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6 Month Checkup
Tuesday, June 14, 2016      4 comments

l had my 6 month physical exam yesterday. Thanks to Sparkpeople, diet, and exercise... - So far, I have lost 24 pounds. - No more pre-diabetes...thank you very much! - Doctor discontinued one of my blood pressure meds (I w... Read more
What I did Right...
Saturday, June 04, 2016      6 comments

I reached a milestone today. I have lost: 23 pounds. According to my Spark ticker that is 25% of my weight. This is a great accomplishment for me. I knew I could do it because it was my goal and, if you work hard, achieving your goal is possible... Read more
I Did It!
Saturday, May 14, 2016      3 comments

In December 2015, my Doctor told me my AC1 levels were elevated and I was pre-diabetic and she wanted to place me on medication. I declined. Instea... Read more
My Friend...the Food Pusher
Friday, April 29, 2016      3 comments

You probably know one of theseā€¦ Wednesday, I usually spend the day with a friend. We go shopping, sometimes to the movies, or out to dinner. I plan for these outings and, usually, I enjoy them. For some reason this week, however, she ... Read more
Month End Wrap Up
Monday, April 25, 2016      4 comments

Time for my end of the month wrap up. My weight loss journey is going well. I am down 18 pounds since January 4. ... Read more
Friday, April 08, 2016      3 comments

I am a slow loser. My stats bear that out. I gained 23 pounds last year and it seemed to happen overnight. Now I am here trying to lose tha... Read more
Slow Progress
Saturday, April 02, 2016      7 comments

January 4: 237.8 April 1: 223.4 I am not exactly burning up my scale but it is going in the right direction. I sometimes read a post with a fantastic weekly loss and think, "Why don't I see those numbers." I admit I am envious of th... Read more
Tracking as Motivation
Friday, March 11, 2016      7 comments

If you drink it, ink it. If you bite it, write it. If you snack it, track it. If you nibble it, scribble it. The Food Tracker is the best tool I use for accountability. I do better when I "write it down." I used to thin... Read more
Don't You Quit
Saturday, March 05, 2016      4 comments

I love the poem "Don't You Quit." I believe in what it says..."If life is pressing you down a bit, rest if you must, but don't you quit." A year or so ago I read the poem below on SparkPeople. I loved how they changed the meaning to reflec... Read more
My Rewards
Sunday, February 21, 2016      6 comments

I am taking part of the Realistic Resolutions Challenge here on SparkPeople. They have some great, motivational, and educational challenges on here. If you haven't already I urge you to check them out. Anyway, my challenge today was to cho... Read more
A Good Day to be Happy
Monday, February 15, 2016      6 comments

It is a start of a new week. The perfect time to slough off the old and begin anew. We are being given 7 new days to get it right. ... Read more
Seeking NSV's...Desperately
Friday, February 12, 2016      7 comments

Feeling a little frustration at the scale so I looked for NSV's to put a positive spin on my journey. So here are my non-scale victories for this week: My pants are a little looser and I even got back into a smaller size again. Not a com... Read more
Back a Month
Friday, January 29, 2016      5 comments

I restarted Sparkpeople on December 27, 2015; so it has been a month back on plan. I thought it would be hard because for 8 months I just "didn't care." Well, I did care but not enough about myself. I had regained a considerable about o... Read more
Wednesday, January 20, 2016      4 comments

On Friday and Saturday I got a combined total step goal on my Fitbit of 982! Yikes! That means that I barely moved at all on those two days. ... Read more
Progress...Slow and Steady
Thursday, January 14, 2016      3 comments

I got my Fitbit 25 miles badge yesterday. emoticon Since January 2, I have logged 25 miles of walking. I know ... Read more

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