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My SMART goals for 2017
Sunday, January 01, 2017      3 comments

I have thought through these goals. I have methods in place by which to achieve these things. So here are the goals I have made for this year. 1. Release the 50 (more or less) pounds by eating sensibly and using the exercise equipment I ha... Read more
Why I started and why I am not giving up
Tuesday, October 04, 2016      5 comments

I started Sparkpeople entirely too long ago. My original reasoning was the same as my current reasoning. I wanted to lose weight and decrease or eliminate the medications I have to take. Over the course of seven years, I have lost, gained, lost,... Read more
More inspiration
Tuesday, August 23, 2016      4 comments

Saw this on Facebook and I am copying it here to encourage myself and others. ... Read more
Looking for a challenge? Try BLC32!
Wednesday, August 17, 2016      3 comments

If you would like a community to help you on your journey, come join our private challenge! We have teams for accountability, teams for support, and teams to push you forward. Let me know if you'd like to try it out - I am the captain of the Gro... Read more
Working on my thinking
Thursday, August 11, 2016      4 comments

So I had written a blog last week about making a change in my focus. That's what I have been doing. No more specific meal plans, no more crazy diet plans, no more "eat this then that" stuff. I found that I just got terribly frustrated when thing... Read more
Inspiration and a change of focus for me
Tuesday, August 02, 2016      8 comments

I am working on changing my method of weight loss. I have tried multiple food plans, multiple exercise plans, multiple supplements - each time I lose some weight but then either I blow up with edema again OR I just gain weight back plus some. So... Read more
Change is gonna come!
Sunday, May 08, 2016      4 comments

Anyone remember this song by the late great Sam Cooke? It was an anthem for the civil rights movement, a MUCH more significant thing than my personal journey. However, it was what played in my head when I sat down to write this blog entry. SO I ... Read more
Getting out of the rope pushing business
Thursday, March 03, 2016      5 comments

After a very difficult month or so, I have come to the conclusion that I must take control of my own actions. Many times, I find myself feeling obliged to help people who frankly either do not want my help or enjoy living in complete chaos. I ha... Read more
Want a new challenge? Join the BLC!
Wednesday, January 06, 2016      1 comments

BLC is a challenge designed to help you reach your goals. We are a PRIVATE challenge and our registration is happening through Friday the 8th. Here's a link to our registration page - it walks you through what we ARE before you actually register... Read more
Photographic motivation!
Thursday, April 30, 2015      4 comments

So last fall my family went on vacation and I did the following: Bought clothes that fit me regardless of the size Took photos regardless of how I thought I might look in them. Had a great time! It looks like we will be having a v... Read more
Not this time!
Monday, April 13, 2015      6 comments

I wrote a blog at one point (it would take some digging to find it) about how I had dropped a great deal of weight many times and allowed the opinions and attitudes of others to dissuade me from continuing to lose or even maintain what I had los... Read more
BLC 27 Summary - Cue Etta James!
Wednesday, April 08, 2015      8 comments

At ....lllllaaaaaaasssssttttttttt
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So what!
Thursday, March 26, 2015      4 comments

A quick note because I think others might benefit. So my mother (usually very helpful) asks about this diet I have been doing because we are traveling together this weekend. FYI, it's the Fast Metabolism Diet and I am doing well with it. S... Read more
I am proud of myself!
Saturday, September 13, 2014      8 comments

It's been a long time since I wrote something and it's been a difficult year. But I have been working on my attitude because as pilots say "Your attitude controls your altitude!". TIme to get off the ground. My family has a vacation plann... Read more
BLC 23 Goals
Tuesday, September 24, 2013      6 comments

Okay I put it off long enough trying to come up with "perfect" goals. To quote a song by Peter, Paul and Mary "when will I ever learn?". So here are my imperfect but WRITTEN DOWN goals! 1. Lose 20 pounds during BLC23. 2. Exercise minim... Read more

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