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Healthy Shopping

Sunday, October 18, 2015      6 comments

I made it out of the grocery store without any garbage food, which an be a huge accomplishment!... Read more


Friday, October 16, 2015      2 comments

Whew... mistakes, I've made plenty. The last few months I spiraled out of control emotionally and I could feel it happening and I let it happen. Which is a mistake. It is funny every year about this time I get my act together and am really go... Read more


Tuesday, May 26, 2015      4 comments

There are plenty of people around me who are supportive. I do think sparkers are the best support. They are here 24/7. We are all here for the same reason. We all get it. There are no nasty comments that are seen as helpful when they are actual... Read more

Stress about weight loss?

Monday, May 25, 2015      2 comments

Nah, I actually don't stress about it too much. I accepted a long time ago that this is a marathon and not a sprint. I didn't get heavy overnight, it won't come off overnight. When it does, it isn't healthy anyway. I'm a survivor of phen... Read more

less anxiety

Saturday, May 16, 2015      5 comments

Exercise and diet help my anxiety and depression so much. I know this, even after five days of being back on the wagon I feel better. Next improvement goal is blood sugar, I'm gonna get that under control too.... Read more

friends and health

Monday, April 20, 2015      2 comments

My friends... One I go to the pool with, the rest are the type that I meet for drinks. Everyone is busy with work and family. We really aren't the hanging out types. I really make an effort to do what I need to do for myself. I want my fri... Read more


Tuesday, March 10, 2015      2 comments

Amazingly, I can say that right now I don't have one. The woman that I work with used to be, but her tune has changed. She's been trying to lose some weight and realizes how hard it is and how it doesn't help to have someone laughing at you. ... Read more

True Motivation

Wednesday, November 12, 2014      0 comments

So what is my true motivation behind this lifestyle change? I actually realized that about a month ago when I was at a baptism for my newest niece. I was running around out in the church yard with my 2 year old nephew and I realized I was... Read more

Temporary end?

Sunday, November 09, 2014      2 comments

The boys and I went on an overland hike this morning down by the river. I am hoping that it isn't the end of our nice weather permanently. It was beautiful and I love getting to take them outside and spring and fall weather is perfect for them... Read more

just short today!

Friday, November 07, 2014      4 comments

I had a pretty good day. Now I'm home and wiped out after a busy day plus bowling tonight. I saw a friend who I haven't seen in a month because her mother was I'll and passed away. She runs a coffeehouse and so I stopped in and had a decaf cap... Read more


Thursday, November 06, 2014      3 comments

I can't believe how much better I am feeling and all it took was some exercise and portion control. My anxiety is so much less. True story. I wish I would have realized how much the exercise would help a long time ago. I think my anxiety... Read more

Work and Eating

Wednesday, November 05, 2014      1 comments

I have a busy day today and I have to eat out, always a challenge. Through my work I have a fair amount of public speaking engagements and am a member of a few community groups. It keeps me hopping and I love it, but it does make eating ... Read more

Exercise excuses

Tuesday, November 04, 2014      2 comments

I have two big exercise excuses: too tired and too busy. So how am I combating those? Morning exercise, which is turns out is awesome because I feel good for the rest of the day. Who would have known right? Exercise at home has helped th... Read more

Picky Eaters

Monday, November 03, 2014      0 comments

Picky eaters, oh yeah, I live with one and he's not a kid. He is 44 and a perfect example of how not to teach your kid to eat. This guy won't touch veggies for the most part. He will eat them if they are raw, certainly not cooked. Peas, ... Read more

Improvements that aren't the scale

Sunday, November 02, 2014      1 comments

Even though the scale is moving, other great things are happening to me. I am down a size in clothing. I bought a few things yesterday that are a size 22. I was wearing a size 24 pants before. Tops I can buy an 18-20, so that is SUPER ex... Read more

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