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What is motivation??

Wednesday, August 05, 2009      10 comments

I read motivating articles, blogs and posts all the time. I am confused. These articles, blogs and posts do not motivate me. I motivate me. I lost 90 lbs because I shut my mouth sooner and move my body more often. I really don't... Read more

I threw caution to the wind... and survived!

Saturday, August 01, 2009      12 comments

Yesterday I had to attend a funeral so a dress skirt was in order. It's really hot here in Mississippi so I opted to wear some pretty sandals with my outfit - in the past I would wear pantyhose or a pair of spandex shorts underneath the ... Read more

The Shame and Pain of Regaining

Friday, July 31, 2009      7 comments

Today I read a blog by Nancy Howard, "The Shame and Pain of Regaining"
n_of_regaining She ends her blog asking these questions: "Have you experienced a weight los... Read more

Obesity's Toll on Health

Thursday, July 30, 2009      5 comments
p?health_day=629455 Tuesday, July 28 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity in the United States now carries the hefty price tag of $147 billion per year in direct medical... Read more

A Spark email I received today...

Tuesday, July 28, 2009      20 comments

Fight for Your Food Rights Who's to blame for the obesity epidemic? The suspects are many, from television to schools to parents. A growing number of people are arguing that one culprit--the food and beverage industry--is getting off relati... Read more

A prayer request for THAMLEY

Monday, July 27, 2009      7 comments

Another buddy of mine, ONEREALLYBIGDOG, had this blog today asking for prayers for THAMLEY. So I am repeating his blog as my blog today. After reading her blog I am not sure the prayers are for her - they could be for her dad - but all prayers... Read more

I came out of the closet...

Sunday, July 26, 2009      13 comments

I came out of the closet yesterday!! My dad was in hospital again and the nurse left us so my dad could get into his hospital gown. Well, I helped with the gown part then I generally go out into the hallway so he can remove his pants. ... Read more

90 down, 3 to go!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009      12 comments

I know that tomorrow I will be over 121 again but for today I am 120.9 and am officially down 90 lbs! Does it matter that my weight will be up again tomorrow? Nope! Bec... Read more

Nifty new feature on the Nutrition Tracker!

Saturday, July 18, 2009      5 comments

There's a nifty new feature on the Nutrition Tracker I just now discovered! I clicked on one of my food items and it brings up a box asking if I wish to Edit This Food - it then gives me the chance to change the amount and/or move it to ano... Read more


Thursday, July 16, 2009      13 comments

I am feeling lighter than air! Today is a new low!! emoticon I told DH I believe a new picture is in ord... Read more

Eating healthy doesn't have to cost more...

Wednesday, July 15, 2009      6 comments

I get several news feeds on my homepage (SP of course) and today one of them is an article entitled, "Eating healthy can cost more, but doesn't have to, experts say" from USA Today.
alth/weightloss/2009-07... Read more

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

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