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Do you know your numbers?

Monday, July 05, 2010      22 comments

I see a lot of fear about reaching maintenance. While there are some members that cannot fit into the "molds" set here at SparkPeople, on average I think most of us do. By knowing your own personal BMR - Basal Metabolic Rate - you can know... Read more

Talk Yourself into Reaching Your Goals

Sunday, July 04, 2010      10 comments

Talk Yourself into Reaching Your Goals How Self-Talk Can Help (or Hinder) Your Progress -- By Dean Anderson, Behavioral Psychology Expert
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WooHoo! Another first for me!

Saturday, June 26, 2010      23 comments

I am so proud of me right now! I just changed out my first hard drive!! WooHoo!! Ray's old Dell Optiplex's hard drive crashed so I took my old Compaq and let him have it, both running Win 98se. Well, the Compaq was just too fast fo... Read more

Weight Loss Motivation Worksheet!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010      19 comments

I decided today's blog should help others - I did this worksheet and it gave me a lot of motivation to keep on keeping on. The # 1 for me was in Personal Appearance - Keep my thighs from rubbing. I have to tell you, that is motivation and when... Read more

DishNetwork Free HD for life Not Free!

Monday, June 21, 2010      12 comments

This is just to warn others - You not only pay the $100 for the newer upgraded receiver, but what you are not told is about the $95 service call you must pay for. Had I known that free was going to cost me an extra $195 + taxes and surcharg... Read more

Calories In vs. Calories Out/Daily Calorie Differential

Sunday, June 20, 2010      13 comments

Calories In vs. Calories Out/Daily Calorie Differential
ark/insider.asp?spiid=46 Today's SparkPeople Insider deals with your Reports page (found under the "My Tools" tab at the top of the site) a... Read more

Goals that Help, Goals that Hurt

Saturday, June 19, 2010      4 comments
sp?id=448 Are your goals setting you up for failure? Are you framing your goals in negative or positive terms? Do your goals deprive you of something you... Read more

OMG! It was so good! Yum!!

Sunday, June 13, 2010      18 comments

My plate was ok, but a bit too high on the cholesterol - I just love fried chicken livers! OUCH on the desserts!! There was something so delectable - all I know is there was chocolate and caramel and something white and it tasted like more... Read more

Has a year passed again already??

Friday, June 11, 2010      10 comments

Yup! It's Reunion time again! AARGH!! But I will log as faithfully as I can and I will continue on this journey! It's only one day out of the rest of my life! Read more

I am here... but...

Wednesday, June 09, 2010      17 comments

I am here. I read whatever blogs I have time for. I try to get all my sparkpoints. I track my nutrition & fitness daily and faithfully. I am not able to be here as much as when I was trying to lose the weight but I am here as... Read more

Never give up!

Saturday, June 05, 2010      13 comments

I usually like to wait for a while before buying new PC Windows software - let them get the bugs out. This time I just couldn't wait because my dinosaur just couldn't keep up with the faster traffic online. My printer refused to instal... Read more

... and the award goes to:

Thursday, June 03, 2010      13 comments

It's Award time again! I received Perfect Attendence, 500 Monthly SparkPoints, 1000 Montly Fitness Minutes. What did you get this month for last month? And I lost 1 more pound! WooHoo!! Read more

It's here and I am learning!

Wednesday, June 02, 2010      8 comments

I had forgotten how much must be learned with a new computer! After 6 years with the old one, I guess I was complacent. But I have made it through Day 1 without too much grief. Ray may not agree - I sort of snapped at him in my fr... Read more

Intuitive Eating

Monday, May 31, 2010      11 comments

Intuitive Eating. I have heard quite a bit about this on the boards and read a little in an article. I think it is awesome that so many people will be able to do this and be successful. Me? Nope. Intuitive eating is what got me ... Read more

Measuring and weighing everything is the only way to change your weighs!

Sunday, May 30, 2010      12 comments

Measuring and weighing everything is the only way to change your weighs! Kind of simple but it says it all. Enjoy your tomorrow!... Read more

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