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Buffet Gauntlet

Thursday, February 16, 2012      14 comments

I survived! WooHoo!!!! I'll see what the scale says this weekend... But I made good food choices, not as much walking as I would have preferred, and portions were probably larger than if I was at home with a food scale. Other success... Read more

The Weekend before Valentines Day....

Sunday, February 12, 2012      7 comments

Okay - so I forgot last night was the closest "Saturday" to Valentines Day... - the malls were swamped - the restaurants were at a 65-75 minute wait - and I wanted to see the movie Safe House (opened this weekend), and by the time I ... Read more

More "practice" for next week....

Saturday, February 11, 2012      9 comments

Very busy with work yesterday - prepping for that meeting next week... Once the work day was done, I went out to help a friend put a room back together that had new carpet installed that day...  Then we went out to Ruby Tuesdays - there isn... Read more

History repeats itself...

Friday, February 10, 2012      13 comments

That means we can learn from the successes and mistakes of others.  Right? Isn't that one of the things that makes SparkPeople such a valuable resource?  I'm not the first person to hit a weight loss plateau, try a diet, want to become a runner... Read more

Favorite new quote...

Thursday, February 09, 2012      25 comments

No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everybody on the couch.... Read more

One buffet vs one week of buffets… two times this month!

Sunday, February 05, 2012      23 comments

Down 60 lbs - Tape measure is agreeing with scale, the first pair of jeans that are not Women's sized no longer cause “muffin top” and I wore 14W jeans to the movies yesterday. I’ve been extra diligent over the past few weeks. Why? I want... Read more

My personal three weight loss issues and solutions

Saturday, February 04, 2012      25 comments

I'm a huge fan of self awareness and owning your own "stuff".  We all face different challenges and demons.  Here are mine and how I've managed to work with or around them: Dieting at home is 'easy' for me - I live alone, so once 'sanitized... Read more

Call to Action: Tiny little domestic terrorists...  

Friday, February 03, 2012      23 comments

That's right.  They're back.  Hiding.  Waiting to pounce on you when least expected:  when you're hungry, tired, any time your defenses might be weary...  (Or maybe it just feels that way...?)  Those sweet little animae eyes blink earnestly as y... Read more

Is anything really random? (this blog is - nothing to do w goals... Instead it's all about travel

Thursday, February 02, 2012      16 comments

Mtg yesterday in SC. 2 flight segments to get there, two more to get home. 1. This was the second time in a month that I've had a "prisoner transfer" on one of my flights. I can't think of another time in my travel history when I had a t... Read more

Plateau Busted

Wednesday, February 01, 2012      15 comments

Weight loss is not linear. I know this. It's still not fun to go through. After hanging out at the same weight for what felt like over a week, in the last 2 days, the scale says i've lost 3 lbs. (which is just about as crazy as no loss ... Read more

A really tasty burger and a fun App...

Tuesday, January 31, 2012      11 comments

I've seen on the SP nutrition tracker that a lot people have recorded versions of Red Robin burgers.  I had occasion to be there last week and a wonderful Paleo-ish cheat meal  (not exactly lean, grass fed beef...  And I can't vouch for if the s... Read more

Late night binge averted... Thanks iPhone!

Monday, January 30, 2012      7 comments

Saturday I went to see a movie, had a Paleo dinner at the theater - salad w/ vinegar and oil, w protein and lots of veggies.  As I was leaving the theater the "munchies attacked" out of no where...  I found myself actually planning a binge...  A... Read more

Hit the Shopping Lottery!

Sunday, January 29, 2012      11 comments

Not only did I find $79 J Jill jeans, in my size, that fit.... and there was no W after the size... But they were being sold for $6.07, at the Goodwill, with the original tags still attached!... Read more

What do Spas and Hair Salons have in common?

Saturday, January 28, 2012      9 comments

They must buy their robes and button-up capes from the same vendor -- and they are One Size Fits Some... A problem in both locations for me as the "girls" would strain against the snaps in the hair salon and I wouldn't be comfortable until the ... Read more

500 SparkGoodie Points and a Sister Update...

Thursday, January 26, 2012      6 comments

Woohoo - 500 goodie points at sign-in (best part - "Goodie Spa Day"; worst part - points only count toward goodie total, not toward level points). Sister's first week dieting: she weighed in this week and is down 4 lbs -- I couldn't be hap... Read more


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