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Some changes I would rather not have
Sunday, November 03, 2013      10 comments

It has been a rough week, several people close to me are very ill. It makes me melancholy because life around me is changing and I am anxious about what it will look like. I have found myself hiding in the house and pulling back from being eng... Read more
Small changes make a difference
Thursday, October 17, 2013      7 comments

I was thinking about the last time I got off track with my food choices. What caused me to get derailed from my good intentions? One of the problems was not eating enough protein at meals and then the Munchies Devil would attack and I would eat ... Read more
What do you mean I can’t eat it all After-I-Finally-Get-To-Goal?
Friday, October 11, 2013      8 comments

First thanks to everyone who liked my blog and made it a Featured Blog Post and thank you for voting me a Motivator. It really does mean a lot when someone posts a comment and shares their story. Thank you. In my continuing process to fig... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Maintenance at 60 is a different game
Thursday, September 19, 2013      44 comments

What started me looking at the problem of age and persistent belly-fat was that I had targeted 157 as a good goal weight. The last time I was there I looked pretty good and fit into a size 12. Well I made it!!!! And I do fit into a Size 12 bu... Read more
Staying on a different course
Thursday, September 05, 2013      3 comments

I just couldn't believe it when the scale number hit my designated goal weight. It was really anticlimactic, the number on the scale just came up and no fireworks or balloons appeared. But I am now struggling with how to keep the number on the... Read more
Oh those cravings
Saturday, August 17, 2013      3 comments

I have gotten to a weight that I plan to stay at for a little while and have increased my exercise minutes. These cravings come over me like wanting a big fat cinnamon roll. Or the need to go out and find some lasagna to have as a snack. I ha... Read more
And the journey continues
Friday, August 16, 2013      2 comments

Five years ago was the last time I saw any number below 160 on the scale. It has been reading 156.5 – 157 during the past week. 157 has been my goal weight and here it is. I should be ecstatic, bursting with pride, or at least doing a happy d... Read more
Calories sneaking up
Friday, August 09, 2013      4 comments

There are foods that I do not eat because they cause me physical pain, such as thick steaks and cheesecakes. It is easy not to choose them under any circumstances because I suffer the next day. I believe that they are too high in saturated fat... Read more
Three down in Phase 1 and One to go in Phase 2
Monday, August 05, 2013      1 comments

RESULTS On July 14 my weight was at 161. July 21 was the Start of 2 week FOCUS: Goal was to lose 4 pounds to get to 157. Weight results are: July 21 160.5 July 28 159 Aug 5 157.5 Lost 3 pounds over the two weeks ... Read more
Still on the way down
Saturday, August 03, 2013      4 comments

I am a couple of days away from my two weeks Spark Diet Focus. I may or may not reach this 4 pound goal but I will be close. But I plan to check my weight at the end of the two weeks and reset my goal. Maybe a little less ambitious. During th... Read more
2 pounds gone, 2 to go
Monday, July 29, 2013      5 comments

A week ago I made a commitment to lose 4 pounds in 2 weeks. Well I went from 160.5 to 158.5. YEAH!!!! So I will continue on my program. My major steps are 1. To follow the Spark Meal Plans very closely 2. Eat at the low end of my allowe... Read more
Realities of not keeping the weight off or Why am I weight cycling
Sunday, July 28, 2013      4 comments

I am an over 50 (actually over 60) woman who has been weight cycling up and down for 15 years. Before that my weight was steady and I could actually eat one hamburger without gaining 5 pounds. This time I really wanted to commit to losing t... Read more
Questions to think about
Tuesday, July 23, 2013      2 comments

What are my real goals concerning weight loss this time. What is my motivation for working on weight loss and fitness? What do I hope to achieve after reaching my goals? I am thinking about these questions because I would like to re educate m... Read more
Can I get the next 4 pound off?
Saturday, July 20, 2013      4 comments

So it is the summer time and I find it easier to lose weight when the sun is shining and it is easy to get outside. I am about 6 pounds away from a goal weight for this year. So I am going to hunker down and work on exercise and eating correct... Read more
NON Scale Victories -- A Great Idea
Tuesday, July 16, 2013      4 comments

“Non Scale Victories “ a great idea STONECOT wrote about NSV’s (non scale victories) in a recent blog. She detailed out all of the wonderful positive changes that have happened while she has been working on getting healthy and strong. It ... Read more

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