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Pacific Northwest in June the rest of the story
Tuesday, July 08, 2014      7 comments

We started our vacation on Whidbey Island, just outside of Seattle. It is a very rural and lovely landscape with spectacular view of snowcapped mountains, including Mt. Baker. We stayed in a very nice B&B in Coupeville. ... Read more
Pacific Northwest in June
Monday, June 30, 2014      8 comments

In addition to glorious scenery t... Read more
My relationship with the dreaded Scale
Friday, May 30, 2014      9 comments

Last blog in this series and I end with THE DREADED SCALE. Personally I need to weigh myself every day to make sure I am staying in a range. Even if I am not tracking anything else, I write down my weight each morning. I mark it on a gr... Read more
Do I have to exercise?
Thursday, May 29, 2014      8 comments

I look in the mirror every day and tell myself that maintaining keeps me healthy and drifting is not an option. Getting out and moving each day is important but sometimes I slack off. Before going on vacation in April, I would try to evalua... Read more
Posting is part of the journey
Wednesday, May 28, 2014      7 comments

Maintenance is an ongoing challenge. I look in the mirror every day and tell myself that maintaining keeps me healthy and drifting is not an option. The last few times I got to goal weight I managed to maintain for a while but I realize that... Read more
Making healthy food choices is not always easy
Tuesday, May 27, 2014      8 comments

In my last blog several months ago I listed what I do to help my maintenance program. I am reviewing each one this week. Maintenance is an ongoing challenge. Every day brings some opportunity to make a healthy food choice. I looked in the... Read more
Thoughts on my maintenance journey
Monday, March 24, 2014      10 comments

Maintenance is its own every day journey. After working at losing 35 pounds it is easy to drift into making too many food choices that lead to weight gain. It is not that one time party I went to but the small choices I make every day that lead... Read more
Managing weight loss after 60
Friday, February 21, 2014      17 comments

I have read through a lot of SP articles, blog and team/message posts and it is clear that the same rules for weight loss apply whether you're 30 or 60 -- reduce your calorie intake and increase your activity level. But in looking at the problem... Read more
Sunday, January 05, 2014      4 comments

Well I made it through the Holiday Season started at 156.5 and ended at my goal weight of 154. The main lesson I learned as I watched my self each day during the November-December season was that I AM GOING TO OVER EAT HIGH CALORIE FOODS. ... Read more
What is your word for the year 2014?
Thursday, January 02, 2014      13 comments

I have been thinking that New Year’s Resolutions are not always successful or easy to keep. I wanted some way to focus my efforts for change this year but in a different way than a static list. ANGELCITYGAL mentioned that Oriah Mountain Dreame... Read more
Holiday challenge is still here
Saturday, December 14, 2013      6 comments

I am holding to my goal weight but there are challenges coming. Several parties and events in the next week and then Christmas. Christmas baking and cookies has been a part of my holiday fun. But this year I have put the recipe box away an... Read more
Holiday Challenge Continues
Saturday, December 07, 2013      6 comments

Well I made it through the Thanksgiving weekend. Some of the family stayed through Friday and the rest left on Sunday. I spent Monday in bed. One change I made was not to fix food for anyone on Friday or Saturday. They were responsible for g... Read more
So You Have Decided To Go GLUTEN FREE
Friday, December 06, 2013      3 comments

So you have decided to go GLUTEN FREE. Are you prepared to never go out to eat for Italian, Chinese, Thai, Hamburgers, Diners, Breakfast, Mexican, Pizza, Sandwiches, Seafood, Steakhouses, Buffets, Delis, Fast food, Hot Dogs, Bakeries, Donuts, a... Read more
Holiday Challenge and Still Maintaining
Thursday, November 21, 2013      6 comments

In Week Two of my Holiday Challenge my weight went back to 154.5 which is close to my goal weight of 154. For week Three it went down to 153.4. We are not in the holiday party phase yet and Thanksgiving is still a week away so I have been eat... Read more
Holiday challenge to Maintain
Monday, November 11, 2013      11 comments

Just had guest for the weekend and although we stayed in and prepared all the food, I had a hard time sticking to my regular portions. Something about socializing and getting together that just makes me want to munch. Did ok on the weight but ... Read more

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