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Starting again, yet again
2/27/2014 9:51:52 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I'm bigger than I've ever been without being pregnant. It's been out of control emotional eating and overindulgence in wine, paired with an extended s...  Read more

KERISMA

Goals for BLC 24
1/18/2014 9:45:23 PM,  6 COMMENTS

My overall goal is to weigh 195 by April 9. That is 15 pounds in 12 weeks. Another goal is to break the emotional addiction to Coca-cola and sweet...  Read more

FREELADY

Why Tea is a Great Snack
12/31/2013 11:57:08 PM,  14 COMMENTS

The visual, tactile, & olfactory experiences of preparing something in the kitchen. The sensory enjoyment of holding the smooth warm mug and enjoyin...  Read more

FREELADY

Olympian Garcia: Move On and Get It Done
12/30/2013 6:10:47 PM,  1 COMMENTS

At the U.S. Olympic speed skating trials in Kearns, Utah, on Saturday, December 28, 2013, Jonathan Garcia skated a personal best. But his outstanding...  Read more

FREELADY

Grateful - 500 Days
8/20/2013 8:38:43 PM,  9 COMMENTS

The theme for the next section of my 500 Days program is "Grateful." I want to increase my awareness of the awesome Creator's wisdom, love, and power...  Read more

FREELADY

Report Card for 500 Days - Fifth Quarter-Term
7/30/2013 2:55:21 PM,  11 COMMENTS

I have not made healthy food choices this past month. I have turned to food for comfort and distraction--- instead of receiving God-given tools and pr...  Read more

FREELADY

Offline for travel to the UNWIRED beyond
7/2/2013 4:37:41 PM,  7 COMMENTS

We are traveling to a very rural part of Michigan's Upper Peninsula for almost 2 weeks of camp. Good recreation and loads of fun, but too remote for o...  Read more

FREELADY

Report Card for 500 Days - Fourth Quarter Term
6/24/2013 9:42:09 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Several areas of this past interval need improvement. I did not plan ahead for food choices and my portions were often too large. Overall I stayed on...  Read more

FREELADY

S.M.A.R.T Goals (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Time-Bound)
6/7/2013 10:42:49 PM,  11 COMMENTS

Here are S.M.A.R.T Goals (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevent, Time-Bound) for the BLC 22 challenge. Track every BLT (bite, lick, taste) o...  Read more

FREELADY

Report Card for 500 Days - Third Quarter-Term
5/21/2013 7:57:27 PM,  8 COMMENTS

This was a very mediocre interval. I did well on mindful eating and healthy eating behaviors. I had some off-track food choices, but mostly kept to...  Read more

FREELADY

Peter Rabbit Syndrome
4/30/2013 3:05:47 PM,  10 COMMENTS

Humor me while I excerpt Beatrix Potter: "Now my dears," said old Mrs. Rabbit one morning, "you may go into the fields or down the lane, 37...  Read more

FREELADY

It's Under There
4/27/2013 1:37:44 PM,  16 COMMENTS

I have been extending myself to work harder during strength training class. Sometimes my husband is the one leading the exercises, and while giving e...  Read more

FREELADY

Report Card for 500 Days - Second Quarter-Term
4/20/2013 5:44:41 PM,  12 COMMENTS

I committed to blog my progress each quarter-term during this 500-Day Course. I tracked nutrition and exercise every day for this 30-day period....  Read more

FREELADY

Who Says I Can't?!
4/18/2013 9:51:09 AM,  10 COMMENTS

Often I have been encouraged by accounts of individuals who have overcome profound challenges and succeeded at their goals ANYWAY. "Jothy Rosenbe...  Read more

FREELADY

The Bluebird of Healthiness
4/15/2013 4:57:05 PM,  13 COMMENTS

My husband and I enjoy an activity called Orienteering, where you race through the deep woods, using a topographical map and a compass to find checkp...  Read more

FREELADY

500 Days: Doing Assignments
4/8/2013 11:37:16 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I've been enjoying the focus of this term, to deliberately blossom. I try to wear something colorful every day. I love cheerful prints on the ha...  Read more

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Amazing Weight-Loss Tool
4/1/2013 1:04:05 AM,  15 COMMENTS

This innovative new phone is unlike any on the market today! It has been designed to weigh seven pounds. As you go through the normal ca...  Read more

FREELADY

Make it Hard to Fail
3/29/2013 6:27:28 PM,  18 COMMENTS

I have read in several blogs, "Make it easier to make healthy choices than it is to make unhealthy ones." That goes along with what Dr. Judith Be...  Read more

FREELADY

Hide the Chocolate!
3/28/2013 2:09:27 PM,  10 COMMENTS

I thought I could keep dark chocolate in the house and not have a problem with it, but yesterday I ate more than I usually portion out, and in general...  Read more

FREELADY

BLOSSOM into a Grown-up
3/21/2013 12:44:27 PM,  10 COMMENTS

This nudge identifying an area where I need to BLOSSOM came from reading DEBRA0818 's blog about binge triggers. www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public...  Read more

