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21 days to Thanksgiving, and the eating begins...

Thursday, November 05, 2009      4 comments

Today we are going to celebrate Ray's oldest sister turning 92! The family decided to meet at Ryan's Steakhouse. I want to include a link for joining the e-mail club with their new $4.99 mega lunch deal. J... Read more

22 days to Fried Turkey!

Wednesday, November 04, 2009      4 comments

You are all right, I shouldn't go below 120. So today I will not have a CDE! Phew! That was easy! 22 days to Turkey and the trimmings! Gosh, I haven't been this excited about a holiday since I was a kid and it was Christmas! ... Read more

23 days and still counting down to T-day!

Tuesday, November 03, 2009      3 comments

My calorie banking is going very well! I am averaging about 300 calories deficit daily! Thursday we must go out to lunch with Ray's oldest sister who will be 92! I will be down at 120 and maybe 119 for Thursday and then just wait for the dama... Read more

T day in just 24 more...

Monday, November 02, 2009      11 comments

I am practicing "calorie banking" for the meals I know I will be eating. I am hoping to stay around 120 for the entire month and we're starting this Thursday with a Birthday Lunch out with family. Ray's oldest sister will be 92!! I am... Read more

25 and counting down...

Sunday, November 01, 2009      12 comments

to Thanksgiving! Are you ready for the challenge of the feast??... Read more

Avoid the Fiendish Chocolate Ghoul!!

Saturday, October 31, 2009      5 comments

Today is Halloween and many of us are going to be exposed to all manner of candies and treats. Just do the best you can. Tomorrow is another day. emoticon... <a href=Read more

Who I am.

Friday, October 23, 2009      23 comments

I was recently asked my profession. I haven't done anything glamorous, just working for a living. Short version, I have done keypunch for Merrill Lynch, clerical work for Prudential, factory work in Penn where I was a closer on ladies garm... Read more

How I ate 77,000 calories!

Monday, October 19, 2009      24 comments

RAYLINSTEPHENS is relieved - the Nutrition Tracker said 77,000 calories!! Oops on me!! Imagine my surprise when I logged my lunch and dessert only to find I had eaten more than 77,000 calories and no dinner yet!! I have some ground bee... Read more

Why I continue to use the Nutrition Tracker

Saturday, October 17, 2009      14 comments

I continue to use the Nutrition Tracker daily because this way I know I am on track no matter what the scale says. Sometimes I find I am short on my calories and need to eat more to stay on track. Sometimes I must readjust my day whe... Read more

Maintaining with Calorie Banking aka Calorie Deficit

Wednesday, October 14, 2009      7 comments

Maintaining your Weight Loss with Calorie Banking aka Calorie Deficit Calorie Banking helped me and takes away the "will I lose" and changes it to I know I am going to lose the weight. Now I am using it to Maintain my Weight Loss. I a... Read more

Am I the *only* weird one?

Tuesday, October 13, 2009      18 comments

Am I the *only* weird one? I don't think of myself as an emotional eater - but lately I seem to become depressed and munchy if my walk is threatened by inclement weather! The old me would have just happily played on the computer - but ... Read more

Now that summer is coming to an end, are there any changes you'll be making to your diet and exerci

Sunday, October 11, 2009      11 comments

Prompt For Sep 6 - Sep 12 Now that summer is coming to an end, are there any changes you'll be making to your diet and exercise routine? Yes, now that the days are getting shorter and colder, I can see my morning walks becoming shorter to... Read more

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

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