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Reasons to Lose Weight
Thursday, September 22, 2011      5 comments

My pre-challenge assignment for my 5% Fall Challenge is to list the reasons I want to lose weight. I haven't really put that much thought into this before but here goes. 1. To feel better about myself. 2. So I can buy great clothes wit... Read more
Rocky Start, Strong Finish
Saturday, September 10, 2011      4 comments

My day started with a breakfast of ice cream with chocolate syrup. Yummy but not particularly smart. I did count it as breakfast, added a fruit, and still stayed within my 400 calorie breakfast range. I ate a healthy breakfast, have a yummy d... Read more
Summer 5% Challenge Wrap up
Friday, September 09, 2011      11 comments

Okay, I will start by saying that I did not meet my 5% goal, not even close. My goal was 9 pounds and I lost 1.5 pounds. Even 1.5 is quiestionable as it seems to be going back and forth. Anyway, I did hit my goal of at least 30 minutes of ex... Read more
Health Benefits of -39 pounds
Tuesday, July 19, 2011      11 comments

I had my annual checkup today 39 pounds lighter than last year. My doctor was quite impressed with my cholesterol 133 down from 244, HDL of 49, LDL of 89, fasting blood sugar of 89! I am quite happy with the results even though they are from a... Read more
Farmer's Market Finds
Saturday, July 16, 2011      6 comments

I love the summer and the Farmer's market but I tend to get there too late for the best stuff. Today I decided to make and early morning walk and I scored big. I got tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, green peppers, beets, zucchini, yellow squash,ne... Read more
Summer 5% Challenge - Assignment #4
Saturday, July 09, 2011      6 comments

My assignment today is to talk about my food triggers. My number one food trigger is ice cream. I am equal opportunity when it comes to ice cream. I love every color and flavor in big giant bowls. I have often said if I could only eat one foo... Read more
Back to Basics
Friday, July 08, 2011      7 comments

I blogged yesterday about starting two new challenges. The first was my summer 5% challenge and the second is the 6 month challenge on the 50 pound challenge team. For the 6 month challenge I will be going back to the basics and committing to... Read more
Summer 5% Challenge
Thursday, July 07, 2011      2 comments

I recently decided that I needed a new challenge to get my weight moving again so if one is good two is better. My first challenge is the Summer 5% Challenge in which I will make every attempt to lose 5% of my body weight (9 pounds) in the next... Read more
Happy Half a New Year!
Friday, July 01, 2011      3 comments

July 1 is officially the beginning of the second half of 2011 so I am going to rededicate myself to meeting my 2011 goals. I have been following my self-imposed rules for my healthy life style but I believe some tweaking is in order if I want t... Read more
35 Calories of Yum!
Saturday, June 25, 2011      7 comments

I have a new favorite low calorie treat. To some it is going to sound rather lame but my new treat makes me feel like I am indulging. I take a 20 oz bottle of diet A&W Rootbeer and put it in the freezer until it is just starting to freeze (abo... Read more
The Reluctant Blogger
Tuesday, June 14, 2011      8 comments

I set a goal for myself that I would blog at least once per week. When I set that goal I was sure that I would have something inspiring to say. The truth is that I have now been plugging along on this track for about 10 months and have only bl... Read more
Jumping into June
Wednesday, June 01, 2011      7 comments

Well May was something of a bust as far as my weight loss is concerned. I finished the month with a lousy 1 pound loss. I took my first vacation from spark since I began nine months ago with limited success. I didn't track for five days but ... Read more
Wedding Bells
Wednesday, May 18, 2011      8 comments

In 10 days my youngest child will be getting married. He will graduate from the university in four days and marry in 10. With this wedding the child rearing portion of my life will be finished. I don't mourn this stage ending, instead I celeb... Read more
Bringing my A game for April (Summary)
Tuesday, May 03, 2011      7 comments

April was not a perfect month for me but when I look at the total statistics it wasn't bad. April Healthy Habits Summary April Starting weight 186 April ending weight 184: -2 for March Running total weight loss: -36 Health... Read more
On the Road Again
Friday, April 22, 2011      8 comments

I am headed out in the morning for a 10 day trip. I will have a conference Monday-Friday with vacation days with my grandchildren on both ends. I have a plan, we will see how it goes. During the conference my food choices will be pretty limit... Read more

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