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I weigh myself every day and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with me
Thursday, November 08, 2012      20 comments

Although I’m in maintenance for almost 3 years, I’m very glad that I don’t have an “official weight day” every week or month because a few days ago after 2 months of exceptionally stable (within tenths) weight, I gained 2 pounds overnight. Beca... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts How to celebrate an anniversary? - 3 yrs of maintenance
Wednesday, November 07, 2012      61 comments

How appropriate that Thanksgiving Day will be the date that I’m scheduled to join that special 5% who keep the weight off for 3 years. How ironic that it’s also a day we traditionally celebrate with food, lots of food. What can I do to m... Read more
The View from a Plateau
Tuesday, November 06, 2012      11 comments

Ah, the dreaded plateaus of weight loss. As I read the new blog posts each morning, it’s a rare day that they are not a focus of concern to someone. A search of the message boards reveals the same thing. Anyone who has ever been on a weight l... Read more
DH gave away a package of cupcakes! Dare I hope?
Monday, November 05, 2012      17 comments

Could this be a new direction for the junk food king? My husband, aka the junk food king of the world, has carried on a 45 year affair with Little Debbie, the snack cake lady. On my sparkpage I have a candid photo of our kitchen table at... Read more
Did you have work done?
Sunday, November 04, 2012      16 comments

It took me a minute to understand what that old acquaintance was actually asking. I hadn’t seen her since my retirement and when we reconnected, I was two years into maintenance. I lost my weight very slowly so I really didn’t get much r... Read more
My daughter is a Sparker too! What can we teach the next generation?
Saturday, November 03, 2012      11 comments

How about preventing weight gain in the first place? Now I don’t expect SP to be inundated with new members in their appropriate BMI range, but I’m glad to see a team of those with “Less Than 10 Pounds to Lose.” My daughter is in that gr... Read more
Honest mistakes: Underestimating and Overestimating – the results?
Friday, November 02, 2012      19 comments

I clicked the wrong category when registering for the SP 5K challenge. OK, no problem . This time I’ll be a walker keeping one foot on the ground at all times. Imagine my surprise to see that we’ve got world walking records here on SP. Som... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Is Normal BMI the new skinny?
Thursday, November 01, 2012      130 comments

There was an article awhile ago asking if fat is the new normal. Recently I’ve been reading posts about people being called skinny and obsessive when they are actually in the normal BMI range. The number of people reporting this phenomenon... Read more
Mom said “Hold your stomach in or you’re going to have to wear a girdle”
Wednesday, October 31, 2012      10 comments

I was probably about 9 years old and I remember that vise-like contraption that my mother and most of her friends used to wear. For you youngsters, it’s what you would call a body shaper today. Except we didn’t have the terrific fabrics you se... Read more
Back to the Future? Pictures: Then and Now
Tuesday, October 30, 2012      15 comments

I can’t call these pictures before and after, because they’re really before and back to before – decades later. I made this colorful jumpsuit for a trip to Hawaii in 1970 (meeting DH for RnR from Vietnam). This photo was taken in 1972 wh... Read more
Can you give a whole team a Goodie?
Monday, October 29, 2012      10 comments

First, I want to thank those who have been reading my blogs. After 3 years of being totally mute on SP, suddenly the words are tumbling out and through my keyboard. In addition I would like to thank whole teams. Two in particular – Main... Read more
I wanted to win something and suddenly I did!
Sunday, October 28, 2012      15 comments

This is what I was writing yesterday. I want to win the lottery I want to win a raffle I want to win something major on the SP wheel I want to win an age group award at my next race. The first 3 are just luck, the type that I... Read more
Shopping the perimeter of the supermarket. Finally, I’m doing it automatically!
Saturday, October 27, 2012      9 comments

Yesterday, I actually had to ask an employee where to find the cake mix. Suddenly, the location of candy for Trick or Treaters was a mystery to me. This is what happened. As I walk into my supermarket, the produce is on my right. I alwa... Read more
Mom, you’re not exactly Donna Reed – An apology to my children
Friday, October 26, 2012      10 comments

The Donna Reed observation was my teenage son reacting to my news that I had agreed to host a German exchange student. Her host family had backed out at the last minute. From “Nick at Night,” he knew Donna Reed – the 60s sitcom icon of per... Read more
Running on Empty – My Car vs. My Body
Thursday, October 25, 2012      10 comments

My car’s gas tank is always in the red zone according to my husband. He wonders how I can go so far on “fumes.” It’s just laziness on my part. I hate to spend the time at the pump so I do it as infrequently as possible. This is not the c... Read more

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