4 more pounds to "feel good"
Tuesday, August 13, 2013      6 comments

After 6 weeks of very hard work - both at the gym and in watching my food intake - I am four lbs away from my first goal. I know from past experience that when I weigh 187 or less, I really begin to lose that "large, barrel chested, matronly lo... Read more
What am I doing to keep on track?
Monday, March 04, 2013      7 comments

What am I doing to encourage myself and keep on track - with my new habit - low carbs? I am weighing myself in the morning if I feel thin...and it has increased my motivation. I am buying lots of protein - whole roasted chicken, smoked ... Read more
Carb Control - How I will do that
Sunday, March 03, 2013      10 comments

3 Deep Breaths It all comes down to eating more mindfully. So, today I will institute a 3-Deep-Breath regimen to my mealtimes... Before I eat (or before I prepare a plate w/food), I will stop and take 3 deep breaths. During those breath... Read more
My new healthy habit - carb control
Saturday, March 02, 2013      15 comments

The Challenge requires that I pick a new healthy habit I want to make my own this week. Okay - it will have to be: Very significant, permanent reduction in unhealthy carbs - for the rest of my life!! To clarify - i don't want or need t... Read more
The amazing thing about feeling in control
Sunday, January 27, 2013      8 comments

Alright, I finally got up the courage to weigh myself...and the scale did indeed reflect my last few months of feeling sorry for myself because my knee hurt, eating too much and not getting enough exercise. But when I decided I would weigh mys... Read more
Ups and Downs of the Journey
Monday, December 31, 2012      4 comments

A short blog today...as directed by SparkCoach... It has been a series of ups and downs in my journey to achieve a healthier, more fit, me. By far the most difficult challenge I have had to deal with - and have not dealt with well - are th... Read more
Monday, April 30, 2012      8 comments

I know I am heading to a major crossroad in my life... and am blogging to help me understand it. I am 51 yrs old. My highly intensive, frenetic work situation is beginning to wind down so all of a sudden I frequently have time on my hands... Read more
Self-Concept is Key!
Saturday, January 14, 2012      10 comments

They say it takes 30 days to start a new habit. But what does it take change your self-concept? What does it take to no longer need to start fresh every single day because the day before I didn't eat quite right? I am talking about getting to... Read more
Tracking for the Long Term
Sunday, December 04, 2011      6 comments

After several months of half-hearted involvement, I am back on SparkPeople and determined to stick with the basics - tracking my food - regardless of all other things in my life. This blog is a commitment to myself and also an airing (and self-... Read more
Day One is the Hardest
Sunday, September 18, 2011      7 comments

I am tired of feeling out of control and bloated and guilty...I miss the feeling I had when I was carefully watching what I was eating and tracking everything. For the last few months each morning I would say to myself that this would be t... Read more
It's all about carbs for me!!
Saturday, July 23, 2011      9 comments

Never in my life have I seen the kind of loss on the scale that I experienced this week. In 6 days, I lost 5 lbs. Unbelievable!! So what's going on? A few months ago I started the 17 Day diet. I saw the lbs melt away during Cycl... Read more
Love this Challenge
Tuesday, July 19, 2011      5 comments

I am so glad to be part of the Butterflies team again for the Summer challenge. I had forgotten how wonderful these challenges are. Being part of the team is helping me to be more accountable and reinforcing my healthy routine. I am getting ... Read more
Listening to my stomach when it is trying to tell me something.
Wednesday, July 06, 2011      5 comments

I am just back from 4 days visiting with family at my sister's lakehouse. Lots of activity - kayaking, running, volleyball, biking, etc. And, I made sure there were always good, healthy choices to eat - salads, fat free cheese, chicken, egg wh... Read more
Down 11.4 lbs on 17DD
Thursday, June 16, 2011      12 comments

WooHoo, WooHoo - I am down a whopping 11.4 lbs since starting the 17 Day Diet in mid May. I am nearing the end of Cycle 2. Yes, the weight loss has slowed down, just like they said it would, but amazingly, I am continuing to lose. I hav... Read more
Gratitude Time
Saturday, June 11, 2011      8 comments

I haven't posted a gratitude blog in a long while...so thought I'd do one tonight. I am feeling so good right now...I am grateful for so much: - The 17 Day Diet - and the unbelievable results the scale is showing me! - My support... Read more

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