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HOPE is what carries me through.
Sunday, May 15, 2011      21 comments

Hope is the "belief" in a positive outcome in a given circumstance. It is more than "good thoughts", "positive thinking", or "wishing" for something. The key word is BELIEF. I "BELIEVE" in the positive outcome of my journey. I know tha... Read more
Don't look for an excuse...
Friday, May 13, 2011      26 comments

Part of the route on this journey to "Health & Fitness" involves our "mental game". While there are times when unforeseen circumstances will slow our progress often our own decisions are the real obstacles to forward progress. We make choi... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts A GIFT for you... Open quickly!
Thursday, May 12, 2011      55 comments

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Slogging through...
Wednesday, May 11, 2011      15 comments

I am about to reach the 10th month of my "true start" here at Sparkpeople. I have lost 63.8 pounds. I will be honest and tell you that the pace slows after those first months. If I was comparing this to a marathon I guess I'm halfway. ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Discovering the "WHY" is critical to success!
Saturday, May 07, 2011      45 comments

People often ask me how I have had the motivation to continue this for 9-1/2 months without cheating, slacking, etc. I have said over and over that the question one needs to answer for themselves is "WHY" do I want to lose weight? I know y... Read more
Down 63 pounds - Progress PIX
Thursday, May 05, 2011      55 comments

Well I have two pictures here. One is after I lost 24 pounds and one was made today after 63 pounds. I have a long way yet to go but I think I'm making progress and it shows! I am definitely losing my "gut" and trimming my bustline, waist, an... Read more
Ten months later...
Monday, May 02, 2011      20 comments

It's been almost ten months since I logged in and got serious about losing weight and getting fit. I've never stuck to any plan or regimen like I have this one. Always before I would lose 10 or 20 pounds then, feeling deprived, start nibblin... Read more
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

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