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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Looking Beyond The Hand - Tales From 100# Down

Tuesday, July 23, 2013      84 comments

I'm sure just about everyone reading this has experienced "mindless eating". Perhaps it's the chip basket at your local Mexican restuarant. It might be the nut bowl on the bar counter. It could even be the bag of M&M's sitting on your desk. ... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts If You Slack - It Comes Back - Tales from 100# Down

Tuesday, July 16, 2013      44 comments

On my journey to "Health & Fitness" I have discovered that without consistent attention to my nutrition, fitness etc. the weight is so quick to come back. Over my lifetime I have lost and found the equivalent weight of several people. I think ... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts When you don't want to lose - Tales From 100# Down

Monday, July 15, 2013      342 comments

You may have read that title and thought "how could someone overweight NOT want to lose"? Here is the reality. Ask most obese and very overweight people if they want to lose weight and they will quickly answer "yes". Often what they are sayin... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Comparisons should be limited to yourself - Tales from 100# Down

Friday, July 12, 2013      228 comments

Oh how easy it is to look at another person's progress and compare to ourselves. Sometimes that can work against us! As all of you that read my blogs know I am in my ninth round of BLC (a 12 week team based challenge here on Sparkpeople). Eve... Read more

Scenic Byways - Tales From 100# Down

Monday, July 08, 2013      24 comments

To anyone that has been on this journey to "Health & Fitness" for any length of time know that at some point you begin to think like the kids on a long trip. "Are we there yet?" "How much longer?" and "I'm bored." Yep, this journey can make ... Read more

Learning from those tiny losses! - Tales from 100# Down

Wednesday, July 03, 2013      25 comments

emoticon So I lost 2/10ths of a pound this week. There have been times in my long journey where I did everything RI... Read more

Surviving Company - Tales From 100# Down

Saturday, June 22, 2013      28 comments

We just had house guests for three days. We had four meals out at restaurants plus snack food for the Stanley Cup Game and the NBA Final game. This could have been a total DETOUR but I not only survived it but made progress. Here's how! ... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Looking Back - Tales from 100# Down

Tuesday, June 18, 2013      214 comments

Let me start this blog with a reminder that this is my personal story. Your story may be very different. I write to encourage, educate, motivate and sometimes just to show "that reader" that is on the same part of the journey that he/she is n... Read more

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

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