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Building steam...

Friday, October 31, 2014      15 comments

Things are looking up or would that be down? I've strung together a few good days of tracking, food choices, intentional exercise, accountability etc. AND the scale has rewarded me with a small drop. Yes, I know WHAT I need to do - it's doing... Read more

Making something old new again.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014      19 comments

Most of us have had weight loss success at some time. I'm not saying most have managed to get to goal weight but at least have had a week or two or maybe even months where weight loss has happened. In my lifetime I have gained and lost a few "... Read more

Building a House and Building Muscles - Tales from 100 Pounds Down

Wednesday, October 01, 2014      21 comments

As I have shared before we are building our "forever home" on the farm. It's a BIG job. While we are not physically wielding the hammers I spend time on the job site daily making decisions when changes occur, choosing materials, correcting err... Read more

Little Things are Great Motivators - Tales From 100# Down

Friday, September 12, 2014      19 comments

Yesterday COULD have been a loss. I woke with intense hip pain and I'm itching from my knees down due to turkey mites. If you don't know of this larval stage that produces intense itching just trust me. It's worse than chiggers! With t... Read more

Just when you get started a SPEED BUMP - Tales from 100# Down

Wednesday, September 10, 2014      19 comments

I am still living with boxes and "stuff" piled up around me in the temporary dwelling we call home while the house is under construction. In our move last week we used all the towels, bedding, mattress covers, rugs etc. as padding for pictures,... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts The Big Move - Tales From 100# Down

Tuesday, September 09, 2014      58 comments

Life passages often make us reflect. We just closed on our home in the Chicago suburbs, packed and moved this past week to Central Kentucky. We have been living here since April but our home and most of our belongings were still up north. ... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts This or That - Tales from 100# Down

Wednesday, August 20, 2014      55 comments

When life gets hectic, and mine is certainly that, we often have to make choices quickly. When it comes to the house we are building I have to give my selections careful consideration. Do I want a charcoal grey roof or burnished slate? Do I w... Read more

Summer Stresses Can Turn Into Autumn Advances!

Monday, August 04, 2014      23 comments

The local children return to the classroom Wednesday. How can summer pass so FAST? My summer has been one of EXTREMES. We've begun construction on our new home on the farm, got our home back in Illinois on the market, got a contract on ... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts A look in the mirror - Tales from 100# Down

Tuesday, June 03, 2014      65 comments

If you are on one of my teams you saw this post already today but I felt it was worth sharing with you: A Look in the Mirror I am going to share with you from "real experiences" (some mine, some previous team members). If you see yours... Read more

Taking a lesson from our grandmothers. Tales from 100# Down

Tuesday, May 13, 2014      27 comments

As many of you know I have recently given up city life for country life. BIG change from the 'burbs of Chicago to the rural countryside of the mid-south but other than VERY slow internet it's all been good. I've been able to get my weight los... Read more

Finding a silver lining. Tales From 100# Down

Tuesday, May 06, 2014      25 comments

A week ago Sunday night I was sick... not the sniffly cold kind of sick. I'm talking SICK. I won't go into the nasty details here but suffice it to say I ended up at the hospital and it's taken nearly a week to get back on my feet. Now ... Read more

How to handle CHANGE - Tales from 100# Down

Wednesday, April 16, 2014      21 comments

I want to talk to you today about CHANGE. I've had a MAJOR change in my life (moving to a new state) and it got me to thinking about how we handle "change". Often we allow change to upset our routine to the point that it CAN be detrimental to ... Read more

Moving Moments - Tales from 100# Down

Monday, April 07, 2014      18 comments

We moved into our country farmhouse this past week and what a job that was. The house had sat vacant for 6 months and cleaning has been priority one. I'm so tired of cleaning but things are looking up. I will admit that food choices at ... Read more

Adjust and Adapt - Tales From 100# Down

Thursday, March 27, 2014      23 comments

Sometimes the unexpected puts an obstacle in our path. It might be illness, car trouble, family crisis, or just something as simple as forgetting your gym bag. You can throw up your hands and give up or you can think on your feet and adjust. ... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Taming Tuesday - Tales From 100# Down

Tuesday, March 25, 2014      56 comments

I've got a busy schedule today and one that without planning and effort would easily find me skipping exercise and eating mindlessly. When life gets busy it is easy to fall into the trap of eating "fast" whether at home or away. Exercise often... Read more


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