A pound of difference
Thursday, September 02, 2010      2 comments

One of the most intriguing blogs I've read here was one entitled "Overweight and proud of it!" The Sparker who wrote it had just moved from the "obese" category to the "overweight" one, and she was tickled to death (who can blame her?). I r... Read more
Gotta love those discretionary calories!
Wednesday, September 01, 2010      4 comments

I can't imagine anyone being satisfied with a piece of dry toast when a teaspoon of low-fat margarine-type spread and a teaspoon of jelly will work wonders on such! Today, I made some muscadine (AKA scuppernong) jelly from the grapes that grow w... Read more
Getting close...staying vigilant:)
Monday, August 30, 2010      4 comments

As I approach my "goal-weight", I've been thinking what that actually means to me. Will it mean, "whoopee, time to enjoy eating what I want again"? Does that magic number signal a dismissal of the need to watch portion size, and ease up on my ex... Read more
Labels...read 'em and gasp!
Saturday, August 28, 2010      5 comments

How well (meaning completely) do we read labels? Some can be deceptive if we don't check out the fine print. Here's an example: "No sugar added 100% white grape peach juice"...then, on the back, this info is added: "contains 100% juice". N... Read more
The "BIG 5-0"...weight-wise!
Wednesday, August 25, 2010      3 comments

Hubby and I celebrated a milestone yesterday. When we weighed in on the scale at a nearby hospital, we found we'd reached a joint weight loss of 50.5 pounds!(I've lost 23, and he's gotten rid of 27.7.) ... Read more
A PEACHY way to reduce sodium
Sunday, August 22, 2010      6 comments

(This is my photo - no retouching or even re-arranging done!) Farmers' Markets are such a blessing any time of the year, but especially the summer. My son and I vi... Read more
Being a swimmer and eating one!
Saturday, August 21, 2010      5 comments

I confess...I've never been much of a fish-eater, but I recently tried tilapia...now I'm hooked! My son is a creative cook, and so I challenged him to a "Tilapia-cooking throw-down" today (I was Bobby Flay). Chef Joe crafted his masterpiece wit... Read more
Saw a good quote today!
Thursday, August 19, 2010      8 comments

This was found on the AARP Fat 2 Fit site, and was listed by the poster as "anonymous" - "If hunger is not the problem, then eating is not the answer". I'm thinking if every time, before we put something in our mouth, we'd pause to conside... Read more
Revamping Wednesday night church dinners
Wednesday, August 18, 2010      2 comments

Since some of our church staff members have lost weight recently, I was hoping there'd be some changes in the Wednesday night fare as we begin the fall programs. Last year, it seemed each meal included items from these "food groups" - white car... Read more
Appetite suppressants (my totally unscientific study)
Tuesday, August 17, 2010      2 comments

Some of you read my other blog on "appetite suppressants", but for those who didn't, here's a brief re-cap: As I roamed the aisles at my neighborhood pharmacy looking for some D-vites, an item in the weight-loss product aisle caught my attentio... Read more
Will walk for food!
Monday, August 16, 2010      2 comments

I've started a new volunteer position - manning the hospitality cart at our hospital. When I decided to get involved, I knew I wanted something to keep me active, and this definitely fills the bill. Wearing my peach smock and my best smile, I hi... Read more
Variety is the spice of "diet"!
Sunday, August 15, 2010      1 comments

I've been realizing I had gotten in a rut - making my meals from the same few bread, veggies, meats (etc.) most of the time. I wonder if sometimes weight loss plans get cast aside out of boredom from unimaginative mealtimes. ... Read more
Appetite suppressants - pricey and not-so
Saturday, August 14, 2010      4 comments

As I roamed the aisles at my neighborhood pharmacy looking for some D-vites, an item in the weight-loss product aisle caught my attention. For a mere $2.25 (plus tax), this o... Read more
Too much taste, larger waist!
Thursday, August 12, 2010      1 comments

We sometimes bemoan our failure to move forward with our weight loss goals, and part of problem is we're deceiving ourselves into thinking we're eating right, when we act... Read more
The dangers of CAN'T
Tuesday, August 10, 2010      4 comments

"Can't" is a word that we'd do well to eliminate from our weight loss/fitness vocabulary. We often hide behind it, cozying up to our flimsy excuses of why we "can't" get fit. Truth is, for almost any "reason" (also known as "excuses"), we can na... Read more

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