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Braggin' Rights
Monday, March 08, 2010      4 comments

Finally, I have some progress worth bragging about--I fit into all the jeans in my closet. And some of those are too big! The shorts are still small, but we are getting there. So here's my quandry, What am I going to wear when these clothes... Read more
55 Day Challenge
Friday, November 06, 2009      3 comments

Last week I blogged that I needed the exercise police. Well, Spunky Duck came through with her team 100 Day Challenge. 100 consecutive days of exercise. So I am doing my own mini challenge 55 days. That's how many days are left in the year, ... Read more
Exercise Police Needed!
Friday, October 30, 2009      6 comments

Somebody call nine one one. Somebody is not burning on the dance floor, or anywhere else for that matter. I am a case for the exercise police. I hate the thought of getting all sweaty, getting my hair messed up and feeling my heart pounding!... Read more
Nutrition Tracking
Friday, October 23, 2009      3 comments

A recent poll was "Nutrition tracking, love it or loathe it?" I answered loathe it, but the truth is, I think nutrition tracking has helped me immensely. I hate it because it is so time consuming. But it has really helped me keep the calor... Read more
Leave it!
Friday, October 16, 2009      6 comments

Today's Healthy Reflections gave advice I thought was really good. Basically, remember what you did well and forget the other stuff. Dwelling on the negative is a choice we make. So why do we beat ourselves up when we screw up, but rarely ev... Read more
Books on the Ball
Friday, October 09, 2009      1 comments

When my daughter was small we got her a huge ball for Christmas one year. It spent many years in my living room until we deflated it a few years ago. Then last year I got hubby an air compressor and up came the ball. Then I realized that I ... Read more
12 Weeks Until Christmas
Friday, October 02, 2009      4 comments

Wow! Can you believe how fast time flies. I have accepted a challenge to lose 12 lbs by Christmas so I am going to think of some ways to add exercise to my shopping. Probably doing wall push-up after each purchase is not acceptable. But I c... Read more
WHAT WAS I THINKING?!
Friday, September 25, 2009      4 comments

Yesterday, I was cooking and decided to bring my book into the kitchen to read while the dumplings dumpled ( or whatever dumplings do.) I used to do this frequently, but haven't for some time. I noticed I was not comfortable and have attribut... Read more
Bad Irish Humor
Friday, September 18, 2009      9 comments

Did you know there are only 239 beans in a pot of Irish Chili? No, why is that? Because if there was one more bean it would be two-farty!! ... Read more
Closet Cleaning
Friday, September 11, 2009      0 comments

Saturday I went through my clothes closet and cleared out all the stuff that had accumulated on the floor. (I still need to do the shelves!) I came up with a pile of stuff that was too holey, torn, or stained to wear. Why in the world didn't... Read more
Mindless Eating--Why We Eat More Than We Think
Friday, September 04, 2009      8 comments

This is the title of a book by Brian Wansink, PhD. He is the director of the Food and Brands Lab at Cornell. He examines how people make food choices and why we (especially Americans) eat even when we are not really hungry. The book is load... Read more
Tracking the Loss
Friday, August 28, 2009      6 comments

Earlier this week a blogger wrote about her DH moving the bathroom scale so she could not get an accurate reading. I have the same problem, the scale is wonky unless you find the right level spot on the floor. So I have given up trying to trac... Read more
Book Review
Friday, August 21, 2009      4 comments

Part of my long term weight loss plan is to read a book each month pertaining to diet, health or fitness. I guess they are all really one thing! Anyway the book I read this month is Flat Belly Diet. It is by the editors of Prevention Magazi... Read more
A Woman, a Plan...
Friday, August 14, 2009      3 comments

O.K., so I couldn't make a great palindrome. But I do have a plan and actions to back it up. Last week I saw a quote which went something like, "A plan without action is just a wish." So I decided to quit wishing my cholesterol would be lowe... Read more
Too Many Choices
Friday, August 07, 2009      3 comments

I've been thinking about avoiding pot-lucks, banquets and cookouts. And of course they cannot be avoided but perhaps I can avoid over eating when I go to them. Of course, the occasional indulgence is a good thing, but I seem to do more than ... Read more

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