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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

Managing weight loss after 60

Friday, February 21, 2014      17 comments

I have read through a lot of SP articles, blog and team/message posts and it is clear that the same rules for weight loss apply whether you're 30 or 60 -- reduce your calorie intake and increase your activity level. But in looking at the problem... Read more


Sunday, January 05, 2014      4 comments

Well I made it through the Holiday Season started at 156.5 and ended at my goal weight of 154. The main lesson I learned as I watched my self each day during the November-December season was that I AM GOING TO OVER EAT HIGH CALORIE FOODS. ... Read more

What is your word for the year 2014?

Thursday, January 02, 2014      13 comments

I have been thinking that New Year’s Resolutions are not always successful or easy to keep. I wanted some way to focus my efforts for change this year but in a different way than a static list. ANGELCITYGAL mentioned that Oriah Mountain Dreame... Read more

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