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*MY* 5% Challenge
Tuesday, March 05, 2013      11 comments

Did anyone see Biggest Loser last night? All the contestants were at home, and they had to lose 5% of their body weight in two weeks to remain on the show. AND, EVERY ONE of them lost the 5% -- in two weeks! At home! TC and I were ... Read more
Eating after Dinner, Part Deux
Monday, March 04, 2013      6 comments

Hey Sparkies! Thanks to all of you who commented on my blog, who gave suggestions and left resources for me to continue to grow in my journey. What a great Spark lesson -- when I have a problem, speak up, get suggestions and resources, and... Read more
Eating After Dinner
Sunday, March 03, 2013      11 comments

I've been struggling with this! Sometimes eating ANYTHING will trigger something of a binge. I've got to get this under control. What do you do? These are some of the things I'm thinking of trying: * Eating later. We normally e... Read more
Successful Week, and ready to "March" Forward!
Friday, March 01, 2013      12 comments

Sorry for the bad pun, but couldn't resist. I had a super-successful week! It feels so good to be BACK ON TRACK! ... Read more
Thursday - NO EXCUSES!
Thursday, February 28, 2013      9 comments

Planning to work HARD in PowerPump class with the new instructor who is SOOOOOOO much harder than the "old" one. Also, will report on my first week back on track tomo... Read more
Annoying Calorie Creep
Wednesday, February 27, 2013      11 comments

I am working hard to track everything I eat, but an annoyance is how calories in foods I eat are "creeping up". I buy Nature's Own Whitewheat hamburger buns. They USED to be 100 calories. Now they are 110. So when I track, I have to trac... Read more
Oh! Another Tool for My Toolbelt!
Tuesday, February 26, 2013      11 comments

I am not a very religious or spiritual person, so learning to meditate has been almost a lost cause for me from the beginning. But I found something that DOES work for me. I can't remember how I discovered this, but for weeks I have received a... Read more
Paradigm Shift
Monday, February 25, 2013      8 comments

al.asp?blog_id=5259869 I learn so much from the wisdom of my Sparkfriends! Slenderella61 wrote the blog referenced above. To look at her, you would see a youthful,... Read more
Update, Random Thoughts, New Focus
Sunday, February 24, 2013      12 comments

I don't think I'm a whiner (well, not much), but geez, the past few months have been really hard for me to stay on track with my diet and exercise. The first tumble down the rabbit hole was the cruise the second week in December. (WHY did ... Read more
It's no accident we love Cheetos --Frito Lay spends $30 million a year on chemists and psychologist
Thursday, February 21, 2013      13 comments

I know this isn't anything new, especially to those of you who've read "The End of Overeating" by David Kessler or Pam Peeke's book. "Hyperpalatable" foods have been engineered by huge corporations and food scientists. Yes, I know t... Read more
No Routine = Bad News
Monday, February 18, 2013      14 comments

This trip has lasted 17 days and the last 7 days on Fitbit shows I've only walked 56,000 steps. AND, that includes over 20,000 for today and another 15,000-step-day last Thursday when we broke away for some "mall walking". Obviously massiv... Read more
Wrapping up the family trip
Friday, February 15, 2013      14 comments

After leaving Massachusetts and the new granddaughter last Sunday, we drove through Canada to visit family in Michigan. Our parents are aging rapidly. My dad is terminally ill and my father-in-law is failing. My dad's goal is to live unti... Read more
Survived the Storm
Saturday, February 09, 2013      14 comments

We stayed an extra day in Boston with our daughter, SIL and baby Rebecca. TC and SIL shoveled 24" of snow out of the driveway this morning -- there were drifts of 34 inches! They lifted the travel ban so we will leave tomorrow for Michigan... Read more
Three Travel Days to Massachusetts...and It Was Worth It in the First 10 Minutes.
Sunday, February 03, 2013      14 comments

Our first grandchild, Rebecca Joyce, is 9 days old. She is up to 4 pounds, 15 ounces! We are so proud. We are happy to be here to help our daughter and son-in-law. ... Read more
Getting Ready to Hit the Road Again...
Thursday, January 31, 2013      11 comments

WHAT a whirlwind week! We've gotten to the fitness center for all our normal classes this week and did a 6-mile walk last Sunday. It felt great. We also had a leak in our roof and a mysterious car problem that took several days to diagnose, b... Read more

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