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I copied this from ThinLynn, I love it!

Thursday, August 27, 2009      13 comments

Quote of the day: "I believe you should live each day as if it is your last, which is why I don't have any clean laundry, because, come on, who wants to wash clothes on t... Read more

I have reached my Goal Weight at last!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009      13 comments

Ok, I reached it last month - but yesterday I had an "episode" after donating blood platelets that forced me to realize that, yes, I have indeed lost enough weight. Donating platelets means being hooked up to a machine that filters your blo... Read more

Blog Prompt: What motivates me most?

Tuesday, August 25, 2009      15 comments

Today I would say it is the idea of finally reaching my goal weight. Last year it was getting into the clothes hanging on the closet door. All through the 2008 Holiday Season I would look at goodies everywhere and think of those "hot red s... Read more

Fine-tuning Calories on Maintenance

Monday, August 24, 2009      5 comments

I was recently asked if I had any tips or advice for another buddy entering maintenance. She has pretty well been maintaining for a month but this really is a day to day program. (Weekly for those who prefer it that way.) Quite a few ente... Read more

Focus on your goals.

Sunday, August 23, 2009      9 comments

Today's blog idea came from the Healthy Reflections spark-email today. Are you able to focus on your goals? Calm your mind. Quiet all of the distractions surrounding you. Concentrate on the one task at hand. Often a naysayer can cloud ... Read more

How to Determine Body Frame Size

Sunday, August 16, 2009      22 comments

How to Determine Body Frame Size by eHow.com www.ehow.com/how_2346297
_determine-body-frame-size
.html Step 1 Wrap your thumb and longest finger on one hand around your other wrist. Be sure to wrap around the... Read more

Blog Prompt: How do I deal with setbacks?

Tuesday, August 11, 2009      10 comments

By trying to ignore them. My weight bounces around - right now I am dealing with a very very old "Set Point" and my body and brain are dealing with it the only way they know how. Resistance. But "resistance is futile" (sorry, I am a t... Read more

I have Cellulite too but I earned my jiggle!

Saturday, August 08, 2009      6 comments

Today's blog idea comes from Coach_Nicole's Blog, "Confession: I Have Cellulite and I Won't Be Ashamed Anymore! My response/comment? I'm proud of my jiggle! Last year my skin was full of fat! I have earned every inch of my jiggle!! ... Read more

I AM lazy! I DO procratinate!

Friday, August 07, 2009      11 comments

Do you succumb to laziness? We commonly procrastinate or put off an activity altogether by saying "It will get done eventually" or "Someone else will do it." Wrong! Being lazy and not taking responsibility are wastes of time. Often the powe... Read more

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" www.dailyspark.com/blog.
asp?post=the_shame_and_pai
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

www.sparkpeople.com/reso
urce/health_news_detail.as
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


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