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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Why I've Been Inactive the Past Several Months...
Saturday, October 24, 2015      105 comments

I will eventually jump back in again, but as you can see, I've had to shift my priorities. ... Read more
Homemade Granola Bars
Monday, April 27, 2015      27 comments

I have an enormous sweet tooth that I do my best to placate without derailing myself from my health and fitness goals. I love the convenience of granola bars as a tasty snack, especially with a nice cup of espresso. I've been working off of the ... Read more
A New Kind of Curveball
Sunday, April 12, 2015      49 comments

The past few months, I've been suffering from intermittent stomach problems, especially after meals and especially after breakfast. I initially chalked it up to stress, as I've experienced a lot of change in my life recently. But, when things ca... Read more
Easter Cuteness
Monday, April 06, 2015      31 comments

No profound blog entry today, just wanted to post a few proud auntie pictures of the cutest baby in the world, my niece! (No bias here, of course!) ... Read more
Seafood Tagine Recipe Review
Saturday, March 28, 2015      22 comments

There's something about those slightly warmer days of early spring that makes me crave seafood. I recently stumbled upon a wonderful website with tons of tasty-looking Moroccan recipes that I'm dying to work my way through and this Seafood Tagin... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Resilience and Dealing with Negativity
Monday, March 23, 2015      43 comments

One of my dear SparkFriends here (yes, that's YOU, WATERMELLEN!) prompted me to turn the comments I left on one of BOBCATGIRL76's recent blogs into a blog of my own, so here it is. Just to give you a bit of background, part of BOBCATGIRL76's blo... Read more
Shakshuka Recipe Review
Monday, March 23, 2015      12 comments

Although this recipe is my entry for this month's "What's Cookin', Good Lookin'?" recipe challenge on the At Goal & Maintaining + Transition to Maintenance team, it was just what the doctor ordered as I fight off a nasty cold--warm, savory and c... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Three Years of Maintenance--The Learning Never Stops
Saturday, March 07, 2015      54 comments

Today I'm celebrating my third maintenance anniversary, so I'd like to start off my blog with a great, big "Woo Hoo!" If you had asked me three years ago if I thought I would have made it this far, I probably would have said, "No way!" But time ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Intuitive Eating or Calorie Counting? Why Not Both?
Sunday, March 01, 2015      38 comments

Back in September, I started to experiment with intuitive eating. I was in a good place and felt like the time was right. I did really well and was able to hold my weight reasonably steady without counting calories or measuring and tracking my f... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts How Leading a Team Has Helped Me Stick to My Plan
Thursday, February 26, 2015      62 comments

Three years of maintenance, that’s what I’ll be celebrating in just over a week. I'm still trying to wrap my head around just the idea of it. In those three years, I’ve gone from a timid, newbie maintainer who was terrified of regain, to ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Being 'Thin' Didn't Make Me Happy, But Being Healthy Does
Thursday, February 19, 2015      173 comments

Yesterday, a man I'm Facebook friends with through my activity here on SparkPeople posted the following article from HuffPost: www.huffingtonpost.com/r
s_b_6661862.html?f... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Why Are You Still Here?
Monday, February 16, 2015      209 comments

Almost five years after joining this site and nearly three years after reaching my weight-loss goal and I'm still here. Some might say, why? You've reached goal, you've been maintaining for several years--go out and enjoy yourself! My response i... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts The Changing Face and Shape of Goals and Motivation
Monday, February 02, 2015      39 comments

Often when I post updated photos of myself on Facebook or talk to people I know about my health and fitness routine, I get asked how I lost the weight, have managed to keep it off and how I got and keep myself motivated. There are so many differ... Read more
Goals for the Year Ahead
Monday, January 26, 2015      25 comments

Now that I'm starting to wrap my head around the idea that having two separate seasonal goal ranges might be a good plan for me, I've been giving some additional thought to the year ahead. With nearly three years of maintenance under my belt, I'... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts A Tale of Two Goal Ranges
Saturday, January 24, 2015      62 comments

Thanks so much to everyone who took the time to read and comment on my last blog. There were some really insightful replies that have helped me piece together my thoughts on coming to terms with my goal range. Given my trend over the past ... Read more

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