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Push the Tush - Overturning Bad Habits!
Friday, May 27, 2011      16 comments

My BLC challenge this weekend is to blog about and work on overturning a bad habit. I do not work outside the home but I do a lot of volunteer work on the computer. I SIT too much. While I have upped my cardio tremendously I still spend too m... Read more
A Few Helpful Tidbits...
Friday, May 27, 2011      17 comments

I have two Iphone apps I can recommend: 1) Harvest - Tells you how to pick the freshest produce. Also has a pesticide level chart so you won't waste money on those things that don't have much residue. I think it was $1.99. Well worth it!... Read more
I promised to report...
Wednesday, May 25, 2011      30 comments

A week ago I decided to up my caloric intake to try to carve off bigger losses. Since my fitness minutes have increased to over an hour a day I reset my fitness pledge to reflect that and it altered my caloric intake to 2,180 - 2,530. I decide... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts You TOO can be a BIGGEST LOSER!
Tuesday, May 24, 2011      32 comments

I've watched the show since Season 1. Season after season I sat in my chair or on the sofa admiring the changed bodies and lives. How I wanted to be like them. A few times I even pledged to lose weight but something was missing. It never last... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts How do you push ahead when you just don't want to?
Monday, May 23, 2011      57 comments

I've been on this program for 10 months and have lost 64.3 pounds. This past week saw my mother and my father-in-law both hospitalized, I hit my head hard on the corian, DH was out of town, bad storms moved through the area and I woke up with ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts It could have been you...
Thursday, May 19, 2011      92 comments

Back last July when I began this process a few of my friends were also beginning weight loss programs. Along the way several have joined the journey as well but here we are ten months later and I'm down 64.3 pounds and they are still flounderin... Read more
Increased Exercise - Decreased Weight Loss
Wednesday, May 18, 2011      23 comments

Three weeks ago I decided to greatly up my exercise. I not only more than doubled my cardio minutes (elliptical and exercise bike) but I went from sitting at a computer nearly all day to actively gardening, digging, mowing, spring cleaning my h... Read more
Press On!
Tuesday, May 17, 2011      19 comments

Someone asked me the other day what my "secret" was. Of course I could have said, eat less, exercise more, etc. but in all reality. It's in my sign off. PRESS ON The secret is you never give up. If you stumble, you get back up an... Read more
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

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