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RAYLINSTEPHENS
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This works for me and is part of my program.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009      8 comments

edit: I have changed the title and put this into 1st person (I and me) mainly due to some of the comments. I don't focus on food. I am blessed not to need a lot of variety with my foods. We are here at SparkPeople because we all hav... Read more
Time to get back in the saddle again.
Wednesday, July 08, 2009      13 comments

The family reunion has come and gone. I made my goal of 125 and was even lower!! My dad's arm is finally showing some improvement! It is time to get back on track and get rid of these last 6 pounds. **edit: I am missing the extr... Read more
A typical Meal Plan for me.
Tuesday, July 07, 2009      9 comments

Today I was asked what my typical day's food plan is like and what I do for exercise. So I thought, maybe this will help others too. Breakfast: 10 Bing cherries 6 oz. Peaches 1 Cup Cantaloupe 6 oz. Strawberries 1 Cup Cottage Che... Read more
I was so-o-o-o bad, but it tasted so-o-o-o good!
Sunday, July 05, 2009      12 comments

I was so-o-o-o bad, but it tasted so-o-o-o good! Started the day really good, nice normal Saturday other than it was the 4th of July and for the first time ever I had to take Dad to Dialysis on a Saturday (my sister had an opportunity to tr... Read more
Update on Ray & Pop
Friday, July 03, 2009      11 comments

I want to thank everyone for their caring and prayers this past week. Now that we have changed the procedure for cleaning and bandaging Ray's arm, I can see healing taking place before my eyes! The Wound Center was treating it as a burn an... Read more
The "whys" behind my step-down as leader.
Wednesday, July 01, 2009      16 comments

My dad had to have the Fistula removed from his left arm and put into his right arm but his left arm is still swollen, really badly swollen. The short version is the blood cannot get out of his left arm due to the lead from his defibrillator/pa... Read more
Blog Prompt - Am I afraid of regaining lost weight...
Tuesday, June 30, 2009      7 comments

Nope! Ain't gonna happen! I haven't been "good" these past few days, but I haven't been bad either. Just maxed out my calories for several days. My dad, the baker, has been working on his strudel recipe and since he is famous for his... Read more
*sigh*
Monday, June 29, 2009      14 comments

I am human. I had to step down as leader on both my teams due to inadequate leadership - mine. I also left behind me the Leader Team as well as The Community Team - I hope to have more time to spend with my few remaining teams. I do f... Read more
I will be MIA until my shoulder mends.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009      11 comments

I hurt my shoulder last week during preparations for the annual family reunion which includes a visit from family - it tends to be a bit stressful for me. On Monday, June 22nd, the pain escalated to throbbing and I have been in a pain-pill ... Read more
And the winner is.........
Sunday, June 21, 2009      7 comments

...So I didn't post my weight yesterday - it was 122.6! And I did enjoy myself and did a lot of sampling yesterday! Today is 124.3 for a difference of 1.7 lbs - but I am still under 125! WooHoo!! I had a reasonable lunch plate too, really... Read more
My first
Saturday, June 20, 2009      8 comments

Today is my first "Free Day" since May 19, 2008! Today is the annual family reunion and I decided last week to go ahead and enjoy my day and my new body. So I am going to track to the best of my ability but I am not going to punish mys... Read more
Dealing with negative people...
Wednesday, June 17, 2009      13 comments

I received this from OneReallyBigDog today! He gave me permission to use it as a blog. I thought it was cute. Dealing with negative people... Here is something to think about when negative people are doing their best to rain on your ... Read more
... but I'm not hungry, why should I eat more?
Sunday, June 14, 2009      2 comments

I recently posted to answer questions from someone I would rather not name. I don't think she would get upset, but I am not comfortable naming anyone. She is an Under-Eater and wanted to know why should she have to eat if not hungry and we... Read more
A few things I have learned this past year.
Saturday, June 13, 2009      14 comments

I have learned a few things this past year. # 1. Don't be in a hurry. 2 lbs per week is a lot of weight to be losing and will still add up to 100 lbs in a year. # 2. Don't be hungry! Never allow yourself to become hungry. Hunger will l... Read more
Blog Prompt - Do I force myself to eat...
Tuesday, June 09, 2009      7 comments

"Do you force yourself to eat healthful foods you don't like? If so, what are they and why?" This is a "sort of" thing. I don't care for some fruits because of the seeds, but I do eat them because they are good for me and because I picked ... Read more

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