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DAY 19: Tool Tuesday: Electronic Food Diary

Tuesday, January 20, 2015      4 comments

Keeping a food diary is said to be one of the key practices of people who lose weight and keep it off. In my own experience, this has certainly proven to be true. Using a food diary has helped me lose weight and I have gained it back when I st... Read more

DAY 18: Learning to Like New Things

Monday, January 19, 2015      5 comments

Tonight I am here to tell you that you can learn to like new things, eating new things, that is. For example, over the last year I have started drinking primarily black coffee instead of coffee with lots of cream and sugar. I sometimes have a ... Read more

DAY 17: I know better

Sunday, January 18, 2015      1 comments

Eating got very off track yesterday afternoon. I had taken one daughter shopping for a dress and in the spirit of getting the job done we put off lunch until we were both very hungry. We did find a dress and then we quickly went to the mall f... Read more

DAY 16: It's Fitness Friday and I am not hitting my goals!

Saturday, January 17, 2015      2 comments

Today's report is that fitness goals went by the wayside as this week progressed. I am not going to let this get me down as this was a very unusual week due to jet lag, my husband being out of town, and starting back a new semester. The good n... Read more

DAY 15: Through the years Thursday: Hilton Head Metabolism Diet

Thursday, January 15, 2015      3 comments

I have been at this weight loss-weight gain-weight loss game for a long time now. I think that I will try to reflect on some of the things I have tried and what has stuck on Thursdays. One of the first diet books that I can remember using is t... Read more

DAY 14: Small Routines: The Dishwasher

Wednesday, January 14, 2015      2 comments

Today I am thinking about the many small routines that help keep my life in order. I got the term routines and ideas for many of my routines from the FlyLady and I highly recommend her program. The most basic routine to keep the house functio... Read more

DAY 13: Tool Tuesday: Measuring Cups and Spoons and a Scale

Tuesday, January 13, 2015      1 comments

Today I am highlighting a group of tools that helps to keep me on track: measuring cups and spoons and a kitchen scale. If you have not measured out your food before, it can be an eye-opening experiencing. Knowledge is power. While it can be ... Read more

DAY 12: Back to Work

Monday, January 12, 2015      3 comments

I made it through the first day of my new semester feeling good about the classes I taught. I am teaching one class 10-11am and one class 2-3pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. I need to figure out when I will get my exercise in on these ... Read more

DAY 11: Patience

Sunday, January 11, 2015      1 comments

I am not over my jet lag yet! I am struggling to stay awake past 8pm tonight and am rushing through my to do list: 10,000 steps (still need about 1000), 10 minute core exercise routine, write the blog. There are times in our lives when we ha... Read more

Day 10: Trying to hang on

Saturday, January 10, 2015      2 comments

After returning from Greece on Thursday night, I am still trying to get my feet back under me. We were just gone for about 2 weeks, but I need to get groceries, get kids caught up with schoolwork, get the house cleaned, get unpacked, get laundr... Read more

DAY 9: Fitness Friday--Strength Training Update

Friday, January 09, 2015      2 comments

So far the strength training plan is working well. Since I was traveling yesterday, I took that as my rest day and today I am doing a core workout. I have good routines for my arms (triceps/biceps),shoulders, and chest/back. For lower body an... Read more

DAY 8: Travel Update

Friday, January 09, 2015      1 comments

Day 8 is coming a day late. I spent all day yesterday flying back from Greece. I expected to be home in time to write something late last night but a four hour delay in Chicago foiled those plans. Good points about the trip: 1. We... Read more

DAY 7: Beyond the World of Weight

Wednesday, January 07, 2015      2 comments

Today I am thinking about issues in the rest of my world beyond exercise and weight control. These seem pretty well under control at the moment. On the other hand, there are many other parts of my life that I have let get a bit out of control.... Read more

DAY 6: Tool Tuesday--Pedometer

Tuesday, January 06, 2015      2 comments

If I am going to keep this blog up for 100 days, I need some framework so I decided that Tuesdays will be the day for discussing the tools I have used to get where I am and that will help me maintain. One of my most important tools is the pedom... Read more

DAY 5: Getting Ready to Travel

Monday, January 05, 2015      1 comments

I have a long trip on Thursday with my three daughters. We are flying from Athens, Greece to St. Louis, Missouri. My husband is staying a little longer. We make this trip twice a year: in the summer (June-August) and for the winter holidays (... Read more


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