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Ok, Here we go again

Tuesday, June 23, 2015      3 comments

I have a new plan. Better than no plan at all. Better than giving up. I was introduced to a diet plan called "Beyond Diet" that my brother got in shape with. It does not count calories. It counts proteins, carbs and fats. I took their metabol... Read more

To Focus or Not Focus...that is the question

Friday, July 18, 2014      3 comments

And the answer is...not focusing makes you get off course. You trip up, you fall...but you know what? You can get back up again! I started SparkPeople in December 2012. My highest weight had been 234. At the time I signed up I weighed 228. I h... Read more

My 2014 plan

Thursday, December 26, 2013      4 comments

I am at my one-year anniversary with SparkPeople. I lost 50 pounds, but gained about 5 back while not paying attention, and giving into temptation over the holidays. Isn't it about paying attention? But I am so happy about the 45 pounds I have l... Read more

Weekly weigh-ins - part 2

Monday, August 12, 2013      4 comments

So, for the first 7 months of this year I have gone from 228-182. I have gone from wearing size 22 to wearing size 16. Now onward to the last stretch. August 3 - 181 10 - 181 17 - 181 24 - 182. ... Read more

The changes 46 pounds make

Tuesday, August 06, 2013      6 comments

I have more energy and mobility. I can kneel and get up easier. I can do exercises and activities I would have found difficult or impossible to do before. My knees and feet don't hurt. I can keep up with my grandchildren and play with them ... Read more

Letter to Self

Wednesday, July 03, 2013      6 comments

I have been hard on myself for so long. I have been my own worst enemy. I have lived with chains of self-doubt, poor self image, and bad habits. I hid it so well. On the outside I appeared to be so "together," talented, and strong. Yes, I let my... Read more

Sadness and Motivation

Tuesday, June 04, 2013      8 comments

I am sad to report that my two year old grandson drowned in the family pool on Saturday, June 1. The family is devastated, to say the least. The funeral is Wednesday. He leaves four older brothers and a sister behind. We are all people of deep ... Read more


Monday, May 13, 2013      5 comments

Today's challenge is to write down three accomplishments I am proud of - to dwell on the positive. There are quite a few things I am proud of that I have accomplished in my life in general: educational goals, wonderful children. I will list more... Read more

Staying on Track

Thursday, May 02, 2013      1 comments

5-2-13: I have finished the SparkCoach sessions on Healthy living and plateau busting. Now I am on the "Consistency and Motivation" track, which I will be on for the rest of my journey. I have daily challenges. The first was to work in extra mov... Read more

My Weekly Weigh-Ins

Saturday, April 13, 2013      3 comments

I confess...I weigh every day, even though SparkPeople does not recommend it. I post my weight every time there is a decrease...not on consistent days. My SparkCoach assignment today is to create a weekly weight report blog. What they recommen... Read more

Plateau Busting

Tuesday, April 02, 2013      3 comments

I finished my 90 day Spark Coach series on healthy lifestyle. Now I am going to go through the 28-day Plateau Busting sessions. I have had a couple of times when my weight would not budge for a week. None of my plateaus have been long. I kno... Read more

My Story

Wednesday, March 27, 2013      7 comments

I am one of 10 children....#8 in line and youngest girl. When young, I was always slender. When I graduated from college, I was 115 pounds. Marriage, working, raising two beautiful daughters...I forgot self. Little by little my weight increased.... Read more

In Ten Years

Sunday, March 10, 2013      2 comments

SparkCoach instructed us to look at ourselves 10 years from now and have that person talk to our present selves. Interesting exercise. Me in 10 years: I will be 70 and retired. I think I will still be living where I am. I believe that I will b... Read more


Friday, February 22, 2013      2 comments

Someone posted this on Facebook - taking the twelve steps of overcoming alcohol or drug addiction and putting them in the framework of overcoming food addiction. 1 - Admit you are powerless over food - that your life has become unmanageabl... Read more

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