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SHRINK71
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Yes, you CAN... It's just difficult
Sunday, January 10, 2016      5 comments

There are moments (and some of those moments last a pretty long time) where I am completely confused about why I am having a difficult time losing the weight. There have been times where I felt I just couldn't do it. Right now - I have been s... Read more
I don't get it... Not giving up... but I really don't get it
Friday, January 08, 2016      4 comments

I am 5'9" tall. According to Spark my BMR is 1880 calories per day. (with my settings set to a sedentary lifestyle) Spark has my baseline calorie intake (with a sedentary lifestyle, assuming no activity) set to 1200-1500 calories a day in or... Read more
This is Ridiculous SparkPeople!!!
Wednesday, January 06, 2016      6 comments

My Stats for today:(according to SparkPeople) Calorie Goal: 1200 TO 1550 (baseline) Calories Eaten: 1732 (more than usual) Calories Burned: 1453 ((more than usual) Calories Remaining: 921 TO 1271 ... Read more
Everything in moderation... it's a lie I tell you!
Monday, December 28, 2015      8 comments

OK - For me it is. Maybe some of you can have everything in moderation. I can too... If I want to maintain my weight by see-sawing on the scale every week. For the past two weeks I have seriously cut down on my food intake... Never below 1... Read more
Self Control... More complicated than I thought
Friday, December 18, 2015      5 comments

So yes... It really is about self control. But why is that so much more difficult on some days than others? I have a theory.... I notice that every time I start to lose weight it seems pretty easy. Fairly simple. Until I have lost about... Read more
Preparing for the Winter 5% Challenge
Thursday, December 17, 2015      4 comments

OK. Done. I re-vamped my Spark-Page. I recalculated my goals. I am ready. As my son's Karate teacher used to have them say: "I am dedicated, motivated, and determined to develop myself to the maximum of my potential." ... Read more
To Blog, or Not to Blog..... That is the question
Monday, November 23, 2015      7 comments

I find that after I write a couple of blogs, I feel this inner pressure to write very funny, entertaining, insightful blogs so that people will enjoy them and respond. So then, I don't blog because I can't think of something new and interesting... Read more
My inner child is having a tantrum...
Monday, November 16, 2015      7 comments

So, when I eat in an unhealthy way.... It is not because I'm hungry. All that "when you're hungry you make poor choices" stuff may be true... But not for me. It is not because I'm emotional. I am not an emotional eater. I used to think I ... Read more
Getting the hang of "will-power"
Thursday, November 12, 2015      4 comments

"It's just mind over matter!" emoticon Well... no. It's not quite that easy. It has taken me years to get... Read more
What's the deal with dairy???
Tuesday, November 10, 2015      6 comments

Almost everywhere I look I see articles letting me know that dairy is "horrible" for you. They say things like, "The only reason for dairy is to help a baby calf grow into a big, fat, cow." ... Read more
The Next Five Months!
Monday, November 09, 2015      5 comments

OK. My Spark-Coach assignment is to blog about my visualization into the future... Here goes. I can't even fathom 10 years into the future, so I'm sticking with the short-term future visualization. I have two big family events coming up in... Read more
OK. It's Official. I'm Old... and I'm taking suggestions!
Sunday, November 08, 2015      5 comments

Don't misunderstand. I love my age! I have earned every one of my 44 years on this wonderful earth! And there is only one alternative to getting old... right? I am good with it. ... Read more
Why?
Tuesday, May 26, 2015      7 comments

This is the big question: Why does it only take 3 days to gain back all the weight that you lose in a month??? ... Read more
Could use your input on this... Please?
Friday, May 15, 2015      6 comments

OK. Here's the story. I am having company this weekend from overseas. They are sleeping at my house and I have been cooking up a storm! I am thrilled to have them as I haven't seen them in some time and I am so happy to be returning the fa... Read more
OK... On the mend.
Thursday, May 14, 2015      6 comments

So my should is thankfully healing. I was able to Zumba and work up a real sweat even without using my arms during the workout... Focused a lot on upping the intensity of my lower body workout to compensate for not moving my arms. It felt gre... Read more

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