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2011: Start Strong & Stay Strong
Monday, January 03, 2011      8 comments

In 2010 from March through December I lost a total of 88 pounds. According to a Diet Blog article about successful weight loss, I was a "strong starter," employing all 7 of the secrets of a strong start. www.diet-blog.com/10/7_s
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Snack Profile: Fruit & Yogurt
Friday, December 17, 2010      11 comments

It's an oldie but a goodie! Fruit and yogurt is one of my all-time favorite snacks to grab, helping add a boost to my daily carbs, protein and fiber. With all of the different yummy flavors of yogurt out there, I enjoy creating new and delicious... Read more
80 Lbs Lighter & The Power of Offhand Comments
Monday, December 13, 2010      27 comments

This year will be my first Christmas at a healthy weight and I'm not that worried about the food. The food I can control. I can choose what I put in my mouth. Food I can plan and account for. It's the comments that are raising my anxiety le... Read more
Snack Profile: Stuffed Avocado
Tuesday, December 07, 2010      6 comments

Often I need to add healthy fat to my diet, and half an avocado is the perfect solution. My mom also consumes an avocado per week to help deal with hot flashes and it seems to be working. Cut the avocado in half around the seed, twist apart and ... Read more
Snack Profile: Pears & Cheese
Friday, December 03, 2010      10 comments

This is another inspiration directly from BOOKWORM27S as well as 15THC_ODETTE that is a perfect, fall treat to enjoy. The sweet, gritty crunch of the pear is complimen... Read more
Snack Profile: Beverage Indulgences
Sunday, November 28, 2010      10 comments

While I have a policy against drinking my calories in beverages and shakes (liquid calories do not provide me with a feeling of satisfaction to help me deal with my hunger), there are a few beverages that I enjoy with moderation. ... Read more
80 Lbs Lighter & The Weight of Size 4
Saturday, November 27, 2010      25 comments

In August when I fit into size 9/10 pants at 60 lbs lighter, I hoped I might be able to fit into size 7/8 at my goal. And I did, fitting and bypassing 7/8s straight to 5/6s. Upon attaining 5/6, I thought really there's no way that I'd fit into 4... Read more
80 Lbs Lighter & 3 Vows
Wednesday, November 24, 2010      14 comments

I'm not quite able to organize my thoughts right now. Just thinking about stepping on the scale this morning and finally, finally reaching my goal after 8 and 1/2 months is making me cry. It's a shock. A HUGE shock. I haven't yet been able ... Read more
Snack Profile: Roasted Root Vegetables
Tuesday, November 23, 2010      6 comments

One aspect of learning to truly love the food I eat has been in the discovery of the new and unknown. Over the past couple of months I've been buying and testing a variety of fruits and vegetables that I've never had or prepared before to add to... Read more
80 Lbs Lighter & A Clothing Milestone
Monday, November 22, 2010      11 comments

Back in August during a shopping excursion I had walked into my favorite clothing store and tried on the size 13/14 pants. Only to have them fall down. I grabbed sizes 11/12 and 9/10s to remedy the issue, and to my disbelief, I fit great into th... Read more
Snack Profile: Pom-Ants on a Snowy Log
Sunday, November 21, 2010      4 comments

Since I was a child, I've enjoyed eating the symbolic fruit that is the pomegranate. I'd carefully peel and dissect the arils from the skin, stain my fingertips with the juice in the process and snack happily on the bright red arils. Pomegranate... Read more
80 Lbs Lighter & My Loyal Food Addiction
Friday, November 19, 2010      7 comments

When I started working for a healthy lifestyle this year, I brought a plethora of false healthy living assumptions along with me. Chief among them was the belief that when my body became healthier, food would not be an issue that would weigh on ... Read more
The Stages of Keeping an Effective Food Journal
Monday, November 08, 2010      7 comments

If I had to pick one tip to offer others who are seeking to lose weight, my top tip would be to keep a food journal. Studies show that logging your food daily can double weight loss ( www.sparkpeople.com/reso
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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts 70 Lbs Lighter & My Goal Story
Sunday, October 31, 2010      63 comments

I owe a goal story here but in all honesty it's not anything special. As a member of the never-known-a-normal-weight club, I was a skinny kid, an overweight teenager and an obese adult. Around 10 years ago, I managed to lose 40 lbs and reac... Read more
Quick Snack Ideas
Saturday, October 30, 2010      6 comments

October was quite a month of ups, downs, learning and healthy living experiences for better or worse. Chief among those was an examination of what I eat and how it can help my efforts by fueling my body and fighting off hunger. I don't alwa... Read more

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