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Being Prepared
Tuesday, January 23, 2018      8 comments

Keeping my weight at a level I like is purely for my own satisfaction. I would rather eat plates of spaghetti and pieces of cake everyday but I get a lot more satisfaction putting on clothes that fit. Keeping the weight at a reasonable l... Read more
Wednesday, December 13, 2017      9 comments

Keeping healthy is always a conscious commitment. For me, it includes walking moderately 2-3 miles most days, going to an exercise class 2-3 times a week, doing a couple of SP videos each week and ALWAYS watching what I eat and making GOOD cho... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Persistent and Still Having Fun
Wednesday, September 06, 2017      28 comments

This has been a real up and down year for my weight and it is not over. As I changed the calendar to SEPTEMBER (yes I still have a paper calendar on the wall) I realized Fall is coming, the image of Halloween candy, Thanksgiving turkey and Chri... Read more
Menu Labels and My Willpower
Friday, June 16, 2017      31 comments

Sometimes when I am battling my willpower, I put all the blame on myself. But from today’s NPR SCIENCE FRIDAY radio show about food labeling, I realize why I have so much trouble with restaurant menus. Why it is important to look at menus befor... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Still trying to make good choices
Friday, June 02, 2017      13 comments

Does this sound like a familiar story? I worked really hard and lost the 5, 10, 15, 40 or whatever number of pounds and after 2, 3, 4 or whatever number of years I find that 3, 6, 9 or whatever number of pounds has returned. I can stay strong ... Read more
Recommitting to healthy choices
Saturday, January 07, 2017      11 comments

I love food, all food, good and bad. If I am very good about staying away from sugar and starches my weight stays in the good range. But I just love desserts and the sweet treats around the holidays were a definite distraction. My January weig... Read more
Looking to October
Friday, September 23, 2016      4 comments

It has been an UP and DOWN summer for me and now it is actually officially Fall. I had gotten my weight back to top of my maintenance and then watched the scale number rise. Emotions, anxiety, travels and family events have put pressure on me ... Read more
I can't believe it is August
Tuesday, August 09, 2016      5 comments

The end of Summer is closing in on me as we move from the last long days to seeing Fall on the horizon. I know I have struggled with my Summer weight goals due to vacations, some minor health issues, family members with problems, disruptions i... Read more
So what am I supposed to eat?
Wednesday, June 08, 2016      6 comments

It has been a while since I last posted a blog and it has been an interesting and thoughtful time. There are many ways to lose weight but I have struggled to maintain a healthy weight and have really tried to work out a successful plan. This m... Read more
So it begins again
Wednesday, December 02, 2015      9 comments

My Spark People weight loss journey so far: 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 2015 OCT 159.5 (2.5 pounds above Ma... Read more
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 me... 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

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