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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Maui vacation - what I gained, what I didn't
Wednesday, May 22, 2013      307 comments

I recently spent a week in Maui. What an awesome trip! And not just because it's an awesome kind of place... I mean, yes, it surely is, but, it was the way in which I was able to experience it, that made this trip extra-special. A turning-point ... Read more
Compliments from unexpected places...
Saturday, May 04, 2013      8 comments

There's a great little family-run Vietnamese restaurant that I go to about 3, 4 times a year... been going there for several years... same young lady takes our order each time, she recognizes us, knowing that Dad ALWAYS gets Number 40, Kid ALWAY... Read more
Hair Loss, geeze
Thursday, May 02, 2013      5 comments

Yeah. Can't deny what I'm seeing every time I wash my hair, or run a brush through it... I'm losing "excessive" hair. Darn it. I know this is related to the weight loss. And I know it is "temporary." I've been down this road once before, b... Read more
Descent into my personal hell - swimsuit shopping
Saturday, April 27, 2013      5 comments

Wow, could there be anything more humbling and demoralizing than shopping for a bathing suit? At this moment... I really can't imagine that there is. I'm heading to Hawaii in a couple weeks. I NEED a good bathing suit. My old suit ha... Read more
Aww popcorn, why!!!
Friday, April 26, 2013      1 comments

My office is out to get me. There are feeding opportunities laid out like bait in the lunch room almost every single day. Leftover pizza... bag of chips... muffins... donuts... home made apple pie... sandwiches left over from some luncheon ... Read more
When the "healthy option" - isn't. Grrrrrrrrr.
Monday, April 22, 2013      9 comments

So the other day, I was at Taco del Mar. Now. I don't eat out very often these days, particularly not anything resembling "fast food." But I ended up needing to buy lunch out. And, having previously perused the online nutrition facts for t... Read more
Progress! (pics)
Friday, April 19, 2013      5 comments

OH BOY! Today I finally got around to taking a few current pics, and I feel GREAT! Although... I did feel a little bit silly putting on my makeup and styling up my hair just to sit in front of my computer. Heh. Anyways! Turns out, you... Read more
My lunch is a hot mess!
Wednesday, April 17, 2013      2 comments

My goodness. I sometimes wonder, if anyone were to look at my nutrition tracker (which is public), what would they think some days.... I'm not sure why but the items do not always appear on the tracker in the order in which I enter them. W... Read more
My Colourful Menu - Kale Salad
Sunday, April 14, 2013      4 comments

I love my lunch so much today, I thought I would take a picture. I LOVE THIS STUFF. Which is a bit of a surprise, given that I do not "LOVE" kale. I don't mind it, I... Read more
I am rocking this!!
Saturday, April 13, 2013      4 comments

Woo hoo! Another week, another weigh-in, another 2# down! I honestly don't know how I am doing this. Well - I DO know - I'm doing this by eating 1200-1400 calories of well-balanced nutritious foods a day, EVERY day, EVERY week, EVERY month... Read more
Soooo I ate a waffle...
Thursday, April 11, 2013      5 comments

Oh my GOSH am I susceptible to suggestion, or what! So there's a thread floating around in the forums. The topic is waffles, and how to (or if one should) incorporate them into a sensible eating plan. I don't usually eat waffles anyw... Read more
And the answer is.... 29
Friday, April 05, 2013      7 comments

I have kept my weight-loss efforts really low key (except for here on Spark of course). I haven't told very many people beyond my immediate household. Some co-workers have figured out that "something's up" simply by noticing what I'm eating for ... Read more
That "Click"
Saturday, March 23, 2013      5 comments

I have absolutely zero doubt that I am going to lose this weight, that I am going to succeed with the plan I have made for myself, that I am going to leave "obesity" and then "overweight" behind, and have a healthy "normal" BMI and a healthy nor... Read more
The Fast Food Fast
Monday, March 18, 2013      9 comments

So this past weekend, I had to go out of town and rely on "food on the road." After perusing many online nutrition fact sheets for an assortment of restaurants, I decided that there were some reasonable "calorie deals" to be had on the Val... Read more
I have a 45" waist. There. I said it.
Wednesday, March 06, 2013      7 comments

It's been 2 months of Sensible Eating. I'm down about 20 pounds. I'm feeling pretty good! Nothing can bring me down! I am ready to confront The Tape Measure. Or so I thought... I couldn't bring myself to do it back in January. I didn't want... Read more

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