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Sometimes a GAIN is a victory!
Thursday, October 06, 2011      13 comments

We got home from a 10 day vacation Tuesday night. I stepped on the scales on Wednesday morning and was up 4/10ths of a pound. I brought home a souvenir from my trip in the form of FAT - ha! The surprising thing is that 4/10ths of a pound is a... Read more
Reality Check!
Saturday, October 01, 2011      17 comments

Some things one can never change. I'm 55. I can't turn the clock back. How I wish I had done this 30 years ago. For those of you reading this that are yet young - DO IT NOW! It was easy to live in my world of "tomorrow" or "someday" about g... Read more
Shoes are everything!
Tuesday, September 27, 2011      8 comments

I learned something very important yesterday. Shoes make the difference in our exercise and fitness. We are doing lots of walking right now and when I don't take time to put on my proper walking shoes and padded socks I don't go as far and co... Read more
Saturday, September 24, 2011      9 comments

We went to one of my favorite restaurants for lunch today. My husband and I "split" a meal which was tasty and plenty satisfying. On the way home we drove past a "gourmet burger" chain. My husband said - you ever want to try that? Now would ... Read more
A great first week
Thursday, September 15, 2011      5 comments

I am in a 12 week challenge (BLC17) and had my first weigh-in last week and lost 2.2 pounds. I was very pleased with that. Now to push into week 2. I also managed to get 418 minutes of fitness last week. I know I can always do better an... Read more
Lying in bed I got to thinking...
Thursday, September 08, 2011      16 comments

Yeah, yeah, that sounds dangerous. Ha! When I am trying to fall asleep (which is always a challenge wearing a full-face bi-pap mask) I do mental games. Last night's topic might just help someone else so I'm sharing. What are things I ... Read more
Monday, September 05, 2011      11 comments

The team threads were opened today for BLC17 (if you missed signing up for this round sparkmail me about how to get on a team for BLC18 which will probably start right after Jan. 1). We weigh-in on Wednesday and begin our 12 week journey togeth... Read more
When a family member needs to lose weight...
Saturday, September 03, 2011      19 comments

I know you must be thinking I'm talking about a spouse, sibling, parent, child, niece or nephew but I'm talking about my 12 year old dog Max. A month ago he was gaunt and struggling to survive. We got a new puppy. Before we realized what was ... Read more
Don't let your LABOR DAY WEEKEND turn into extra work.
Thursday, September 01, 2011      12 comments

Here in the USA we have a long weekend. "Labor Day". A time to recognize the working man and woman's contributions by giving them a day off. It also happens to be the last hurrah of summer (many pools close after this weekend, school buses ro... Read more
Summer is ending.
Wednesday, August 31, 2011      11 comments

Summer is definitely on the way out. The school buses are rolling again, fall clothing is on the racks, all the groups, clubs, and programs that took a summer break are ramping back up and the weather is definitely trending toward fall. I actu... Read more
Yesterday you said TOMORROW...
Tuesday, August 16, 2011      18 comments

Procrastination is the first obstacle of success. We put off, we delay, we rationalize, we avoid, we deny and we play games with ourselves to avoid doing what we know we need to do. How many times have you heard (or possibly said) "I'll... Read more
Need more exercise?
Monday, August 15, 2011      17 comments

Get a puppy! WOW - I did not remember puppies were this active. Of course it's been almost 13 years since we had a puppy. We had grown accustomed to the slow pace of our 12-1/2 year old dachshund then PUPPY came home. Here are the exercises ... Read more
Remember when your mother told you...
Wednesday, August 10, 2011      17 comments

to do some task? (carry out the trash, load the dishwasher, make the bed, vacuum the living room, etc.). If you were like me you would think of 10 reasons why you couldn't do that right now or ever. But my favorite show is on TV... Ca... Read more
Some measurements of success are NOT on the scale!
Tuesday, August 09, 2011      10 comments

I saw my doctor of internal medicine last week. In one year I have lost 67 pounds but the past 7 weeks have only seen a one pound drop. Some might get discouraged at that but there is so much more than that number on the scale. 1) My bloo... Read more
One Minute Lessons
Sunday, August 07, 2011      19 comments

Have you got a minute? SIXTY seconds? Sure you do. We can all find sixty seconds. A lot can happen in sixty seconds -- good and bad. Let's examine BAD - Snarf a candy bar, down a sugared soda, gobble up a brownie, etc. BAD - Hurt... Read more

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