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My New Journey So Far
Monday, March 18, 2019      9 comments

Today marks the end of the 11th week of 2019. Like many years before this one, I vowed to lose weight. Unlike previous years, I'm doing it! As of last Wednesday (BLC weigh-in day) I was down 17.4 pounds. During these weeks, I have clearly... Read more
What I Am Doing Right This Time
Sunday, February 10, 2019      6 comments

I am participating in BLC39 and part of a weekend challenge is to reflect upon what I am doing right this time around. I will put most of it in list form: *Having clear and well-thought goals and reasonable expectations of a time line for ... Read more
This Time is Different
Sunday, February 03, 2019      9 comments

About 10 years ago, I finished the process of losing 115 pounds. It was a long, tough journey but I did it. Fast forward a decade and I have gained back 30 of those pounds. I'm not at all thrilled about that, but given my history, I am pretty... Read more
Beginning - Once Again
Thursday, June 02, 2016      12 comments

I began my weight loss journey in earnest 10 years ago. I began with a top recorded (when I was finally willing to get onto the scale) weight of 295. By the time I found SP two years later I had lost 31 pounds. With the help of the SP communi... Read more
Goal Progress
Thursday, January 21, 2016      10 comments

I have very specific goals for 2016 and created a spreadsheet for keeping track of them. I did great for 10 days and then went away for a weekend, followed by a week of having my daughter home from China. During THAT 10 days, I did virtually n... Read more
Goals for 2016
Saturday, January 02, 2016      14 comments

I am spending the day today preparing for the new year. The goals I have established for my health in this new year are: My 3 main goals for my health for this year are: * Reach my goal weight -------- Do a minimum of 30 minutes of ... Read more
Personal Discovery -- What I Am Thankful For
Saturday, November 29, 2014      7 comments

I have made huge changes in my lifestyle during this year. On January 1, I gave up soda of all kinds and all artificial sweeteners. In May, I began following the Whole30 plan of eating and have continued with it, more or less, since then. I am... Read more
Camp Wannabe Fit Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, June 21, 2014      6 comments

Here are my scavenger hunt items thus far: ... Read more
Something Else About Whole30
Sunday, June 01, 2014      8 comments

After waiting for a month for the Whole30 book (It Starts With Food) to come in to the library, I finally picked it up yesterday and began to read it. At the very beginning of the book one of the authors, Dallas Hartwig, talks about his first a... Read more
My WHOLE30 Experience
Saturday, May 31, 2014      12 comments

I just completed my 30 days of WHOLE30 and thought I would share what I discovered I learned about myself during this month. 1. I learned that the scale is too much of a force in my life. Without it, I tuned in to the fact that I was overea... Read more
Trying to Make a Change
Thursday, May 01, 2014      18 comments

I returned late yesterday afternoon from a 3-day hiking escape. It was incredible, energizing and relaxing all at once. We got in over 12 miles of hiking on each day, Monday and Tuesday. I came home ready to make a change in my eating habits.... Read more
On Being Called an Inspiration
Thursday, January 30, 2014      20 comments

Recently I have been surprised, pleased and humbled to be contacted by several new members asking for advice on how I have been successful in my journey. Something about my page inspired them enough to reach out to me. I have to tell you how i... Read more
BLC Smart Goals
Monday, January 20, 2014      11 comments

My Outcome is to weigh 180 by the end of BLC 24. I will do this by tracking all food in calories and carbs. I will be complete the exercise streak this round. I will eat no sugar and drink no soda. I will share my progress... Read more
2014 Goals
Wednesday, January 01, 2014      11 comments

Establish a Gluten-Free pattern of eating. Stop eating sugar other than a VERY occasional thing. Continue PT and the exercises I am learning there to strengthen my knees and my hip. By the end of 2014, I want to see a big difference i... Read more
I Need Your Input, Please!
Tuesday, October 08, 2013      25 comments

I would like to know if any of you can relate to what I am experiencing. About 2 months ago, I began weighing myself daily in order to see how my daily behaviors affect my weight. I felt that my weight was constantly yo-yoing within the same ra... Read more

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