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When you can't see around the bend...
Tuesday, March 22, 2011      24 comments

In high school we ran 50 yd. sprints in gym. It was a fast all-out pace for a short distance. My "race" this time is a long one. The finish line is not even within view. What IS in view are the small landmarks along the way. Setting ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Victory over Emotional Eating
Sunday, March 20, 2011      102 comments

Tonight I experienced a victory! I did not succumb to my old pattern of "eating" to soothe an emotional wound. My stomach is still in knots and I've had to fight off tears BUT I didn't head to the pantry or fridge. Victory! In a way, I... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Which one of these are you?
Saturday, March 19, 2011      85 comments

Do you remember this story from our childhood? Please reread it then hang around for the REST of the story! Once upon a time a little red hen lived in a small house. She worked very hard to feed her family. One day while she was out walk... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Progress Pictures
Friday, March 18, 2011      131 comments

This picture is a composite. The first picture was made at Week 1 weigh-in of BLC14 at 303.9 (-24.1) The middle picture was made at Weigh-In for BLC15 282.0 (-46.0). The last picture was made at Weigh-In for BLC15 Week 10 at 269.6 (-58.4). ... Read more
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

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