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Do this for yourself, Charlene!

Friday, August 07, 2015      3 comments

That is what I am saying to myself every day! Do this for yourself, Charlene! It is not selfish; it is about taking responsibility and not letting any one else or any thing control my emotions or impulses to overeat or self-medicate or to puni... Read more

Good News and Bad News

Thursday, April 16, 2015      3 comments

The bad news is I owe taxes, but the good news is I am finally on a downward trend again with my weight. I lost 6 pounds the first 6 weeks of this year and then up and down the same 3 pounds for a net loss of 0 for the next 8 weeks. I didn't... Read more

Jan 18 2015

Sunday, January 18, 2015      0 comments

I read the inspirational stories of others on Sparkpeople, and I am confirmed and validated, inspired and encouraged. Many of us have our stories which are similar, but different. As a teenager, I remember how I was offended that my mom gave m... Read more

2015 Here I come!

Thursday, January 01, 2015      2 comments

I made it through Halloween, Thanksgiving, my Son's college graduation and Christmas without gaining any weight! I ROCKED IT!! I had dinner with 2 girlfriends last night for ... Read more

September 2014

Friday, September 12, 2014      0 comments

The fall is imminent, and I am looking forward to it! I have been losing SLOWLY this year. I am forgiving myself for the last 2 years, because the stress I have been under has been almost unbearable at times. My August mantra was "... Read more

February 2014 Goals

Friday, February 07, 2014      0 comments

February 2014 is already here! I have lost 2.7 pounds this month! LoL, but seriously it is still in the right direction, so I am going to focus on that! I am still struggling against the need to hibernate in these frigid temperatures. ... Read more

January 2014 Goals

Saturday, January 04, 2014      0 comments

New Year Mantra = " . . . I am single-minded: Forgetting the things that are behind and reaching out for the things that are ahead . . . " ~Phil 3:13 (New English Translatio... Read more

APRIL 2012 Triumph

Saturday, January 04, 2014      1 comments

I am down 61 pounds from my highest weight as of today. My goal is to lose another 14 minimum by May. At the 76 pound loss point I will be a my pre-pregnancy weight, a we... Read more

Jan 1, 2012 Triumph

Monday, January 02, 2012      4 comments

Believe it or not, I was down another pound on January 1!!! I have officially lost all of the 20 pounds I gained last school year, and now I am ready to proceed with the next 40 pounds. My goal is to lose 40 pounds by my May graduation date. ... Read more

Survived the semester!!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011      0 comments

Okay, so I am going to tell you the good news before I apologize for being a posting loser. I finished another semester of school, and I am only 5 months from graduation. I managed to lose 10 pounds this semester, and I survived the dreaded Ha... Read more


Sunday, August 28, 2011      0 comments

I am about to start a new school year. . . nine months till I finish my bachelor's degree. I am finally back in the exercise groove. I have a 3-pronged circuit routine I can do at home. 1 - Lateral thigh trainer 2 - Dumbbell dancing ... Read more


Monday, March 29, 2010      0 comments

Never give up, that is my philosophy. I have now lost 25 pounds since January 2009. It has been a slow process, but I am doing it. I started back to school last Jan for the first time in over 20 years. I finished the Associates degree and wi... Read more

a year later

Saturday, January 10, 2009      1 comments

Well, the good thing is I haven't gained any extra weight.... Read more

1 pound down woo hoo

Thursday, January 31, 2008      0 comments

Well, to get to the end of the month down and not up is a wonderful thing. I probably hold the record for slow (but sure) starts, but that is OK. I had a rough time a couple of times during the month, especially when the temperature droppe... Read more

The beginning Jan 08

Tuesday, January 08, 2008      1 comments

I am here to start the beginning of the rest of my life. I have struggled off and on my whole life with weight issues. Since the birth of my 15 year old I have never lost the pregnancy weight and have now topped even my pregnancy weight. Talk... Read more