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Careful planning
Tuesday, September 03, 2013      3 comments

Today is break day for my husband and I. We went to brunch, having slept in late. It was nice! I took my time choosing my meal, and ended up with 2 eggs, corned beef, my choice of fruit or potatoes (I picked fruit!) and toast, English muffin, or... Read more
Walking 100 miles
Saturday, August 31, 2013      14 comments

That's the challenge for the fall group I'm in. I'm working on it! This should be a fun challenge; I enjoy walking but I've never tried adding it up. It ends up being 1.4 miles a day or something. I want to see if I can manage 200; it should... Read more
Not so backslidey after all
Sunday, August 25, 2013      5 comments

So my family has commented that I look like I've lost weight. My scale numbers have gone up., so I thought that was strange. However, today. I saw myself in a full length mirror. Then I realized - I hadn't lost weight, I had gained MUSCLE! ... Read more
Pushing away when I need to be pulling in
Saturday, August 24, 2013      8 comments

Ok. My weight is not going the way I want. First I got stuck. Then The number started creeping upward. Of course, I'm not happy about this. I want it to change. But I'm finding it hard to not pull back from Spark. When The going gets tough, ... Read more
Feeling sad and depressed
Thursday, August 22, 2013      9 comments

I woke up from a really awful dream this morning. Now it's gloomy outside, and I can't shake the unsettled, sad, depressed feeling. However - I am NOT binging. ... Read more
Eating healthy
Tuesday, August 20, 2013      6 comments

I've done really well with my eating today. So well, that I'm under my calories. I've eaten plenty. I'm not hungry. Most of the sweet stuff I've had has been fruit. I got my water in. And I just plain feel better today. :) Good argument ... Read more
Bus related NSV
Saturday, August 17, 2013      10 comments

Ok, I feel silly writing this, but I fit in the seats! The cta buses have these stupid little bucket seats. For the first time I realized- I fit! My rear is no longer taking up half of the seat next to me! My arms spill past a little, but for t... Read more
Trying to get back on track
Friday, August 16, 2013      5 comments

Calories under control, I've gotten my strength training done today, and some cardio. I'm doing good today! :) Now I just need to get my sleep working. It's been really hard. with the itty bitty baby. But we'll manage.... Read more
Food issues
Tuesday, August 13, 2013      5 comments

I've been trying to figure out how to get my calories under control. I haven't been able to sleep cause of things at home (Nate is going through a stage where he's back to not sleeping through the night again) I've been eating breakfast at like... Read more
Child's Play, and 20 Pounds
Sunday, August 11, 2013      6 comments

So yesterday I had to lift a 20 lb bag of rice. Doesn't sound like much. Till I had to lift it. Then it dawned on me - I'd lost double that. Wow. Suddenly the 2 years it's taken me to loose that 40 lb no longer seems like I haven't done any... Read more
Potatoes, Training Wheels, and Bikes
Monday, August 05, 2013      7 comments

I have lost 40 lbs over the last 2 years. I am very proud of this. However, the first 20 of this occurred in the first 2 months. While I realize my initial weight loss isn't going to be at the same rate of subsequent loss, I also realize I ha... Read more
Sad, I could use some support.
Saturday, August 03, 2013      23 comments

emoticon I'm feeling sad and a little self conscious. Yesterday my husband suggested I might feel better if I tried... Read more
A draining evening
Friday, August 02, 2013      5 comments

I went to Walmart today, and I needed some new clothes. Now, I have no idea what size I am. So I grabbed a bunch of dresses, tops, shorts and jeans and headed to the fitting room. Hubby had to convince me to try some smaller sizes. I was co... Read more
I'm torn
Thursday, August 01, 2013      8 comments

As I am now in Onderland, I am approaching the time where I will so be able to shop in other stores. In specific, I was thinking about Victoria's Secret as I walked past it today. I have always loved their lingere. Never been able to wear ... Read more
Persistence, and informed decision
Wednesday, July 31, 2013      5 comments

Went out for lunch today, and when the waitress asked what we wanted to drink, I asked for lemon, as I already had water in front of me. It was actually hard - I've been allowing myself to have soda way too much lately. I also had the op... Read more

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