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TOPS Tuesday 1 Sept 2015

Wednesday, September 02, 2015      4 comments

I gained 1-1/4 pounds this week. I know exactly what the problem was. I was doing great until Sunday. My niece had gone to the state fair and brought me a chocolate dipped cashew nut roll, my favorite fair food of course. I thought about jus... Read more

Playing With My New Toy

Thursday, August 27, 2015      2 comments

I recently got a Vegetti slicer. It has two types of blades, spaghetti and ribbon slicers. A friend had given me several large zucchini from her garden. I tried a pasta swap recipe made with Vegetti sliced zucchini instead of spaghetti and it... Read more

TOPS Tuesday 25 Aug 2015

Wednesday, August 26, 2015      3 comments

We had a great TOPS meeting last night. I lost 1-1/2 pounds, and we had a net loss of 8 pounds. Wow, that's 3 weeks in a row with a net loss. We're on a roll. Since this was our last meeting of the month it was Move It Night. We did Ta... Read more

Spaghetti Swap

Sunday, August 23, 2015      3 comments

I know what the problem is with keeping my motivation level up. My plan doesn't include a very wide variety of foods so I get stuck in a rut eating the same things all of the time. After about a month I get bored. That's when old eating habit... Read more

TOPS Tuesday 18 Aug 2015

Thursday, August 20, 2015      0 comments

I've been using my inspirational word keys from our Installation Of Officers Ceremony. I pick a word that fits how I feel that day and wear it. It's been helpful to have a visual reminder that's always there. I chose the success key because... Read more

To Weigh Or Not To Weigh Daily, That Is The Question?

Tuesday, August 18, 2015      8 comments

I think I've read all of the advice and arguments there are about weighing weekly versus daily. You shouldn't weigh in daily because your weight fluctuates from day to day depending on what you've eaten, or water retention. You become obsessed... Read more

Different Year, Same Officers

Friday, August 14, 2015      2 comments

Ever since I joined our chapter we always have our annual picnic the first week in August. Since TOPS headquarters changed the election of officers to July instead of the beginning of the year we decided to go with the flow and make the install... Read more

No More Junk Food Challenge

Thursday, August 13, 2015      9 comments

One of our TOPS members brought copies of an article that she had clipped from our local newspaper. It was about losing weight and it included a 3 week challenge to avoid junk foods including cake, cookies, pastries, candy and chips. It also i... Read more

Poor Little Bunny

Friday, May 15, 2015      3 comments

I was at my moms house the other day and it turned out to be quite an adventure. It all started when I took her little dog out to the back yard. She's a little 10 pound Havanese named Luci. I was sitting on the patio playing a game on my phon... Read more

TOPS Tuesday 15 May 2015

Wednesday, May 13, 2015      5 comments

Weigh in after SRD wasn't the greatest. It's not easy when you are eating every meal out for 3 days, although I don't think I did too bad. I wasn't surprised when I stepped on the scale and it was up 1 pound, not too much damage. I got right ... Read more

What A Difference Choices Make

Tuesday, May 12, 2015      5 comments

We had our first cookout for this spring last week. Nothing fancy, just burgers on the barbie with all the fixings and chips with dip. I thought it wouldn't be too bad for calories if I measured portions. Even I, as knowledgeable as I think I... Read more

Minnesota SRD

Monday, May 11, 2015      2 comments

Minnesota SRD was at Grand Casino Mille Lacs this year. Four people from our chapter went, and we had a good time. I enjoyed the speakers. My favorite was Wayne Vandenlangenberg. We saw him at IRD in Milwaukee last year. He was the Wisconsi... Read more

Pancakes Vs. Cheerios?

Monday, May 11, 2015      3 comments

Yesterday morning everyone was upstairs enjoying a Mothers Day breakfast of pancakes with butter and syrup, and applewood smoked bacon. It smelled delicious, but I didn't partake of it, way too many calories. I opted out for my Cinnamon Almond... Read more

Happy Mothers Day!

Monday, May 11, 2015      1 comments

I'm not a mother myself, but I have a niece and two nephews, and my dearest friends have a bunch of kids. I was involved a lot in all of their lives as they grew up, birthday parties, sleep overs at my house, baking cookies, movies, playing at ... Read more

TOPS Tuesday 17 Mar 2015

Thursday, March 19, 2015      3 comments

This week wasn't so good. I haven't been doing very well over thee last two weeks. I've slacked off on tracking my food, and just plain ate too much. I was sure I would have a gain this week, but I didn't think it would be 3.4 pounds. Ugh! ... Read more

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