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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts So Close... Very Close
Thursday, July 02, 2020      47 comments

So exciting! 2.9 pounds away from the 160's! It's true moderation, measuring my food, portion control, nutrition tracking and weight loss go together! All diets come down to the same thing a calorie deficit. When I wanted to hit the 170's I went... Read more
Success with Exercise, Diet, Triggers
Sunday, June 28, 2020      33 comments

How can I lose weight and keep it off? 8 week 5% Challenge! I am doing a review of my plan. 2 - Exercise Plan In preparation for the Summer 5% Challenge I started a daily exercise program in May. Each day at 11 AM I do a videochat & Y... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Lost 68 Pounds! I Love SparkPeople!
Tuesday, June 16, 2020      44 comments

In 2008 I was a glum overworked, out of shape office worker. When I was tired or stressed I would run to the vending machines for a junk food fix. I knew without change, I would continue to gain weight and the rest of my life would be a steady d... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts My Joie de Vie (joy of life)
Monday, June 15, 2020      31 comments

2020 is my year of doing more of what makes me happy. I set the goal in December as I was preparing to welcome my family home for Christmas. I was excited about my 2020 trip to South America and a cruise. I was learning Spanish and buying luggag... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts A Love Story the Shirt Fits
Saturday, June 13, 2020      73 comments

December 2017 when my husband was away, he bought me a gift at the airport, an Edmonton Oilers T-shirt for a female. I am from Edmonton and the Oilers are still my favorite hockey team. What a loving guy, I thanked him profusely. The shirt was s... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Next Milestone Normal Weight Range!
Friday, June 12, 2020      19 comments

I am in pursuit of my next milestone 149.5 pounds. Then my BMI will move from overweight to normal range. That's about 25 pounds from now. My last 25 pounds loss took ~47 weeks, at a rate of about 1/2 pound a week. Hopefully it comes off a littl... Read more
2020 Summer 5% #3 - Healthy Eating & Nutrition Plan
Thursday, June 11, 2020      21 comments

2020 Summer 5% Diet Commitment I will follow the old Canadian Food Guide recommended number of servings and Nutrition Track in SparkPeople. I will eat the same breakfast each week, and prepare one week at a time. Week 1 will be - 1/4 cup lo... Read more
Venturing Out & Temptation Building
Sunday, June 07, 2020      30 comments

Yesterday was the first time I attended a group event. There were 12 of us on a covered deck. We were distanced about 4 feet apart, but people got comfortable walking past each and standing close talking. Some of us when we arrived were wearing ... Read more
Make Yourself Easier to Live With
Friday, June 05, 2020      23 comments

My deep thought for the day. People are discontented, unhappy, yearning, dissatisfied, frustrated when there is something internal to them that they perceive they NEED to have for the perfect day, month, life. A little example of my 'thing' toda... Read more
I Need Some Pizzazz!
Thursday, June 04, 2020      19 comments

The sun is shining and I am on my way to the plant nursery to get plant gifts for a few friends. I am not going to shop in a store, so this is good. I have to figure out how to upcycle some old flowers pots. I have spray paint but need some pizz... Read more
Your Invitation to Summer 5% Challenge! & Calorie Density
Wednesday, June 03, 2020      15 comments

Food. Eating real food for breakfast 189 total calories - 1/4 c. cottage cheese, 1/4 cup Greek yogurt, 1/4 cup unsweetened plum sauce 1/4 Kashi Go Lean. Daily nutrition tracking. Sleep. Did better, asleep by 10:20 PM. Woke up at 3:30 read n... Read more
We are what we repeatedly do
Tuesday, June 02, 2020      21 comments

emoticon Kitchen Spring Cleaning - did the pots and pans. Food. Slimfast breakfast. Daily nutrition tracking.... Read more
YAY!!! Last 5% Weigh In & Things Are Opening
Saturday, May 30, 2020      20 comments

Thrilled I lost 6.4 pounds in the 2020 Spring 5% Challenge. Other challenges in my life seemed to distract me at times, but I wanted a strong finish this last week. I accomplished an important milestone - I am no in the 180's! At 176.4 my weight... Read more
1 More Slimfast!
Friday, May 29, 2020      22 comments

I love Dr. Nowzardan from My 600-Lb. Life. He was counseling a patient. He said do you know the difference between stop and slow down? If I take a baseball bat and start hitting you, do you want me to stop or slow down? haha very wise. I am thin... Read more
Hurray I am Overweight! 5 Slimfasts to Go!
Thursday, May 28, 2020      26 comments

Yesterday I hit the magic number! My Body Mass Index was 30 which is Obese, and now my BMI is 29.7 classified as Overweight. I haven't seen that number since 1997! Wow it feels like I accomplished something big! I have been dieting many yea... Read more

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