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What I'm doing right this BLC
Monday, October 10, 2016      9 comments

Planning. I'm learning how important it is to plan ahead, not just food but exercise too. I have to look at the week ahead and see what's coming, where will I have very little time, when will I likely be too tired to cook or exercise. And then p... Read more
Why I Started & Why I Won't Give Up
Monday, October 03, 2016      9 comments

WHY I STARTED I started these BLC challenges almost a year ago. I mostly wanted to lose weight because I was done with feeling terrible and tired all the time. I knew I needed to quit sugar. I also found a very supportive doctor who is like no... Read more
BLC32 "SMART" Goals
Thursday, September 08, 2016      10 comments

It's been a while since I've blogged. :) I've been enjoying the two spark challenges I've been participating in since November 2015: Biggest Loser Challenge (Go Scarlet Dragons!) and BLC (now on BLC32) - Go Navy Ninjas!! (And shout out to my fo... Read more
How I Got "Here"
Friday, February 26, 2016      6 comments

I wanted to capture my recent journey thus far, to remind myself where I was and, more importantly, how I got here. The short answer: Gymnema and Spark Challenges. ... Read more
Positive Changes
Tuesday, January 26, 2016      9 comments

I need to record some positive changes I'm making before I forget! emoticon 1) Cutting out sugar: over 2 we... Read more
My Reasons to Quit Sugar
Monday, September 21, 2015      2 comments

I have a tendency to forget things - I forget how awful sugar makes me feel (during those few times I've managed to cut it out, I'll start to feel great and think I can eat sugar again). Sugar makes me cranky and probably at least low-level... Read more
You don't lose the game unless you quit trying.
Wednesday, September 03, 2014      0 comments

Wow, has it been 6 months since I've written here? My how time flies. I've been struggling with health & fitness these last 6 months. I've been in WW the whole time, and committed to stay (I've joined a couple times before and quit after a fe... Read more
Tuesday, March 11, 2014      0 comments

I've heard "strive for progress, not perfection." And that's exactly what I'm doing. THIS TIME. :) I've never been perfect at dieting, eating healthy, exercise, etc. (well, except for that one time, and honestly, I was quite obsessive-compul... Read more
Starting. Again.
Saturday, March 01, 2014      3 comments

I've done this so many times: started a weight loss program/effort/diet - whatever you want to call it, did it for a bit, fell off the wagon -- usually for a lot longer than I had been on whatever plan or effort I was trying. So here I am, agai... Read more