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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts There are no "FREE" days.
Thursday, April 28, 2011      45 comments

I have often seen teammates say they "slack off" on the day after they weigh-in because they have a whole week to "make up". I would like to encourage you that there are no free days. Let me show you why. 1 day a week = 52 days a year. T... Read more
The 60 minute challenge
Thursday, April 28, 2011      17 comments

I have always read that as one loses weight they must increase the intensity and/or length of their exercise in order to keep losing. I've had a steady 1.6 pound average over the past 9 months and mainly just to keep that pace going forward I h... Read more
Pushing through barriers...
Tuesday, April 26, 2011      23 comments

When I got my elliptical machine a few weeks ago it just about wiped me out to go 5 minutes at a slow pace. Earlier this week a friend suggested I play "mental games" with the digital display to get more workout time. She said if you reach... Read more
Take time to smell the roses... Picture
Monday, April 25, 2011      19 comments

I live on a small pond (actually a water hazard for the golf course). We do get the odd ball in our yard (and 3 through our siding) but the benefit from this location has to be my water fowl. I have a pair of canada geese and some mallards tha... Read more
Be like a child again... Pictures
Saturday, April 23, 2011      23 comments

I recently scanned some 35 mm slides into my computer. These were from the late 50's and 60's. I was a toddler in the oldest of these slides and a junior in high school in the latest. To look at these pictures one would never guess the same ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts The proper response to another's success.
Thursday, April 21, 2011      150 comments

I have been a part of many teams and challenges. One of the common issues I encounter is a "bad response" to another's success. First, let me highlight a few responses that are rooted in "stinkin' thinkin'". 1) Ignoring or refusing ... Read more
What are you avoiding?
Tuesday, April 19, 2011      18 comments

Weight issues are bound up in some level of denial. We don't walk out the door one day and go from a healthy weight to obese. It's a process that takes time. The reason we "reach" obesity is we learn to avoid the things that hold us accountab... Read more
Friends always come through...
Monday, April 18, 2011      29 comments

Thank you to all my lovely sparkpeople friends for your thoughts and prayers today. It is such a comfort to know that people all over that one has never even met face to face care enough to show compassion and concern when one has an unexpected... Read more
Rewards for Losing
Saturday, April 16, 2011      31 comments

Months ago my husband offered to replace my kitchen cooking appliances if I would lose 30 pounds (just to get me motivated to start). I passed that mark long ago, in fact I doubled it and we finally selected new appliances and had them installe... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts The power of words.
Friday, April 15, 2011      29 comments

Words have a lot of power. As you read this short list consider what you "think and feel" as you read them: fail fat ignored lonely lost limit Now let's see how you feel from this list: friends walking laughter re... Read more
Spring has sprung and look who's walking!
Wednesday, April 13, 2011      20 comments

DH came in from work and was commenting that the red maple in front had buds on it. I decided to go examine it for myself. As I walked out the door the sun was still hanging low in the west and I turned around and said, "Let's go for a walk!" ... Read more
The Sound of Fitness (video blog)
Monday, April 11, 2011      19 comments

Can you hear it? Won't you join me?... Read more
Who would have thought my head would get smaller?
Sunday, April 10, 2011      24 comments

I've lost 61 pounds (still have 98 to goal) and today I got new eyeglasses. The RX didn't change - my HEAD did. I must have had fat "temples" - haha! I've been complaining for weeks that every time I look down my glasses fall off or if I get... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts We come with baggage so please don't ask us to carry anything more.
Thursday, April 07, 2011      208 comments

It's a fact. One doesn't arrive at the Obesity platform without baggage. There are no day trips to that destination. For some of us the baggage we carry is from childhood, for others from adult relationships, still others disease and sickness... Read more
This is the food that gets me through - PICTURE and recipe!
Thursday, April 07, 2011      25 comments

I concocted this recipe back in the days when I was on WW. In their old program it was a zero point per serving soup. The actual calorie count is pretty low so even though it's NOT zero it's about 24 calories for the bowl pictured. This... Read more

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