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Still Struggling but Feeling Positive

Thursday, June 02, 2011      8 comments

I'm not doing very well on my goal of blogging 3 x week. I have certainly learned that it is easier for me to blog when things are going well than when I'm having trouble. It should be the other way around but it isn't. I AM learning some... Read more

Doing Well

Thursday, May 19, 2011      9 comments

I'm in a good place right now. My friend is out of ICU and is supposed to go home some time this week. I am not emotionally overeating. I am exercising and eating well. I am preparing for my annual Girl's Weekend Party. I am keeping a stabl... Read more


Wednesday, May 11, 2011      8 comments

I spent the day with my friend who has inoperable pancreatic cancer in ICU today and my heart was broken. She is in shock and does not seem like herself. She is lost and doesn't know what to do. I have no answers. I just listened and suppor... Read more


Monday, May 09, 2011      6 comments

I have been following the plan I set out for a week now and have lost 2 pounds. I have been exercising less intensely and eating less and I feel great. I am doing the Spring Challenge and have been consistent with tracking, doing the videos an... Read more

Plans and Strategies

Friday, May 06, 2011      5 comments

I am going to: Stay within my calorie range daily Have at least a 500 calorie differential each day Exercise at least 30 minutes a day Walk each day Swim at least 1 x week B ike at least 1 x week Take at least 10,000 steps dail... Read more

Moving Forward

Thursday, May 05, 2011      5 comments

I am getting back into swimming again. It is easier on my back and very relaxing. My back is slowly improving but I always get very apprehensive when I have a bout of back pain. I don't want any more surgeries and I don't want to be disabled.... Read more

Falling Short on Blogging

Wednesday, May 04, 2011      4 comments

I was looking over my Spark Goals and realized I haven't been blogging 3 x week ... so here's a blog. I have had a resurgance of my lower back pain recently and it has really affected my mood. I can't do intensive physical activity and tha... Read more

They Took the Clothes Off my Back...Thank Goodness

Tuesday, April 26, 2011      13 comments

After almost 2 years I finally made the decision to get rid of all my 20 to 26 size clothing. I have been hanging on to it "just in case". At size 14, I have made the decision that I won't go back to size 20 or over 200 lbs. It has been reall... Read more


Wednesday, April 13, 2011      15 comments

I am eating compulsively at least one day a week for about 3 weeks now. Don't know why. I get right back on the healthy eating and haven't gained weight, but I see the mind set in the distance. Scary. I feel bloated and uncomfortable after I... Read more

Challenges...They are part of the game

Thursday, March 31, 2011      7 comments

I'm feeling a little down. I have 2 challenges to deal with. First, my friend had to have 3 pancreas biopsies before they could get enough tissue to get results. The outcome on Tuesday was that she does have pancreatic cancer. I spent the ni... Read more


Friday, March 25, 2011      7 comments

Its been a hard week for me emotionally and physically. But its been a harder week for one of my best friends. A young vibrant 40 something woman, she was diagnosed with colon cancer last Saturday. She had surgery Sunday and has been recoveri... Read more

Early Morning Musings

Tuesday, March 22, 2011      7 comments

I weighed 179 this morning. That means I am 9 pounds from the goal I set a year and a half ago. I feel truly blessed. I have worked hard and consistently to achieve this goal. I earned it and I rejoice in it. Good health and fitness are mos... Read more

It's Working!

Monday, March 07, 2011      16 comments

For the last week I have been eating at the low end of my calorie range (about 1250 cal) and getting in a minimum of 10,000 steps a day by doing several "pocket walks" daily as well as continuing my walk/jog program. Sounds simple, right? Well... Read more

New Strategy - Attitude Adjustment

Wednesday, March 02, 2011      7 comments

I have been trying different things to get off my plateau and so far no breakthroughs. Although I must say I am staying between 183 and 185 instead of 188. So that's a good thing. I know I am exercising enough and with enough varied activitie... Read more

Run Like the Wind

Tuesday, February 22, 2011      12 comments

Yesterday I tried jogging outside in my neighborhood park. I have been doing the Spark walk/run training program for a week after being unable to get past week 4 on the c25k program on the treadmill. I just can't seem to run more than 4 minute... Read more

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