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New Goals: Winter/Spring 2014
Monday, January 13, 2014      9 comments

It's time again to reflect on goals for a successful year ahead. I am already looking forward to being slimmer this summer. I am motivated to be a size or two slimmer by J... Read more
BLC23 Goals
Tuesday, September 24, 2013      5 comments

It's time again to reflect on goals for another round of BLC. I totally think Fall is one of the most ideal times to focus on exercise and nutrition (well, anytime is a good time). Fall is a time when you are back into a routine (albeit a busy r... Read more
BLC22 Goals
Thursday, June 06, 2013      8 comments

For BLC we've been asked to determine some goals for these next 12 weeks. Goals that are: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Timely. At this point in time I am coming off of a very stressful period at work. For me, it's back to... Read more
Sunday Ramble: What's on my mind Blog for BLC
Sunday, March 10, 2013      5 comments

Okay: this forthcoming ramble of mine will be foreign to most of you who are following good principles for weight loss. That is: not starving yourself. I guess I am old-school in the fact that I still think less calories in means success on the ... Read more
My Dream Board for Weight Loss
Friday, January 25, 2013      12 comments

2013 is going to rock! ... Read more
Half-Way Point BLC
Tuesday, October 23, 2012      3 comments

So I went back to review what I planned out at the start of the BLC20 challenge. * I committed to following the ChaLEAN Extreme exercise plan for 90 days. I am happy to report that I am now on Week Four of the plan and haven't missed a day... Read more
The Future Me!
Thursday, October 18, 2012      11 comments

As an exercise for a group I co-lead, we are listing the things that will change once we reach our weight loss and fitness goals. First of all, I view this process I am in right now as forever ongoing. Even if I do reach my weight loss goa... Read more
BLC: Motivational Pic
Monday, September 24, 2012      9 comments

I just love this picture. Look how fit these ladies are. Maybe I love it because I can see a little of myself in them. One of my favorite outfits to wear is a pair of jean... Read more
BLC: Motivational Quote #2
Saturday, September 22, 2012      5 comments

“Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential.”–John Maxwell “Strength does not come... Read more
BLC: Motivational Quote #1
Friday, September 21, 2012      3 comments

“Never be satisfied with what you achieve, because it all pales in comparison with what you are capable of doing in the future.” ~ Rabbi Nochem Kaplan ~ So... Read more
Creative Writing: BLC 20
Tuesday, September 18, 2012      10 comments

This is a bit hard because I am traveling and writing on an iPad. But, I'll get a plan posted and then tweak it if I have to when I have a bit more time. 12-week plan Exercise: just bought ChaLEAN Extreme from Beachbody Fitness. I pla... Read more
BLC Challenge: Break Time Plan
Tuesday, July 17, 2012      6 comments

My plan of attack between rounds is to continue working on my mobility after having surgery (a hip replacement) so that I can hit the ground running when the next round starts. I'll continue to track my food (I've done it for so long it's a habi... Read more
Vegan Lentil Walnut Loaf: Recipe Blog
Wednesday, February 01, 2012      6 comments

Finally, a vegan "meat" loaf that doesn't fall apart. Thank you Angela Liddon. Apparently Angela had the same problems and decided to process most of the lentils before combining ingredients to help things stick. Well, it worked and this is a ve... Read more
Jenshaine's Awesome Borsch
Friday, January 27, 2012      7 comments

My sparkfriend JENSHAINES posted her "Real Borsch" recipe a few days ago and it sounded so good I had to try it. Well, it was fabulous and, I hope you don't mind Jen, but I had to post the process of making it. This is a fantastic recipe. Becaus... Read more
Roasted Garlic and Tomato Soup
Tuesday, January 17, 2012      9 comments

Here's a wonderful tomato soup recipe adapted from the "Oh She Glows" web-site. I had to tweak it a bit because I didn't have that many fresh tomatoes, but if you do, it would be worth it to use all fresh tomatoes. Roasted Garlic and Tomato... Read more

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