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Winter 2021
Saturday, January 09, 2021      2 comments

Welcome to a new year! I survived the holidays and am ready to start the 5% Winter Challenge with a positive attitude and motivation for eating healthy and staying active each day. My weight had been up 5 to 8 pounds over the stretch from Thanks... Read more
August 2020 - What a year!
Thursday, August 13, 2020      2 comments

WooHoo! I have reached my initial goal of losing 25 pounds in an effort to return to a healthy lifestyle. My BMI classification dropped from Morbidly Obese to Severely Obese, a huge milestone! I am enjoying a diet full of fresh fruits and veggie... Read more
Restarting Along the Journey
Thursday, August 30, 2018      2 comments

I was doing great from June 2017 thru April 2018 and attained a 37 pound loss. I was feeling good and proud of myself but I lost my focus and motivation and regained 20 pounds from May thru August 2018. I'm back on track and lost 4 1/2 pounds la... Read more
Beginning Week 45 Feeling Great!
Tuesday, March 27, 2018      3 comments

It's spring even though the Pennsylvania weather doesn't feel like it. I am feeling great and having spikes of energy. Maybe it is the season but I like to think it has a lot to do with the fact that I have been feeding my body good nutrition in... Read more
Starting Week 39 Back on track
Tuesday, February 13, 2018      2 comments

Though I made it through October sticking to my plan, November and December didn't go so well. I fell back into old habits while traveling in November and it took a few months to get back on track. My gain over the holiday season wasn't as bad a... Read more
Starting Week 24! Staying on track. :-)
Monday, November 06, 2017      2 comments

I am so happy!!! I got through the whole month of October including Halloween staying on track with a healthy diet. I ate one ounce of candy on Halloween and one doughnut during the month of October, but other than that steered clear of the unhe... Read more
Starting week 21
Tuesday, October 17, 2017      0 comments

Taking steps to maintain motivation through the winter. I ordered a treadmill so I can keep walking throughout the winter months. I have been very consistent with my healthy diet and am paying attention to my thinking before, during and after fo... Read more
Starting Week 16 and Feeling GREAT!
Tuesday, September 12, 2017      5 comments

I have been very very consistent with eating a healthy diet and have also been averaging 30 minutes a day of exercise. I have only progressed to 4 pound dumbbells, but the small gain in strength really shows up in my day to day chores. It is a l... Read more
Starting Week 7 feeling GREAT!
Tuesday, July 18, 2017      0 comments

Last week's toe injury was not as serious as I thought. While it still hurts a bit after a 20 minute walk, I have been walking the past 3 days and it is feeling better daily. My TOPS weigh-in Monday evening indicated I had lost 2 pounds for a to... Read more
Starting Week 6 Injured but thinking positive.
Monday, July 10, 2017      1 comments

I fell on the stairs during the night and I think I broke a toe on my left foot. I am thankful that I was able to catch myself with the banister and was not hurt worse. TOPS weigh-in showed that I weighed the same as last week despite my home sc... Read more
Starting Week 5 Feeling Encouraged and Positive
Monday, July 03, 2017      2 comments

Week 4 I maintained my activity level and upped my intake 100 calories a day. I ate near the middle of my calorie range. Most of the increase though came from unhealthy cake & donuts celebrating my birthday this week with friends. Got right back... Read more
Starting week 4 feeling a little disappointed.
Monday, June 26, 2017      1 comments

My weigh-in at TOPS tonight showed a 1/2 pound gain for the week even though I increased my average daily calorie burn by 100 and only increased my consumption by 20 calories a day. In the first two weeks following the suggestions I lost over 6... Read more
Starting week 3 back on track.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017      0 comments

In my first 2 weeks I lost 6 1/4 pounds, but more importantly I fed my body nutritious foods in the right quantity every day and have been pretty consistent about working some physical activity into my schedule. My extra activity increased from ... Read more
New week ahead :-)
Monday, June 12, 2017      2 comments

I finished my 1st week back with nutrition tracked every day and within calorie ranges. The tool really helps a lot. Just raising my awareness of what I was eating and my body's needs has led to a big improvement in the numbers between the begin... Read more
Ok Fresh Start
Wednesday, June 07, 2017      1 comments

I started tracking my food yesterday. I have been struggling to control my eating the past 3 1/2 years without recording food intake and tracking calories. For a while I was able to maintain my weight, but as of Monday my weight is the highest i... Read more

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