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The 2015 Winter 5% Challenge Community is Open!

Sunday, December 14, 2014      4 comments

The 2015 Winter Challenge Community is open for sign ups. Please let your friends know. Upon joining, please read the sticky topics. You may have read the FAQ before, but please read it again as a refresher of the Challenge Rules. Have... Read more

Yes! But it was worth it! Totally!!

Saturday, November 29, 2014      9 comments

I thoroughly enjoyed myself on Thanksgiving and actually planned to eat as much as I did. I knew ahead of time that I would be way over on my daily allowance and didn't care - I just made sure the calories were worth it. OMG! They certain... Read more

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 27, 2014      8 comments

Not my dog - just came in an email today! It is silly, but seemed "appropriate" anyway. ... <a href=Read more

I've been fighting a losing binge-battle but I will never give up!

Monday, November 24, 2014      9 comments

Not sure if it is worry, boredom, depression - but I have been "remiss" with my program of late. I hesitate to mention it because I don't want to cause anyone else to have problems - winter is coming and it is instinctive for me to "put o... Read more

My Ray - this is long but

Friday, November 14, 2014      10 comments

Everything went super-great! They did the Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE) first and checked the valve and it definitely will not open the way it should (as expected). That went well and they next did the Heart Catheterization (through t... Read more

Thank a Veteran this Thanksgiving

Saturday, November 01, 2014      10 comments

11/01 - 124.1 11/02 - 123.7 11/03 - 123.1 11/04 - 123.1 11/05 - 123.0 11/06 - 123.1 11/07 - 123.8 11/08 - 125.9 11/09 - 125.4 11/10 - 125.5 11/11 - 1... Read more

This is incredible! It's NOT a bird...

Sunday, October 19, 2014      15 comments

This is incredible! It's NOT a bird... This parrot is in fact a female model who posed for Johannes Stötter, a fine art body painter. Using breathable paint, he spent... Read more

When I die and get to heaven . . .

Sunday, October 12, 2014      9 comments

Recently I was asked, "is maintaining harder than losing the weight?" The following is my reply: I don't want to scare you, so I will try to say this the right way. It's all a battle - but remember always, YOU are worth the effort.... Read more

I am NOT a number on the scale - repeat as needed, lol

Friday, October 03, 2014      10 comments

I know - it sounds so simple, but I still forget it all the time. Thanks to all my spark-buds for trying to remind me of this. As Carrol said, "maintenance is NOT for sissies!" No, it doesn't get easier. But I am worth the extra wo... Read more

A new 5% Challenge for a New Me!

Sunday, September 21, 2014      7 comments

Every new 5% Challenge gets a new blog. Yesterday we started the Fall 5% Challenge and I was up a bit at 124.5 but a new challenge brings a new me! Go SUDs!! 9/20 - 124.5 9/21 - 123.9 9/22 - 122.8 9/23 - 122.9 9/24 - 122... Read more

2014 Fall 5% Challenge team is now officially closed :(

Thursday, September 11, 2014      3 comments

I'm sorry, I left my blog the last 3-1/2 weeks so anyone wanting to could join the Fall Challenge. I learned today, the Challenge is officially closed now. Anyone that is interested may sparkmail me and I will keep your name for the Winter Cha... Read more

The 2014 Fall 5% Challenge team is up and posted!!

Sunday, August 17, 2014      4 comments

It's time! The 2014 Fall 5% Challenge team is up and posted!! www.sparkpeople.com/mysp
ark/groups_individual.asp?
gid=63518 Come one, come all - to lose 5% of your weight in 8 weeks!! There are many teams t... Read more

for Diane.....

Friday, August 15, 2014      6 comments

and enjoy them my awesome alpha leadah! **P.S. I should explain, Diane is one Leader of ... Read more

I know, but it's ok. This too is part of my journey.

Monday, August 11, 2014      8 comments

Yes, I went way over today - but tomorrow is another day! I've been fighting my weight for a few days now, ever since getting back to 122-ville, so this really is expected and will pass eventually. The fact that I lost my lower parti... Read more

Almost Waffles!

Friday, August 01, 2014      6 comments

I got snacky yesterday after having to shop for a new fridge - we did great BTW! So, I had bought frozen waffles for the family (reunion) but have you seen the calorie count on a frozen waffle?! I found Rice Cakes - the highest calorie... Read more


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