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Sunday, June 20, 2010      6 comments

DH, our dog Buck and I had a wonderful 2 hour 3 mile hike on the Donner Hill Trail in the Roosevelt National Forest in the Rocky Mountains yesterday. The weather was beautiful -- sunny and between 68 and 7o degrees. We went from about 9600 fee... Read more
Wednesday, June 16, 2010      17 comments

June 17, 2009 I woke up with extreme back pain. I was unable to get out of bed due to pain and spasms. My DH worked with all 270 pounds of me and lovingly, slowly, carefully helped me out of bed. After calling in to work, taking ibuprofen and... Read more
Lost Blog!
Sunday, June 13, 2010      7 comments

Last week I wrote a really nice blog and the internet ate it. I hope the internet didn't gain any weight because it was a really sweet blog about sitting on the patio with my loved one and eating a healthful meal that we made together. We wer... Read more
Just Practicing!
Saturday, June 05, 2010      4 comments

I've been at home with DH for 3 days now after getting back from Texas. He has an all day function in Denver today so we didn't go to the cabin this weekend. I decided to practice being retired! I love it! I have been shopping, to the gy... Read more
A Week in Texas!
Wednesday, June 02, 2010      7 comments

My daughter finally closed on her house and moved from the big city to a small town this weekend. I offered to help with the move, so DH and I went to help her and her family. She was so well organized that we didn't have as much to do as I t... Read more
Killer Workout!
Wednesday, May 26, 2010      9 comments

This morning I was getting ready to go to the Rec Center for my Wednesday spinning class, but I didn't feel like spinning. So instead I decided to do 10 minutes on 4 different pieces of equipment, do the weight machines for 10 minutes and stre... Read more
Entering Onederland!
Monday, May 24, 2010      5 comments

One my way to work the first day I was 199. It's been 25 years since I've been in the 100's. That's my bike shorts and shirt on the chair from the spinning class I w... Read more
You Can't Beat Friends!
Sunday, May 23, 2010      2 comments

I am peaceful and tired after a wonderful weekend at my cabin with 5 of my best friends. I feel so blessed. We had a wonderful weekend of laughter, good conversation, wonderful hiking and amazing lo fat, lo salt, lo calorie tasty food. I coul... Read more
Sitting at 200
Friday, May 21, 2010      8 comments

I've been sitting at 200 for a little while now. I think its interesting that I am having a plateau at a significant point in my weight loss journey. Going below 200 pounds is a momentous occasion that I have been looking forward to for a long... Read more
Wednesday, May 19, 2010      8 comments

I haven't blogged in several days. I have been getting ready for my annual Birthday Weekend at the Cabin for 6 of my girlfriends. I have put a health and fitness theme to it this year and am trying out spark people recipes. Everyone is prepa... Read more
Grilled Veggies!
Friday, May 14, 2010      6 comments

I'm not a shopper. I just go buy what I need and come home. The week DH was away for a week I went shopping for some non stick pans. I found some Food Network pans and saw a non stick grilling tray. I'd never seen this before but it looked i... Read more
Just Call Me Healthy
Wednesday, May 12, 2010      6 comments

I had my 6 month lab follow up. My weight continues to go down, my blood pressure is normal, blood sugar is normal, my cholesterol is normal, my liver function studies are normal and my doctor said I no longer fit the criteria for Metabolic Syn... Read more
Tuesday, May 11, 2010      9 comments

I had wanted to reach 200 lbs by my birthday, May 10th. Well, this morning , 5/11, I weighed 200 pounds. I feel proud. I have spent the last 10 months learning to eat in a sane and healthy manner. I still have lots to learn, but I now make r... Read more
Mother's Day and Birthday!
Monday, May 10, 2010      5 comments

I had a great weekend! Sunday, Mother's Day was beautiful up in the Rocky Mountains! Our son showed up unexpectedly and helped us cut and split wood! What a great surprise! Tonight, DH took me to Texas Roadhouse and by planning, I had a ... Read more
How Much is Too Much?
Friday, May 07, 2010      6 comments

When DH goes away and I am by myself for a week I tend to exercise a lot to fill up the time. When he gets back I am exhausted. I love the exercise and don't feel tired during the week. It is the next week that I feel it. This week I have a ... Read more

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