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Avoiding the pitfalls of late summer - Tales from 100# Down
Monday, August 12, 2013      32 comments

It's August 12th. For those living in northern climes you are already seeing cooler nights. Summer has peaked and we are moving toward the start of school (some are already BACK at school) and the end of the outdoor swimming season. It ... Read more
Embracing Change - Tales from 100# Down
Sunday, August 11, 2013      26 comments

Everyone knows that to have success in weight loss one has to make changes. I knew that for decades. Many times I tried a new "diet" which would of course mean I would have to change my food and fitness. Many times I failed. Sometimes... Read more
Helping YOU - Tales from 100# Down
Saturday, August 10, 2013      24 comments

Many of you have written me by sparkmail to ask questions like: What do you eat for breakfast? (Today it was a fat-free light yogurt and Trop 50 orange juice). How did you get started with fitness? (I began by walking around my kitche... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Big Change - Photos - Tales From 100# Down
Thursday, August 08, 2013      288 comments

I bought my first pair of jeans in 10 years. I was so excited I wore them around the house just because I "could". To give you an idea WHY that's such a big deal maybe a few pictures would help tell the story. I don't have a picture of m... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Course Corrections Result in Progress - Tales from 100# Down
Wednesday, August 07, 2013      77 comments

I set a goal to lose 4 pounds in the month of August. That's a pound a week to hit that target. I made my goal and a tad more with a 1.2 pound loss. For those of you struggling let me tell you what I did so that you can see if my plan would h... Read more
When the last thing I want to do is exercise... Tales From 100# Down
Monday, August 05, 2013      30 comments

emoticon While I have developed a strong daily fitness ethic there are STILL days when the last thing I want to do ... Read more
What can happen in four weeks? Tales from 100# Down
Friday, August 02, 2013      29 comments

My husband and I went for a long walk on Wednesday (2.25 miles) and while walking I was talking about the month ahead and what I wanted to accomplish. He made the suggestion that if I put it down in writing AND told others to hold me accountabl... Read more
Shopping Victories - Tales from 100# Down
Thursday, August 01, 2013      20 comments

I went to the grocery today. Now you may be wondering what's so blog-worthy about that? PLENTY. My shopping is a testament to my life changes. Let me show you a few. I spend the MOST time in the produce section. I have an app on my sma... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts The honest truth about what lies beyond massive weight loss. Tales from 100# down.
Thursday, August 01, 2013      165 comments

I've lost a lot of weight - 113.6 lbs. to be exact. When I was 350+ pounds it was easy to point to my sheer size and assume that was why someone wasn't my friend, or didn't choose me to be in their group, or didn't invite me to their party, or ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Packed for the journey but never leaving the driveway - Tales from 100# Down
Tuesday, July 30, 2013      73 comments

As I look back over my very long journey I can see that I spent years of traveling my driveway! I would anticipate the journey to "Health & Fitness". I would think about how wonderful the destination (goal weight) would be, plan my route (set ... Read more
10 Ways to Improve - Tales From 100# Down
Monday, July 29, 2013      22 comments

We were asked to blog about 10 ways to improve for a weekly challenge so here are my ten 1. Encourage my husband to do more walking with me 2. Continue to expand my food choices (use more sparkrecipes, try more foods). 3. Incre... Read more
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

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