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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts 4 Years of maintenance! I am doing it.

Saturday, September 26, 2015      188 comments

"I have lost 110 pounds. I have completed four years of maintenance and am entering into year 5. Exercise, planning, and healthy eating have become a way of life for over four years. I can do this. I can keep this weight off! It is time... Read more

Summer Time is Fun Time and A Whole Lot of Purring Going On

Tuesday, July 07, 2015      38 comments

I am simply enjoying the summer! In my first two summers of maintaining, I focused on continuing cardio, st, and eating healthy. Last summer, I began yoga classes, which are now a part of my life. This summer I began the NIA movement classes,... Read more

Taking in the Good and Done Being the Overweight Girl.

Friday, June 26, 2015      37 comments

I have been reading Just One Thing by Rick Hanson, a neuropsychologist. (Thanks Kriszta) His basic point is that how you use your mind, physically changes your brain…It is called experience dependent neuroplasticity. What struck me was th... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Celebrating my Wedding Anniversary by Getting Rid of My 100lb Ring

Friday, April 10, 2015      79 comments

My husband and I celebrated our 43rd Wedding Anniversary. Coincidentally on that day I was cleaning out my jewelry. I came across a cheap platinum wedding ring that I bought to replace my gold wedding ring. The reason that I bought the ring wa... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Changing from being a Perfect Dieter to Being an Imperfect Maintainer!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015      68 comments

I have lost over 100 pounds. Throughout my life I have been on many eating programs. I would jump onto each program with zeal and was the perfect dieter. I lost weight many many times. Unfortunatley being the perfect dieter did not lead to s... Read more

IHOP menu calories did not work and holiday food pushers!

Friday, January 02, 2015      48 comments

On my travels we stopped in at an IHOP for breakfast. I have been maintaining my weight for three plus years and I have got my eating out down! Mentally I already planned on ordering an egg white vegetable omelette..sometimes without cheese, d... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Give Yourself A Spark Goodie and Fine Tuning Successful Habits

Sunday, December 07, 2014      95 comments

I began my health journey 5 years ago with a 100 excess pound obesity weight and a myriad of health issues with blood sugar and high blood pressure. Upon reaching my goal weight those problems have disappeared. Over the past years my tests we... Read more

Waking Up With Joy the Day After Thanksgiving and Using Mr. Haagen Dazs as a maintenance tool

Thursday, November 27, 2014      28 comments

I celebrated Thanksgiving early last night due to work conditions with my kids. This is my 5th year of losing and keeping 100 pounds off and going through the holidays. In the past years my Thanksgiving meals h ave been varied. I have eaten a ... Read more

Celebrating Serenity

Monday, November 10, 2014      42 comments

I am celebrating a return of serenity in my life. My friend Morticia, reminded me of the Serenity Prayer. Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change. My mom had the entire prayer posted on her bathroom mirror and I saw it freq... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts No longer a Spring Chicken, but there is a spring to my steps and the best birthday gift.

Sunday, September 14, 2014      113 comments

I am celebrating today. I am officially 65 and certainly not a Spring Chicken anymore. However, there is a lightness and a spring to my steps. I have the energy of happiness. Like MJREIMERS says, " I feel like I am aging younger." I comm... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts A decision about what to weigh is a decision on how to live and clues on successful maintenance.

Saturday, September 06, 2014      108 comments

I like this quote. " A decision about what to weigh is a decision on how to live." In other words, if you are committed to staying at your goal weight, you have to adopt the life that goes with it. This means that you not only have to live in a... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Transition from trying to maintain to becoming a maintainer and ice cream flashbacks.

Friday, July 25, 2014      86 comments

When I initially lost my weight 3 years ago, I went through the honeymoon period where I was celebrating and happily buying new clothes. However, I had fears that I would regain my weight as I have spent my life doing. I recall almost being in t... Read more

The longer I maintain, the more I love being thin and "you always gain your weight back."

Friday, July 11, 2014      51 comments

I have decided that part of maintaining, is not only being relentless determined, but it also being feisty. I am considering myself, a feisty maintainer! Almost three years ago, two co-workers took me aside and said separately, " You have los... Read more

Returning under goal weight and "I don't want to be as skinny as you are."

Friday, June 27, 2014      43 comments

I am happy to report that I returned from Hawaii under my goal weight! Family dynamics can be interesting. My sister is my height and weighs around 20 pounds more than me. It is hard when my Sister in Law comments to me..saying, "You look... Read more

Preparing to Maintain in Hawaii

Monday, June 16, 2014      36 comments

Tomorrow I fly to Hawaii with my daughter to see my family. I am excited to be in the lovely tropics again. I was reflecting that my mother who is 94 had me when she was 38. I had my daughter when I was 38 also. My mother and I also both had... Read more

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