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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

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

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