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Happy Scale! Featured Blog & TOPS
Wednesday, December 04, 2019      20 comments

Yesterday at TOPS I was thrilled with my weigh-in. Despite my overindulgence at the party Saturday, my weight stayed the same. My simple recovery plan worked very well - less food, more exercise, more sleep, daily weigh-ins, and nutrition tracki... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Whoops Day Recovery & 2020 Winter 5% Challenge
Monday, December 02, 2019      34 comments

On Saturday we went to a big birthday party with lots of appies. That day I ate light, and prepared my snack to take along, string cheese and apple slices 180 calories, leaving room for birthday cake. We left the house with so much stuff (music ... Read more
I am Losing Weight Over the Holidays
Thursday, November 28, 2019      34 comments

Since October I am on the alert to sway myself from bad habits (bad choices). I am not perfect so I take corrective action as needed. What helps - 1) Daily nutrition tracking 2) Weighing myself daily 3) PGX capsules 4) Breakfast... Read more
My Lowest Weight in 20 Years
Saturday, November 23, 2019      38 comments

Today I am at my lowest weight in 20 years! I hit the 180s and today I am 189.4 pounds! Happy dance! I've accomplished something major this year! My interim goal was to get to the 180s before the end of the year! I have 38 more days this ... Read more
Making it Through the Holidays & Doing More of What Makes Me Happy!
Friday, November 22, 2019      23 comments

2019 - Doing More of What Makes Me Happy! I found a lot of things I like more than eating and I've lost 30 pounds this last year. I am focused on losing more weight this fall, so I have a running start in the new year. I have been nutrition trac... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts 2019 Thanksgiving Buffet Rules & Holiday Eating
Thursday, November 21, 2019      40 comments

Buffets, parties, and holidays we seem to lose our minds and live like there is no tomorrow. Forgo the "last supper" mentality! Remember, like any other day, you will be faced with choices, so it's just another day. Thanksgiving is a single day ... Read more
A Sense of Purpose as I Near a Goal
Saturday, November 16, 2019      28 comments

This week each day I wake with a sense of purpose, to make progress towards my interim goal the 180's. I am doing better staying in my calorie range, so my weigh-in this morning 190.6 pounds, thrilling so close! I am optimistic that I can lose .... Read more
Decluttering Kitchen and Getting Ready for Sock Hop
Friday, November 15, 2019      25 comments

One of my Spark teammates let me know she has joined TOPS too. It's nice to get feedback and I wish her all the best. I've been Sparking for years and joining this group has given a little push to try harder. Last week I kept seeing on you... Read more
Weekend at BMR With Friends
Friday, November 08, 2019      25 comments

Weekend is almost here YAY! We are going to our place in WA this weekend and invited a couple of friends to join us. Last weekend we got groceries and planned some activities for this weekend. The weather will be in the 50's and rain is forecast... Read more
Streak Day 2 - Meal Replacement
Wednesday, November 06, 2019      25 comments

With the change in season, I need more sleep. For the last 5 nights, I have got 7 hours of sleep and I am feeling so much better (thanks to Benadryl). Today I had a nap before dinner. Last night puppy slept 12 hours after she played outside all ... Read more
Meal Replacement - A New Streak?
Monday, November 04, 2019      24 comments

We had a weekend of relaxation at our place in WA. Saturday we went shopping and in the evening watched a couple of movies. Sunday the puppy slept in so we could too. It's amazing how good I feel with enough sleep. Last night the kids stayed ove... Read more
Hot Topic at TOPS & Puppy Socialization
Tuesday, October 29, 2019      30 comments

At the TOPS meeting today I got two awards (charms) - July Star of the Month & Holiday Loser. I am still learning about TOPS and didn't know they did this, but it's fun. This weeks weigh-in I am down 4 pounds from last week, so I was the top los... Read more
Sunday - Plant Seeds for New Beginnings & Rock Stars
Sunday, October 27, 2019      27 comments

Sunday was the last church service for Colebrook Church. Sadly our church has closed after 72 years. It's been the heartbeat of the community, but over the years attendance dropped off as people moved, died, lost interest and the community becam... Read more
Around the Block, Jello
Wednesday, October 23, 2019      22 comments

Rebel is getting stronger, and yesterday did her first walk around the block, which equals 4 blocks. Today she has done it twice. She is very social and wants to greet everyone. Food - still working to automate my decision making and effort... Read more
Dinner, TOPS, Dogs, Meals, Triggers, Costumes
Tuesday, October 22, 2019      31 comments

Canadian Thanksgiving was the second weekend in October. We were away, so we had Thanksgiving dinner here with our family last night. I scaled it back a bit, making smaller amounts of turkey dressing, gravy, and dessert. We have leftover turkey,... Read more

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