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Not Giving Up
Friday, July 26, 2019      10 comments

I was sending a friend a note this morning saying "I'm not giving up on you." After getting on the scale and seeing "no weight loss"... I need to remind myself "I'm not giving up on ME!" I ate within my calorie range all week. I exerc... Read more
It Fits
Thursday, July 25, 2019      10 comments

I purchased a shirt two years ago and have never worn it. I purchased a t-shirt last year and have never worn it. The t-shirt was the biggest the tourist town shop carried (XXL). I bet you can guess why I've never worn them. Yep, bough... Read more
Creating Healthy Habits!
Thursday, July 18, 2019      10 comments

Today, I opened the refrigerator and plunged head first into a bowl of... Watermelon! emoticon ... Read more
From Drab to Fab
Wednesday, July 17, 2019      6 comments

I woke up in a "I don't want to" funk. Grabbed a glass of water to start the day healthy. Made a cup of tea and opened up SparkPeople. Great place to become inspired. I read about self-efficacy (the belief you can do it) and the power po... Read more
Friday, July 12, 2019      11 comments

Week one of the Summer 5% Challenge and I lost one pound. My immediate thought was: That's an awful lot of work for one pound. Talking back to that inner voice: You could look at it that way OR you could look at all you've done and Be ... Read more
Tea Cup Ice Cream
Thursday, July 11, 2019      10 comments

We've all heard the advice of using a smaller plate. It tricks the eye and you're more satisfied with smaller portions. Right? I read somewhere to try serving ice cream in a tea cup. You'll eat a smaller portion and it will feel like a s... Read more
What's Different?
Wednesday, July 10, 2019      10 comments

It feels "different" this time. It's only Day 18 of trying again so I'm still in the Happy Phase (where it's exciting and everything seems to be going right). What is different? Why will I be successful this time? I've been eating ... Read more
Oops, Wish I Would Have...
Tuesday, July 09, 2019      7 comments

I made a delicious pulled pork roast for dinner. It was in my slow cooker all day and the house smelled awesome! ... Read more
Come Along and Walk with Me
Monday, July 08, 2019      11 comments

I went for a walk around my neighborhood. I was remembering how a friend would take pictures on his walk to share with us. Here's a couple of the sights I captured on my walk. ... Read more
It Pays
Saturday, July 06, 2019      9 comments

I needed a light 'n fast breakfast this morning. It pays to keep a stocked refrigerator. I ate an Activia peach yogurt and a bowl of watermelon and blueberries. It pays to keep a set of hand weights and exercise shoes next to my compute... Read more
Want or Need
Friday, July 05, 2019      7 comments

We had a traditional 4th of July dinner last night: grilled hamburgers, potato salad, and watermelon. I know there are better choices than potato salad, but I did measure 1/2 cup and counted it in my nutrition tracker. My plan is one ev... Read more
Happy Day
Thursday, July 04, 2019      3 comments

I slept in this morning (8 a.m.) I'm usually awake at 4:30 and have a hard time falling back to sleep. Getting more and better sleep is one of my goals so today is a Happy Day! Oh yeah, it's also a holiday... Happy 4th of July. Be Safe. ... Read more
You're Not a Dog
Wednesday, July 03, 2019      11 comments

Yesterday, we spent the day getting ready for a rummage sale. We loaded a small refrigerator, a lawn sweeper, chairs, and car ramps into a trailer. Made many trips upstairs and to the basement bringing up stuff to sell. We were finally done a... Read more
Start of Something Beautiful
Tuesday, July 02, 2019      6 comments

This could be the start of something beautiful. This is only my 10th day of "trying again." I'm still in the easy stage - when you first start and you're really motivated and it all seems possible. I've joined the 5% Summer Challenge and ... Read more
If Only
Monday, July 01, 2019      10 comments

If only... I hadn't eaten the Dairy Queen ice cream cake. If only... I had remembered I ate the cake and put it in my nutrition tracker before eating anything else when we got home. If only... I had stuck to my post-party plan and h... Read more

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