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My first

Saturday, June 20, 2009      8 comments

Today is my first "Free Day" since May 19, 2008! Today is the annual family reunion and I decided last week to go ahead and enjoy my day and my new body. So I am going to track to the best of my ability but I am not going to punish mys... Read more

Dealing with negative people...

Wednesday, June 17, 2009      13 comments

I received this from OneReallyBigDog today! He gave me permission to use it as a blog. I thought it was cute. Dealing with negative people... Here is something to think about when negative people are doing their best to rain on your ... Read more

... but I'm not hungry, why should I eat more?

Sunday, June 14, 2009      2 comments

I recently posted to answer questions from someone I would rather not name. I don't think she would get upset, but I am not comfortable naming anyone. She is an Under-Eater and wanted to know why should she have to eat if not hungry and we... Read more

A few things I have learned this past year.

Saturday, June 13, 2009      14 comments

I have learned a few things this past year. # 1. Don't be in a hurry. 2 lbs per week is a lot of weight to be losing and will still add up to 100 lbs in a year. # 2. Don't be hungry! Never allow yourself to become hungry. Hunger will l... Read more

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:
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:
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

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