BONNIJEAN
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This is taking so long
Sunday, April 01, 2018      3 comments

The scales have stayed in the same place for a couple of months. I'm not complaining. Hey, the numbers aren't going up! Nonetheless, I am looking at what I can change up to get off this plateau and start things moving downward again. ... Read more
Weekend, not weak end
Friday, March 23, 2018      2 comments

I'm ending the week strong, not weak. I'm not planning a cheat meal. Why would I do that? I would be cheating only myself. ... Read more
Rethinking treats
Thursday, March 22, 2018      1 comments

I have been rethinking treats for myself and in general? Why use food as a reward? Why do classroom parties center on food? Why do moms believe they need to give sugary foods as treats? I can't undo the past, but I choose non-food trea... Read more
Big Birthday
Tuesday, March 20, 2018      6 comments

Last week I had a birthday that ended in 0. Birthdays that end in 5 or 0 seem more important and cause me to reflect on my situation and my goals for the future. I am not where I wanted to be at this age, but I am in better health than I was las... Read more
Doing what I can
Monday, March 19, 2018      2 comments

Some days I can push myself on a walk and get a fairly brisk pace. Other days, I just manage to walk. Walking is beneficial either way. The more I walk, the more good walks I have. Keep on walking.... Read more
Thinking ahead
Sunday, March 18, 2018      2 comments

When I release 100+ pounds, people are going to want me to come and speak to this group or that group. I'm already thinking about presentation and content. I can hardly wait.... Read more
Denial about Diabetes
Tuesday, March 13, 2018      4 comments

Until fall of 2017, I was in denial about the seriousness of type 2 diabetes. I knew there were complications, but it seemed as if lots of people had the same diagnosis and everyone seemed to be managing. When I watched the IThrive docuseries, I... Read more
I wish my doctor had been more frank.
Monday, March 12, 2018      2 comments

I would go to the doctor and complain of pain or feeling bad. She'd give me a prescription for pain and the suggest that losing some weight would help. I'd try to lose weight, but didn't notice a difference in the pain levels. I recently ma... Read more
7% solution
Saturday, March 10, 2018      3 comments

I have released 7% of my highest weight. I have been on a new way of eating (WOE) since mid-November 2017. I have never had this kind of results before. My plan is based on the Engine 2 Seven Day Rescue. I focus on adding greens and elimina... Read more
Moving page information to blog
Tuesday, February 20, 2018      2 comments

I'm redoing my page so I moved the page information to a blog entry. I am a long time member of SparkPeople, but I don't have great results so far. I'm sure that SparkPeople works, but my results have been hampered by physical challenges an... Read more
The Power of Suggestion
Wednesday, January 24, 2018      2 comments

For years, I bought into the suggestion that going to the grocery store when hungry meant I would spend more. So if I felt the least bit hungry, I would drive thru a nearby restaurant and buy something, often French fries. I'd justify eating fri... Read more
6% Down
Tuesday, January 23, 2018      0 comments

After years of slightly trending up, my weight is definitely heading down. Since Thanksgiving, I've put off more than 6%. What is making the difference this time? Eating more vegetables. I eat 8-10 servings a day. Almost completel... Read more
It's almost been 3 years since I was at this point
Saturday, January 13, 2018      2 comments

When I first joined SparkPeople I would have been dismayed to be at my present weight. At one point I had lost over 10 pounds from my starting weight, but over the last 12 years, my weight slowly climbed to the point where I weighed 35 pounds mo... Read more
Progress report
Sunday, January 07, 2018      2 comments

In my last blog, I decided to focus on cutting out added sugar and oils. I am astounded at how much sugar I had been consuming even on days that I stayed within my calorie goals. With the focus on eliminating sugar, I managed to reduce weight du... Read more
Thanksgiving
Sunday, November 26, 2017      1 comments

I decided to focus on reducing sugar and oils. So far it's been going ok.... Read more

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