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Remember that little tortoise? Read on...

Wednesday, March 09, 2011      15 comments

I got my act in gear late last July. I've been a part of many challenges and teams. It would be very easy to feel disappointed with my .9 and 1.2 pound weekly losses compared to some of the big losses others post (4-6 pounds in a week). ... Read more

Non-Scale Victories that accompany my 57 pound loss.

Wednesday, March 09, 2011      19 comments

Though the scale reflects my progress adequately I do enjoy looking at this list of NSV's to see just how FAR I have come. Here is my list - Please feel free to share yours! 1. No longer need a seat belt extension on airplanes. 2. Fit... Read more

You say you don't have time...

Saturday, March 05, 2011      14 comments

I have often read/heard people say "I don't have time to exercise". I want to talk about how you can "find" that time. 1) Experts now say that three 10 minute cardio sessions are just as effective as one 30 minute one. This fact alone ma... Read more

Check out the difference...

Thursday, March 03, 2011      15 comments

Thirty minutes can make a BIG difference. Check out these activities based on 30 minutes of activity by a 175 pound person. Sitting at the computer or watching TV would burn 42 calories. Standing cooking, preparing food, folding clothes ... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Are you gaining and losing the same few pounds?

Wednesday, March 02, 2011      45 comments

As I read the posts and blogs on SP I see many that struggle with losing and gaining the same few pounds - the "short yo-yo". While one will occasionally see this due to fluid retention, if your "yo-yo" has kept you in the same narrow weight ra... Read more

It's never too late in the day to FINISH WELL!

Tuesday, March 01, 2011      9 comments

Have you ever had a day get derailed? You plan your food carefully and someone says, "Let's go out to eat?" Someone brings a birthday cake to the office and you eat something that wasn't on your plan? Perhaps you get off to a late start and h... Read more

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

STOP STOP STOP

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      19 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


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