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Being in control
Friday, October 29, 2010      3 comments

My little sister (who is rail thin) is here visiting and we took her to a french chocolate shop ( her fav.) and I was SO in control! I allowed myself only one little piece and counted it in my calories - a victory! I'm having a blast with ... Read more
Friday, October 29, 2010      0 comments

My sister comes tomorrow. I have not seen her in almost five years. That's WAY too long. If you have family far away make it a priority to see them. I've been through 3 years of very very poor health in and out of hospitals and it's the PEO... Read more
Be a glass half-FULL type of person! Down 35 pounds!
Wednesday, October 27, 2010      5 comments

So the BLC 14 is at the midpoint. Several are lamenting at their lack of progress or slow progress but I think we need to look at the challenge that remains! We still have 1/2 a challenge ahead. That's 6 weeks to make a difference! Okay ... Read more
The sounds around us...
Tuesday, October 26, 2010      2 comments

In our noisy world of television, radio, stereo, video games, computers, ipods, etc. how often do you turn it all off and listen. It's late. DH is sleeping in the bed behind me and I'm listening to the sounds of the night. There is a g... Read more
Low Blood Pressure
Monday, October 25, 2010      1 comments

I have had borderline high blood pressure for some time (I'm sure all because of my weight). Now I have the reverse problem. My blood pressure has been very low now for 4 days - dizziness, fatique. It's hovering around 80/60 has been a little... Read more
Sharing is not only cheap but kind to the waistline!
Wednesday, October 20, 2010      1 comments

DH and I went out for a quick bite of supper. We split a soup and sandwich at a local restaurant. Not only was it cheap - but it was plenty of food for us. Today's portions are so generous that 2 can easily eat one entree. So, when e... Read more
Do you need to make a mid-course correction?
Monday, October 18, 2010      1 comments

My son was trying to explain the art of instrument only navigation of an airplane using "VOR". While I failed to totally grasp the whole picture I did understand that a plane navigates from Departure to Destination by flying a route that takes ... Read more
Truth about bathroom scales
Monday, October 18, 2010      3 comments

I have two sets of scales. One set was about $20 (Heath-o-meter) digital rated to 300 pounds. The other set was about $50 (WW) and rated to 400 pounds. One set of scales is upstairs in my bathroom the other set is downstairs in my laundry roo... Read more
Walking with HOPE & a Warning
Saturday, October 16, 2010      3 comments

As many of you know, I was an invalid shut-in from 2006 til summertime of this year. I had severe osteoarthritis that left me with a bad limp, constant pain, and disfigurement. I went through 2 total knee replacements and a shoulder rebuild be... Read more
Passed the 30 pound mark! TIPS
Wednesday, October 13, 2010      6 comments

Today's weigh-in took me to -31.1 pounds since late July. It's been steady weight loss and I don't feel like I'm "dieting". I have found that the calorie range is ample if I make good choices. I am not hungry at all! I always wanted pe... Read more
Carrot and Potato Gratin - Healthy!
Wednesday, October 13, 2010      3 comments

I made this tonight (working on making tasty company dishes that are healthier). Instead of all potatoes - it's half potatoes and half carrots. Instead of cream I used evap. skim milk and fat free chicken broth. I used fresh thyme to enhance ... Read more
My Red Pepper Soup Recipe Low Cal Appetite Killer :)
Tuesday, October 12, 2010      4 comments

Years ago when I was doing WW I made up this recipe as one serving is ZERO points on their program. It's a very low calorie, vitamin packed, filling soup. Red peppers are very high in vitamin C and bioflavonoids. They are much higher in beta-... Read more
A TIME investment!
Monday, October 11, 2010      2 comments

I have discovered one of the reasons I am successful this time in losing weight I am taking the "time" to prepare things for me. Always before I would eat easy things when alone (hubby on the road). Now I don't think a thing about preparing ... Read more
Don't Rain on My Parade!
Monday, October 11, 2010      6 comments

The human condition just can't stand to be "left behind". I have some friends that need to lose weight as much as me or even more. I don't go around talking incessantly about my fitness program but I don't hide it either. So, first I notice t... Read more
Monday, October 11, 2010      2 comments

The alarm went off at 8:00 and I managed to throw myself together for church. I've been sick the past few days (think it's a sinus infection as I have also run a fever). It was fellowship meal Sunday so we were at church from 9 - 3:15 p.m. I ... Read more

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