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Cheers to You HEALTHYANDFIT27!
Monday, August 17, 2020      5 comments

Cheers to you HEALTHYANDFIT27 for: 1. Not giving up even though your weight loss is slower than you'd like! 2. Discovering the website "Budget Bytes" Love the refrigerator salads! 3. Eating less frozen dinners and cooking and food prepp... Read more
The Gym Before Work and Some Yippee!
Sunday, December 29, 2019      7 comments

I like getting to the gym in the morning before work. However, it takes a lot of organization to get to work on time! So here goes! What I need to do the night before to get to the gym and then to work on time: 1. Have my work lunch all rea... Read more
Supermarket Success
Thursday, December 26, 2019      5 comments

I refused an apple fritter at 10 AM while in the grocery store. The timing is important because they are really fresh, having just baked them for the day. They are a favorite that is not available to me frequently. I thought about my short... Read more
Oops, Yikes, and Woohoo!
Monday, December 23, 2019      6 comments

Oops and Yikes 1. Three days of no logging in on SPARK. The job and lack of sleep got in the way of SPARK. Not a good thing! 2. A couple of days of sleep deprivation! Stress got in the way of sleep which lead to out of control eating. ... Read more
Some Sucesses
Sunday, December 08, 2019      9 comments

1. I am weighing myself every morning! 2. Woohoo! I lost some weight (and I will not find it again!) 3.5 pounds! 3. I continue to get active every day! Yippee! 4. I have been cooking every week. Fantastic! 5. Tracking has improved ( bett... Read more
Filling in the Pieces: A New Plan
Sunday, December 01, 2019      4 comments

Some Current Challenges: 1. Weigh me every morning. Get over the reluctance I have about getting on the scale. Keep my weight front and center in my brain! 2. Portion control: Instead of two tablespoons of nut butter in the morning have o... Read more
Tips and Tricks # 2
Saturday, November 04, 2017      13 comments

I have chosen to make my workplace a no sweet, no treat, no junk food environment. This makes sense when I think logically about it. I do not have the time to really savor the treat at work. The holidays are approaching and I need to plan indulg... Read more
Tips and Tricks # 1: Once
Monday, October 30, 2017      9 comments

Tips and tricks to help me stay on track, lose this weight and maintain and sustain a healthy lifestyle. I have a new knee (I wonder how long I will refer to this knee as new! It is new as of June 23rd.) My biggest challenge is the concept of on... Read more
My Top Ten Why's
Friday, September 22, 2017      7 comments

The Fall 2017 5% Challenge asks for our top ten reasons to lose weight and get healthy. Here are mine: 1. I want a healthy retirement. When the time comes for me to retire I want to be able to enjoy it, achieve new goals, new opportunities, an... Read more
When You're About to Quit (And No I am Not!)
Thursday, July 27, 2017      10 comments

I need another quick go to for when I am feeling discouraged and down and out. Acquiring healthy habits takes so much time energy and effort. What is the alternative? 1. My skin glows from the fruits, vegetables, and healthy fats. Do I rea... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts My Plan to Bust a Binge Before I Start One
Thursday, July 20, 2017      16 comments

1. My binges usually occur because I am tired. Logic and thinking is impaired when I am tired. Go to bed! If I need to wind down do some brain games online or watch some mindless television (there is a lot to choose from here!). 2. Remind myse... Read more
Unexpected Non-Scale Victories
Tuesday, July 18, 2017      7 comments

At the end of June I had total knee replacement surgery. I was in the hospital for three days and then to rehab for a week. I knew this process would be difficult and painful. What I did not anticipate were the non-scale victories that emerged! ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Three Accomplishments That Make Me Proud
Wednesday, July 05, 2017      40 comments

1. I can wear last year's summer clothes! They fit (some are too lose for me to wear again)! I remember far too many times in my past where I tried everything in my closet and nothing fit! It is a great feeling knowing that these smaller sized c... Read more
Dealing with Saboteurs
Sunday, September 04, 2016      11 comments

Everyone has one in their life. Here is my plan to address the saboteur before the behavior happens. 1. Compliment the cook/host/hostess profusely. Sometimes they are looking for an acknowledgement of all their hard work. 2. When the comment... Read more
How I Get Back On Track After a Setback
Thursday, August 25, 2016      5 comments

1. I forgive myself. Everyone needs a best friend. I am mine! Engage in positive self-talk. 2. Get some exercise, preferably at the gym! Being around other gym goers gives me good vibes and support! I get on the elliptical and experience grati... Read more

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