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Some Sucesses
Sunday, December 08, 2019      9 comments

1. I am weighing myself every morning! 2. Woohoo! I lost some weight (and I will not find it again!) 3.5 pounds! 3. I continue to get active every day! Yippee! 4. I have been cooking every week. Fantastic! 5. Tracking has improved ( bett... Read more
Filling in the Pieces: A New Plan
Sunday, December 01, 2019      4 comments

Some Current Challenges: 1. Weigh me every morning. Get over the reluctance I have about getting on the scale. Keep my weight front and center in my brain! 2. Portion control: Instead of two tablespoons of nut butter in the morning have o... Read more
Tips and Tricks # 2
Saturday, November 04, 2017      13 comments

I have chosen to make my workplace a no sweet, no treat, no junk food environment. This makes sense when I think logically about it. I do not have the time to really savor the treat at work. The holidays are approaching and I need to plan indulg... Read more
Tips and Tricks # 1: Once
Monday, October 30, 2017      9 comments

Tips and tricks to help me stay on track, lose this weight and maintain and sustain a healthy lifestyle. I have a new knee (I wonder how long I will refer to this knee as new! It is new as of June 23rd.) My biggest challenge is the concept of on... Read more
My Top Ten Why's
Friday, September 22, 2017      7 comments

The Fall 2017 5% Challenge asks for our top ten reasons to lose weight and get healthy. Here are mine: 1. I want a healthy retirement. When the time comes for me to retire I want to be able to enjoy it, achieve new goals, new opportunities, an... Read more
When You're About to Quit (And No I am Not!)
Thursday, July 27, 2017      10 comments

I need another quick go to for when I am feeling discouraged and down and out. Acquiring healthy habits takes so much time energy and effort. What is the alternative? 1. My skin glows from the fruits, vegetables, and healthy fats. Do I rea... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts My Plan to Bust a Binge Before I Start One
Thursday, July 20, 2017      16 comments

1. My binges usually occur because I am tired. Logic and thinking is impaired when I am tired. Go to bed! If I need to wind down do some brain games online or watch some mindless television (there is a lot to choose from here!). 2. Remind myse... Read more
Unexpected Non-Scale Victories
Tuesday, July 18, 2017      7 comments

At the end of June I had total knee replacement surgery. I was in the hospital for three days and then to rehab for a week. I knew this process would be difficult and painful. What I did not anticipate were the non-scale victories that emerged! ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Three Accomplishments That Make Me Proud
Wednesday, July 05, 2017      40 comments

1. I can wear last year's summer clothes! They fit (some are too lose for me to wear again)! I remember far too many times in my past where I tried everything in my closet and nothing fit! It is a great feeling knowing that these smaller sized c... Read more
Dealing with Saboteurs
Sunday, September 04, 2016      11 comments

Everyone has one in their life. Here is my plan to address the saboteur before the behavior happens. 1. Compliment the cook/host/hostess profusely. Sometimes they are looking for an acknowledgement of all their hard work. 2. When the comment... Read more
How I Get Back On Track After a Setback
Thursday, August 25, 2016      5 comments

1. I forgive myself. Everyone needs a best friend. I am mine! Engage in positive self-talk. 2. Get some exercise, preferably at the gym! Being around other gym goers gives me good vibes and support! I get on the elliptical and experience grati... Read more
Excuse Busters: How I continue to Exercise
Wednesday, August 24, 2016      1 comments

1. I am too tired. I can bust this excuse by telling myself physical activity will give me energy to finish my other activities and help me think more clearly and logically. 2.I have too much work to do. I can bust this excuse by telling mysel... Read more
My Nonscale Victories
Monday, August 22, 2016      0 comments

1. I was a Weight Watcher member for four years the last time I joined. Then upon leaving Weight Watchers I joined SPARKPEOPLE. I did not give up! 2. I make time for exercise because I have grown to love it! 3. I feel and see the muscles in ... Read more