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It's the daily, hourly, minute"ly" that gets me there

Monday, June 29, 2015      0 comments

I did well on my vacation this month and I'm still trying to get back to where I was from the overage of my March trip. March was in cold weather and I didn't plan beforehand how to get in active minutes. In June I made a plan and executed it ... Read more

Back from a successful vacation

Wednesday, June 24, 2015      1 comments

I spent a week in the mountains of North Carolina at a writing class at the John C Campbell Folk School. They serve 3 meals a day, cafeteria style, desserts at lunch and dinner! I'm proud to say I came back home the same weight that I left! T... Read more

Pattern of weight

Monday, April 27, 2015      2 comments

I was looking at Spark reports for steps, calorie differential and activity minutes and a pattern emerged. I seem to be able to go 2 to 3 weeks burning calories and staying at or below my BMR and then I see a spike. Looking at the spikes they ... Read more

Getting off sugar

Monday, April 20, 2015      2 comments

I read a blog this morning about being addicted to sugar. It resonates with me. Since my vacation in March, I've struggled to get back to healthy eating, succumbing to the sweet tooth more times than I want to admit. It doesn't matter if its ... Read more

How to handle a vacation

Tuesday, April 07, 2015      3 comments

After struggling this past week to get back to my pre-vacation wieght and eating habits I've learned some things about myself. I'm very fortunate to be working from home part-time. It allows me to plan my own day, which starts out with a light... Read more

Back from a week vacation

Wednesday, April 01, 2015      0 comments

I had a great trip exploring my "roots", genealogy research, in Pennsylvania last week. I stayed at a B&B and had a wonderful breakfast each morning. I'd asked for gluten free and it was for the most part. The big breakfasts kept me through ... Read more

Today is a good day

Wednesday, March 11, 2015      1 comments

I weighed in at 170.4. My back doesn't hurt. I walked 45 minutes on the treadmill. I'm not hungry. When I was entering my weekly FitBit results, I looked at the long term trends in weight and exercise. Several things stand out : 1. Suga... Read more

10 days!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015      2 comments

That's how long its taken me to get back down after a slide that started on Valentine's day. Looking back I can see I have to work on food choices when eating out. Being prepared by looking at the menu ahead of time is one tool. A longer term... Read more

the evil side effect of sugar and wheat

Tuesday, February 17, 2015      3 comments

I know lots of folks can eat sugar and wheat and not have problems. For me, they trigger cravings for more and once I've indulged in can take several days to get back on track. I can end up going on a seesaw in weight loss. It also seems to m... Read more

Back on track

Sunday, January 25, 2015      3 comments

After over-indulging Friday I got back in the groove for the rest of the weekend and felt good. Got in walking and cleaning and yoga for exercise and even got the first pass of taxes done! Without wheat, I just don't get as hungry. Shout out... Read more

Learning what works for me

Saturday, January 24, 2015      4 comments

has a great week but got off track temporarily tonite. Things I did that didn't work 1) no breakfast - I wanted to get out and didn't stop to eat something. 2) tired myself cleaning and eating sweets (latte and apple ) for energy 3) not sitt... Read more

What a difference!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015      2 comments

I had steroid injections for my arthritic back yesterday and today I feel like a new person! No pain, I can walk and sit and bend. I realized that I was getting used to having pain but what I didn't realize was how much it was restricting my a... Read more


Monday, January 12, 2015      1 comments

had pain treatments. Why is it easy to cut out exercise but not food? Gonna have to get on treadmill seriously ... Read more

Late night eating

Monday, January 12, 2015      3 comments

once again I had over 500 calories after 7pm. It's like controlling my eating during the day is my job and at nite I'm off work. That's how I got here in the first place. I also have to stop looking at my calories in the evening. I think to myse... Read more

Friends keeping me honest

Saturday, January 10, 2015      1 comments

A shout out to my Sparkspeople friends for holding me accountable. I was reminded I need a plan to conquer my late evening snacking problem. So far I've acknowledged its a problem. This past week I made note of why I might be doing it. ... Read more

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