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FYI and Weight Maintenance

Monday, October 05, 2009      12 comments

Maintaining your new weight! There is a very small caloric difference in maintaining weights 10 lbs apart. For example, here is the TDEE for me with a 1.55 activity level: to maintain 120 = 1847 daily calories to maintain 125 ... Read more

Yes, I was able to donate!

Saturday, October 03, 2009      12 comments

After trying, unsuccessfully, to regain 5 lbs, I did manage to regain 2! This brought me to 120 which has a nice ring to it! Anyway, I was 120.8 so I told them 121 and I was able to donate single platelets and single plasma at the same tim... Read more

Yup, I pre-ordered my copy of The Spark too!

Friday, October 02, 2009      9 comments

As if the book isn't enough - I owe so much to SparkPeople - but all the free incentives were really just too good to pass up! Order before Oct 12 to get the freebies people! Read the blog about it here: Read more

Sorry I was MIA without warning...

Wednesday, September 30, 2009      10 comments

My internet left again on Saturday and never returned. HughesNet scheduled a technician to visit for a charge of $125 plus. Turns out that HughesNet knew about my problem because they caused it and instead of apologizing for the inconvenie... Read more

A Cleaning Poem as found by 1HAPPYSPIRT and shared!

Thursday, September 24, 2009      15 comments

Cleaning Poem I asked the Lord to tell me Why my house is such a mess. He asked if I'd been 'computering', And I had to answer 'yes.' He told me to get off my fanny, And tidy up the house. And so I started cleaning up... Th... Read more

Another new goal weight, *sigh*, maybe for the last time?

Wednesday, September 23, 2009      8 comments

Well, I was down .6 yesterday when I awoke and I just decided the Blood Bank has to take me as I am. A different person tried to hook me to the machine before getting a pre-count (why bother if the machine wouldn't accept me?) and she had n... Read more

This is a Win-Win situation!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009      11 comments

Thank you all for your well wishes! I just got tired of eating yesterday. So I was down again today. But I came to a decision last night - this is a win-win situation. If my platelets are up I will donate platelets. If my platel... Read more

back to square one

Friday, September 18, 2009      13 comments

... so I have been eating practically non-stop... but this morning I got on the scale twice because I just didn't believe my eyes. ... back to 118.6 and needing to regain 5 lbs again. Just in case anyone thinks I am not trying, this is wha... Read more

Who can YOU help today?

Monday, September 14, 2009      12 comments

I am not sure where I got this idea from but this is my today's huddle in my various teams. We can all help someone every single day. We can smile at the senior and hold the door to the post office. We can make a funny face to a squirming... Read more


Sunday, September 13, 2009      7 comments

We had to laugh this morning. I keep getting on the scale dreading and anticipating 120 - today I dropped 1/2 pound after eating 2600 calories yesterday! I even ended the day with 2 tablespoons of peanut butter trying to put my calorie deficit... Read more


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

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