FREELADY

B is for Blossom - 500 Days
3/20/2013 8:03:05 PM,  9 COMMENTS

The second section of my 500 Days program begins today, and the key word is Blossom. My assignment is to do 3 things each day to blossom....somet...  Read more

FREELADY

Gentlemanly INSTINCT in Action!
3/15/2013 2:31:50 PM,  16 COMMENTS

We travel a lot. We go camping mostly and along the way we stop at a lot of Walmarts. I have often commented that even though the store layouts are...  Read more

FREELADY

Report Card for First Quarter-Term of 500-Days Program
3/14/2013 5:05:07 PM,  8 COMMENTS

I passed several difficult tests this quarter-term: the teens-brought-in-pizza test, the Coke test, the free donuts test, the coffee-and-pastry-at-c...  Read more

FREELADY

Two-Week Pop Quiz for 500 Days
3/4/2013 12:04:34 AM,  10 COMMENTS

"Just keep going. Don't over-think it, don't make yourself crazy over-analyzing. Just do what you're doing. Just keep going." That's what...  Read more

FREELADY

The Bilbo Baggins Diet
3/1/2013 11:15:24 AM,  13 COMMENTS

I named this week's diet after Bilbo Baggins because of this statement made about him in Tolkien's book, The Hobbit: "...he knew his duty and stu...  Read more

FREELADY

Interpreting Statistics
2/24/2013 9:03:15 PM,  12 COMMENTS

Cartoon by Berry Studio berrystudio.blogspot.com/2010/08/berry-car
toon-mouse-diet-080110.html...  Read more

FREELADY

Appetite Stability
2/21/2013 5:14:10 PM,  13 COMMENTS

My sweet friend Steph challenged our BLC 21 Navy Ninjas team to blog about stability. I'm going to make a few notes about stability of food choices a...  Read more

FREELADY

Wanna Shut Down Dopamine Receptors?
2/20/2013 3:10:50 PM,  14 COMMENTS

For Day 2, my goal was to start working through the Spark article about understanding food addiction and how to deal with it. The author is Pamela Pe...  Read more

FREELADY

Activation!
2/19/2013 7:46:30 AM,  11 COMMENTS

This is Day One of my 500 Days to healthy weight. I found this poster on the SparkPage of Steph-Knee, who has just completed an ELEVEN MONT...  Read more

FREELADY

What is this? Please help identify....
2/18/2013 12:56:07 PM,  10 COMMENTS

I bought an exquisite spicy tea, and I'm so curious about these small pods that are included in it. Second pic shows after I cut it open and scraped...  Read more

FREELADY

Structure for 500 Days
2/16/2013 3:35:16 PM,  12 COMMENTS

On Tuesday, February 19. I will begin 500 days to healthy weight. I explained in the previous blog that I am thinking of it like a school course; I...  Read more

FREELADY

Graduation Date Set
2/15/2013 7:19:58 AM,  12 COMMENTS

I have been thinking about how to create a structure for myself, for my journey to healthy weight, to enact what author Eugene Peterson calls "A Long...  Read more

FREELADY

Appealing, Appropriate Ad
2/14/2013 4:22:48 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I have fussed on here more than once about site ads that are intrusive or inappropriate, so it's only just to comment when I see an advertiser that is...  Read more

FREELADY

Valentine Box Strategy
2/12/2013 9:57:38 PM,  9 COMMENTS

I like to walk at the mall, and I have to visit the grocery store this week. But those red heart-shaped boxes are everywhere....not to mention the gl...  Read more

FREELADY

3 Tips to Burn MORE Calories When Walking
2/12/2013 2:00:28 PM,  10 COMMENTS

"Arm yourself. As you walk, focus on swinging each arm forward along with the SAME LEG THAT IS STEPPING. This goes against how we normally walk (left...  Read more

FREELADY

BLC 21 Blog Assignment: My Progress So Far
2/9/2013 6:22:39 PM,  12 COMMENTS

My assignment is to write about my progress so far. I think of my progress in terms of lifestyle changes. My weight is down only 20 pounds from my h...  Read more

FREELADY

I would have said they were crazy.....
2/3/2013 4:19:44 PM,  15 COMMENTS

If someone told me I would be planning a Superbowl evening without pop, chips, or baked goods, I would have said they were crazy. If someone told...  Read more

FREELADY

Want to spend 4 hours with your husband on Sunday?
1/28/2013 10:16:59 AM,  9 COMMENTS

I chuckled when I read this question with one wife's answer.........she "encourages more women to get involved with the NFL." “If you want to sp...  Read more

FREELADY

Letter to Myself at Age Sixteen
1/27/2013 8:00:24 PM,  14 COMMENTS

Your idealism and optimism are wonderful things. And it is beautiful how you trust God and love Him with all your heart. Stick with it....that...  Read more

FREELADY

The Joy of Buttoning Pants
1/22/2013 1:59:31 PM,  39 COMMENTS

When I lost 57 pounds a couple of years ago, I gave away all the too-big clothes. Because of poor choices I regained most of that weight. Then...  Read more

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