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Day 32: First Month in Review

Thursday, April 11, 2013      2 comments

Well, I just took my measurements and in one month I've lost one inch off my upper arms, 2 off my chest, 1 off my waist and 3 off my hips. My thighs stayed the same for a total of 8 inches lost. My garden and landscaping have been neglecte... Read more

Day 27: Gardening marathon

Saturday, April 06, 2013      3 comments

It was a gorgeous day here in CT so I spent it in the garden! What a work-out! I spent 8-plus hours raking, bending, digging and lifting heavy bags of mulch and garden soil. My back is killing me and I am exhausted----yet elated that I was ab... Read more

DAY 26: Family Crisis

Thursday, April 04, 2013      2 comments

I care for my 8-year old grand daughter and her father still has custody of a toddler. He recently called saying he couldn't care for the baby anymore and begged me to take him. I already care for two kids and can't handle anymore, so I got t... Read more

Day nineteen: Spents 12-hours Gardening

Thursday, March 28, 2013      2 comments

OMG, I spent 12-hours in the garden. I cleaned out the beds along the fence line where I plan to put in raspberries and blueberries. Then there was weeding and weeding and weeding... I'm exhausted and my back isn't speaking to me! LOL I'... Read more

Day Eighteen: Finally! Spring weather!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013      1 comments

Today was just another ordinary day. I watched Audra, my 21 month old grand daughter while the 8-year old,Nevaeh, was in school. Wednesday is a busy day as Nevaeh has gymnastics. There's just enough time to help her with her homework before r... Read more

Day Seventeen: Weigh In

Tuesday, March 26, 2013      4 comments

Weigh in--good news bad news. The bad news is, my starting weight was actually higher than I remembered. The good news is, I weigh 375 now, so no matter how you slice it, I've lost weight! I am exhausted. I didn't have to babysit for... Read more

Day Sixteen: Finally Feelin' Fantastic!

Monday, March 25, 2013      0 comments

I began clean, gluton-free eating about a month ago and officially started DDP yoga one week ago. I wanted to feel immediately and miraculously better right away--- but I didn't. When I was younger, if I started eating carefully and exercising... Read more

Day Fifteen: Back to normal

Sunday, March 24, 2013      0 comments

My DH has been home from work since October, recovering from knee surgery. Between that, becoming custodial grandparents to an 8-yr old, and providing childcare for a baby--free time, privacy and peace & quiet have been rare treats. DH is ... Read more

Day Fourteen: Walk at the Beach

Saturday, March 23, 2013      1 comments

The visiting relatives had us a tad stressed out, so Jeff and I sneaked out to take a walk on the beach. Above is a photo of the beach and boardwalk here in West Haven, Co... Read more

Day Thirteen: Yoga at sunrise

Friday, March 22, 2013      1 comments

I woke up at 5:30 and couldn't go back to sleep, so I did a DDP Yoga session! My son and 20-month old grandson are visiting from Tennessee. I am exhausted. But just had to post a check-in.... Read more

Day twelve: Feeling Groovy

Thursday, March 21, 2013      3 comments

Today makes 3 1/2 weeks of clean, grain-free eating. While I've been feeling better, I wouldn't say that I felt great------until today!!!!! Today I woke up more energetic than I've felt in years. We're having out-of-town guests for the w... Read more

Day Eleven: Being a "fat head"

Wednesday, March 20, 2013      3 comments

One thing that I struggle with -- and I know other overweight people who have admitted to the same thing --- is an irrational fear that I won't be able to take the weight off no matter what I do. Hey, intellectually, I know this is not true... Read more

Day Ten: DDP Yoga

Tuesday, March 19, 2013      0 comments

Today, was my official day one doing the DDP yoga program. I did the diamond dozen and energy. Because of my high starting weight I had to modify some poses but it was inspiring to get started. My body is a bit sore, but in a good way! ... Read more

Day Nine: Excited about weigh-in tomorrow!

Monday, March 18, 2013      3 comments

I have an appointment to see my PA for a blood pressure check to tomorrow and I'll be able to see how much weight I've lost since I was last there three weeks ago. I have to say that I feel a bit better each day and my blood pressure seems ... Read more

Day Eight: Gluten

Sunday, March 17, 2013      0 comments

I have been reading about gluten in relation to overall health, but more specifically in relation to thyroid issues and asthma, both of which I have, so I am committed to eating gluten-free for at least 6-months, not merely for weight loss, but ... Read more


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