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A testimony for the Daily Calorie Differential Challenge

Sunday, April 25, 2010      14 comments

Bless one of my co-leaders at By The Numbers, LOPEYP, for a very stimulating and satisfying challenge! www.sparkpeople.com/mysp
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ad.asp?board=8110x26785x33675411 Her Calorie Challenge was ... Read more

... so I decided to go for it again!

Saturday, April 24, 2010      11 comments

I have tiny veins. The people at the Blood Bank have been "playing games" with me this year. I said to myself, "self, get a life!" So I am going for the 117 again! I know I can do it. Thanks to LOPEYP and her Calorie Differe... Read more

Whining and wishing....

Monday, April 19, 2010      16 comments

Whining and wishing will get a body nowhere. Doing will make it happen! emoticon right to Read more

Think Positively!

Saturday, April 17, 2010      19 comments

Think Positively! No more "gee, I hope I can," or "wish me luck." It has to be "for the rest of my life" kind of thinking. I have to believe that I am going to make it happen and will never be overweight again. If I can't commit t... Read more

Instead of overweight - the Weight is over!

Friday, April 16, 2010      13 comments

Instead of overweight - the Weight is over! emoticon Read more

Change your "WAYS" to change your "WEIGHS"!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010      19 comments

Change your "WAYS" to change your "WEIGHS" Such a simple statement - and yet so true! If we continue to do what we always did, then our results will be the same as they always were. Today I choose to not return to my old ways beca... Read more

WATP 3 Mile Slim & Sleek Walk

Sunday, April 11, 2010      13 comments

I was gifted with the WATP 3 Mile Slim & Sleek Walk Plus Pilates for Firm Abs! I love it! I just wanted to share this information. There are some new steps and it is quite a workout that is completed in 41 minutes! Read more

Happy Easter, Happy Spring!

Sunday, April 04, 2010      21 comments

The only holidays I know of are Passover & Easter - and I wish everyone a happy holiday of their own choosing! My dad is doing much better! He has become afraid of sleeping pills and we now believe he was addicted to the Ambien which is wh... Read more

One Day At A Time!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010      20 comments

One Day At A Time! This holds true for so many things! I first heard it at an Overeaters Anonymous meeting. Then I heard it in a song. It has become my mantra. When my mother died 6 years ago, I started assisting my dad. Words ar... Read more

Priorities.

Monday, March 29, 2010      25 comments

I have had to accept some serious decisions this past month - I have to set priorities in my life. My father is getting weaker and needs me more than before. His health is paramount to me. My DH has to fit somewhere into my day. He s... Read more

I tried it - - - and it does seem to work!

Thursday, March 25, 2010      8 comments

After reading Ruby-Doo's reply and re-reading her suggestion and the blog I tried something similar I think. I don't know if this is what Ruby-Doo and her friend are doing - but here goes: I eat 1800 calories daily (on average) and I ... Read more

"Why can't I just use the sedentary BMR?" - a question I am asked a lot.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010      11 comments

Yesterday I read a blog that was identical to a posting on the message board at By The Numbers the day before. While identical, they were by 2 different members. I am not going to say who & what exactly, but the gist of it was, "why can't ... Read more

Do you love you as much as I love you?

Tuesday, March 23, 2010      18 comments

I started having heart flutters and knew that was the beginning of heart problems, just like my dad. I am type A blood which means very thick with extra platelets and I have tiny veins which means a little plaque would stop up my veins pr... Read more

Back on track - yet again!

Monday, March 22, 2010      20 comments

I just seem to have "off" days when I cannot get out to walk and/or my dad falls again. Yesterday was both. However, I knew I would have no problem staying on track today and I didn't! I even have a healthy CDE for the day, 595, and... Read more

The Wave

Monday, March 15, 2010      12 comments

... so they go way too fast for me! I contacted The Firm to ask about beginner workouts. In the meantime, I found a great website with some Free Tutorial Videos to use with The Step - I am downloading them to my RealPlayer. ww... Read more


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