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And the journey continues

Friday, August 16, 2013      2 comments

Five years ago was the last time I saw any number below 160 on the scale. It has been reading 156.5 – 157 during the past week. 157 has been my goal weight and here it is. I should be ecstatic, bursting with pride, or at least doing a happy d... Read more

Calories sneaking up

Friday, August 09, 2013      4 comments

There are foods that I do not eat because they cause me physical pain, such as thick steaks and cheesecakes. It is easy not to choose them under any circumstances because I suffer the next day. I believe that they are too high in saturated fat... Read more

Three down in Phase 1 and One to go in Phase 2

Monday, August 05, 2013      1 comments

RESULTS On July 14 my weight was at 161. July 21 was the Start of 2 week FOCUS: Goal was to lose 4 pounds to get to 157. Weight results are: July 21 160.5 July 28 159 Aug 5 157.5 Lost 3 pounds over the two weeks ... Read more

Still on the way down

Saturday, August 03, 2013      4 comments

I am a couple of days away from my two weeks Spark Diet Focus. I may or may not reach this 4 pound goal but I will be close. But I plan to check my weight at the end of the two weeks and reset my goal. Maybe a little less ambitious. During th... Read more

2 pounds gone, 2 to go

Monday, July 29, 2013      5 comments

A week ago I made a commitment to lose 4 pounds in 2 weeks. Well I went from 160.5 to 158.5. YEAH!!!! So I will continue on my program. My major steps are 1. To follow the Spark Meal Plans very closely 2. Eat at the low end of my allowe... Read more

Realities of not keeping the weight off or Why am I weight cycling

Sunday, July 28, 2013      4 comments

I am an over 50 (actually over 60) woman who has been weight cycling up and down for 15 years. Before that my weight was steady and I could actually eat one hamburger without gaining 5 pounds. This time I really wanted to commit to losing t... Read more

Questions to think about

Tuesday, July 23, 2013      2 comments

What are my real goals concerning weight loss this time. What is my motivation for working on weight loss and fitness? What do I hope to achieve after reaching my goals? I am thinking about these questions because I would like to re educate m... Read more

Can I get the next 4 pound off?

Saturday, July 20, 2013      4 comments

So it is the summer time and I find it easier to lose weight when the sun is shining and it is easy to get outside. I am about 6 pounds away from a goal weight for this year. So I am going to hunker down and work on exercise and eating correct... Read more

NON Scale Victories -- A Great Idea

Tuesday, July 16, 2013      4 comments

“Non Scale Victories “ a great idea STONECOT wrote about NSV’s (non scale victories) in a recent blog. She detailed out all of the wonderful positive changes that have happened while she has been working on getting healthy and strong. It ... Read more

Beating the vacation weight gain uglies

Wednesday, July 10, 2013      6 comments

The goal was to finish the 2 week vacation without gaining more than 2 pounds. Two pounds is easy to lose after a vacation because it is usually a result of too much salt and an increase in fats. 5 to 10 pounds means that the calorie count was... Read more

Got healthy habits again

Saturday, July 06, 2013      9 comments

Cooking and planning meals is second nature. I grew up in a large Italian family so we all cooked together and planned meals together. It made it easy when I went off to college to get a job cooking for a group of guys. They paid for the food... Read more

Another food plan book

Friday, June 21, 2013      1 comments

Mark Bittman has new food book out called “VB6”. Mr. Bittman is a food writer for the New York Times and I read him regularly. He admits that he was close to 50 years old and his weight and health numbers were high. His doctor recommended he g... Read more

The In Between Stage

Tuesday, June 18, 2013      3 comments

There are pants folded in a box under the bed which are the size I had gotten to when I started Spark People, 20 pounds ago. They are going to charity next week. As my weight dropped, I moved down to the next size, the pants were tight ... Read more

The In Between Stage

Tuesday, June 18, 2013      0 comments

There are pants folded in a box under the bed which are the size I had gotten to when I started Spark People, 20 pounds ago. They are going to charity next week. As my weight dropped, I moved down to the next size, the pants were tight ... Read more

A Change in View

Tuesday, June 18, 2013      1 comments

Before I turned 50, I could eat anything and as much as I wanted. Bread, pasta, meat, Chinese food, Mexican food, Italian food, barbecue and picnic food were on my list along with pie and croissants. I was active and exercised each morning bef... Read more


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