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Winding down or Amp it up
8/20/2014 10:29:26 AM,  5 COMMENTS

The final weigh in is on September 4th. 192 That's just 15 days away. Last night at WOW (workout of the week) we were half joking about fa...  Read more


McDougall - WFPB journey
8/17/2014 3:07:37 PM,  6 COMMENTS

It's been a while. Still doing McDougall or WFPB - no oil, sugar and only an occasional shake of salt. I've lost almost 15# since April!...  Read more


Back again
8/17/2014 7:15:41 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Back in the game again and focusing on eating healthy and exercising. Recently bought a Fitbit which is challenging me to set and stick to my o...  Read more


Gotta learn not give in to impluse/temptation
8/16/2014 11:30:59 AM,  7 COMMENTS

Great news... this week's weigh in I was down. Now it's a total of 12 pounds. There are only three more weigh-ins left. My original goal was to be dow...  Read more


My Dear Spark Friends, you may be right.
8/14/2014 8:27:50 AM,  12 COMMENTS

Right about what you may ask? Looking forward to that boot camp that I swore never to return to. The last few day I have had much better fasting blo...  Read more


Achy Breaky
8/13/2014 8:45:42 AM,  7 COMMENTS

My body has been asking "What the heck are you thinking?" since last Friday. The aquatics workout left me feeling sore all weekend and finally on Mond...  Read more


The Giver
8/11/2014 8:36:34 AM,  10 COMMENTS

I was raised to be a giver. I have always given to everybody, except to me. My needs were considered secondary. It is not selfish to take care of ones...  Read more


My ToFJourney looks like...
8/8/2014 10:00:35 AM,  4 COMMENTS looks more like an EKG than a downward slope. Down, down, up, up, down, up. Hopefully next week will be down. The overall trend is still to...  Read more


Sun, Sand, Surf and Salt Air
8/7/2014 10:14:32 AM,  4 COMMENTS

A trip to the beach was on the agenda for yesterday. Though I was a tad concerned about the rip tides because of the tropical storm heading up the coa...  Read more


A Minute seems like Forever
8/6/2014 8:03:13 AM,  7 COMMENTS

Workout in the pool, home for dinner, then off to WOW(Workout of the Week) What I love about WOW is that the exercises only last for a minute. I...  Read more


ToF Week 7 begins - Expectations
8/4/2014 9:54:35 AM,  5 COMMENTS

What I expected to happen on this 12 week challenge, has not. The first six weeks were an adventure. Weekly weigh-ins, two disappointing ones, three h...  Read more


Happy Hour
8/2/2014 10:08:42 AM,  4 COMMENTS

OMG it was so good. I'm so glad I went to Happy Hour last night. But first was the ToF weigh-in. The last two weeks were disappointing as the sc...  Read more


"Fooducate" update
7/27/2014 11:10:58 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Shhhh....took my hubby's tablet to Trader Joe's and quickly found out that the app is better on a cell phone, as the tablet couldn't find a wi-fi conn...  Read more


"Fooducate" app helps me with label reading hell.
7/26/2014 11:29:47 AM,  5 COMMENTS

No smartphones here yet, but we do have tablets. Well the free app wasn't available for my tablet, but it was for my hubby's. I convinced him to downl...  Read more


Mayo clinic newsletter says Eliminate Meat!! YAY!
7/25/2014 3:49:34 PM,  4 COMMENTS

This is so great to read. If you know me, you know that I am always learning about health. You also know that my way of eating is 100% plant b...  Read more


New job new life
7/24/2014 5:38:14 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Camping at Allaghany park this weekend. Riding bike with kids and sucking wind like an out of shape old lady. Couldn't climb in Thunder Rocks with the...  Read more


Rockefeller Center on Thursday morning
7/23/2014 8:07:24 AM,  7 COMMENTS

Heads up! Dina, the boys and I are planning to stand in Rockefeller Square tomorrow morning (Thursday). Look for us on the Today Show. Be sure t...  Read more


Weigh-in Disappointment / Smart Decisions
7/19/2014 12:54:28 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Mapped out my day! Whole Foods Weigh-in Reward Anniversary Sale Trader Joe's At Whole Foods just got what was on my list, It was on th...  Read more


Day 19 McDougall MWL
7/17/2014 1:43:29 PM,  1 COMMENTS

The scale showed a slight downturn this morning (and I'd already had 2 cups of coffee). I'm finding that I'm less likely to eat past satiety with whol...  Read more


ToF Week 4 Day 3 - Making Myself a Priority.
7/16/2014 8:55:50 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Little did I realize what a treasure this 12-week program would be. There are challenging workouts, encouragement... what a wonderful opportunity. I w...  Read more


