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Blog Prompt - Do I force myself to eat...

Tuesday, June 09, 2009      7 comments

"Do you force yourself to eat healthful foods you don't like? If so, what are they and why?" This is a "sort of" thing. I don't care for some fruits because of the seeds, but I do eat them because they are good for me and because I picked ... Read more

Eating Too Few Calories Stalls Metabolism

Monday, June 08, 2009      4 comments

Article by EveryDayHealth: www.everydayhealth.com/w
eight/fewer-calories-stall
s-metabolism.aspx?xid=nl_E
verydayHealthWomensHealth_20090602 Learn why cutting out too many calories can keep you from losing weigh... Read more

Maintenance + Strength Training + Cardio = constant reconfiguring!

Sunday, June 07, 2009      6 comments

The title says it all. I keep my Goal Calories the same but adjust daily for Cardio which burns calories. The increased Strength Training is what makes my weight fluctuate. But I am tackling the Lunges and Squats seriously now to firm... Read more

Update on Maintenance progress.

Friday, June 05, 2009      8 comments

Ok, so it wasn't the best week and yet it was! My weight started climbing again and reached 125.8 emoticon I ... Read more

My DH's garden!

Saturday, May 30, 2009      9 comments

Well, it is that time again and my DH has a beautiful garden! We have Vidalia Onions Potatoes Ripe Corn ... Read more

I think this is going to work!

Friday, May 29, 2009      6 comments

I have readjusted my Calorie Goal to be for the weight of 117 which is my "ideal weight" according to the charts for my height of 5'1.5" with a large frame. So this is now the number I aim to eat daily, 1823 calories. Since I burn 300+ cal... Read more

Blog Prompt - How has weight loss changed my life?

Tuesday, May 26, 2009      5 comments

Well, the obvious answer is my clothes fit now. But really this question digs deeper into my soul. I had a really good self-image of the real me, the one living inside my shell. I am an honest and trustworthy person with confidence ... Read more

Weight Maintenance - Questions, Answers & Calculator Link

Monday, May 25, 2009      6 comments

Answers here: caloriecount.about.com/w
eight-maintenance-qc6 # Is the BMI chart correct for very tall people? # How should I spread out my calories? # What is the rectangle body shape? # Where can I have ... Read more

I have started Maintenance!

Sunday, May 24, 2009      6 comments

I am leaving my goal as 119 but I am satisfied with 125 so I decided to change up my calorie range to stay at 125. I think I can be happy with 1730-2080 calories. But, I am going to try to eat the calories daily for 119 pounds! 1836 daily... Read more

Have a fruitful day!

Thursday, May 21, 2009      6 comments

I don't know what reminded me, but years ago at an Overeaters Anonymous meeting we were given an unofficial diet to follow if we chose to. Unofficial because just like SparkPeople, OA will not tell you what program or diet to follow. Anywa... Read more

Blog Prompt-Do images of models make you feel bad about yourself?

Tuesday, May 19, 2009      8 comments

No. The only one that can make me feel bad about myself is me, myself. **edit: Yes, Janet! I didn't remember the quote but yes I like it! ***edit: I stopped comparing myself to others. I can admire another without feeling I mus... Read more

Dedication, but not perfection.

Sunday, May 17, 2009      10 comments

I might be a little more dedicated than some, but then my need is greater too. At 210 I was a heart attack in the making. Genetically speaking, I was on borrowed time. Both my parents started their heart problems at age 57-58 and I was al... Read more

Why is the term Cheating even used with a LifeStyle Change?

Saturday, May 16, 2009      14 comments

I have learned that even Weight Watchers encourages people to have one *cheat* food every week. **see below-Marty says WW does NOT use the 'cheat' word! What I fail to understand is, why use the word cheat at all? Why not *indulge yourself... Read more

If I offended you... I am sorry... but...

Friday, May 15, 2009      24 comments

I was attacked in another person's blog because of me posting my "quit smoking" blog. It was anonymously but since I have the only Quit Smoking blog analogy it is pretty obvious I stepped on at least one set of toes. I gather "this person"... Read more

Blog Prompt - How do I keep myself motivated?

Tuesday, May 12, 2009      8 comments

My desire is still there to lose this weight and keep it off. I stay motivated. The problem is not the motivation, it is the laziness that tends to creep in sometimes. It is the temptation to eat junk foods. So I accept that I am not... Read more


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