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Losing weight is hard, and keeping it off is harder
Monday, September 26, 2011      7 comments

Losing weight is hard. Keeping it off is harder. Ask me. I'm a yo-yo. We don't have to reach the Promised Land of maintenance to know how hard it is to keep off every pound we've worked so hard to lose. I found this timely reminder on a... Read more
THE List of reasons to lose weight
Sunday, September 25, 2011      5 comments

5% Challenge - Assignment 3 Today's assignment is to list all the reasons you want to lose weight. What do you want to change? How do you want to look? How do you want to feel? What things will you be able to do in the future with a slimmer he... Read more
Taking Thoughts Captive
Monday, September 19, 2011      3 comments

Taking Thoughts Captive I do not have to dwell on or take ownership of every thought that pops into my head. I do not have to listen or act on those thoughts. Why do thoughts of food pop into my head when I am not hungry? The time... Read more
Making Motivation Work for Me
Wednesday, September 14, 2011      5 comments

I am energized this morning. Motivation is running high because I am doing the things that build and strengthen motivation. It's not been perfect, but I'm moving in the right direction. The Challenge helps strengthen my resolve, but the motivat... Read more
Finish each day and be done with it; tomorrow is a new day.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011      3 comments

This was posted on today's Motivator of the Day's spark page. One of my Spark friends had posted about "back and forth motivation." Ah, the old ebb and flow that mos... Read more
Monday, September 05, 2011      5 comments

The following entry is from my Spark Journal, dated 8-23-11. I would love to find a really good challenge for this Fall. A really meaty challenge. Not silly superficial things or busy work. Something that brings results, keeps me focused, m... Read more
Don't give up
Friday, September 02, 2011      6 comments

5a0-349396073dcd Don't stop. Don't give up. You'll get it right. Sorry about the commercial at the beginning. The video is cute and long and monotonous. We nee... Read more
This week's evaluation
Friday, September 02, 2011      3 comments

Down 5.5 pounds last week. No weight change this week. That's ok. My body may be catching up with last week's loss. I learned long ago that the body does not lose according to a schedule. It responds to what what we put in our mouths and how mu... Read more
Greek Yogurt
Saturday, August 27, 2011      9 comments

lait_greek_yogurt The Daily Spark said Yoplait is giving away a case of Greek yogurt. Click on the link above to enter. The contest is for one week, starting 8/26/11... Read more
The Emperor's New Clothes...and the air diet
Wednesday, August 24, 2011      8 comments

In the story THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES, a tailor sewed clothes for the Emperor that only the wise and good could see. The Emperor did not want to admit he could not see the clothes, so he proudly donned the imaginary suit of the day of a royal p... Read more
Encouragement from another Sparker who has been there
Monday, August 22, 2011      9 comments

Last week I posted a blog "Getting up from Short Chairs," about the difficulty of rising from public seating. Summer is usually my best season as the heat warms these arthritic joints, changing me from Winter's Tin Man. It is with alarm ... Read more
Breakfast al fresco
Saturday, August 20, 2011      4 comments

A boat being pulled behind a shiny black pick-up truck was parked at McDonald's this morning. ... Read more
Getting up from short chairs
Friday, August 19, 2011      6 comments

Knee replacements run in my family. Since I 've had hip replacements, I figured I should be immune to knee replacements. A trade-off . What's fair is fair. My furniture at home accommodates taller people (or people with leg problems). Mo... Read more
Full, Sloshy and Strong
Wednesday, August 17, 2011      2 comments

Late night, when everyone is in bed, is me-time...and unfortunately, too often snacking time. Tonight I feel powerful, and I'm loving it. Truth is that we always have all the power we need, but we don't always use it. Ah, our divided hearts, ... Read more
Our week
Saturday, August 13, 2011      5 comments

This week has been especially tough because of Dad's health issues. He has been congested with crackly breathing and weak unproductive coughing. It is frightening to listen to in the still of the night. I was visiting the pharmacy twice a day... Read more

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