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A New Goal
Tuesday, January 01, 2019      0 comments

I have trouble setting goals that involve purchasing something. If I need something, I don't want to link it to weight loss. If I don't need it, I don't want to buy it even if I meet a goal. But I found something that is really sparking me - a S... Read more
Rembrance on Memorial Day
Monday, May 28, 2018      0 comments

Memorial Day is the unofficial beginning of summer, but the holiday has its roots in the post Civil War days. It is a day set aside to remember those who lost their lives in war. So enjoy the day off (if you have the day off), enjoy spendin... Read more
Changing the way I talk
Monday, May 21, 2018      5 comments

I have become convinced of the power of words. Instead of saying "I don't like [wholesome vegetable or other healthful food], I am going to say "I'm learning to like [food]." I'm learning to like green tea. I'm learning to like kale. ... Read more
Surviving summer cookouts and get togethers
Saturday, May 19, 2018      3 comments

My strategy for surviving summer get-togethers has two parts. 1. Bring something that I like and can eat. 2. Wait to be at the back of the line. By positioning myself at the back of the line, most of the calorie-laden temptations will ... Read more
Great numbers
Thursday, May 17, 2018      3 comments

My most recent blood work showed significant improvement. The major thing I did differently is to totally change my way of eating. No moderation on fried food or candy; I cannot be moderate because eating a little bit triggers eating a whole lot... Read more
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

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