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July 20, 2020
Monday, July 20, 2020      4 comments

It's been forever since I made a blog post. I just "ran out of steam." I've begun to be intentional about small things to improve my health in the long term - water instead of Diet Coke, cooking at home over too many curbside deliveri... Read more
More Keeping it Simple in late November 2019
Sunday, November 24, 2019      7 comments

I continue to be mostly happy about my more healthy choices. I saw another loss this week. Yay! I've never been able to lose and feel deprived, so I keep that in mind with my choices. I had the hardest day since DB passed away this pas... Read more
Keeping It Simple On My Own, a week or so later
Friday, November 15, 2019      8 comments

My last blog was on Nov.1. It just so happened that my life had a tremendous upheaval when my brother passed on Nov. 2 while visiting my sister out of state. The days since then have consisted of trying to maintain some sense of normalcy at h... Read more
Keeping It Simple On My Own
Friday, November 01, 2019      5 comments

On July 20, I began a challenge and weighed in at 220.8. I had to really fight myself mentally for allowing myself to get that heavy. However, the "good" news is that I had weighed approximately that last year at my PCP visit, so I apparently ... Read more
Keeping It Simple After a Few Weeks
Monday, October 14, 2019      5 comments

I posted back in August about Keeping it Simple. I had just started a challenge with my RV Enthusiasts group and was doing well. Then life happened, and I just did not plan well at all. It's not that I was going over calorie range all t... Read more
Keeping It Simple [About a Month Later]
Monday, August 19, 2019      5 comments

It's been about a month since my last blog and I am still keeping it simple. I am not getting extra servings, I am being very careful about desserts, I am using seasonal freggies and I am getting some fitness in. I am happy to report tha... Read more
Keeping It Simple
Thursday, July 25, 2019      8 comments

I joined Sparkpeople almost nine years ago,as I was just past 50 years old. In sixteen months, I was within ten pounds of my goal weight...I can see this on my Sparkpage. I did get to my goal weight after that, or within two or three pounds of... Read more
Hmmmm....Reflections on my Health Journey
Friday, September 07, 2018      9 comments

I stepped on the scales today after not doing so for a couple of weeks. I usually weigh daily, but a bad choice day that involved chips and dip [salt!] derailed that habit for days afterward. I was pleasantly surprised to see the number on the... Read more
2/16/2018: How I Am Seeing Progress
Friday, February 16, 2018      5 comments

I chose to write some 2018 goals near the first of this year using the Notes feature on my iphone. I chose things that were important to me. I can easily add the date that something is done. You will notice that some of the recordings have "&... Read more
10 Reasons WHY I Want to Lose Weight 1/06/2018
Saturday, January 06, 2018      7 comments

I get a weekly email from someone - I have forgotten her name now - who gives motivation for consciously eating more healthfully. At the start of 2018, she wrote about writing down the reasons WHY one wants to lose weight and to refer to the li... Read more
October 1, 2017
Sunday, October 01, 2017      2 comments

I had a doctor visit this past week, and I was all ready for "you need to get this weight back off" and INSTEAD, they were happy that I was down 13# from July when I visited another of my doctors. Put in those terms, I was pretty happy as well!... Read more
How's My Challenge Going & What I Have Been Up To Recently
Friday, September 08, 2017      6 comments

My challenge with the RV Enthusiasts team is done tomorrow - wow! 6 weeks went quickly. I didn't weigh in last week - I forgot my scales at home when we were out of town - and got a "vacation" week. If I am less than I was two weeks ago, I wi... Read more
8/27/17 How's My Challenge Going? #2
Sunday, August 27, 2017      3 comments

I began a challenge with one of my first two Spark teams - RV Enthusiasts - six weeks ago. As of yesterday, I have lost just under 6#. An average of 1# per week seems to be a good fit for me. I'm not starving, I'm not exercising for hours on ... Read more
How's My Challenge Going?
Saturday, August 12, 2017      3 comments

Back in July, I wrote about the new challenge I was on with members of the RV Enthusiasts and 50+ Females teams. I wrote about how I had been "off track" for WAYYYYYYY too long. I am keeping a note to myself with my smartphone so that... Read more
What Happened? What's Going to Happen?
Saturday, July 22, 2017      3 comments

I was very successful a few years ago when I began checking in with SP. I found some teams that "fit" me then [and "fit" me now] and over the course of two years I lost 90+ pounds. I made goal. I made a lower goal as set by my PCP. ... Read more

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