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WATOGA17
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Beginning - Once Again
Thursday, June 02, 2016      11 comments

I began my weight loss journey in earnest 10 years ago. I began with a top recorded (when I was finally willing to get onto the scale) weight of 295. By the time I found SP two years later I had lost 31 pounds. With the help of the SP communi... Read more
Goal Progress
Thursday, January 21, 2016      10 comments

I have very specific goals for 2016 and created a spreadsheet for keeping track of them. I did great for 10 days and then went away for a weekend, followed by a week of having my daughter home from China. During THAT 10 days, I did virtually n... Read more
Goals for 2016
Saturday, January 02, 2016      14 comments

I am spending the day today preparing for the new year. The goals I have established for my health in this new year are: My 3 main goals for my health for this year are: * Reach my goal weight -------- Do a minimum of 30 minutes of ... Read more
Personal Discovery -- What I Am Thankful For
Saturday, November 29, 2014      7 comments

I have made huge changes in my lifestyle during this year. On January 1, I gave up soda of all kinds and all artificial sweeteners. In May, I began following the Whole30 plan of eating and have continued with it, more or less, since then. I am... Read more
Camp Wannabe Fit Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, June 21, 2014      6 comments

Here are my scavenger hunt items thus far: ... Read more
Something Else About Whole30
Sunday, June 01, 2014      8 comments

After waiting for a month for the Whole30 book (It Starts With Food) to come in to the library, I finally picked it up yesterday and began to read it. At the very beginning of the book one of the authors, Dallas Hartwig, talks about his first a... Read more
My WHOLE30 Experience
Saturday, May 31, 2014      12 comments

I just completed my 30 days of WHOLE30 and thought I would share what I discovered I learned about myself during this month. 1. I learned that the scale is too much of a force in my life. Without it, I tuned in to the fact that I was overea... Read more
Trying to Make a Change
Thursday, May 01, 2014      18 comments

I returned late yesterday afternoon from a 3-day hiking escape. It was incredible, energizing and relaxing all at once. We got in over 12 miles of hiking on each day, Monday and Tuesday. I came home ready to make a change in my eating habits.... Read more
On Being Called an Inspiration
Thursday, January 30, 2014      20 comments

Recently I have been surprised, pleased and humbled to be contacted by several new members asking for advice on how I have been successful in my journey. Something about my page inspired them enough to reach out to me. I have to tell you how i... Read more
BLC Smart Goals
Monday, January 20, 2014      11 comments

My Outcome is to weigh 180 by the end of BLC 24. I will do this by tracking all food in calories and carbs. I will be complete the exercise streak this round. I will eat no sugar and drink no soda. I will share my progress... Read more
2014 Goals
Wednesday, January 01, 2014      11 comments

Establish a Gluten-Free pattern of eating. Stop eating sugar other than a VERY occasional thing. Continue PT and the exercises I am learning there to strengthen my knees and my hip. By the end of 2014, I want to see a big difference i... Read more
I Need Your Input, Please!
Tuesday, October 08, 2013      25 comments

I would like to know if any of you can relate to what I am experiencing. About 2 months ago, I began weighing myself daily in order to see how my daily behaviors affect my weight. I felt that my weight was constantly yo-yoing within the same ra... Read more
BLC22 Goal Evaluation
Saturday, August 24, 2013      20 comments

My goals for BLC22 were: *To reach (again) the weight of 190. *To succeed on the 12-week exercise streak. *To fit comfortably into specific pants and tops that I can't now wear. ----------------------------
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I Hate the Scale
Wednesday, July 31, 2013      16 comments

I was so eager for weigh-in this morning. Then I got on the scale and saw a .3 pound loss. (SIGH) With the extra work I did this week I expected at least a pound loss, but it wasn't to be. I have been around here a long time and I KNOW not t... Read more
I'm No Longer Living to Eat. Now I'm Eating to Live!
Tuesday, July 23, 2013      14 comments

Yesterday I drove to Pennsylvania to visit an old friend. We caught up and shopped and went out to lunch. We went to a buffet place. It is an inexpensive place to eat lunch, and I enjoy it because they have a nice salad bar, cook lots of great... Read more

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