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A "pause" is not a failure.
Tuesday, February 01, 2011      16 comments

I read lots of blogs and forums and one of the things that stands out is how often other sparkpeople feel failure when the scales stay the same or show a teeny change. We ALL know that if we allow failure to creep into our thoughts we are tempt... Read more
Cheesecake Factory and I ate NO DESSERT!
Monday, January 31, 2011      19 comments

So our friends suggested we eat lunch at Cheesecake Factory. I decided I was up to the challenge. I picked a luncheon size salad and had them modify it in the kitchen removing some of the high calorie trimmings and putting a diff. dressing on ... Read more
Sometimes it's NOT on the scales!
Monday, January 31, 2011      14 comments

We all get a great rush when the number looking up at us from the scales is lower, but I have had a few non-scale victories lately. 1) We flew yesterday and I did not need a seat belt extender! WOOHOO 2) I can put my hands in my poc... Read more
What "IS" that?
Friday, January 28, 2011      22 comments

I found something tonight. It was pushing against my skin and when I ran my fingers over it, it was firm. I got up from my chair and quickly walked to the hall bath to peer in the mirror. I flipped on the light and pulled my collar aside and g... Read more
If you have blown the day - finish well
Friday, January 28, 2011      12 comments

I saw someone post to a forum that they "had blown the day and would get a fresh start in the morning." That's a lot like "I'll start my diet tomorrow or Monday." It's STINKIN' THINKIN'! The MOMENT you realize you have "blown the day" g... Read more
The TRUTH about FAT
Wednesday, January 26, 2011      15 comments

Okay - I'm going to be open and blunt. This is the truth about "FAT" First - the truth list. 1) Fat dimples and ripples on your body. 2) Fat makes you float in the pool (every try surface diving fat?) 3) Fat squeezes out over your... Read more
I eat out and STILL lose weight - here is how:
Tuesday, January 25, 2011      15 comments

Hi! For some of us eating out is a fun, social activity and it doesn't have to be thrown out with healthy living! I eat out SEVERAL times a week and still have respectable weekly losses. The key is to research, plan, and stick to your plan. ... Read more
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

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