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  • 10 Ways to Lose 10 Pounds

    1/28/2020 11:54:47 PM, by KALISWALKER

    1. Nutrition tracking 2. Drink 8 glasses of water 3. Menu plan each evening for the next day 4. Intermittent fasting - breakfast 8 AM, lunch anytime, 5 or 6 PM dinner 5. More sleep - in bed by 9 PM 6. Free one hour in the morning 7. Water aerobics M - F 8. 2 daily dog walks 9... Read more

  • Stress eating

    1/28/2020 11:10:04 AM, by GRAMDEB16

    Stress got to me yesterday and I really let it affect me. I mopped the kitchen floor, but it didn’t help. I skipped exercising and became a couch potato. Then I went to the donut shop and bought a dozen donuts and ate 4! Today I woke up and felt better, so I did my exercises and felt a little m... Read more

  • Feeling healthier

    1/25/2020 11:43:43 AM, by GRAMDEB16

    I haven’t lost any weight, probably because I am not tracking food yet, but I feel better, mentally and physically! My exercise is not much, but it makes me sweat every day and I can really feel it in my lower body, Today I will start eating at least 5 servings of fruit & veggies every day.... Read more

  • New Year's Resolution or New Habit?

    1/25/2020 2:34:33 AM, by KALISWALKER

    Today I wrote a piece for our Winter 5% Challenge and thought I would like to find it next year in my blog and reflect on how my new 2020 habits worked out. It seems Jan. 17 is D-Day for New Year's resolutions – the day most people give up on their good intentions and fall back into old habits.... Read more

  • Nutrition Tracking, Guest & Dog Park

    1/22/2020 5:58:28 PM, by KALISWALKER

    I've had a guest for a week. She has always been quite slim and fit and she likes desserts. During this time we ate out several times, had goodies with tea in the afternoons and desserts in the evenings. Aside from my usual duties, I made time to do things with her and have been less focused on my e... Read more

  • Lose 60 Pounds = Blood Pressure 117/72

    1/16/2020 2:04:11 PM, by KALISWALKER

    I had a pleasant surprise at the doctor's office yesterday when I went for my prescription renewals. Because I take BP meds, she checks my blood pressure. She said you must be very relaxed your BP is 117/72. Beg to differ Dr. I think losing 60 pounds helps. I was first aware of my BP 25 years when I... Read more

  • Lost 60 Pounds on SparkPeople!

    1/15/2020 11:28:20 AM, by KALISWALKER

    I did it! Today when I saw the number on the scale I was happy to see my losing trend has continued and I am 2.6 pounds away from my next milestone when my BMI changes from obese to overweight. It's taken me years to get here but it's not less thrilling to achieve a 60 pound weight loss. In the last... Read more

  • Life is a bumpy road

    1/14/2020 7:09:08 PM, by LOPEYP

    ...... and eventually you learn to drive on it. I have turned back to me and what I need to get back to my super healthy life. I did so well to get to Lifetime status on WW but the past several months I have been hanging on by a thread. Lots of stress, I guess, is the case. I recently was ta... Read more

  • That Good Advice (You Just Didn't Take?)

    1/13/2020 12:56:22 PM, by KALISWALKER

    I am in a Facebook weight loss group. Today someone posted that his weight loss has stopped and he wants suggestions on how to start losing again. I have tried a lot of things over the years so I wrote to him. Things to try to see if they work for you. Eat dinner later, go to bed earlier, soak in th... Read more

  • S.M.A.R.T. Goals for BLC42

    1/12/2020 2:02:01 PM, by LIONESS627

    Long term - reach 150 pounds (goal weight that I discussed with my doctor. This is at the high end of the BMI range for my height of 5’6”) Short term - lose 12 pounds by the final weigh in of BLC 42 - April 1, 2020 (signed up for a DietBet, so these should help me to reach my goal withou... Read more

  • Day 1 of Winter Challenge.

