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Powerful Motivation
Friday, July 10, 2009      1 comments

This one's definitely a keeper and I'll refer to it often as a great motivational tool. The inspirational truths are timeless. ... Read more
Fried Chicken vs. Willpower!
Monday, June 29, 2009      1 comments

Fried chicken is my favorite food. I love it’s crunchiness with the warm and moist chicken inside the outer crispiness. I love to lick its greasy saltiness off my fingers. ... Read more
What I Did On My Summer Vacation -- Part 4
Wednesday, June 24, 2009      1 comments

EATING GOURMET OVER A CAMPFIRE--IS IT POSSIBLE? My favorite part of camping out is cooking. GOOD cookin’! We’ve never eaten poorly when we camped out. So the trick now was to eat well AND eat healthy. I didn’t want to return home with 5... Read more
What I Did On My Summer Vacation -- Part 3
Wednesday, June 24, 2009      0 comments

FINDING BURIED TREASURE Several months before our camping/hiking trip I heard of the sport of letterboxing. Letterboxing is an outdoor treasure-hunting game where one uses clues found in various letterbox on-line sites to hide and/or seek ... Read more
What I Did On My Summer Vacation -- Part 2
Wednesday, June 24, 2009      1 comments

ROCKS, ROOTS & RAIN When we told our friends that we were going camping they asked whether we were taking a pop-up trailer or if we had an RV. “Neither!” we said. Yep, we did the old tent routine. The campground in NC where we camped had... Read more
What I Did On My Summer Vacation -- Part I
Tuesday, June 23, 2009      0 comments

Off to the Appalachian Mountains! Finally! After months of my anticipating this trip, we left home on Thursday afternoon and drove as far as Greenville, SC, to visit my family for a couple of days. Then on to the place that I have longed ... Read more
How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count the Ways.
Friday, May 22, 2009      3 comments

During the time I’ve been a SparkPeople member I’ve noticed the stress and discouragement that various members face as they deal with temptations to eat something that is not... Read more
Bike Riding 101
Wednesday, May 13, 2009      1 comments

Thank goodness for my bike! I found it sitting along side the road about 3 months ago when I was on one of my morning walks. It was leaning against a garbage can, obviou... Read more
Saturday, April 25, 2009      0 comments

Good news and bad news. The good news is that I have gotten active again after my forced layoff to let my hamstring pull recover. I rode my bike yesterday for 1 hour and it felt soooo great. I also played 9 holes of golf (score: 53 with a ... Read more
Thursday, April 23, 2009      1 comments

Down to 145 this morning after being at 148 on Monday morning. I'll stick to the 1350 calories for another week to see if that makes a difference. Played tennis last night. It was so much fun!!!! And my hamstring did not hurt, although I ... Read more
Tuesday, April 21, 2009      0 comments

Weight really fluctuates. Was down to 146 this morning, which is 2 pounds less than yesterday morning. Guess all that salt and "extra" food this past weekend really did a number on the amount of water my body retained. I did not do any exer... Read more
Assessment Monday 4/20
Monday, April 20, 2009      0 comments

Right now I am at a "stuck" place, both physically and mentally. Especially mentally. Fatigued with the calorie counting, exercise counting. Even though I'm half-way to my goal, I am mentally getting bogged down. So I am trying something new... Read more
Defeating Discouragement
Tuesday, April 14, 2009      0 comments

I have been frustrated and somewhat discouraged lately because the weight loss is going so slowly. I have been a little unsure if my calorie level is correct and have wondered if I should increase the amount a bit. I HATE this feeling of uncer... Read more
Why I Want to Reach My Goal
Tuesday, April 14, 2009      1 comments

I wrote the following on July 26, 2008. I need to read it often so that I stay motivated and continue on this journey even though I now look "OK." I don't want to waver before I reach my ultimate goal, and I don't want to drag my feet because ... Read more
Restaurant eating
Thursday, March 26, 2009      0 comments

I've decided that eating at restaurants is not the best thing for losing weight--even "good" restaurants with "healthy" choices available. Either I have to order dry fish and just steamed veggies, neither of which are tasty or appetizing, or th... Read more

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