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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Review of The Spark - Tales from 100# Down

Friday, October 04, 2013      351 comments

I've long been a user of various activity trackers so I was excited when Sparkpeople said they were introducing their own that would specifically synch to the website. I've been using it every day and wanted to pass along to you my thoughts abo... Read more

A New Month! - Tales from 100# Down

Tuesday, October 01, 2013      26 comments

October is 31 days long. That's 31 days of opportunity to make PROGRESS on this journey. That's 31 days I can learn something new. That's 31 days I can share a kindness with another. I could go on and on. A great deal can be accomplis... Read more

Living on the weekends - Tales from 100# Down

Friday, September 27, 2013      25 comments

Back in the "old days" when I was on a "diet" I felt SO deprived on weekends. Food had always been my "major fun". Now be sure you read to the END of this blog because if you don't you won't have the "whole" story. I STILL enjoy my week... Read more

No obstacle too big - Tales from 100# Down

Thursday, September 26, 2013      21 comments

I'm doing a blog for a team challenge on the obstacles ahead, any fears about them and my plan to overcome them. I've talked about many of these things before but a fresh look is always a GOOD idea. The interesting thing is my obstacles ha... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Ounce by Ounce - Photos - Tales from 100# Down

Tuesday, September 24, 2013      247 comments

I just made a photograph for BLC23 (a member-created challenge on Sparkpeople). I always take a picture each round so I can "see" my progress over the 12 week period. A friend of mine sent me a "before picture" I did not have. It kindly had m... Read more

Making the MOST of the last quarter - Tales from 100# Down

Friday, September 20, 2013      27 comments

It's almost October. I love the last quarter of the year. I enjoy the change of season with it's fall colors, autumn harvest, pending holidays and times of family gatherings. So often we WAIT until the New Year to think about "self-improvemen... Read more

Operation Headstart - Tales From 100# Down

Monday, September 16, 2013      21 comments

I will be starting my 10th round of BLC on Sept. 25th. It will run 12 weeks and I hope to lose 10 pounds. While I am writing this blog with that goal in mind know that what I am going to say pertains to ANY of you moving down the road to "Heal... Read more

Monday Morning Quaterback - Tales from 100# Down

Monday, September 09, 2013      20 comments

If you are expecting me to critique the San Francisco-Green Bay or Dallas - New York Football Game you better tune into ESPN. THIS Monday Morning Quaterback is going to critique her own weekend to see how she could have "played it better". ... Read more


Sunday, September 08, 2013      12 comments

If you have been following my journey you know that the BLC is my vehicle to Health & Fitness. BLC23 - the FALL round is starting Sept. 25th but REGISTRATION is about to close. If you have thought about giving 12 weeks to your journey DO... Read more

Why I love the BLC - Tales from 100# Down

Saturday, September 07, 2013      16 comments

I'm about to start my tenth round of BLC (Biggest Loser Challenge - a member created 12 week challenge here on Sparkpeople). As an exercise in prepping for the round I am going to tell you WHY I love it! 1. It's a finite, focused 12 week ... Read more

Insect Bites and Sleepless Nights - Tales from 100# Down

Friday, September 06, 2013      20 comments

We were down on the farm over the Labor Day weekend and I made the mistake of walking at dusk. It is no exaggeration when I say I'm covered with 100's of bites and one itchy mess! My Benadryl wore off and I'm sleepless at 4:30 a.m. Now y... Read more

Want to do what I do? - Tales from 100# Down

Wednesday, August 28, 2013      16 comments

BLC22 (a member-created sparkteam) has just finished another 12 week round. OPEN registration begins TODAY for BLC23 which has it's official first weigh-in on Sept. 25 and runs through Dec. 18th. You can REGISTER here: www.s... Read more

My September Plan - Tales from 100# Down

Sunday, August 25, 2013      29 comments

It's been three years and one month since I began this journey to "Health & Fitness". In the months past I have found that many of my "small changes" have now become lifestyle habits. Things that once took great effort and perceived sacrifice... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts The joys and laughter of shopping in my own closet! Tales from 100# Down

Wednesday, August 14, 2013      99 comments

Years ago (over a decade) I lost 82 pounds. Now that didn't get me to my goal weight but was a significant chunk. It was short lived because I used a diet to do so and I gained back everything I lost and a WHOLE LOT MORE! You may be thinking... Read more

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

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