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Spring 2017 5% Challenge End Success
Monday, June 05, 2017      4 comments

What I loved about taking part in the challenge is that every day I spent time thinking about healthy habits and I was surrounded by people who were committed to doing the same. I've said it before but it bears repeating. This is the last ... Read more
Summer 2017 5% Challenge is
Sunday, June 04, 2017      2 comments

I just completed the Spring 2017 5% Challenge and it was a wonderful experience. If you are looking for a way to add some accountability, excitement, and motivation to your Summer Weight Loss Experience then the Summer 2017 challenge may b... Read more
Reflections and Strategies
Friday, April 07, 2017      5 comments

As part of the Spring 2017 5% Challenge, we were asked to reflect back on 3 reasons/excuses of why our lifestyle modification plans have not been well executed in the past. Since knowing is not enough we are also being asked to come up with a s... Read more
Friday, March 31, 2017      4 comments

I'm taking part in the 2017 Spring 5% Challenge that begins on April 8, 2017. If you haven't heard of the Seasonal Challenges check out the blog post at www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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The Journey is as Important as the Destination
Saturday, March 25, 2017      4 comments

When my journey tires me, I have a mantra. I say, "This is LAST last time I will need to lose this weight". Sometimes from the dark recesses of my mind, a voice calls back with laughter, "Yeah right! You keep telling yourself that Sister!... Read more
Resources-New Member 21 Day Challenge, Write A Weight Loss Vision Statement and Goal Setting
Wednesday, February 15, 2017      1 comments

I've been part of Spark People before, but when I restarted, I deleted my old account and started a new one. Why? I didn't feel like "the present-day me" should have to deal with the 927 old emails that had piled up while "the old me" was MIA fr... Read more
Non-Negotiable At This Time. The Pinterest Diet.
Sunday, February 12, 2017      4 comments

I've had a lifetime of practice behind some of my bad habits so I have to be kind to myself and give myself room to fail, repeat, succeed, and grow. E... Read more
Appointments with the Psychologist, the Nutritionist, and the Nurse Practitioner
Tuesday, February 07, 2017      2 comments

I had my four-hour appointment with the Psychologist, the Nutritionist, and the Nurse Practitioner. I'll admit that I was nervous about the session with the Psychologist. I've been isolated from most of the world now for almost 2 years bec... Read more
Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy Here I Come!
Friday, January 27, 2017      1 comments

Last night I attended the information session for weight loss surgery. I've been on this path before. Two years ago I started the process. I put it on hold for my job. There were two big projects that were looming and I felt I had to be there or... Read more