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30 Pounds Down Again!
Tuesday, June 26, 2018      10 comments

I have lost and regained a lot of weight in my adult life. On a very bad night when I truly feared I might have a heart attack after regaining a LOT of weight I sat up in bed and said... I'm done with dieting. I can no longer look at anything ... Read more
Thursday, June 07, 2018      12 comments

How many times have I heard Jill (our GPS voice) say that word! We make an unexpected turn, the roadway suddenly has moved onto a newly paved section or we just flat out refuse to follow her directions and she has to "recalculate". That's wher... Read more
Vacation Success because of Lifestyle Changes
Wednesday, May 16, 2018      9 comments

In the past (before my new healthy eating lifestyle) I would view vacations as great food events and come home with a five pound gain or more. When I decided that my "way" of eating had to change I realized that meant FOREVER not just until I l... Read more
1st GOAL MET - I passed the 20 pound mark!
Thursday, April 12, 2018      7 comments

Eight weeks ago I stepped on the scale and said "this has to stop". Regaining weight I worked so hard to lose was just making me feel worse and the prospect of what I would have to do to change that was not something I "wanted" to do. I knew t... Read more
Who is getting cheated?
Wednesday, April 11, 2018      8 comments

Let me say right off the top that this is a post about MY journey. I'm not trying to criticize anyone else and what they do. I'm only blogging my personal path to better health and wellness. Today was my official weekly weigh-in. I was... Read more
Great Expectations and a Dose of Reality
Tuesday, April 10, 2018      6 comments

I've been plugging along now for seven weeks and am seeing some nice changes. While the weight loss is slower than I would like it has been steady. I think when I began this new leg of my journey my focus was so much on the scale that I didn't... Read more
Healthy Grocery Cart & Being THAT person
Thursday, March 01, 2018      6 comments

I'm five days in on my new healthy eating streak and had to get a few groceries yesterday. How different my grocery cart looked as I navigated into the checkout lane. There was a lot of produce (lettuces, carrots, celery, red onions, red peppe... Read more
Sizing up Obstacles
Wednesday, August 30, 2017      7 comments

Battling weight issues so much of my adult life I learned early on what the obstacles were but what I didn't do for many years is size up those obstacles before attempting to overcome them. I would just plow forward willy nilly into them and be... Read more
Slaying those Giants!
Thursday, August 17, 2017      12 comments

I realized this morning as I took a cold bottle of water out of the refrigerator that I have slayed some big giants! One of those was sugared soft drinks. That used to be my morning ritual - a nice glass of caffeine and sugar to get things goi... Read more
Help for those that have regained.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017      10 comments

Even the most successful members of sparkpeople have setbacks! All you have to do is look at the number of contestants from that famous weight loss show to know that regaining weight is easy to do. There are many reasons why that happens: ... Read more
Successful Vacation Loss Review
Thursday, July 27, 2017      8 comments

I did it! I went on vacation for a week and came home with an 0.4 lb loss. Granted, it's not a huge loss, but it's a LOSS and I still had a wonderful time on vacation. I had to find a strategy that would work for me. 1. I planned ... Read more
Instead of "OH NO" say "GO, GO"
Sunday, July 23, 2017      4 comments

So everyone has been there. You track every bite and stay in range. You wear your fitness tracker and get those steps. You do strength training and get your sleep. You drink your water. You log into SP and read and read and you get on the sc... Read more
The Sweet Taste of Success
Friday, July 21, 2017      10 comments

This isn't a post about a massive weight loss or a marathon run but it's a HUGE milestone for me. We had to make a road trip (about 7-8 hours long) and this has always been a huge obstacle for me in that food choices are limited, hours of bored... Read more
RESULTS motivate!
Tuesday, July 18, 2017      5 comments

Results always motivate me to work harder. It's that intital start that's tough because there are no results just a miserable feeling of UGH when the scale flashes that unwanted number! Now I see the scale moving steadily down and I feel my cl... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Getting in the GROOVE
Monday, July 17, 2017      38 comments

How many of us have started a new regimen only to fizzle out. It's hard to get back in the groove because to do so requires getting over the hump of inertia. We have to make lots of changes and CHANGE IS HARD! I am reluctant to even say I... Read more

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