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Have you have chosen suffering as a weight management style?

Monday, May 25, 2015      13 comments

You would think that even if severity's what's required to keep the weight off that I have worked so hard to lose, I would just stay hard core and focused. I really, really, really want to keep the weight off but it confounds me how much I have... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts There will be tough times & facing mistakes during Year 2 of Maintenance

Monday, April 27, 2015      132 comments

I know my faults with weight gain. They are ongoing issues with portion control of foods I really like, dining out choices and my indulgence in cake with cream cheese frosting which has grown from a rare treat to a weekly occurrence. I just wis... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Maintenance is a struggle

Monday, April 13, 2015      52 comments

I have been looking for reasons why maintenance is so hard. Because recently some stresses in my life have sent me running for a fork and a piece of chocolate cake. Sometimes I just can’t stop eating the wrong foods, the foods that make ... Read more


Thursday, December 18, 2014      6 comments

It has taken me 5 years to get to maintenance. I did it slowly and worked on adjusting my eating habits during the entire time. For the past few months since I passed my maintenance anniversary in October I have been looking for ways to help... Read more

Slow and steady maintenance program

Friday, November 21, 2014      9 comments

A recent study comparing results for slow weight loss vs. fast weight loss reports that after 3 years everyone gained back weight. If you read further than the news reports you find that this study was an Optifast weight loss program. After th... Read more

Fall Colors of Southern California - Blue and Brown

Sunday, October 05, 2014      13 comments

I love all the pictures of Fall colors showing up on the Internet. We often make a Fall trip to see colors in other parts of the country, such as Hartford, Chicago, and Leavenworth, WA. We have gone to northern California to Yosemite, Mammoth... Read more


Wednesday, October 01, 2014      16 comments

The journey: 2009 OCT 180.0 2010 OCT 169.0 2011 OCT 168.5 2012 OCT 164.5 2013 OCT 157.0 MAINTENANCE (TOP WEIGHT) 2014 APR 152.5 LOWEST WEIGHT 2014 OCT 155.5 October 2014 is a year of mainten... Read more

How come Grandma's potato salad is not on the list

Friday, July 11, 2014      4 comments

I love the MidLife Boulevard blog site The writers address a lot of different important, serious, fun and sometimes just interesting topics. This week Ellen Dolgen w... Read more

Pacific Northwest in June the rest of the story

Tuesday, July 08, 2014      7 comments

We started our vacation on Whidbey Island, just outside of Seattle. It is a very rural and lovely landscape with spectacular view of snowcapped mountains, including Mt. Baker. We stayed in a very nice B&B in Coupeville. Read more

Pacific Northwest in June

Monday, June 30, 2014      8 comments

In addition to glorious scenery ther... Read more

My relationship with the dreaded Scale

Friday, May 30, 2014      9 comments

Last blog in this series and I end with THE DREADED SCALE. Personally I need to weigh myself every day to make sure I am staying in a range. Even if I am not tracking anything else, I write down my weight each morning. I mark it on a gr... Read more

Do I have to exercise?

Thursday, May 29, 2014      8 comments

I look in the mirror every day and tell myself that maintaining keeps me healthy and drifting is not an option. Getting out and moving each day is important but sometimes I slack off. Before going on vacation in April, I would try to evalua... Read more

Posting is part of the journey

Wednesday, May 28, 2014      7 comments

Maintenance is an ongoing challenge. I look in the mirror every day and tell myself that maintaining keeps me healthy and drifting is not an option. The last few times I got to goal weight I managed to maintain for a while but I realize that... Read more

Making healthy food choices is not always easy

Tuesday, May 27, 2014      8 comments

In my last blog several months ago I listed what I do to help my maintenance program. I am reviewing each one this week. Maintenance is an ongoing challenge. Every day brings some opportunity to make a healthy food choice. I looked in the... Read more

Thoughts on my maintenance journey

Monday, March 24, 2014      10 comments

Maintenance is its own every day journey. After working at losing 35 pounds it is easy to drift into making too many food choices that lead to weight gain. It is not that one time party I went to but the small choices I make every day that lead... Read more

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