A December to Remember
Tuesday, December 01, 2009      7 comments

I will be the first to admit that November was a complete disaster for me. My weight was all over the map. I started a thread called "Lose 5 Pounds in November....Really", but I did not follow my own plans. Frankly, I feel that I have been sa... Read more
September Challenge Update
Wednesday, September 30, 2009      4 comments

Today is the last day of September and the last day for reporting my weight for the "Lose 5 Pounds in September" challenge. My starting weight when the challenge began was 183 pounds. My weight today is 178! I did it! This is the first time ... Read more
Another mini-plateau
Thursday, September 24, 2009      2 comments

When I started the "Lose 5 Pounds in September" challenge I weighed 183 pounds. I lost 3 pounds the first week, 1 pound the second week and absolutely zero pounds the third week. I am currently at 179 pounds, a 4-pound loss for the month with ... Read more
Family Reunion
Monday, September 14, 2009      3 comments

I had a delightful time at my family reunion this past weekend. My father was one of 12 children. There were six children in my family and most of my fathers brothers and sisters had between 4 and 5 children. Needless to say, I have a ton of ... Read more
Wednesday, September 09, 2009      2 comments

Today is September 9, 2009, or put simply 09-09-09. Today is the day I found out that I have lost 40 pounds since joining Sparkpeople! It took a little longer than I thought it would and I'm still not at goal weight, but what a good beg... Read more
Finally... Some Real Progress!
Wednesday, September 09, 2009      1 comments

As I mentioned in a previous blog, I decided to try Dr. Peter Gott's "No Flour, No Sugar Diet". Dr. Gott was a practicing physician for about 40 years and recently retired. Some of you may be familiar with him from his syndicated newspaper col... Read more
Great Lunch or Snack Tip
Thursday, September 03, 2009      1 comments

Looking for something crunchy and creamy at the same time? Core and slice a medium crisp apple, and dip each slice into a tablespoon of creamy peanut butter. Yummy and satisfying deliciousness.... Read more
Shaking things up in September
Tuesday, September 01, 2009      1 comments

When I began my journey, like many people with a lot of weight to lose, my initial weight loss was impressive. Since then I have averaged about 2 pounds a month in weight loss. I've carefully tracked my caloric intake, I've increased and even ... Read more
No Flour, No Sugar Diet
Friday, August 28, 2009      4 comments

I bought Dr. Gott's "No Flour, No Sugar Diet" book a couple of years ago but I have not tried any of the recommendations. (Actually, I just rediscovered it on a book shelf I was dusting). I was wondering if any of you have tried the diet a... Read more
Quiet Benefits
Thursday, August 13, 2009      3 comments

Admittedly, I pay too much attention to my scale, sometimes worrying it to death, sometimes calling it a big fat liar, sometimes "cussing" it out. One thing I don't pay enough attention to is the quiet benefits of what has happened to me along ... Read more
I May Never Have a 6-Pack...
Wednesday, July 08, 2009      2 comments

During my physical examination in June 2008, I felt tired, old, and at 222 pounds I was disappointed that I had let myself get so far out of control. Two days after my physical, I had another appointment, this time with a periodontist. It was ... Read more
Tennis and other stuff
Sunday, July 05, 2009      0 comments

I've enjoyed watching tennis for the past couple of weeks. Wimbledon matches were exciting and a good diversion for me. I was glad to see Andy Roddick make it to the finals and was disappointed that he could not claim his first Wimbledon victo... Read more
The Almighty Scale
Tuesday, October 14, 2008      2 comments

We all know that the scale can be "cruel" - it will get stuck every now and then, sometimes for longer periods than we like. I tried to stay away from the scale but since I couldn't do that, I decided to make the scale my ally. I had told myse... Read more
Sunday, October 12, 2008      0 comments

I decided to join my team (June 22-28) in a challenge to eat two to three pieces of fruit a day for a week. This is very doable for me. So far I've had a banana, an apple, and a couple of large strawberries. Oh, and I had a six ounce glass of... Read more
One Pound at a Time
Sunday, October 12, 2008      1 comments

It's absolutely amazing the difference one pound can make in a person's life, whether it's the first pound you lose when you decide to get fit, or whether it's the pound you lose that takes you under 300 pounds, or 200 pounds, or whatever the bo... Read more

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