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It's time for open registration for BLC
Wednesday, August 02, 2017      3 comments

Here's the link:
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8423x672 40070 Biggest Loser Challenge is a great way to focus on good habits that make a big difference on your journey to better... Read more
Think about joining the Biggest Loser Challenge (BLC)
Sunday, April 30, 2017      4 comments

When I first came to SparkPeople, 5 years ago, I used the tools, but didn't participate in the community. I was "assigned' a few team, but found no real interaction. I joined a few that sounded interesting, but didn't feel comfortable joining ... Read more
SMART Goals for BLC 33
Tuesday, January 17, 2017      4 comments

1. Lose 10 pounds 2. Walk 3.25 miles daily 3. Decrease my sugar intake. BLC 33 runs for 15 weeks so that's less than a pound a week. I have been consistently walking 3 miles most days, but adding a quarter mile isn't out of the questi... Read more
2017 Goals, Not Resolutions
Tuesday, January 03, 2017      5 comments

I have refused to make New Year's resolutions for years! My most successful weight loss effort was started in July, well past the start of the new year! I've maintained a 100 pound loss since that effort. Needless to say I still need to lose ... Read more
Because it helps to have friends!
Sunday, November 13, 2016      6 comments

I have been participating in the 5% Challenges for several rounds now. I've been on several teams and found them all supportive! I first joined because I heard such wonderful things about the challenge. Yes, they expect us to exercise and oth... Read more
My Personal Guideposts (the last 6)
Monday, October 17, 2016      2 comments

13. Don’t get stuck within the details. Whisper to yourself the words of Terri St. Cloud: She could never go back and make some of the details pretty. All she could do was move forward and make the whole beautiful. This goes hand-in-hand ... Read more
18 Guideposts for My Personal Journey (the second batch)
Sunday, October 16, 2016      1 comments

7. Recycle. Don’t fix what’s not broken. Reuse what’s worked before. Make a list of the things that have worked before and how can you implement them in your current situation. Eating whole non processed foods Limiting sugar and sweets ... Read more
18 Guideposts for My Personal Journey (at least the first 6)
Friday, October 14, 2016      6 comments

18 Guideposts for Your Personal Journey 1. It’s okay to struggle, it’s okay to wear (and own) your imperfections, and to fall flat on your face – as long as you keep reaching out for support and maintaining the courage to put one foot i... Read more
SMART Goals for BLC 32 and 5% Fall Challenge
Sunday, September 11, 2016      5 comments

S.M.A.R.T goal: Specific: Weight loss goals BLC32: 17 pounds Fall 5% challenge: 10.5 pounds Measurable: By the scale By the comfort of my clothing By the ability to take faster and/or longer walks. Attainable: ... Read more
Finishing What I Started
Thursday, December 31, 2015      6 comments

I've joined the Winter 5% Challenge and wanted to document my motivations, triggers and strategies. I started SparkPeople in July 2012 simply to lose 10 pounds to get my Endocrinologist off my back. That was my single motivation. 3.5 year... Read more
Plan For The Upcoming Weeks
Monday, October 26, 2015      2 comments

BLC 29 started great! I was focused and making progress! The past 2 weeks I have had the munchies!! I seem to lose it late afternoon and just have to nibble!! I need to stop this now! I will exercise 60 or more minutes a day I will ... Read more
The Grace of God!
Monday, November 03, 2014      10 comments

Looking back over my life I have lived a completely normal life. Nothing extraordinary or tragic has ever happened. Maybe it's because of the way I was raised or my perception of the world, I don't know. People have questioned how I hav... Read more
StrongEnd Meal and Recovery Plan
Saturday, October 11, 2014      11 comments

As part of the BLC26 WEC we have been asked to post our meal plans for the weekend. Friday: B:2 eggs 1 slice bacon 20 grapes L: 3 cups tossed salad 35g ham 2 Tbls light Caesar dressing S: 1.25 Cups of ... Read more
My Expectations for BLC 26
Sunday, September 21, 2014      5 comments

My journey to good health is getting tedious!! I'm so tired of not seeing the scale move. I'm on my last ten pounds and seem to have been for 4 months or so. I plan to stay with my calorie range without fitness figured in. ... Read more
What I got out of BLC 25
Friday, July 18, 2014      6 comments

BLC 25 is coming to an end this week. The last 12 weeks really sort of flew by. emoticon Scale wise I have not m... Read more

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