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  • Shopping in my closet

    6/22/2018 12:56:13 PM, by TNCOUNTRYLIFE

    I should scan through closet closer. Skirt that was skin tight and I was unable to wear is now swallowing me. The scales have been stuck but apparently I am making the tape measure move!! NSV! 9... Read more

  • Popsicle

    6/22/2018 12:45:45 AM, by TNCOUNTRYLIFE

    Somehow over the last 5 months of Sparking and basically purging my home of unhealthy foods, a box of popsicles has survived! Unscheduled 60 calories. Still under calorie range for the day. I could blame it on the heat or the moon or hormones. Breathe in breathe out and move forward! 67 259 ... Read more

  • WooHoo - One down, ten to go

    6/20/2018 9:09:55 AM, by A_NEW_CHAPTER

    When I rebooted my weight loss journey a couple of months ago, my goal was to get under 250 by July 1st (about 11 pounds) -- today I'm 249 244 So I just need to do this ten more times, lol. I don't want to look that far ahead, though, it's discouraging to remember that I need to lose half of... Read more

  • Carrying On

    6/19/2018 11:12:41 AM, by A_NEW_CHAPTER

    So apparently I'm not very good at tracking my 5 day challenges, I keep forgetting to update my team posts - I do better with paper and pen, but I am still working on them 20 This week I am working on basics: eating (eating the right things in the right amounts) and moving (minimum two ... Read more

  • Senior Night Walk Around

    6/18/2018 12:35:10 PM, by TNCOUNTRYLIFE

    I think I am going to start a reward jar. $1 a pound and .25ยข for small daily goals (exercise, tracking food, positive attitude etc..). My next milestone is Senior Night. Parents parade around the football field escorted by their Senior student. I live in a small town in the deep South and a l... Read more

  • I know better

    6/15/2018 4:53:44 PM, by A_NEW_CHAPTER

    39 Yesterday I had a sugar-laden dessert - I know better! I know that too much sugar causes inflammation. And, oh, how I am paying for it today. Not one, but both knees are killing me. If I am tempted again I hope I remember how this feels cuz it really, really wasn't worth it! 46... Read more

  • Down a pound, yay!

    6/12/2018 2:27:56 PM, by A_NEW_CHAPTER

    Focusing on eating in my calorie range this week , trying to stay close to 1400 cal but 1200-1500 is my range (doing well so far) and I'm still journaling, although not perfectly, I'm not going to force myself to write a lot if I don't have anything to say -- jotting down 3 things to be thank... Read more

  • Shifting focus

    6/11/2018 12:53:53 PM, by A_NEW_CHAPTER

    My poor knee - it's really unhappy and it is limiting almost all the exercises I had identified. I have some upper body (seated) exercises I can do. I found a couple of videos on youtube for knee strengthening exercises which I will try. Walking is out for the moment, but I should be able to go b... Read more

  •'s to another new beginning

    6/10/2018 11:41:15 AM, by STARTING-ANEW

    Since I got back from my sons, mid may, it's been a challenge getting back on track.. 24 .I did well while I was there, they eat healthy foods, walk several times per week...I was fine there... 41 Then...I came home...and..the excuses started....granted...getting back to work the first day left m... Read more

  • Coffee

    6/9/2018 1:55:44 PM, by TNCOUNTRYLIFE

    Non-Scale in progress! Sweet sugary froffy frappuccino latte coffee concoction use to be my favorite morning drink...only a gazillion calories (what a great morning sugar high!)...cost $, plus moving way out into the country broke me of this bad habit. I then moved to drinking co... Read more

  • So, that didn't work

    6/9/2018 1:32:32 PM, by A_NEW_CHAPTER

    I did pretty good on my exercise challenge for this week..until I wrecked my knee yesterday doing bicycle movements on my pedal machine - the knee is NOT happy, I can't walk without it hurting every time I take a step. I did this once before (I don't remember how). It took almost 3 months to get bet... Read more

  • 5 Day Challenges - week 4 (I think)

    6/4/2018 9:28:52 AM, by A_NEW_CHAPTER

    I think I forgot to update week 3 but I'm still doing my 5 day challenges - each week I pick a couple of 'easy' healthy challenges. and do them during the week. Last week my challenges were 'eat salad for lunch' and 'journal every day'. I fizzled out in the 'Eat salad for lunch' challenge - th... Read more

  • Tape measure

    5/31/2018 1:04:29 PM, by TNCOUNTRYLIFE

    Day 134 down 40# and today I braved the tape measure. Not sure why it is more intimidating then the scales but for some reason it is. I think I can remember the shame of being measured as a kid when many of my clothes were home made. I can also remember being measured for my first bra. Meas... Read more

  • Blessed!

    5/28/2018 10:44:23 PM, by TNCOUNTRYLIFE

    Feeling blessed today! Weight loss has been slow but steady! Went to a cookout on Saturday and to a community Memorial Service today. My son is an Eagle Scout and so he helped the American Legion Veterans set up before the service. He led the P!edge Allegiance, played Taps, then helped ... Read more

  • I'm I'm blogging instead of reaching into the cupboards

    5/28/2018 2:41:35 PM, by A_NEW_CHAPTER

    I did my steps but it's too hot to do much more than that. 311 My Fitbit won't sync with SP any more so I just have to make my own 'streak' in my head. (day 1, lol) I was walking a bit on the weekend but my vertigo has been fierce the last few days so I didn't make my goals. We wa... Read more

  • Continuing On

    5/26/2018 12:35:16 PM, by A_NEW_CHAPTER

    I got completely off track with eating and exercise with all the travel last week and recuperating from all that sitting in the car --- the garden/lawn has taken all week to get caught up on - but that counts as exercise so I'm doing OK. I'm down a pound - I want to hit 250 by July 1 (half a ... Read more