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I’m a Loser … but it’s not what it appears to be … (nod to the Beatles song)
Wednesday, October 30, 2019      3 comments

I’ve been in and out of diets for over 35 years. I’ve lost weight many times, gained it back as many times, and did 1980s-90s workout videos until my whole body was sore as a risin’ (Southern, for painful boil). ... Read more
Sugar Sugar
Wednesday, August 07, 2019      3 comments

I'm in the middle of Kathy Freston's 21-day Quantum Wellness Cleanse, and sugar is one of the things we have eliminated. It's strange how after the fir... Read more
I workout because I love my body, not because I hate it.
Friday, August 21, 2015      3 comments

I didn't always love my body. I was born in the middle of the last century. I grew up in the 1960s and 1970s and loved all the social changes that were fought for and the social sicknesses that were fought against. I saw myself as a crusade... Read more
Filmmaker Michael Moore As Fitness Inspiration?
Wednesday, July 16, 2014      5 comments

The answer is yes. At least he was *one* of my inspirations this week. He writes about it in the link below. After reading a few of his posts, it got me wanting to start back on my fitness goals in a tangible, daily way. I am now on day 7 o... Read more
Prescription: Weight Loss/Health Affirmations
Saturday, June 28, 2014      2 comments

Repeat out loud, if possible. Let your ears hear the words. Speak slowly to comprehend the meaning of each phrase. Love yourself! ... Read more
What do I have to do to get my BMI down to the healthy range?
Monday, September 12, 2011      5 comments

I am overweight. Okay, I knew that. But when I see exactly what my BMI is at my current weight, 26.8, I am shocked! I am 12 pounds away from breaking the healthy 24.9 range barrier. That may not sound like much, but it's been tough for me. ... Read more
Free Online Interactive Vision Board Tools
Wednesday, August 24, 2011      2 comments

~~Courtesy of the lovely Ms. Oprah Winfrey ~~ I set one of mine as my desktop! www.oprah.com/spirit/O-D
ream-Board-Envision-Your-B
est-LifeTM ... Read more
Slow and Steady for a Successful Summer
Monday, August 22, 2011      2 comments

Can success mean NO WEIGHT LOSS, even though it is your goal to steadily lose? I say YES. I maintained an even, steady weight this summer, in spite of my past history of "school's-out" gaining, due to my 11-year-old child being home for th... Read more
Photos of my Vision Boards
Wednesday, September 30, 2009      8 comments

I have these hanging up in various places around my rooms so I can see them everyday. I DO get encouragement from them, so I encourage everyone to make their own - it's like a fun art assignment, as well! This first one is a large poster boar... Read more
Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes ... turn and face the strange changes
Saturday, June 27, 2009      5 comments

Lots of personal stuff this week. ~Retained a lawyer for divorce (after doing it Pro Se for over a month thinking things would be calm w/ my husband. Wrong.) ~Began heavier strength workout. ~Nursed sick 9 year old daughter. ... Read more
~~Hot Time, Summer in the City~~
Wednesday, June 24, 2009      1 comments

Summer has started and I am more motivated than ever to reach my health and fitness goals. I lost three pounds last week, so it has already begun paying off. I've been lowering my calories, increasing whole foods (whole grains, fruits, veggies... Read more

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