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The Final Ten: Helpful Advice from SP

Tuesday, February 19, 2013      6 comments

I'm glad I asked Spark Coach if its normal for weight loss to slow down as you approach your target weight. The answer is yes, "it's normal (and even necessary)." I've noticed the change. Up until recently I have been steadily losing about t... Read more

Folks, the Hard Work Pays Off

Monday, February 11, 2013      12 comments

This is just remarkable. I got test results this morning from my medical check up. All I can say is that four months of working really hard at the Spark People program has paid off big time. My total cholesterol is now 121. For me that seems... Read more

I Caught the Dirty Rat!

Saturday, February 09, 2013      10 comments

I caught the dirty rat that was sabotaging my weight-in - it was what our family sometimes calls "deadly, killer salt." I was water-logged. No wonder the scale groaned when I got on it and refused to move. I thought it was strange that I wasn... Read more

Six Days Steady

Friday, February 08, 2013      3 comments

Six days ago my weight dropped to 188 for a total weight loss of 35 pounds. Since then I've held steady at 188. I admit that I am constantly impatient (driven) to reach my goals and that I am grieving, a bit, the fun of those weeks when I woul... Read more

Evening Snacks - Good News!

Monday, January 28, 2013      4 comments

I met this guy at the gym yesterday who is on a crazy diet - he's trying to lose weight and build muscle at the same time. So he has decided to eat five eggs for breakfast and then two to three pounds of chicken later in the day. That's it, no... Read more

A Good Feeling Accomplishment

Tuesday, January 22, 2013      5 comments

This morning I stepped on the scale and guess what? I lost another pound and more significantly this puts me at the weight I had hoped to achieve when I first joined Spark People. That's just amazing. My goal at that time was to lose 29 poun... Read more

I Love Little Mini-Goals

Friday, January 18, 2013      5 comments

I feel encouraged and motivated today. I lost a stubborn pound earlier this week. I had been stuck for awhile at 197 and I wanted to move on. I have things to do places to go! Goals to meet. This was no time to be stuck. So with the platea... Read more

Starting the Plateau Busting Program

Monday, January 14, 2013      5 comments

I completed the 90 day Spark Coach program today. Its been good. I've learned a lot and I've lost 26 pounds during this three month stretch and I feel really good about that. However, this past week has been frustrating. The scale doesn't se... Read more

Hmmm... Balsamic Vinegar

Tuesday, January 08, 2013      4 comments

What do you do when you have a great tossed salad but discover that there is no salad dressing to be found in the house? That was my predicament recently. Not wanting to go to the store, I decided on a whim to try using balsamic vinegar as my... Read more

I'm in ONEderland - Wahoo!

Thursday, January 03, 2013      6 comments

I had to weigh myself at least a dozen times last night and this morning because I couldn't believe it. Not only did I NOT gain weight over Christmas and New Year's Day, I lost weight, and not just one pound but three!!! Even more exciting, th... Read more

Contemplating a Cheese Curl

Tuesday, January 01, 2013      3 comments

My son brought a bag of cheese curls to the table and I considered munching on them but first I picked up the bag to consider the cost. One serving is thirty curls and it contains 150 calories - not too bad I thought. Then my son did the math ... Read more

Time to Stop

Saturday, December 29, 2012      5 comments

I have faced the ultimate temptation, walking as I have been these past two days in the midst of tens of thousands of calories just begging to be consumed at two back to back family reunions: nuts, various chocolates, cakes, pies, sweetened dri... Read more

Twas the Day After Christmas

Wednesday, December 26, 2012      3 comments

It was nice to hear family commenting on my weight loss when I arrived at my parents' home yesterday. My wife has been a wonderful support as I've worked at my weight loss. For Christmas, she got me new sweat pants (size medium - nice change f... Read more

Ouch - Reality Check: Obese to Overweight

Monday, December 17, 2012      8 comments

I was feeling pretty proud of myself for losing 20 pounds and I still do. My long term goal was to lose 30 pounds. I still intend to meet that goal. Nine more pounds to go! But today I'm facing the fact that losing 30 isn't enough. I went o... Read more

Visualizing Weight Lost in Iron

Friday, December 14, 2012      5 comments

The visualization exericse this morning invited me to imagine looking at myself in the mirror once I reach my weight goal. I decided to take this a step further. I went to the cupboard and took out a five pound bag of sugar and a five pound ba... Read more


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