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We Are on Our Way to South America!
Sunday, February 23, 2020      32 comments

Today I finished packing for my trip to South America. My medium sized suitcase weighs 35 pounds, but I am allowed 50 pounds. I have a carry-on duffel that is almost empty, so I can do a little shopping. I wasn't sure what to pack or how much. I... Read more
Getting Ready & Weight Fluctuations
Wednesday, February 19, 2020      18 comments

I realized this week, I am stressed as I prepare for my trip to South America. I have so many to do lists, I can't find them all LOL. Regardless the plane leaves Sunday at 6:35 AM and I will be on it. The scale is telling me that I have be... Read more
Tired But Preparing for Our the Trip
Saturday, February 15, 2020      35 comments

As I prepare for 5 weeks in South America, I am doing my best to ready the house, plan for the dogs, get through a zillion to do lists, and start packing. Update about our cruise. 7 of us were planning on traveling together, but the couple... Read more
Packing for South America & Back on Track
Wednesday, February 12, 2020      32 comments

I am preparing for my South American trip, leaving here Feb. 23. There are 7 of us traveling together, starting with 9 days in Peru; then a 14 days cruise from Chile to Buenos Aires. Our last days will be in Brazil and Argentina. We are doing wa... Read more
Ground Hog Day & After the Party & Targets
Sunday, February 02, 2020      26 comments

Some think Canada has a lot of national holidays but Ground Hog Day is not one of them, it's classified as a celebration. I am challenged to think of it's importance as something to celebrate today. These are the paid holidays (statutory) w... Read more
National Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day – February 1, 2020
Saturday, February 01, 2020      21 comments

LOL I am glad I didn't see this earlier or I may have been tempted to have breakfast at Dairy Queen. Tonight we are going to a Robbie Burns supper/party. A Burns supper is a celebration of the life and poetry of the poet Robert Burns, the ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts 10 Ways to Lose 10 Pounds
Tuesday, January 28, 2020      40 comments

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... Read more
New Year's Resolution or New Habit?
Saturday, January 25, 2020      18 comments

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 ... Read more
Nutrition Tracking, Guest & Dog Park
Wednesday, January 22, 2020      22 comments

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 t... Read more
Lose 60 Pounds = Blood Pressure 117/72
Thursday, January 16, 2020      37 comments

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 p... Read more
Lost 60 Pounds on SparkPeople!
Wednesday, January 15, 2020      30 comments

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 t... Read more
That Good Advice (You Just Didn't Take?)
Monday, January 13, 2020      27 comments

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 f... Read more
Day 1 of Winter Challenge.
Saturday, January 11, 2020      15 comments

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8 - Triggers & Red Light Foods
Thursday, January 09, 2020      20 comments

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 calorie... Read more
Drum Roll Please! I did it!
Tuesday, January 07, 2020      37 comments

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 wi... Read more

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