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You Are What You Don't Eat - 5% Challenge Blog: Day 2
Monday, September 05, 2011      10 comments

Okay, first the promo - if you are looking for a little fun this fall, consider the 5% Fall Challenge to be found here: Here is a link to the Fall 5% Challenge Signups www.sparkpeople.com/mysp ark/groups_individual.asp? gid=52982 ... Read more
Staying Strong - 5% Challenge Blog: Day 1
Sunday, September 04, 2011      12 comments

So this week, if we blog about the challenge, we get 5 points for the team - so you are going to see daily blogs from me this week :) Here is a link to the Fall 5% Challenge Signups www.sparkpeople.com/mysp
ark/groups_individual.... Read more
Pitting Party
Friday, September 02, 2011      15 comments

Yes, you read that right "pitting" not "pity" My body is doing that weird thing again - the last time I really remember it was when I first started SP and was walking a lot - I started to get "pits" in my thighs - it is like where fat start... Read more
The Fall 5% Challenge Promo
Wednesday, August 31, 2011      8 comments

Looking for a challenge this autumn? - the Fall 5% Challenge registration is open - if you are interested, here is the link to the registration team www.sparkpeople.com/mysp
ark/groups_individual.asp?
gid=52982 If yo... Read more
If I Could Bottle This Feeling: An Underwear Story
Thursday, August 25, 2011      22 comments

I just want to share how absolutely awesome I feel today I-am-wearing-size-7-underwea
r! Do you know how long I've been an 8 (or stretching into an 8)? Do you know how heartbroken I was when I had to buy 9s when I was pregnant? ... Read more
New Ranges - New Plan
Wednesday, August 24, 2011      11 comments

Last week when I entered my weight, I got the message about updating for my calorie ranges - and so I did, and they changed considerably. I also tried to make sure my activity level reflected correctly (which is the best I could do within the li... Read more
You Are Not Your Jeans (Genes)
Friday, August 12, 2011      11 comments

for too long I have been letting my jeans (and my genes) define me this morning I slipped into, buttoned and zipped, and am currently wearing the size 16 jeans that I bought over 5 years ago as "ultimate goal jeans" when I was doing Curves ... Read more
Fairy Bread - Uh-Oh!
Monday, August 08, 2011      8 comments

I have discovered Fairy Bread I am nearly 40 and have never had this little bit of yummyness This is not a "range-friendly" snack, and using whole wheat bread does not make it more so But part of this process is enjoying the littl... Read more
No More Excuses
Friday, August 05, 2011      17 comments

I am done making excuses All that energy I'm expending trying to explain to myself and here why I'm not exercising and lacking motivation I could be putting into just exercising (I'm not stupid, I *know* the motivation comes once I start do... Read more
When Falling Short Of Your Goals Is A Good Thing
Tuesday, August 02, 2011      8 comments

When times are rough, even modest/realistic goals can be difficult to achieve July was kind of a rough month for me: - a widely fluctuating weight that resulted in a net 3 lb loss for the month - a vacation with a lot of traveling ... Read more
Substitutions For Mayonaise
Tuesday, July 26, 2011      8 comments

Avocado and hummus are two really obvious ones I've used for sandwiches, and tuna salad is just fine with pickle juice or avocado Anyone have other suggestions? Especially for things like pasta salad? ... Read more
A "Not Feeling It" Day
Tuesday, July 26, 2011      9 comments

Ever had a day where you just aren't feeling it? Yep, today was one of those days for me And by "it" I pretty much mean everything From exercise to eating (though I was totally awesome about staying in those ranges today) May... Read more
Ah, Corn
Sunday, July 24, 2011      6 comments

I love corn on the cob when it is in season I was very proud of myself today, when I was at the grocery store, I only bought 2 ears (one for me, one for my husband) - and on my husband's suggestion, we just tried them plain - no butter, no ... Read more
The Good, The Bad, And The Yet To Be Determined
Saturday, July 23, 2011      4 comments

The Good: Soup Yes, even in the summer, I'm a big soup fan - I sometimes get strange rolly-eyed looks from my husband, but soup feels good on the inside, and is a great way to get veggies in. This weeks CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)... Read more
What It Means To Grow Up In The Soda Generation
Friday, July 22, 2011      10 comments

Okay, I'm making that "soda generation" thing up - but it is kind of true - when I was a kid in the 70s and 80s, soda was relatively cheap - my grandma always had the bottom of her fridge stocked, machines sold cans for 25 cents, and the Big Gul... Read more

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