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The TRUTH about that salad.
Sunday, February 27, 2011      10 comments

I like salad. I often have a nice veggie salad with a scant tablespoon of dressing on the side. It CAN be a great way to get quality veggies and roughage into your diet. Having said that, it can also be a great PRETENDER. Today my husban... Read more
Last Meal Mentality
Saturday, February 26, 2011      15 comments

Those of us who reached either big "O" (overweight/obese) have probably had "Last Meal Mentality" at some point in our past. You know what I'm talking about... you go out to eat and you just "have" to have an appetizer, entree and dessert". Y... Read more
Deciphering all the IDEAL WEIGHT charts.
Thursday, February 24, 2011      19 comments

I haven't even thought of a "final goal weight" in years. I suppose it's because the journey is so long that I never thought it would be possible to come close to a "finish line". The journey is STILL long, but I know now that it is doable. ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Tools you will need for this journey
Tuesday, February 22, 2011      14 comments

I decided to make a list of tools you will need for a successful journey. Some of these are free, some are cheap, a few might take saving your pennies, but I think they will all help you. 1) An accountability buddy - someone that knows you... Read more
Tomorrow is MONDAY - remember what you said?
Monday, February 21, 2011      12 comments

Tomorrow is Monday again. Did you say "I'll start again on Monday?" Well, it's here. No more delays. Make your plan NOW. 1) Get on the scales and see just HOW far you strayed from course. 2) Eat within your calorie range. 3) Get som... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Those pictures other people took... PHOTOS
Sunday, February 20, 2011      65 comments

We KNOW they exist. We often wish they didn't, but be GLAD someone took those pictures so you have a BEFORE picture to help you celebrate your success and to keep you motivated! I have some like that. This was last August - about a month in o... Read more
Thursday, February 17, 2011      14 comments

What ARE you doing? Take that cookie, chip, candy, french fry out of your mouth and throw it in the trash! There is no cheating on the "weight fairy". She sees all, knows all, and applies it to your hips without prejudice! We can be ou... Read more
Overcoming the EXPECTATIONS obstacle
Wednesday, February 16, 2011      14 comments

One of the obstacles we face as we embark on our journey to health and fitness is the EXPECTATIONS of others and often even ourselves! How often do we give up when we don't meet a certain goal? The first thing we need to do is be realisti... Read more
"Go-To Foods" My list - Add your favorites!
Sunday, February 13, 2011      20 comments

Part of the challenge when embarking on a lifestyle change is finding foods that satisfy and still fit within our calorie guidelines. Listed below are some of my favorite foods. Please add yours - this is how we "discover" other foods. Thanks... Read more
Surviving the Weekend - Tips.
Friday, February 11, 2011      29 comments

It's FRIDAY! For many of us that heralds fun, entertainment, extra sleep, time with your significant other/family/friends, and time off from work. Too often I read posts/blogs that say - I overdid it this weekend. Are you aware that th... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Do you have a family member or friend trying to sabotage you? Lots of info here.
Thursday, February 10, 2011      27 comments

Making life changes as most of us are having to do is hard enough when one has lots of support, but there are many of you that lack that or have a family member or friend that is putting obstacles in your path. Since emotional eating is such a ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Tips for getting back on track FAST!
Wednesday, February 09, 2011      178 comments

As I poke around in the blogs and forums I find a common theme. People get off track and flounder in the doldrums. For many, if they don't get back on track quickly, they lose heart and give up. I hope you will print this list out and stick... Read more
Vacation Survival Tips
Sunday, February 06, 2011      10 comments

I fly home tomorrow after a 10 day vacation. I have LOST weight while on vacation and want to share my tips with you. It CAN be done and I had a blast :) 1) If you are checking luggage, pack your bathroom scales. I weighed morning and ni... Read more
The 4 LETTER words that help you succeed!
Sunday, February 06, 2011      19 comments

1, bake 2. fish 3. walk 4. tuna 5. swim 6. post 7. pray 8. work 9. play 10. save 11. talk 12. wait 13. shop 14. help 15. read Do you have some 4 letter words for the journey? Press On!... Read more
Sisters, Sisters - Photo
Friday, February 04, 2011      16 comments

What a wonderful evening we had. The three sisters and their husbands were all in one place at the same time - first time since 1991 :) We had a wonderful time and I had a simple salad with grilled chicken and vinagrette on the side. I ate 1/... Read more

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