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The 10 Pounds of Winter are Gone But Winter's Almost Back

Sunday, October 19, 2008

170......WOOO HOOOO! The 10 winter pounds from LAST winter are finally gone. The problem is that winter is fast approaching once again. Well, I guess with the help of sparkpeople I will just keep working at it. 40 more pounds to go!


Small Steps to Success

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

I am now bouncing between 172 & 170....mostly stuck at 172. Is there a pattern emerging here? The weather changing and the nights indoors are making me want to seek the treats. I try to make them healthy even if they push me over my count. But that's not the end of the story. The weekends with friends over & weenies cooked over the fire pit, celebrating our anniversary with dinner out and drinks.....oh that really sets me back! I AM eating far less than I use to....keeping the log makes it real....I can't "forget" what I put in my mouth. My choices are better, I feel great so, small steps to success is what this will be.


Pounds Away!

Saturday, September 06, 2008

This last month I felt like the the needle was stuck on the speedometer.
I searched the message boards for some answers and boy did I get them. Sparkpeople to the rescue. So many great strategies to try. Results were quick. I came down past those same lousey two pounds and one more to 173. Wow! Sparkpeople is truly what I needed to get my self moving in the right direction again!


Moving, But Not in High Gear

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

I am a bit frustrated ! I have lost between 4 & 6 pounds BUT, I have lost & gained the same 2 pounds mutiple time over the last several weeks. Yes, the summer weekends are killing me. Visiting out of town, going out with friends and GREEKFEST! To compensate, I have been increasing my activity level (which is already pretty high). Also need to work on upping my protein and watching the fats. Somehow, Someway I am going to drop those two pounds so I can kick this into High Gear....well at least Middle Gear. Eat my Dust! HMMMM, How many calories are in Dust??


There's A Thin Girl In Here

Monday, August 04, 2008

I was looking for a girl I use to know. She was active & fit and had energy to spare. She didn't wonder what body part was going to hurt after some semi-intense physical activity. She didn't take forever to get ready to go out because couldn't find anything to wear. She didn't HATE seeing pictures of herself.

I was sure I'd never see her again. Then, late last summer the girl began to emerge. She turned up walking on the paths, swimming at the pool, biking around town and keeping appointments with the chiropractor to keep herself moving. She trained for and walked 60 miles for breast cancer research, worked out at the gym, set goals and reached them. Life changing stuff.

People began to notice. Where have you been? Something is different. You look great! The pictures began to change.

She almost disappeared again over the long cold winter and rainy spring. New motivation spurred her on once more. There was still work to do to do to find the thin girl inside. She's back, and so am I.


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