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BLC 25

Tuesday, May 06, 2014      11 comments

Well............it's about time I give it some thought, no? I feel like I've been down this road a million times. Like I'm spinning my wheels. What's different this time? Well, for sure and for certain, I know that the attempts I am making ar... Read more

Being SMART about my goals...

Tuesday, January 21, 2014      6 comments

So...part of the weekend challenge is to write out a goal. The steps written in help me to go from "just a goal" to a SMART goal - making it a Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and with a Timeline. My main goal for this year, for... Read more

J-O-Y! :-)

Thursday, December 05, 2013      7 comments

"Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength" Nehemiah 8:10b Joy (n) A feeling of great pleasure and happiness. "...joy runs deeper than despair." ~ Corrie Ten Boom We named our 6th daughter Joy! :-) There are thi... Read more

Why don't I exercise...or not exercise enough?

Thursday, October 24, 2013      8 comments

Ahhh...this is such a shameful kind of blog to write...but it was a question posed to me, so I'm going to try and answer it as honestly and openly as I possibly can. So....the question is: why don't I exercise or not exercise enough? ... Read more

What I've been doing...what I should do...

Tuesday, October 22, 2013      9 comments

WELL - we are at week 4 in the BLC - and I am going to reflect a bit on what I've been doing, but also what I NEED to do differently moving into week 5. Last week was actually one of my better weeks, as far as participation, and effort give... Read more

PAWSE - and REALLY ponder...

Wednesday, July 03, 2013      9 comments

Is there a scarier feeling than apathy? I'm starting to think not. That's how this week has been going for me.... Let me start out by saying, we were challenged to NOT GAIN this week - and I met that goal! I lost .8 this week...which whe... Read more

PAWSE for the week - Take 2

Friday, June 28, 2013      8 comments

Aaaaw - I am SO bummed! I don't know what happened, but I typed out a HUGE blog post on Wednesday night for this week's PAWSE and reflect....and it is GONE! It's not there! :-( I hope I can recapture some of what I originally put in there!!!!... Read more

P.A.W.S.E. - end of week 2

Wednesday, June 19, 2013      10 comments

Week 2 of the BLC22 is now in the books! I ended the week with a one pound loss!! YEAH! Good way to end the week! :-) I do stand corrected - I went back to my reports - I was a week off! THIS week is my 7th week in a row to lose. Either way... Read more

PAWSE and reflect....

Thursday, June 13, 2013      9 comments

Well - I had a loss this week! I ended up losing .4 pounds. In and of itself, probably doesn't sounds like a big deal, but it is the 7th week in a row that I have had a loss!! They can't all be big losses, and I am just thrilled to have lost f... Read more

BLC22 Goals

Saturday, June 08, 2013      8 comments

Well - for the first weekend challenge, part of it is to take time to write down our goals for this BLC. I am going to write out goals for the following: exercise/fitness, food, scale, and non-scale. So.........here goes! As far as fitness... Read more

BLC Day 1!

Wednesday, June 05, 2013      4 comments

Well...........here goes nothing!! :-) I weighed in today at 228.8, which is lower than my ending weight at BLC21. So that is good news! I'm excited to be in the 220's, which I feel as though I haven't seen in ages! I gave myself a goal of 18... Read more

Jungle ABS's of Me!! :-) BLC 22 - LET'S GO!

Sunday, June 02, 2013      10 comments

A is for ABOVE and BEYOND...Does competition give you an extra push? Yes, usually it does. Especially if I have a concrete end goal to meet! And I have someone I want to beat! ;-) B is for BLC rounds... Newbie?(first BLC round) Oldi... Read more

Courage...

Wednesday, May 08, 2013      11 comments

Wow - how many times do you hit the end of the day, defeated? Not sure you can even go on...not even sure you WANT to? And yet, you remember your goals. You remember how... Read more

It's that time of the year to be introspective...

Saturday, May 04, 2013      5 comments

Because it's the 6th anniversary of my 29th birthday!!! (For those of you not keeping count, I'm 35.) Ahh....what is it about new beginnings that make us think about starting over, positive changes, or what the future looks like? But... Read more

My plan?

Monday, April 01, 2013      16 comments

Well, to say I fizzled out of the BLC is an understatement! I even missed the weigh in last week! UGH. I am not giving up - I have been doing what needs doing to some degree. I just haven't had the TIME. And I'm not using it as an excuse eith... Read more


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