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Keep on keeping on
Wednesday, March 09, 2011      9 comments

It appears that I allowed my body to slip into starvation mode. Loosing weight was very difficult and slow so I kept lowering my calories and now it doesn't want to budge at all. The good news is I have increased calories to the 1500 range. The ... Read more
Riding the upper range
Friday, March 04, 2011      3 comments

OK after a week where I did not loose anything (this happens about once a month). I have decided to take advice given many times to me. I used to ride the lower number in my calorie range, around 1200. I have have decided to take a few days and ... Read more
I can't fail if I don't quit
Wednesday, March 02, 2011      12 comments

Here I am again getting in a funk because the scale refuses to move down. I tell you, the longer I have been on this eating plan, the harder it is to make that scale move. I know my friends and family are sick of hearing me moan about it. *taki... Read more
Day 6 of 5% I didn't want to exercise
Thursday, February 24, 2011      9 comments

Boy did I not want to sweat today. I put the tape in say I would just do a bit, even ten minutes was better than nothing. Well I pushed myself through 35 minutes of cardio and I feel so good that I did it. Today it was harder than it has been al... Read more
Day 5 of 5%
Wednesday, February 23, 2011      6 comments

What a beautiful day is outside my office window. The sun is shinning and glistening off the brilliant white snow. One could not ask for a better winter day. I try to appreciate it all even if in my heart I am so ready for Spring. Good news, I f... Read more
Day 4 of 5%
Tuesday, February 22, 2011      5 comments

Well I got up this morning and the scale was back to where it was 3 days ago... a good thing. I know it fluctuates so I have no clue why it gets to me, but it does. Forward now to make it go down at least a pound this week...more would be better... Read more
Day 3 of 5%
Monday, February 21, 2011      4 comments

I am back at work now so I have to blog in the afternoons. I went and did my treadmill for 30 minutes after work, but I may still do the sweating to the oldies. So I will wait to post them until later. I think I like the sweating more than the t... Read more
Day 2 of 5%
Sunday, February 20, 2011      10 comments

This is day two of my 5% weight loss challenge. Sweating was hard this morning, but boy did I feel great when I had finished. I feel energised now and ready to face what the day throws at me. I love the comments from everyone, esp my fellow spar... Read more
Day 1 of 5%, Day 2 sweating to oldies
Saturday, February 19, 2011      8 comments

Today I started my second 5% challenge. I weighted in at 220 and aim to loose 11 pounds in the next 8 weeks (more if I can). One of the problems with exercise that I have had is not being able to go to the gym for the treadmill. I solved it by ... Read more
Amazing Day
Saturday, February 05, 2011      5 comments

Feb 5, 2011 Yesterday the most amazing thing happened. Let me preface that comment with the fact that I have been whining lately because the weight loss has slowed so much in the past few months. If I go down a whole pound in a week then I con... Read more
Ramblings on a Sunday Morning
Sunday, September 26, 2010      4 comments

The weather is blah and getting chilly. I haven't had a holiday in over two years. I miss my husband, my old life, and my friends in England. It is bloody hard learning to liv... Read more
Re-inventing myself.
Saturday, June 12, 2010      4 comments

Here I am almost 57, a recent widow, living in a new place, starting my life over. I guess it would be easy to sit back and wallow in self pity over the events in the past two years of my life. And to be honest I did that for a short while. But ... Read more
Sunday a day of rest...not for this girl!
Sunday, March 21, 2010      4 comments

Well I am feeling better about my progress now. I have lost ten pounds. Today I went down into the basement to uncover and de-spider web an exercise machine left here by the previous owners. Lugging it upstairs was a workout in itself but I did ... Read more