ToF Week 4 Taking Away the Fear.
7/14/2014 9:10:55 AM,  3 COMMENTS

So the first three weeks have been pretty good. I have been making myself log my food, because it is only a short term goal. It is a challenge, so I c...  Read more


Down, down, down...
7/13/2014 8:53:18 PM,  2 COMMENTS

At least I'm hoping that's what the scale keeps doing. I'm down another 2 pounds this week. I've lost a total of 12 pounds in 5 weeks and I'm a little...  Read more


ToF Week 3 Ends I am a River?
7/13/2014 11:27:31 AM,  5 COMMENTS

1CRAZYDOG shared this quote from Helen Reed: ôLife is a constant series of adjustments- it flows like a river, swelling with rain and receding with dr...  Read more


Day 12 McDougall MWL
7/11/2014 8:28:31 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Finally back down a lb. Breakfast = oatmeal, flaxmeal, raspberries Lunch = leftover brocolii, potato, kale soup (2 bowls) Dinner = Home...  Read more


Day 12 McDougall MWL
7/10/2014 8:53:32 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Still putting along. Will weigh tomorrow. Having chip cravings. Today oatmeal with flax & banana Lunch - potato, kale, squash & an ear of...  Read more


ToF Week 3 Day 4 begins
7/10/2014 9:02:18 AM,  5 COMMENTS

So far a great week. Tuesday was Aqua Aerobics, dinner break, then WOW (workout of the week). I truly expected to be in some discomfort after, but was...  Read more


Not Succumbing to Excuses
7/9/2014 9:28:30 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Hiding out in the A/C is my usual behavior when the mercury rises. It been in the 90's (33░C). Yesterday was a major workout day for me. First out i...  Read more


Day 10 McDougall MWL
7/8/2014 2:29:25 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Still holding in the same spot. This morning I had 1/2 serving of oatmeal and a handful of cherries. Lunch was a big salad dressed with le...  Read more


Today, I Will ....
7/8/2014 8:46:38 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I posted that on the ToF Facebook page. What I did was log my food for the day. Thankfully someone posted late in the day and inquired how it was goin...  Read more


Day 9 - McDougall MWL
7/7/2014 11:18:55 AM,  0 COMMENTS

24 Did not weigh the last couple of days. Wondering if I'm eating too much variety. Also haven't been eating much in the way of raw veggies. Ye...  Read more


I Am Worth It
7/7/2014 8:43:51 AM,  5 COMMENTS

WATERMELLEN posted this wonderful blog. "What Do We Value? And Why It Matters To Value Ourselves!
...  Read more


Here I Go Again!
7/6/2014 9:51:54 AM,  5 COMMENTS

The holiday and birthday celebrations have subsided. Logging my food would have helped me. I wasn't that bad about my choices, for the most part...  Read more


Still going...
7/4/2014 8:35:49 PM,  3 COMMENTS

It's been a month and I'm down 10 pounds. Soo rewarding. I wasn't losing weight and feeling satisfied on other programs. I think I found the one for m...  Read more


Day 6 - McDougall MWL
7/4/2014 1:10:53 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Still fighting with this stall. It's OK. I'm not going to stress. Just keep working the program. Doing my best. Breakfast was "Freedom from fr...  Read more


"You can't handle the truth!"
7/4/2014 10:40:56 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Perhaps that is why I have problems with logging. I can't handle the truth, ignorance is bliss? Week 2 has been abysmal as far as logging food goes....  Read more


Day 5 - McDougall MWL
7/3/2014 2:58:55 PM,  0 COMMENTS

2 This morning's scale was not my friend. My thoughts on why... 38 the extra serving of plain rice? 38 the hummus and pita chips after d...  Read more


Day 4 - McDougall MWL
7/2/2014 9:51:15 AM,  1 COMMENTS

224 Another lb. bites the dust uh! Still in shock! Was so hungry last night after a big dinner of soup...  Read more


The Slippery Slope Stops Here
7/2/2014 8:59:49 AM,  5 COMMENTS

I have been exercising. I have been meditating. What I have not been doing is using my fitbook and logging my food. What are my excuses? I forgot,...  Read more


Day 3 - McDougall MWL Plan
7/1/2014 1:00:34 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Whoo Hoo! Down another lb. and I'm eating a plain potato every time I feel hungry. Breakfast Mashed the potato, had 2 servings of kale ...  Read more


Day 2 - McDougall Maximum Weight Loss Plan
6/30/2014 10:55:06 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Breakfast: 1/2 serving of oatmeal and fruit-2 c. black coffee. Seriously! I cannot eat a whole serving of oatmeal. Yes, I used about 1/4 c. almo...  Read more


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