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Spark People are AMAZING
Tuesday, April 18, 2017      18 comments

The support and encouragement I get and we all get here is just amazing. When I joined I had only recently achieved my goal weight. Unlike other times in six months I hadn't already started to regain the weight ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Four Year Maintenance Anniversary!
Saturday, April 15, 2017      110 comments

It’s not always easy, but it ain’t that complicated either. That phrase really sums up what I’ve learned during the four years that I’ve been at maintenance and during the time I was actively losing weight. The not complicated part is basic... Read more
Routine is the Opposite of Fitness
Saturday, April 01, 2017      25 comments

What? Did I read that right? Yep. This was the header on a blurb at the gym so I read it again. I thought that we had to make fitness part of our routine. Something that is part of our lives. Well that is true. We do have to m... Read more
Spring where art thou?
Thursday, March 23, 2017      9 comments

What weird weather we're having! Two weeks ago we had temps in the 60's then we got hit with a blizzard and probably 15" of snow. Temps slowly warmed back up then dipped. On the 2nd day of spring, it was 16 this morning so I bundled up and he... Read more
There's Always a Last Bite
Friday, March 17, 2017      35 comments

Years ago I had several sessions with a nutritionist and a few things stuck with me, namely that there is always a last bite. Really? Yes, think about taking out the bag of cookies. You take one....ah bliss.....then you think, "I can hav... Read more
The Fickle Scale
Tuesday, March 07, 2017      11 comments

Jumped on the scale this morning and was expecting to see a number around 138-139. Thinking back to the weekend I didn't go overboard with either food or wine although with a tooth ache and BITTER cold weather on Sunday my exercise wasn't as ... Read more
No more moral judgments
Tuesday, February 28, 2017      21 comments

Have you ever said or had a friend tell you "I was so bad yesterday?" What? Did you kill someone, rob a bank, start a fight? Nope, most likely you'll say or hear "I ate a whole pizza!" or some such thing. Same with hearing "I was go... Read more
Start Small to Win Big
Monday, February 20, 2017      10 comments

In a previous post I wrote about the advantage to NOT going on a diet since in the past that meant inevitably going off the diet. Thinking back to oct 2011 and what I did differently another thing struck me and that is that I started small. ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts If you don't go "on" a diet, you won't go "off" a diet!
Tuesday, February 14, 2017      139 comments

That idea finally sunk into my head one morning in 2011. Like many, I'd been successful at losing weight. One of the main thoughts that went through my head while losing weight was "can't wait for this to be over so I can get back to my regu... Read more
Quick & Easy Meal Ideas
Thursday, February 09, 2017      4 comments

A recent post of mine titled: "yes you can" gave some ideas for quick and easy meals. What is even better is all the great ideas I got from fellow Sparkers! I initially included the link but apparently the link doesn't work, so just go to ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Yes you can!
Wednesday, February 01, 2017      37 comments

Bet you thought this would be a blog about exercise or eating right, right? Wrong! It's actually about how any of us can find the time to make a healthy meal, quick with almost no prep. How'd this come about? Well, yesterday I left the g... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Still Tracking After All These Years
Tuesday, January 03, 2017      88 comments

Back in 2010 it became clear to me that I had to do something about my weight which had crept up to the mid 220's and it wasn't coming down. As a first step I decided to track what I ate and set a reasonable calorie goal. What I didn't do was c... Read more
Maintenance over the holidays
Sunday, January 01, 2017      4 comments

This year marked the sixth year that I have either been actively losing weight or maintaining and over that time, I've learned a few things. First, I never really "went on a diet" so there was none of the "Oh darn! I ate xyz, so now I've ... Read more
Keeping at it on vacation
Sunday, December 18, 2016      5 comments

Last year we spent a couple of weeks in Florida and in april I ended up gaining about 4 lbs for the 10 days. It came off pretty quickly when I got home, but still! This time we are in Florida for the whole month of December. not only are we on... Read more
Listen to your body
Tuesday, December 13, 2016      4 comments

Still in Florida and have had a bit of a health issue. On Sunday I noticed that my lip was swollen.....long story short, within an hour my whole right side was swollen and I had a rash (hives) on my left side. Off to the ER! Some type of all... Read more

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