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New Year, New Goals
Tuesday, January 02, 2018      6 comments

We'll it is a new year and time to evaluate my progress from last year. This last year was one of ups and downs. A year ago in December I started working with an old friend- she became my new boss. In February the company I worked for announce... Read more
PT day 1
Monday, November 27, 2017      7 comments

I went for an eval to see if physical therapy will help my recent knee pain today. They said YES! It seems I have very strong muscles in my legs and very tight tendons.... I need to stretch more. Then my tendons/ muscles won't pull unevenly on... Read more
Dr Visit Not So Good
Tuesday, August 15, 2017      6 comments

Yesterday was my 6 month check up. My A1c went in the right direction but most of the other #s went the wrong direction, including weight. STRESS. Dr finally convinced me to temporarily take a statin to try to reduce my cholesterol levels. He s... Read more
Back to the grindstone
Saturday, August 12, 2017      7 comments

The visit to mom was relaxing but with a drawer of unlimited treats, a canister of Hershey's miniatures on the counter and about 10 hours of driving it wasn't gain free. I tend to eat around mom's I guess as part of a relief from previous stress... Read more
Visiting mom
Tuesday, August 01, 2017      4 comments

I will be visiting family later this week through the weekend. Mom's 87th birthday is this weekend and there are also 2 family reunions that I can actually make it to, if I stay long enough. One of them is always on a Sunday and I may leave Sat... Read more
Reevaluating again
Tuesday, May 09, 2017      10 comments

I've been stuck for so long, losing a pound or two and gaining it back after a week or two. The doctor's recommendation of giving me the permission to cheat twice a week is not helping at all. I now cheat more than I ever did before. Three to fo... Read more
Out of Work
Tuesday, May 02, 2017      6 comments

The store closed for good Saturday. I am taking a couple of days to get caught up a bit with housework and then it's job hunting seriously. If all else fails Wendy's is always looking for people and it's only 7 miles from home. And they have he... Read more
Review -week 3 complete
Wednesday, March 29, 2017      8 comments

Well tomorrow morning will mark the end of week 3 of the BL Spring It On Challenge and so far I have lost 3.2# in 3 weeks. I have averaged around 1700 calories each day even with one day of almost 2000 calories. I've increased my strength traini... Read more
New Challenge New Strategy
Thursday, March 09, 2017      6 comments

Spring It On started today. Yesterday was the highest weight I have been in over 2 years. Today was our official weigh in and I managed to be just below 200. The last 2 weeks have been rough! I found out I'm going to lose my job soon and we ha... Read more
Job search underway
Wednesday, March 01, 2017      8 comments

Wardrobe updated- Check. Resume updated- Check. Cover letter written- Check. References updated- Check. Review materials gotten from the library- Check. Application for electronics technician position submitted- Check. Waiting impatiently- Check... Read more
Thursday, February 23, 2017      7 comments

Yesterday and today I went shopping for some clothes. I went to second hand stores because I can't see spending big bucks for something I will probably not be able to wear more than 2 or 3 months. I bought 3 pair of pants, a skirt, a cardigan, 4... Read more
New Challenge New Strategy
Saturday, February 18, 2017      10 comments

I've been stuck in a rut for 2+ years now. I initially lost 30# in about 7 months and have taken 2 years to lose another 5#. Way too slow and I'm coming up on a deadline set by my GYN to lose about 10# more. I went to the doctor's Thursday and f... Read more
Sundays reviewed
Sunday, January 29, 2017      5 comments

I usually dread Sunday. Not because of how busy it is, or that I usually sit through the same sermon 3 times. I dread Sunday because I can never seem to keep even close to my goal. Fifth Sundays are even worse because we have a fellowship after ... Read more
Day off?
Tuesday, January 10, 2017      6 comments

Getting ready to get stuff done around here. So much to do because it is January. Church finances need worked on. Our finances need organized so that taxes can be done quickly. Housework needs done. Dogs need some extra loving. I need some me ... Read more
Starting a New Year
Sunday, January 01, 2017      8 comments

Yes it is a new year. I will not 'start' over but I will reevaluate my progress and renew my goals and recommit to getting healthier. My spark goals activity level seemed to be a bit too high which allowed more calories than I think I really n... Read more

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