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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts From Wheelchair to 1 Mile Walker :)
Thursday, March 17, 2011      414 comments

Yesterday was a momentous day for me. I have come so far. Severe arthritis and obesity had robbed me of my mobility. I was reduced to rolling my way down halls, through airports, and hospitals unable to walk more than a few short steps. ... Read more
My St. Patrick's Day Blessing for YOU
Thursday, March 17, 2011      18 comments

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Motivational Monday
Monday, March 14, 2011      11 comments

I find motivation in the oddest places. Of course it's motivating to see someone else lose weight and get healthy, but closer to home we have things that motivate us to move forward, to keep "keeping on". Here are a few of my recent motivato... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Are you in denial? Read this!
Sunday, March 13, 2011      58 comments

I have seen so many people question why they aren't losing. I suggest that many are just in denial. D - Drinking too little water leads to fluid retention and replacement w/ higher calorie liquids. E - Exercise is not consistent no... Read more
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

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