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Eat that Frog!
Wednesday, July 11, 2012      4 comments

I received an email ad for an interesting book on time management and beating procrastination called Eat that Frog. I think it's very applicable to our efforts to reach our weight-loss goals. A few minutes each evening spent planning the comin... Read more
5 D's for your DIET...
Thursday, December 08, 2011      3 comments

5 D's for your DIET... Desire - Do you really WANT to? Decision - Make up your mind, and plan how you will get there. Drive - Take action and follow your plan with consistent persistence. Determination - Never give up, ev... Read more
My 50 Pound Weight Loss Adventure Progress Update
Tuesday, November 08, 2011      5 comments

10 pounds down, 40 to go! I started my current streak on June 1, 2011 - and today I reached Day 160, and am happy to have finally crossed the 10 pound mark!! Being over age 50, the pounds are not coming off quickly, to say the least, but I am ... Read more
Plateau Busting Ideas
Wednesday, October 26, 2011      6 comments

I've been researching ideas for how to bust a stubborn plateau and get the scale moving again when it gets 'stuck'. Most of us have heard these before,but sometimes, an old idea might feel 'new' when we hear it again or it just might 'click' w... Read more
An Ongoing History of my SparkPeople Journey
Thursday, April 14, 2011      4 comments

2005 - After some scary news from my doctor, I got serious about losing weight in July of 2005 . My starting weight was 195. I was excited to find SparkPeople and read an article called 'Start a Small Streak', which motivated me to start a st... Read more
My 50 Pound Weight Loss Adventure
Friday, March 11, 2011      2 comments

I'm starting a new Weight Loss Adventure. I'm going to travel from fat, flabby, weak and tired to thin, healthy, strong and energetic! I've been fooling around here long enough now. I am happy that I've kept off 10 pounds of my original 36 pound... Read more
My 50 Pound Weight Loss Adventure - Milestones
Friday, March 11, 2011      3 comments

There will be many milestones along my 50 Pound Weight Loss Adventure. Always looking forward to the next holiday or special event is great motivation to work on short-term goals. I am going to keep a record of how my weight drops as I travel th... Read more
Favorite Quotes, Inspiration and Encouragement
Saturday, July 25, 2009      2 comments

In this blog I will be keeping a list of quotes I find that motivate, inspire, and encourage me on my Weight Loss Adventure. This list is a work in progress - it will grow with time - and I will post new ones on the top. Here goes: "On... Read more
Weight Loss Adventure - Personal Do's and Don'ts
Friday, July 24, 2009      3 comments

In the past, I have seen certain good and bad behaviors in myself that either serve to help me or hurt me. I know how easily I lose my focus and get sloppy - letting old habits creep in - thinking 'just one little bite of this won't hurt me'. ... Read more
Weight Loss Adventure - Exercise Ideas
Sunday, July 19, 2009      6 comments

When I first started SP in 2005 - exercise was an important part of how I lost 36 pounds. I mostly did walking and bike riding around my neighborhood. I eventually reached a very stubborn plateau, and the weight wouldn't budge. Looking back, I... Read more
Weight Loss Adventure - Projects
Saturday, July 11, 2009      5 comments

I've been thinking about other projects I can focus on as I lose my weight...things I can do to keep busy when I feel like eating, etc. Of course, getting my exercise and planning my food intake in advance are two obvious ones, but I'm thinking ... Read more
How Losing Weight is like Becoming DEBT-FREE!
Friday, November 07, 2008      6 comments

Over the past couple years, my husband and I read a book by Dave Ramsey on turning your money situation around, called Total Money Makeover. It was a GREAT book with a 7-step plan for getting out of debt and investing for the future, and I highl... Read more