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If You Want It, You Make It Work
Saturday, March 30, 2013      8 comments

This week I didn't have time for workouts. I made time. 1 minute to get in my workout clothes, 20 minutes to work my circuits, then 5 minutes in the shower. A blip in the radar. Everything that I needed to do later in the day got don... Read more
When the Scale No Longer Applies
Friday, March 29, 2013      8 comments

Woohoo!! It's Friday, ladies and gents! emoticon ... Read more
You Want It, You Do It
Wednesday, March 27, 2013      14 comments

Many people have very unrealistic expectations about weight loss. Myself included. Back when I weighed 160, the number on the scale was all that mattered. When you have a lot of weight to lose, it is probably a good enough measure. B... Read more
You Don't Sweat, You Don't Lose Weight
Tuesday, March 26, 2013      10 comments

Some of you are very perceptive. My 'retirement' was due in part to getting my feelings hurt. Ok, so maybe retirement isn't for me. I'm over it. I've got something to say. I've been a member of Spark for a very long time. I've seen... Read more
Semi Retiring From Spark
Saturday, March 23, 2013      16 comments

I've been contemplating this for a while, but today I decided that it was time. I'm not going to be actively blogging anymore. I'll still read and comment on other blogs and respond to mail, but I'm not going to be writing much. The r... Read more
Fitness and Health Nut
Saturday, March 23, 2013      4 comments

Sometimes non scale victories are implicit and subtle acknowledgments from strangers. Back in my obese days, I loathed the thought of exercise. You'd never catch me with a thighmaster or a Jane Fonda workout video! I swore that I'd never ... Read more
Hoisting Sails
Friday, March 22, 2013      5 comments

As I wrote in my last blog, I reached my goal weight and I've roughly maintained it within +/- 5lbs for about 1.5 years now. Yesterday I had my blood pressure taken and it was 115/56. Score! Low end of normal. Starting point was 138/86. The... Read more
Why Isn't My Stomach More Flat?
Thursday, March 21, 2013      14 comments

This past week I've had a return of an old anxiety. Why isn't my stomach more flat? These are my non-scale accomplishments: -I've come a long way since my 160lbs obese days. The muffin top and side rolls are gone. So relative to... Read more
What My Vegan Friend and I Have in Common
Tuesday, March 19, 2013      8 comments

I have a dear friend who is vegan. She and I used to have lunch at a vegetarian/vegan cafe in Seattle where I would happily eat a vegan meal with her, even though I am an unabashed omnivore. This wasn't your normal vegetarian/vegan cafe, thoug... Read more
Run Down Batteries Without Breakfast
Monday, March 18, 2013      11 comments

Still not used to the daylights saving time switch, I got up late this morning. I hurriedly threw on a pot of coffee brewing, but still went out the door with frazzled fuzzy hair, no makeup and no breakfast. I sipped my coffee through the driz... Read more
I'm Motivated!
Sunday, March 17, 2013      9 comments

A weird thing happened when I wrote yesterday's blog and said I wasn't motivated: I became motivated! Yesterday my husband and I took a day trip up to Charleston. The weather was a gorgeous 76F with a cool sea breeze on the waterfront. W... Read more
Now And Beyond
Saturday, March 16, 2013      8 comments

Over the holidays, I ate an increase of breads, cookies, cakes, and pies. Part of it was due to enjoying the holiday season, but it was also part of an experiment. I wanted to see how these things effected my weight. It seemed like I was ... Read more
Why Low Carb Works Better for Some
Friday, March 15, 2013      8 comments

Some people can eat breads, pastas, rice and potatoes without any negative effect. I envy the people who lost weight just counting calories (no matter the source) and exercising. For me, it wasn't enough. While I was in Spain and France, ... Read more
Box of Chocolate Week
Friday, March 15, 2013      2 comments

This was a Box of Chocolate week - never knew what I was going to get. I think I got the vomit or earwax flavored one. - Planned to work on my backyard garden project, and then got rear ended on Monday. Even though it was a 'fender bender... Read more
Take it to the Streets
Thursday, March 14, 2013      4 comments

Back when I first started getting serious about losing weight, I had the same anxiety many people on Spark do: I didn't want to exercise in public. I was simply too self conscious about my weight and how I looked. I needed to find something I ... Read more

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