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If I Can Do It In December...
Tuesday, December 20, 2011      4 comments

I am amazed, I truly am. I've just completed my 4th month of SP and have lost 23 of the 53 lbs I've set as my goal, several half pounds of that in December, probably the most challenging month for all of us. I'm still just blown away that I re... Read more
Saturday, December 17, 2011      8 comments

WOOHOO WOOHOO! Today marks 4 mos of SP! I started out with the Triple Threat Team's challenge for 50s wanting to lose 50 (actually 53 as stated goal) in 50 weeks. What's new? 22.5 lbs down, ahead of schedule, almost halfway 6.5 to go f... Read more
Dinner Oops!
Monday, December 05, 2011      8 comments

Well! The last time I blogged about a mistake in "Sneaky Packaging", I had failed to read the serving size and ended up eating two. I learned NEVER to take serving size for granted, always better to check BEFORE I eat. Yesterday I'd eat... Read more
Uncooperative scale!
Saturday, December 03, 2011      4 comments

THE SCALE IS MY FRIEND. THE SCALE IS MY FRIEND. THE SCALE IS MY FRIEND. Have to keep reminding myself when it seems to move in miniscule increments. I'm doing everything right--tracking every bite, varying my workouts, staying connected with... Read more
Success out! Woohoo!
Thursday, December 01, 2011      2 comments

Happy December 1st, friends! The first thing I did on SP this morning was copy the Editor's Choice calendar, 31 Days to Healthier Holidays. This is a precarious time of year for foodies, and I need all the help I can get if I want to NOT GAIN,... Read more
My, that feels good!
Wednesday, November 30, 2011      2 comments

Here I am after 3 & 1/2 months! I've amazed myself: I've stuck with it, honest to goodness changed my eating habits, and have made exercise a daily routine instead of a "should". I love the way my clothes are fitting. Even when I last ... Read more
Friday, November 25, 2011      9 comments

75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. 37% of Americans mistake dehydration for hunger. Mild dehydration will slow one's metabolism 3%. Dehydration is the number 1 trigger of daytime fatigue. A 2% drop in body water can... Read more
Wednesday, November 23, 2011      2 comments

LOST: old habit of unlimited sampling while I cook. I had to taste a couple of things today that aren't from recipes--and it felt downright strange to eat while cooking! LOST: the desire to empty a can of cashews. I counted out a few an... Read more
Friday, November 11, 2011      7 comments

I am so provoked, both with myself and with sneaky packaging. Here's my story. Today for lunch, I had a delicious can of water-packed sardines (not my preferred packed in olive oil). Yeah, I know; not everyone thinks sardines are worth ... Read more
Friday, November 04, 2011      4 comments

My status this morning read,"Sableness loves rainy days!" OK, CHATTYKAY, here's what it's like. I awake to the sound of gentle rainfall, droplets dancing on the hibiscus leaves outside the bedroom window. I've slept well, thanks be, and a... Read more
Tuesday, November 01, 2011      3 comments

May you and I and all our SparkPeople community achieve our goals for this month. Help us not to be discouraged if the scale gets stuck, or worse, rises like a hot air balloon. Keep alive in us the motivation we need to keep going on thi... Read more
Sanctuary Garden
Sunday, October 30, 2011      12 comments

Note to self: be careful what you ask for. You might get it. I told my spiritual director that I was looking for ways to help out my hard-working husband. All the overtime makes it hard for him to keep up with things. As I mentioned in... Read more
Friday, October 28, 2011      10 comments

DON'T WAIT UNTIL YOU FEEL LIKE IT - More inspiration from Messies Anonymous, apropos to everything we're doing with SparkPeople! Here goes: JUST DO IT - do not wait till you feel like it. Just move your body through the motions like a rob... Read more
Wednesday, October 26, 2011      3 comments

My daily email from Messies Anonymous is one of my prime motivators. Today's message is so apt for both my ongoing project of simplifying and organizing my home as well as for my SparkPeople goals, so I'd like to share it with you. NEW MES... Read more
Saturday, October 22, 2011      5 comments

This site is truly amazing. The thing I'm noticing most at just over two months and 15 lbs down is how full and satisfied I am within my 1300-1600 calorie range. I'd never have believed that I could eat so well, so much less in some ways and m... Read more

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