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Day Three--Back on Track
Thursday, August 17, 2017      6 comments

Still hanging in there. No snacking, or only one or two, and just good healthy stuff, nothing like the crackers and cookies I was sneaking. Yesterday I had a bag of Annie's organic fruit snacks (70 calories), and a banana. Lunch yesterday w... Read more
Day Two--Back on Track
Wednesday, August 16, 2017      5 comments

Maybe if I blog every day I can stay on track. Right now, right here, I am committing to blogging daily for the next 30 days. Last summer, Barb at OneKidsMom (at
age.asp?id=ONEKIDSMOM) posted a list of blog top... Read more
One Day Back on Track!
Tuesday, August 15, 2017      7 comments

I made it through Monday, and didn't over-eat. GO ME!! I am so proud of myself. After three months of following WW carefully, rarely going over my allotted daily points, and losing 25 pounds, last week was not good. Not good at all!! I thin... Read more
Monday, August 14, 2017      5 comments

If you've read any of my blogs over the past seven plus years, you know how much I love my family. They are the most important thing in my life, even more important than losing/maintaining weight, and that's pretty important!! I'm a collec... Read more
I Slipped....But Back on Track Now
Thursday, August 10, 2017      3 comments

I was so proud of resisting temptation all weekend, first the wedding brunch/reception pastries, then the multitude of bowls full of chips and salsa at the Mexican restaurant while celebrating my son's birthday with the family on Sunday. But it ... Read more
Temptation Resisted
Monday, August 07, 2017      8 comments

I am proud of myself this morning. Over the weekend I was faced with some circumstances that required more than my usual restraint. We went to a friend's daughter's wedding Saturday morning, and brunch was served at the reception. When we walked... Read more
Heading Down the Homestretch!
Tuesday, August 01, 2017      5 comments

I am in the last of six weeks of my StepBet. And I'm still alive and in competition to get my money back!!! Even though my goal was only 7,324 for four active days each week, and 9,324 for two stretch days per week, with ONE rest day each week, ... Read more
Sir Paul McCartney--Baby I'm Amazed!
Monday, July 24, 2017      12 comments

I mentioned in an earlier blog that my son bought my husband and I tickets to see Paul McCartney in concert as a thank-you for house-sitting when he had a couple repairman coming while he was away at work. WOW! What a nice thing for him to do. H... Read more
I Cheated--At Church!!
Sunday, July 23, 2017      5 comments

I had been so dedicated to getting my 10K steps in every single day, going over and above my StepBet goals. So far, I haven't had too much of a problem getting all my steps in, but now I also want to get that 250 steps per hour (between 9-5). I ... Read more
NSV's! I had forgotten about those!
Friday, July 21, 2017      5 comments

In my original weight loss journey (back in 2009-11), I had lots of NSV's, and loved them: Things like fitting into an airline seat and not needing a seatbelt extender, being able to walk long distances, going to the doctor without the dread of ... Read more
20-Day Streak
Sunday, July 16, 2017      4 comments

Since I joined the StepBet back on June 26, I've hit 10K steps every day! That's 20 days in a row, beating my old record (set last July-August) of 18 days in a row. It hasn't happened without a lot of conscientious effort on my part. I have made... Read more
WHY Am I Doing This?
Tuesday, July 11, 2017      6 comments

As I was trudging around my house for about the 1000th lap of the day, (exaggerating....but close!) I wondered, "Why am I doing this?" Why is it so important for me to get 10K steps every single day? Why is it so important that I drop this weigh... Read more
Trying to Ride Out This Plateau
Saturday, July 08, 2017      4 comments

About the time I decided to "ramp up" my weight-loss efforts and started my 11-day streak of 10K steps/day, I weighed in at 189.2. Now this was a nice loss and I was so excited to be back in the 180's, but ever since then, I have not lost an oun... Read more
Still Streaking!
Tuesday, July 04, 2017      3 comments

A week ago Monday I joined a StepBet. It has really helped motivate me. My goal was set at less than what I've been getting, plus I get a rest day every week. BUT.....I've decided to try to get 10K steps every single day between now and Aug. 6,... Read more
My Ramped UP Efforts Are WORKING!!!
Saturday, July 01, 2017      5 comments

Happy News this morning: Scale reads 189.2 lbs.! Hello 180's. On my original loss (and each of my previous two losses of a minor regain), I have looked forward to getting into a new decade on the scale. I've set a new interim goal for myself. We... Read more

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