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*sheesh*

Friday, September 11, 2009      15 comments

Today's blog is very difficult for me. I was turned away at the Blood Bank because my weight is too low for my platelet count; and my platelet count was much lower than ever before. A decent enough level, but not for my weight and not for my h... Read more

Healthy Reflections: What kind of emotional atmosphere are you creating?

Wednesday, September 09, 2009      6 comments

What kind of emotional atmosphere are you creating? Positive people are almost always natural leaders and motivators. People gravitate towards them, just as they avoid individuals who continually mope or complain. Take a look at your own at... Read more

Actually no, I haven't just cut my hair.

Monday, September 07, 2009      10 comments

In the last 2 weeks, 3 people have stopped me and asked me if I have cut my hair and then telling me they like it. I said, "thank you." But no, I have had short hair for about 30 years now, lol, although I did start coloring it again. ... Read more

I compete against me, myself and I.

Friday, September 04, 2009      6 comments

From today's Healthy Reflections: Winning victory against yourself No one likes to lose. The thrill of victory after competition is hard to match. But the wins that leave the most significant, long-term impressions are the ones where you ... Read more

I am amazed at all of my Spark Friends!

Thursday, September 03, 2009      15 comments

I am still making new Spark Friends and I am just so thankful for every one of you! I am really enjoying seeing my Friend Feed on almost every page - it is like small windows into the lives of my buddies. SparkPeople never ceases to am... Read more

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
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.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


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