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TOPS Tuesday 3 October 2017
Wednesday, October 04, 2017      3 comments

It was a good meeting last night. I lost .8 pounds this week. Not much, but at least it's a loss. My total loss for September was 11 pounds. Can I get a woot woot!? Now is the time when I have to be careful, just keep doing what I'm d... Read more
TOPS Tuesday 26 September 2017
Friday, September 29, 2017      5 comments

This was a good week for TOPS. I lost 1.4 pounds. Whoo hoo! I'm back on the losing track again. Our last meeting of the month is Move It Night where we do some kind of exercise even if it's just walking around the church parking lot. We hav... Read more
Lesson On Portion Size
Friday, September 22, 2017      4 comments

I went to HyVee with my brother-in-law the other day to get a few groceries. He got a meal from the Asian deli, sesame chicken, veggie lo mien and a chicken egg roll. It was lunch time when we got home. He asked if I wanted to share lunch bec... Read more
TOPS Tuesday 19 Sept 2017
Thursday, September 21, 2017      1 comments

This week the scale was not so good to me. I only gained about 1 pound so I'm not too disappointed with that. There seems to be a pattern with weight loss for me. I have two or three good weeks where I lose two pounds or more a week, then I h... Read more
TOPS Tuesday 12 Sept 2017
Wednesday, September 13, 2017      5 comments

It feels enlightening, pun intended, and empowering to go to a TOPS meeting and not feel intimidated by the scale because I know I've had a good week. I lost 2.6 pounds. Our area captain did her chapter presentation last night. It was about h... Read more
Booyah!
Tuesday, September 12, 2017      3 comments

Yes, it's that time of year again, booyah season. If you're from the upper Midwest, in particular Minnesota or Wisconsin, you already know what booyah is. For those of you in the greater part of the country who don't know its basically a thick... Read more
First Week With Nutrisystem
Friday, September 08, 2017      7 comments

Well, I finished the first week with Nutrisystem yesterday and I'm very happy to say that I lost close to 5 pounds going from 311.8 on Sept 1 to 307.1 on Sept 7. Overall it's been a pretty good week. My sister went to the MN State Fair on Mond... Read more
Weight Loss Woes
Thursday, September 07, 2017      2 comments

This week was the first time in awhile that I've walked into a TOPS weigh in and not felt intimidated by the scale. I was very happy with my 8 pound loss, but at the same time I felt guarded about allowing myself to get too excited. Of course ... Read more
TOPS Tuesday 5 Sept 2017
Wednesday, September 06, 2017      4 comments

Yesterday was day 5 of the Nutrisystem plan and a week since the last TOPS weigh in. I stepped onto my bathroom scale just to see where I was since I weighed on Sept. 1 when I started Nutrisystem. According to my scale I lost 5 pounds so I was... Read more
Nutrisystem Launch
Sunday, September 03, 2017      6 comments

Third day of Nutrisystem and so far so good. Breakfast at 8am, Power Fuel (high protein snack( at 10:30am, lunch with salad at 1pm, Smart Carb (low GI snack) at 3:30pm, dinner with veggie side at 6pm, and evening snack at 8:30pm. Eating every ... Read more
Here I Go Again
Sunday, August 27, 2017      5 comments

I don't know what my problem is. I can't seem to get it together long enough to make any significant progress. I keep losing and gaining the same 5 - 10 pounds. I do well for a few weeks at a time then everything falls apart and I'm right bac... Read more
TOPS Tuesday 8 November 2016
Wednesday, November 09, 2016      1 comments

Well, according to the TOPS scale I lost 1/2 a pound. Not much, but at least it's a loss. I'm not surprised. Seems like a familiar pattern to how I lose weight. The first few weeks I lose 2 or 3 pounds then the next week I stall out, stay th... Read more
Seattle Sutton 3 Weeks And Counting
Tuesday, November 08, 2016      3 comments

Well, it's been three weeks going into week four and still going strong. I can't say enough about how good the food is. One of my favorites was the Santa Fe Veggie Bowl. It was black beans, corn, red chili peppers, brown rice and avocado with... Read more
TOPS Tuesday 1 Nov 2016
Wednesday, November 02, 2016      2 comments

It's great to walk into to my TOPS meeting and not feel intimidated by having to get on the scale. Me and Seattle lost another 4 pounds this week. I'm at the point where the initial motivation starts to wane. Now I have to work on keeping my m... Read more
How Do You Like Your French Toast?
Tuesday, November 01, 2016      3 comments

Breakfast this morning was cinnamon French toast made with whole wheat bread. The topping was spiced peaches with blueberries and walnuts. I put the bread in the toaster to crisp it up and warmed the topping in the microwave. It was good, but... Read more

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