    1/11/2020 12:23:34 PM, by KALISWALKER

    249 381 274 388 534 535 280 67 298 218 464 502 Our Living the Good Life (LTGL) theme – As your personal challenge, choose one thing you will do each day that will bring you the success you deserve. What habit will it be – walk daily, get up earlier - don’t hit the snooze button, exe... Read more

  • My very FIRST day teaching Kids Yoga

    1/10/2020 9:42:36 AM, by LIONESS627

    Tuesday, January 7, 2020: This was my first time teaching kids yoga. I was prepared to teach MIDDLE SCHOOL students, but when I arrived, I was told I was getting guess who.....KINDERGARTENERS!!! 40 Had to scrap the ENTIRE lesson plan and didn’t have much to work with because I didn’t even think tha... Read more

  • 2019 accomplishments

    1/10/2020 9:30:26 AM, by LIONESS627

    To keep my focus OFF of the scale, I set 3 mini-goals each month in terms of trying NEW things in the way of 1) activity or a class at the gym, 2) new food or recipe, and 3) behavior or read a self-improvement book. I’ve been doing this the past couple of years and it really has kept me motiva... Read more

  • 8 - Triggers & Red Light Foods

    1/9/2020 12:19:29 PM, by KALISWALKER

    I am slowly been working my way through the Winter 5% Challenge Countdown Activities. I have put a lot of thought into what I commit to and how I will accomplish it. What triggers you to overeat, defined as eating and drinking more calories than you need, causing you to gain weight. Trigg... Read more

  • Drum Roll Please! I did it!

    1/7/2020 7:30:40 PM, by KALISWALKER

    In December I lost 7.4 pounds. At the TOPS meeting today I was the biggest loser for the past month, so 'Star of the Month' and won the fruit basket. I was also number one for losing weight over the holidays. After the meetings I go for lunch with some friends I've made in the group. We were talking... Read more

  • Optimistic About My Next Weigh In!

    1/6/2020 5:32:24 PM, by KALISWALKER

    I had great motivation this fall. “Anything that happens in the 10 weeks before New Years, on average, takes about five months to come off,” said Prof. Brian Wansink of Cornell’s business school. I know that's happened to me many times! Rather than make a New Year's resolution to lose weight, I... Read more

  • BLC42 SMART GOALS

    1/5/2020 9:09:54 PM, by GRACIEC

    BLC42 SMART GOALS Wednesday, January 1, 2020 BLC42 SMART GOALS Long term goal - get into a healthy BMI range Short term goal - Lose 15 pounds I will reach my goal by: NUTRITION PLAN - staying in my point range - eating a minimum of 3 veggies a day - eat... Read more

  • Have to Take Control

    1/5/2020 1:27:57 PM, by LASARRE

    Hi all. Sorry it’s been a long time. We have been through it. My son with Aspergers got involved with a girl who is Bi Polar. She just released herself from a mental facility. She’s 21 with a baby. Long story short, my son went off the rails, hurt his father and we’ve had to change the locks. She wo... Read more

  • 2020 Positive Actions

    1/4/2020 3:09:58 PM, by KALISWALKER

    1) I am weighing in often 2) I joined a Spark virtual walking group 3) I checked my status on walking4fun.com 4) I checked my status on worldwalking.org 5) I walked with hubby & our dogs along the ocean & dog park 6) Walked 12,841 steps yesterday 7) Joined a strength exercise group with ... Read more

  • SMART goals for BLC 42

    1/1/2020 7:46:27 PM, by BECKYSKEL

    My SMART goals are to: - Lose 12 pounds by the end of this round. To do this, I will - - track my food a minimum of 5 days a week. - drink 72 ozs of water a day. - exercise a minimum of 140 minutes a week. - do some type of strength training at least 3 times a week.... Read more

  • 2019 My Best Weight Loss Ever!

    12/31/2019 3:42:20 PM, by KALISWALKER

    This morning I weighed in at my lightest in 20 years! What a great way to end the year and start 2020. I weigh 30 pounds less than my driver's licence weight! I weigh 4 pounds less that my New Years Day goal weight today! I weigh 35 pounds less than this time last year! I have officially... Read more