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Almost There!
So - the final weigh-in for the St. Luke's $10,000  Weight Loss Challenge is just a few days away.  Although I haven't quite reached my weight loss goal, I see some great changes I've made in my lifestyle.  Let me point out that I'm not giving up on the weight loss…
Facing the Moment of Truth
Part of the St. Luke's Weight Loss Challenge is weighing in each month at one of their locations and submitting your weight.  This month, I waited until virtually the last...possible...moment because I didn't want to face the truth. The truth that I knew I would see on the scale...
Does Chewing Quickly Count as a Cardio Work-out?
I had some left-over candy sitting in my desk today.  It's left-over from a PMS-filled day last week -- I'm sure you can relate.  This left-over candy has me in a quandary...caught between the "don't waste food" lectures I was given by my mom and the &q…
The Dietary Death Spiral
I haven't been sleeping well due to a couple of things...mainly stress.  My job has gotten really busy lately and so I'm finding it hard to turn off my brain at bedtime.  Yes, I do all of the things you're supposed to do...I don't check my phone before bed, I avoid the …
When Your Diet Stays on Vacation
Isn't it weird how your body goes back to your pre-weight loss dietary cravings SO easily?  You go on vacation for a few days, splurge on a few meals, and when you get back every craving you have is for the foods you've tried to ease out of your diet:  pizza, pasta, bread, cheese…
Making a "You Turn"
Let's say you have a friend who is on a weight loss program --hypothetically speaking, it might be this $10,000 Weight Loss Challenge.  And let's say that friend comes to you and tells you that they "fell off the wagon."  Yep...one day they were standing in the office kitchen, looking at a…
St. Luke's Weight Loss Challenge -- Sticking with It
In this day of instant mashed potatoes, microwave popcorn and next day delivery, I have to say that my attention span is probably comparable to that of a 3 year-old -- so about 4 minutes if it's REALLY engaging.  It's even worse when you combine it with the fact that I'm also a big fan of instant gr…

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