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It's been 4 months... but the journey started 3 years ago!

Saturday, March 09, 2013      15 comments

November 6th is when my "rebirth" started. Wednesday was 4 months into the journey... There's been ups and downs during the 4 months but it's been an awesome ride! Let's look at the numbers since November 6th... Staying within calorie... Read more

Marooned!! And making poor choices!

Sunday, February 10, 2013      14 comments

I came home Thursday evening from work and have not been out of the house since. The blizzard of 2013, aka Nemo came with a vengeance! He dropped 36.5 inches on us an... Read more

The time to be awesome is NOW!

Monday, January 28, 2013      4 comments

They often say our best teachers are our kids. The following YouTube video was posted on my Facebook newsfeed today. It really resonated with me. I hope it resonates wit... Read more

Day 1... A Born Again Sparker

Sunday, January 27, 2013      21 comments

As we rang in 2010 I resolved once again to focus on my weight. Eh, it was a perennial resolution that I could ultimately fail once again. But each year I felt obliged to lose weight. So... on January 2nd I began an attempt at weight loss and ... Read more

What happens when life happens?

Saturday, January 19, 2013      12 comments

Sometimes life just gets in the way, doesn't it? Things deviate from the plan because life throws curve balls at you occasionally. You take a swing and you miss. You miss by a lot sometimes. Baseball is filled with so many wonderfu... Read more

Day 25... There's no such thing as fat OLD people

Friday, January 11, 2013      21 comments

My husband said that. Take a look around. Bet you dollars to donuts you wonít find any. Thatís because fat people donít get to be old. If theyíre fat they die young. Thatís the bottom line. Itís a sad reality. You die in the real physical... Read more

Day 17 - A&I Blog... Review of 2012, goals for 2013

Thursday, January 03, 2013      16 comments

Today was a good day! Stepped on the scale and I lost another 1.7 pounds but SP rounds up! I like that! I had a follow up appointment with my endocrinologist. He was so pleased with the progress on my sugars. He stopped one of the medic... Read more

Goals? You don't need goals... you need commitment and perseverance!

Tuesday, January 01, 2013      14 comments

It has been 15 days of my cardio exercise streak. That is half a month! Day by day I am getting there. Getting exercise has always been my biggest hurdle in my weight loss journey. But here I am at 15 days. I am not thinking about tomorrow.... Read more

Day by day... TRUST the process! Day 13

Sunday, December 30, 2012      9 comments

There isn't a full length mirror in my house anywhere. In the dresser mirror I can see waist up only because the bed is in the way. I can't back up. Bathroom mirrors allow me to see chest up. Never really thought about this before. I don't... Read more

Day 10 - Double digits exercise streak

Thursday, December 27, 2012      12 comments

Day 10 is now in the bag, but I learned something today. Since I started the streak I have always done my exercise first thing in the morning. I would get up, get my exercise out of the way and move on. It was always such a relief knowing tha... Read more

Day 9 - Day after Christmas... my favorite day of the year!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012      10 comments

Is the day after Christmas your favorite day of the year too? Unquestionably it is my favorite day of the year since I became a grown up and started hosting Christmas. Boxing Day! I wish we celebrated that here. All the stress and the ... Read more

Day 8 - I got through Christmas!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012      7 comments

It's 9 PM on Christmas Day. All the preparations, all shopping, all the wrapping and toiling... And now it's over. All those December parties and events... And now it's over. I got through the holidays after restarting my journey ... Read more

Day 7 - 7 days a week make!

Monday, December 24, 2012      7 comments

And so the exercise streak is now a week old. It is no longer a newborn but has moved into infancy. I squeezed in 30 minutes this morning before I started on my Christmas preparations. I was going, going, going all day long... prepping,... Read more

Day 6... Life getting in the way

Sunday, December 23, 2012      7 comments

It's 2 days before Christmas. Life is getting in the way of my routine but it's all good. I squeezed in my 30 minutes of exercise to keep my streak and my commitment going. I must admit had it not been for my streak, which fully stands at 6 d... Read more

Day 5... Feeling Hungry... and frustrated

Saturday, December 22, 2012      15 comments

I did 45 minutes on the treadmill this morning. I did intervals of fast, moderate and slow paces and it was a good workout, at least for me. I learned of RPE today also... Rate of Perceived Exertion. I definitely perceived that I was exerting... Read more


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