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Breakfast
Sunday, May 18, 2014      2 comments

I have been a long time breakfast avoider. I don't wake up hungry. Now, I usually have breakfast a couple of hours after I get up. For years, I found that most carb breakfasts left me feeling more hungry rather than full. I can eat eggs with... Read more
Smaller Clothes
Saturday, May 17, 2014      3 comments

Today, I faced the dreaded fitting room. My DD went along for support and encouragement. I needed some new jeans and a pair of shorts because mine were all too loose. I had to try on arm loads to find some that fit and felt comfortable because I... Read more
Why I need to stop feeling guilty.
Friday, May 16, 2014      9 comments

If I go off plan, overeat or give in to mindless eating. I feel guilty. When I feel guilty, I beat myself up. I feel so badly about myself sometimes I turn to food to feel better. Feeling guilty doesn't prevent me from repeating my actions in th... Read more
The 90% / 10% Plan
Thursday, May 15, 2014      2 comments

I heard a coworker who is trying to maintain her slender frame say that she practices the 90/10 plan. She expects to eat healthy 90% of the time. She actively works to make this happen. The other 10% isn't planned unhealthy eating, it's caused b... Read more
The Long Haul Journey
Wednesday, May 14, 2014      2 comments

In the beginning of my journey, the rewards were so great that the journey was actually easy. Feeling physically better is a fabulous reward. I clearly remember the milestones of those early days. I realized my feet didn't swell and hurt at the ... Read more
Dealing with Difficult Days
Tuesday, May 13, 2014      1 comments

Many of us start out our journey with strong in motivation despite our past fear and past failures. We begin by learning to eat within range and drink the water. We are surprised that it is so easy. We put one foot in front of the other and get ... Read more
Mother's Day
Monday, May 12, 2014      4 comments

Happy Mother's Day to all you moms. I had a wonderful day. My family took me to the beach for a picnic. We brought fruit and a BLT Sandwich with Avocado and cheese with us to the beach. For dinner we went out with friends to an Irish Pub. I l... Read more
Birthday Dinner
Sunday, May 11, 2014      2 comments

Today we went to Lunch at a Mexican Restaurant with friends. I overrate yesterday so I skipped breakfast this morning because I was still full. I had a wonderful meal but was careful with my portions and choices. I had Tortilla Chips and salsa, ... Read more
1st Celebration Meal this Week
Saturday, May 10, 2014      2 comments

Today was a family birthday celebration day. I ate oatmeal for breakfast so I wouldn't be too hungry. My DS chose Sushi for lunch and Thai for dinner. Not easy to track. I did Eat too many sushi and felt uncomfortably full. I am a bit of a n... Read more
Great day & Fabulous dinner
Thursday, May 08, 2014      1 comments

Great day today. Got lots done. Had a nice walk for exercise. Washed some curtains and re-hung them. Cool enough outside to really enjoy the outdoors. Had an outing with my DD and did some shopping for fun. Got a grill basket for the BBQ. We ... Read more
Celebration Eating
Thursday, May 08, 2014      3 comments

This coming week is filled with celebrations in my family. We loving call it h*ll week. It's my Mother's Day, my birthday, my DS's birthday and our wedding anniversary. All of these events are family celebrations that usually include dinner out.... Read more
The Gift of Time
Tuesday, May 06, 2014      2 comments

Looking forward to a visit from my DS this weekend. He is giving me a hug as a birthday and Moms day gift this year. Since he lives out of state, that is one of the nicest gifts I could receive. It will be a special time and my heart will smile.... Read more
Some days ya just feel skinny
Friday, May 02, 2014      2 comments

Today, I feel skinny. Loose jeans and clothing that don't feel overly tight helps. Don't know why some days ya just feel good. Compare that to the overly critical days I still have from time to time. They seem to arrive on my doorstep like magic... Read more
Baggy Jeans!
Thursday, May 01, 2014      2 comments

My DD, who is my personal fashion adviser just told me my jeans are too baggy! These are my best fitting pair. Awesome! The scale may be stingy at times but loose pants never lie.... Read more
Need SP Blogs!
Thursday, May 01, 2014      1 comments

Yeah! The blogs are back! In the SP search box put your team name and blogs. You will find the link listed below for just your team blogs. Go to the bottom of the blog listings and make sure you are on page 1 for the most recent... Read more

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