The longer journey --- how to maintain weight loss UGH!
I have maintained for quite a while but it seems that the weight creep has caught up on me. I have put back on 15 pounds in the past 6 months! THERE, I said it loud and clear - no hiding, no denial.
Thou I still watch what I eat and am no... Read more
Sometimes you find something just to good to pass up... A Must Read for anyone needing a laugh.
Gotta Laugh....to keep from crying:
The economy is so bad that I got a pre-declined credit card in the mail.
It's so bad, I ordered a burger at McDonalds and the kid behind the counter asked, "Can you afford fries with that?"
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Holding my ground!
18 months with Sparks and 5 months at goal and I am proud that I am in control of my weight. It is a daily "battle", not really the right word, but does reflect how much attention I give maintenance. It is easier to default into losing, but th... Read more
No mom, it is the sock----
This past weekend I took my 15 1/2 year old daughter with me to my moms to celebrate my moms 75th birthday. Coming home strolling through the airport I thought people were glancing at me because I was cute (not in a vain way but I did notice th... Read more
Staying Positive - What is the alternative?
I am working really hard to be as optimistic as possible, I have to, what choice to I have? The world is crazy, jobs are being loss, paychecks cut, all scary stuff. And, I work in the non-profit sector--- oh my. So, I must stay positive, I m... Read more
Learning to trust myself....
At goal I notice that my weight goes a bit up, a bit down, a bit up, a bit down. I don't always know what makes that happen, well sometimes it is what I am doing (or not doing) or where I am going, but learning to trust that I have the tools to... Read more
Go Big or Go Home! My new motto
Go big or go home - my motto. I am going for the center stage, shooting for the stars, pushing my limits! Woo hoo. No more hiding in the shadows for this girl.
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Thankful for a job....
I go to work today thankful for having a job. Times are so hard for the world right now, money is tight, being in the non-profit industry--- donors lives are changed.
So, I will go each and everyday to my job with a thankful heart that ... Read more
Registered my daughter for college today!
Wow, my oldest daughter just completed her registration for college and I am very proud. My younger daughter is also taking French so both are all signed up as of today.
Sometimes I just have to stop and be thankful for the amazing famil... Read more
I just have to say about my daughter... she is built like me and of course, most of her life she has been on the bigger side. Last year she lost 20 pounds in the summer, but then school started and with homework etc. she lost site of diet and ... Read more
Progress... Learning the art of maintenance while on vacation!
A year ago I went on vacation for a week up to the lake and I am amazed at the difference a year makes! First, last year I was only months into this new way of being, but also, my stress levels of staying on task were much higher last year then... Read more
Another Ah Ha moment
With maintenance I have to eat more then before and yet less then I used to-- then the Ah Ha moment... I realize that I always thought that AFTER the diet you go back to the old way of eating--- but no, I now know that I can never go back to ... Read more
I am an artist--- the sculpter of my own body!
Funny thought, while showering... I realized that I am now the sculpture of my own body. Meaning, I get to choose what it will look like, where I am toned, where I am flabby, where my skin sags etc. What power in that! Don't like something, ... Read more
My daughters graduation!
What a proud moment in my life! Watchng my oldest daughter graduate! My eyes welled up with tears of joy and my heart was so full of pride. I can't wait to see what see doe... Read more
Funny thing, mom and sister come to visit for my daughters graduation and I find myself worried... am I to thin? I planned, I thought, I chose my ending goal weight range with much discussion and insight (at least I think) but some say I am to... Read more