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8 - Strategize
Thursday, June 21, 2018      15 comments

List your 3 reasons/excuses on why your lifestyle (diets and exercise) plans have not been well executed in the past. Write a strategy for each one to keep yourself on track for 8 weeks. Let's learn from our past behaviors and make this our best... Read more
7 Triggers & Red Light Foods
Wednesday, June 20, 2018      19 comments

List Trigger situations and foods (red light) that trigger your over consumption of calories. My triggers are – 1) It's late and I am watching TV alone... guilty secret I am watching my 600 Pound Life. For some reason I am not in bed... Read more
6 - Motivation & 100 More DWL Day 2 I’ll Start Tomorrow
Tuesday, June 19, 2018      16 comments

Sometimes I still think of myself as that skinny teenager, and forget I am an over weight adult with low impulse control around food. It's a struggle but worth the effort to turn it around. For some of us it takes longer. Note I cannot say I am ... Read more
100 More DWL - Day 1 - Others Have Done It
Tuesday, June 19, 2018      22 comments

100 More Days of Weight Loss by Linda Spangel - Day 1 - Others Have Done It I am so happy to have her new book. I LOVED 100 Days of Weight Loss and did it twice, one day at a time. Now I have the new book and look forward to more motivation... Read more
I am Making the Rest of My Life the Best of My Life - Summer 5% Challenge Assignments
Monday, June 18, 2018      26 comments

Nutrition Tracking Menu Planning – aim for 15 vegan meals per week Breakfast Freggies/Fiber Sleep aim for 8 hours Summer 5% Challenge Assignments - Exercise, Diet, Schedule I had surgery earlier this year and need to ... Read more
5% Challenge Happy Dance! Thank you Spark People!
Thursday, May 31, 2018      29 comments

I am doing the Happy Dance this morning. I weigh 219.4. I have left the 220's hopefully for the last time. When a slip becomes a slide the weight piles on and seems impossible to get it off. It is hard to build the momentum to get the scale movi... Read more
Woo Hoo Treadmill Time
Thursday, May 31, 2018      29 comments

Maybe I can change things up to make my treadmill time more interesting. I need a little Uptown Funk! If you don't believe me just ask. Well at least I can sing the song. https://bit.ly/2JdNdZD Summer 5% Challenge ... Read more
Tuesday... Last Weigh In Coming Up...
Wednesday, May 30, 2018      41 comments

The last weigh in of the Spring 5% Challenge is Saturday. I have lost some weight, but not as much as I like... however I am still working hard. I want to show the best loss I can. I am already looking forward to the next challenge. I expect I w... Read more
Hamburger Lentil Vegetable Soup (almost vegan!)
Monday, May 28, 2018      32 comments

Hamburger Lentil Vegetable Soup (almost vegan!) Makes 22 cups - before ADDing extra broth when serving ½ pound of browned and drained extra lean ground beef (11 oz raw) 1 large onion 3 medium carrots 3 celery stalks 7 cups of w... Read more
OK A Little Over Due - But Here's a Start
Sunday, May 27, 2018      45 comments

I am glad I have all week to blog an update where and I am and where I am going. It's been a testing time, yet a very... searching for the ONE right word... (trying - no), (difficult - no) time as I recovery from my mastectomy. In time that righ... Read more
Heads Up - Summer 5% Challenge Invitation
Saturday, May 26, 2018      40 comments

This is your invitation! Are you looking for a way to get fit, lose weight, and have fun along the way? Check out the 2018 Summer 5% Challenge! Team members will work towards losing 5% of their starting weight in 8 weeks by participating in team... Read more
Down 5.4 Pounds in 2 Weeks! Happy New Vegans Here!
Saturday, April 21, 2018      34 comments

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Mastectomy Update & Aromatase?
Friday, April 13, 2018      53 comments

My update 6 weeks after surgery. The surgeon's lab report - I had ductal carcinoma in situ, an invasive ductal carcinoma Stage 1, a cancer that began growing in a milk duct and invaded the fibrous or fatty tissue of the breast outside of the duc... Read more
Invitation to the Spring 5% Challenge and My Countdown Activities
Saturday, March 31, 2018      16 comments

Are you looking for a way to get fit, lose weight, and have fun along the way? Check out the Spring 5% Challenge! Team members will work towards losing 5% of their starting weight in 8 weeks, by participating in team challenges that focus on exe... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Mastectomy Done & I am Doing VERY Well!
Saturday, March 03, 2018      80 comments

Thursday, March 1st I had a simple mastectomy (day surgery/outpatient procedure) with immediate breast reconstruction surgery (tissue expander). I am fortunate to live in an area where the surgery and reconstruction can be done as one surgery. T... Read more

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