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My bingeing days are over... WooHoo!!
Wednesday, November 18, 2009      7 comments

I’ve been reading a lot of blogs lately about bingeing. And I know what that’s all about…I’ve been there, done that. But now that hot flashes have replaced bingeing, I know that my doctor was right: HORMONES CAUSE BINGEING. I described t... Read more
In the Spirit of the Tortoise and the Hare #3
Sunday, November 15, 2009      7 comments

Last night I chose to not eat pizza. emoticon We were invited to our neighbors’ house for Thanksgiving and we wa... Read more
Doesn't anyone yell FORE anymore?
Saturday, November 14, 2009      6 comments

I am grateful for many things. Today I am grateful to be alive! Yesterday morning I was working in my garden. I took a moment to just stand and look at what I had done. I could have been killed in that instant! A golf ball came flying, ... Read more
Master class with Camilo!
Wednesday, November 11, 2009      5 comments

Healthy Butz Fitness Club, where I teach Zumba Gold, invited Camilo Jimenez to teach a master class in Yuma, AZ, on Saturday. An hour and a half of Zumba, outside, in the grass, 90 degrees. But we didn’t care! He was fabulous! zu... Read more
In the Spirit of the Tortoise and the Hare #2
Tuesday, November 03, 2009      3 comments

I woke up talking to myself this morning, giving myself a pep talk. emoticon ... Read more
In the Spirit of The Tortoise and the Hare...
Tuesday, October 27, 2009      7 comments

(I'm the tortoise) I made it through the first day of no grains! I could have written this last night, but I wanted to make sure that I actually made it…all through the night! LOL!! I did have one little square of dark chocolate…it’s not ... Read more
Emotional eater...who, me?
Monday, October 26, 2009      6 comments

I took the SP Personality test here www.sparkpeople.com/mysp
ark/personality_profile2.asp , thinking I knew what the result was going to be...ha! It says I'm an emotional eater...WHAT? REALLY? STILL? I thought I was past th... Read more
Back to basics
Monday, October 26, 2009      2 comments

I was so excited when I first found this site because just by using the Nutrition Tracker, I lost 10 pounds… But I've been at the same weight for MONTHS...and now I have indications that my health is not balanced. I took a break from the Nu... Read more
Got kicked when I was strong...ouch!
Friday, October 23, 2009      11 comments

I was so confident that I was going to lose this week that I even announced the fact that I was going to weigh in this morning! I'm up 1.5 pounds...(said quietly)...what kind of test is this? ... Read more
Calorie cycling
Sunday, October 11, 2009      5 comments

It was before my trip to Orlando that I told my friend Amanda that I had hit a plateau. She told me that in order to break a plateau, you have to zigzag or cycle your calories. Which means on the days that you are more active, you need to eat ... Read more
Slow down to slim down
Monday, October 05, 2009      5 comments

I just joined the team Mindful Eating and it has helped me to become aware that I eat too fast!... You can never chew too much!... I also have been leaving a few bites on my plate...that way I control my food, it doesn't control me. ... Read more
Making progress!
Sunday, October 04, 2009      4 comments

I hadn't checked my blood sugar for a while...thought I'd better. The last time I checked, it was at 112. This morning...101...I am stunned!! ... Read more
October goals
Saturday, October 03, 2009      5 comments

I can't believe that September is already gone! My trip to Orlando was only six days, but it seemed to take up all of September just to get back to normal...and set new goals. September was a rather chaotic month…it started with my trip, then ... Read more
I feel energized!
Thursday, October 01, 2009      2 comments

Yesterday afternoon I sat in my garden, as I always do, and it felt wonderful! It was only 88 degrees...that's quite a change from 107! It's going to be a great month! I did some gardening and I thought about my strategy for the next 20 pound... Read more
12 weeks to Christmas
Wednesday, September 30, 2009      3 comments

I have a new-found perspective. Or maybe the cooler weather has released some sort of mechanism in my brain. Whatever it is, I like it. I've been reading a lot of Spark pages and blogs, and my Spark friends have been so supportive and inspiri... Read more

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