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Thursday, April 14, 2011      2 comments

Okay, I've known this would be inevitable, so I'm trying to be rational and just ride it out. I have hit my first plateau. I've taken off 18 pounds and have been stuck there for almost 2 weeks. This is just not funny! I will own up and... Read more

More Ups & Downs

Tuesday, April 05, 2011      0 comments

I think my body is a bit schizophrenic with regard to weight loss. I spent several days (probably a week or more) stuck at one weight. I was doing all the right things, yet the scale would.not.move even .5 pound! Very frustrating. Then, ... Read more


Monday, March 14, 2011      1 comments

You know, I have really grown to appreciate sparkpeople, both the website and the people themselves! I love all the tools available, and I keep finding more. As for the other sparkers, well, I love having a group of people that I can vent ... Read more

10 Pounds of Ickiness GONE forever!

Saturday, March 12, 2011      2 comments

I am just so excited to report that I have lost my first 10 pound! I know I still have a ton of weight to lose, but now I actually believe I'm going to go all the way! My jeans are starting to get pretty loose, as are my rings. Eating h... Read more

Ups & Downs

Monday, March 07, 2011      1 comments

I suspect that I'm not alone in that weekends seem to bedevil me. I have all the best intentions but still manage to go over my calories for the day. Not by a lot, and not because I'm eating things that I shouldn't--I'm just eating too much of... Read more

I'm hitting my stride

Friday, March 04, 2011      3 comments

I feel like I'm settling in really well to my new lifestyle. I feel really good and I'm not having any problems at all with sticking to the new way of eating. I thought giving up gluten would be hard; turns out that's just not true. It appear... Read more

The Weekend

Tuesday, March 01, 2011      0 comments

Okay, I was a little bad this weekend (not terrible). My DH and I decided to visit another city a few hours away and have a romantic overnight getaway. We stayed at a fancy/expensive hotel, had a meal at a very nice restaurant, went to a show ... Read more

So far holding steady!

Thursday, February 24, 2011      0 comments

So it's been 9 days since I went gluten free and started eating healthier overall. It seems to be paying off; I've lost 5 lbs already! Yay me! But I know that it is still new and I will hit some bumps in the road. I am fortunate that my husb... Read more

Learning more about me

Monday, February 21, 2011      2 comments

Well, this weekend I've learned a couple things about myself. I am TERRIBLE about tracking on the weekends. Still, I pretty much stuck with the plan and didn't go overboard. I snacked may be a teench more than I should have, but not to a craz... Read more

Each morning when I open my eyes,

Friday, February 18, 2011      1 comments

Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be... Read more

Day far, so good

Thursday, February 17, 2011      4 comments

Okay, today is the 3rd day of my new life. I've been eating within the suggested ranges (well, yesterday I went a little over, but still better than my old habits), and have not had a single unhealthy food. It's amazing how quickly I'm feeling... Read more