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A Trip on the Dark Side
Saturday, December 29, 2018      5 comments

I have been juggling 10 pounds since I moved here in March. Same 10 pounds, going up a couple, going down a couple, but I've not been able to just get rid of them ... Read more
Make it work for you
Monday, November 27, 2017      5 comments

I was a bit discouraged with my workout routine. I fell on my hand/wrist, and bruised it. This means that I can't hold/grasp heavy objects with that hand, much less support my own body weight. So, my usual strength training routine is a wash. I ... Read more
Sunday, November 19, 2017      9 comments

Yes, that's me. I am trying to be encouraging to people on the community feed, telling them not to get discouraged and that they can achieve their goals. And I really do mean it, because I want them to succeed! But lately I am not applying my ad... Read more
My ANNOYING "Inner" Child
Thursday, July 27, 2017      3 comments

As the baby of the family, I was a spoiled child. I guess having a child after you already had 1 daughter 14 years ago and 1 son 10 years ago made my mother a bit weary ;) But I'm all grown up now, and that child from long ago should pretty much... Read more
The Scale is a Tool
Friday, July 21, 2017      6 comments

Now I realize that in this modern age, calling something (or someone) a tool is NOT a nice thing. emoticon ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Where is the "Sweet Spot"?
Thursday, July 06, 2017      91 comments

I've had 3 weigh-ins since my last blog. I had quite a bit to think about. I am trying to maintain my weight loss. And I see that some of my fellow Maintainers have found the "sweet spot"-that point where the weight doesn't fluctuate very much. ... Read more
Achieving in Real Life
Thursday, June 15, 2017      24 comments

Last week I was very motivated to achieve the calories burned goal on my FitBit every day. And I accomplished that goal. Was I able to keep it up this week? Sadly, no. Life has an uncanny ability to get in the way of my goals! Vacation season ha... Read more
Returning to Old Habits
Saturday, June 10, 2017      24 comments

After my reality check last week, I was very motivated to shed those unwanted pounds and get back to my goal. And I realized that the best way to do that was to get back into my old habits. Now I know when people normally say this, it is a bad t... Read more
Who do you think you are kidding?
Thursday, June 01, 2017      36 comments

I went on a walking vacation in Germany, 52.8 miles walked in 4 days. And because I had racked up all those miles, I didn't really keep my eating or drinking in check. After all, I had burned some calories, so a little indulgence wouldn't hurt, ... Read more
New Challenges
Monday, March 13, 2017      4 comments

I have been walking now for quite a while (got to get those 10,000 steps in every day!), and I enjoy this exercise very much. My husband and I are planning a long weekend in the Eifel region of Germany in May, hiking the Wildnis Trail. This is g... Read more
From 6,000 to 10,000 steps per day
Wednesday, April 06, 2016      4 comments

I have had my Spark Activity Tracker for some time now, and left it on the pre-set goal of 6.000 steps per day. And I managed to reach that goal almost every day. I decided to go for a walk in the afternoon to get some fresh air and get th... Read more
Reached my Goal!
Friday, September 04, 2015      5 comments

Last week I actually stepped on the scale and had reached my goal of losing 10 pounds. Wanting to make sure it wasn't a fluke (you know how the scale fluctuates ... Read more
Sunday, July 26, 2015      4 comments

After a couple of weeks back home, I have managed to lose 7 pounds! emoticon I firmly believe that most of this ... Read more
My Big Fat American Vacation
Monday, July 13, 2015      2 comments

My vacation this year was back to Virginia, to visit family and friends. While I LOVE spending time with my family, I usually DREAD going back to the US. Since moving to the Netherlands 15 years ago, I have adapted new (and more healthy) eating ... Read more
Slowest Weight Loss EVER!
Saturday, February 28, 2015      1 comments

When I decided to take a New Year's dip in the freezing cold water of a lake near my home, I found out that I had gained enough weight to make my tankini too small. Seeing as how I am going to visit my family in Virginia in the summer, and my si... Read more

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