. When others around us... Read more
Always Room for Improvement - Tales from 100# Down
Sunday, May 05, 2013      22 comments

I've learned so much on this journey. Some has been by trial and error. Some has been from Sparkpeople articles and blogs. Some has been wisdom shared by someone further along on the journey that has faced the obstacles that are directly in m... Read more
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

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