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Just Call me The Calorie Countessa

Friday, September 05, 2014      2 comments

I noticed a featured team on Spark People the other day, Calorie Counters 'R Us. It looked like a great team for me since I'm all about counting calories so I joined the team. It's simply a numbers game, calories in versus calories out. There... Read more

My Game Plan

Wednesday, September 03, 2014      3 comments

Some friends at my TOPS chapter asked what I've been doing since August was such a good month for me, so, here's my game plan. 1) I am exercising portion control. Since my eyes are bigger than my stomach what looks like 1/2 a cup of mash... Read more

TOPS Tuesday 2 Sept 14

Wednesday, September 03, 2014      4 comments

I lost a whopping 5 pounds this week. Whoo hoo! We started a new Stay On The Ball Challenge since we had a winner last week. I got kicked off the ball over a measly 1/4 pound. I've no intention of letting that happen again. Game on! ... Read more

I Can't Please Everyone

Monday, September 01, 2014      3 comments

We had a small family get together for Labor Day. It's not easy doing family dinners when I'm not eating quite the same as everyone else. Today was pretty good. We had very lean steak cooked outside on the grill, and smallish baked potatoes. ... Read more

TOPS Tuesday 26 Aug 14

Thursday, August 28, 2014      2 comments

I gained a measly 1/4 pound this week. I guess that's not too bad after last weekends blowup. So, needless to say, my sticker came off the ball. There were two other stickers left on the ball and one of those members had a gain this week so t... Read more

Weekend Blow-up

Monday, August 25, 2014      3 comments

This weekend was awful. It started on Thursday. I helped all day with our TOPS garage sale. Someone brought a box of donuts and I ate one. We ordered pizza for lunch, smaller 10" size, and I had 3 pieces of that. After we closed the garage ... Read more

TOPS Tuesday 19 Aug 14

Wednesday, August 20, 2014      2 comments

This week was our first weigh-in for our stay on the ball contest. I only lost 1/2 a pound, but every little bit counts. It's weird because on my home scale I lost another 2 pounds this week. I weigh first thing in the morning in my nightgown.... Read more

Fearfully And Wonderfully Made

Tuesday, August 19, 2014      2 comments

Psalm 139:14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. I was thinking about this scripture last night while I was laying in bed before I sleep. My body trul... Read more


Saturday, August 16, 2014      8 comments

I feel like I'm in a confession booth right now. Forgive me for gluttony, for I ate too much yesterday. I've been craving a crunchy savory snack lately. There was an unopened box of Brown Rice Triscuits in the kitchen, Tomato Basil flavor, Yu... Read more

Stay On The Ball

Friday, August 15, 2014      3 comments

We started a new contest at our TOPS meeting this week. It came from the Aug/Sept issue of TOPS News. Each member who wants to participate writes their name on a sticker that is put on a ball. We are using a beach ball since it's still summer... Read more

Fajita Fiesta!

Friday, August 15, 2014      3 comments

I made Chicken Fajitas for dinner last night. They were very colorful, healthy, nutritious, and delicious. My niece was here for dinner too and everyone liked them, even my brother-in-law. He doesn't eat anything green unless it's an m&m so t... Read more

TOPS Tuesday 12 Aug 14

Wednesday, August 13, 2014      4 comments

I lost 6-1/2 last week, and 2-1/4 this week. The scale is moving in the right direction. Now is the time when I have to be careful. After a few good weeks I tend to think that I can have a few extra treats and it's ok because I've been losing... Read more

Crunching Numbers

Monday, August 11, 2014      2 comments

Tomorrow will be two weeks straight that I have stayed within my calorie range. I lost 6.5 pounds the first week. I'm actually looking forward to weighing in at TOPS tomorrow, imagine that. I don't have to be intimidated by the scale when I k... Read more

Count Your Cups Of Water

Tuesday, August 05, 2014      2 comments

I got the idea for this project when we were in Milwaukee for TOPS IRD. I didn't know this, since this was my first IRD, but a lot of people bring some little trinkets to share with others that represent their chapter, or state, or something. ... Read more

Don't Let Humpty Dumpty Fall Off The Wall

Friday, August 01, 2014      4 comments

I got the idea for this challenge while going through some old TOPS materials that my mom has. It is a brick wall. The idea is to boost motivation and promote accountability. You color a brick for each hour of the day that you stay on track.... Read more

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