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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts 50 pounds are GONE! Here are my tips!
Wednesday, January 19, 2011      386 comments

It's a feeling of accomplishment.- FIFTY-THREE pounds. I've got a way to go yet but that's a CHUNK gone! When I look at that pound of ground meat I posted this week and think I have lost 53 of those it's staggering! I'm sure there are many tha... Read more
The ONE pound reality! - Photo
Monday, January 17, 2011      19 comments

I have had a few people comment on the forums that they "only lost a pound". I thought some perspective was needed. Imagine this on your body. This is a pound! ... Read more
Not a VEGGIE fan? Try this!
Monday, January 17, 2011      9 comments

I have learned that roasting my veggies in a low oven 230 F is a great way to boost flavor. In fact, one of my favorite low calorie entries is soup made with roasted veggies. Pick a veggie: cauliflower, carrots, tomatoes, red peppers, win... Read more
Is your FAT a REJECTION defense?
Saturday, January 15, 2011      13 comments

Let's face facts. Many people discount overweight/obese people before they ever know the person. Pretend for a moment 20 strangers are brought together at a business conference. As part of the morning each of the 20 people gave a short ... Read more
The longest journey - reflections 7 months down the road.
Thursday, January 13, 2011      8 comments

I began this journey last July at 328 pounds. At that time the journey in front of me was so long that I didn't even THINK about where the "end" might be. It was all I could do to think about getting through one day much less a week or a month... Read more
Ways to Beat Boredom (non-food)
Monday, January 10, 2011      4 comments

So we have covered how to reward and comfort ourselves without using food in the past two blogs. Today we talk about boredom. So often we eat out of boredom. Since we usually aren't bored if we are with someone else my ideas are going to be w... Read more
Ways to Comfort Yourself (non-food)
Sunday, January 09, 2011      14 comments

As promised in part one of my 3 part series, today we discuss NOT using food to comfort ourselves. Comfort doesn't have to be because we are sad - really emotional eating of any kind fits this topic. Some people eat to soothe excitement, nervou... Read more
Ways to Reward Yourself (non-food)
Saturday, January 08, 2011      20 comments

So for many, food is a reward, a comfort, and a time filler. The trick in learning to eat "normally" is to find OTHER ways to meet these needs. I'll address the other 2 (comfort/time) in later posts. Let's focus on ways you can reward yourse... Read more
Don't let your Ho Ho Ho make you go OH OH OH !!!
Tuesday, December 14, 2010      2 comments

Hello Spark Friends! It's 2 weeks before Christmas and I'm sure the cookies, cakes, chips, holiday foods, etc are beginning to pile up. It would be VERY easy to gain weight over the next 3 weeks (I'll go to New Years because very few scale... Read more
Birthday and Anniversary Back to Back - Still on plan!
Sunday, December 12, 2010      1 comments

My birthday AND wedding anniversary were this weekend. I ate out both days AND attended a birthday tea party thrown for me AND was even given some sweet treats as a gift .... I'm STILL ON PLAN! I'm feeling very positive about my pro... Read more
I lost 23.3 pounds in the BLC14 challenge!
Wednesday, December 08, 2010      3 comments

Today ended BLC14 - a 12 week challenge. I lost 23.3 pounds for a total of 43.5 pounds. I want to encourage anyone that is reading this to join BLC15 which begins Jan. 12th. I can't tell you how much of a difference it made for me. If ... Read more
Sharing is a good thing!
Saturday, December 04, 2010      2 comments

My DH and I went out to dinner at Lone Star before doing some Christmas shopping tonight. We looked over the menu and decided on the chicken breasts (minus the cheese and bbq) and wedge salad (everything on the side) and a veggie. We split it... Read more
Are you putting your "resolve" on the shelf for the holidays???
Thursday, December 02, 2010      2 comments

I'm seeing a common theme in the posts here at SP. So many are saying they are "taking a break for the holidays" or "waiting until Jan. 1 to give a good effort". I feel I need to address this plainly. This is the WORST month to take a bre... Read more
Lost weight Thanksgiving week!
Wednesday, December 01, 2010      1 comments

I'm pleased that I made it through Thanksgiving with a 1.1 pound loss. I had a "taste" of everything I made on Thanksgiving, ate out several times over the week with family in and even had bites of dessert on 4 occasions. The key here was "ta... Read more
Down 40 pounds - New GOALS
Tuesday, November 30, 2010      3 comments

December is upon us! It's the month of my birthday, anniversary, AND Christmas so I'm setting "achievable" goals so that the end of the month finds me pressing on toward the goal instead of starting over again. You too can choose to USE Decemb... Read more

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