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I'm such a LOSER!
Thursday, March 29, 2012      4 comments

Today, I found out that I won the office Biggest Loser program. Over the course of the program, I lost 14% of my body weight. Not bad, eh? What I'm taking away from it, though, is how this is only the start. I am committed to continuing ... Read more
Outsmarting obstacles
Thursday, March 22, 2012      4 comments

Before you can outsmart them, you have to know WHY they're obstacles! Let's say one of your obstacles is getting started. You know you should. Each day you say you will. Each night you go to bed wishing you had. What is the obstacle ke... Read more
I read something TRUE today
Wednesday, March 21, 2012      9 comments

While SP was down, I looked at one of the articles they offered while we wait. One of them talked about strategies for turning stagnation towards goals into progress. They made the point that you need to look at what it is you get out of... Read more
Get your butt over the line, Steady Elephant!
Thursday, March 08, 2012      2 comments

A couple of commentators on my blog have named my turtle. One suggested 'Steady' and the other suggested 'Elephant' and as I can't come up with anything better, Steady Elephant it is. Most of him is over the quarter-of-the-way mark. Time... Read more
What the. . . .?
Wednesday, March 07, 2012      4 comments

Very strange weigh in. I stepped on the scale in the health unit yesterday -- two pound loss. I decided to wait until today for the official weigh in, though, becuase I've been weighing in on Wednesdays. You can see from my nutrition track... Read more
Don't try this at home
Monday, March 05, 2012      1 comments

So, well, giardia. It's a parasite, usually water bourne. It's why people tell you not to drink the water when you travel -- that and amoebas. I've spent most of my adult life living in developing countries, often where the water from t... Read more
Oh, YUM!
Friday, March 02, 2012      1 comments

We have a tradition in my family -- Friday night is pizza night. My son likes to cook, too, so it's something we do together. It's fun. Tonight, though, I was sneaky. I made the SparkPeople recipe book basic pizza dough, which is a who... Read more
Go little turtle, go!
Wednesday, February 29, 2012      2 comments

The turtle on my tracker is moving along. I'm now a quarter of the way to my goal weight and feeling really good about it. He looks so happy, doesn't he? So, what should I name my turtle?... Read more
Working on personal relations
Friday, February 24, 2012      4 comments

A friend of mine had done something around new year's that really hurt me. I don't know if he knew how I took his words. Last night, I gathered my courage and explained to him that what he said was not OK, that some things can be seen as... Read more
Non-food fun
Tuesday, February 21, 2012      1 comments

We went to Banos for the Carnival weekend. It's a great place to go -- they have loads of things to do there. My son and I and some friends spent the three days together. We went white water rafting, hiking, swimming, more hiking. . . And wh... Read more
I wore a BELT!
Thursday, February 16, 2012      1 comments

For the first time in at least a few years, I wore a belt. I tucked in my shirt and the trousers had belt loops, so I really needed to wear a belt. I had it in the loosest hole of my longest belt, but it fit. Several people noticed yesterday ... Read more
It's a lonely slog.
Sunday, February 12, 2012      0 comments

I'm effectively a single mom and have been for several years. My husband and I have been assigned to work in different countries four of the last five years. He'll be in the USA while I finish up here, which should be in summer of 2013. My da... Read more
Still on track! It feels good.
Wednesday, February 08, 2012      1 comments

I've been tracking EVERYTHING I eat. It's great -- if I have enough calories left in my range at the end of the day, I'll have a nice glass of wine. Good for my spirits, good for my cholesterol, and I don't feel the least guilty about it becau... Read more
Another step
Friday, February 03, 2012      1 comments

I'm continuing to lose weight. Hooray! I'm a 10th of the way to my long-term goal and only a few pounds away from my short-term goal. I'm feeling really good and my clothes are fitting a lot better. A couple of people have noticed, but some ... Read more
Feeling really good
Sunday, January 29, 2012      0 comments

It feels SO good to be eating well, exercising, drinking water. . . I feel so much better than when I was not. My body has always been telling me it wants those things. I'm listening now. It really helps that I'm making the effort to co... Read more

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