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Another Chance

Sunday, January 03, 2016      3 comments

Yesterday I was going through some of my magazines and some of my AARP bulletins. I usually never even give my AARP bulletins much thought. For some reason I decided to take a quick look through the couple I had waiting for the trash. In the ... Read more

New Beginnings

Saturday, January 02, 2016      5 comments

Today is the first day of a new year, although to me it means so much more. I realize that I have been given another chance. As I look back, I realize that I am lucky to have this chance. I wanted so much last year to become healthier, instea... Read more

Day One- All or Nothing Thinking

Sunday, October 13, 2013      7 comments

I was suppose to embark on my new journey today and had really a positive attitude about doing so. Although as much as I don't want to admit it, I set myself up to fail. I started my day by sleeping in and getting up later than I had plan... Read more

Preparation For A New Journey

Saturday, October 12, 2013      4 comments

I am about to embark on a new journey. One which will hopefully help me get closer to my goal, if not all the way to my goal. It's the Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight Program. It is based on the Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight Pyramid and counts ... Read more

Feeling Discouraged

Sunday, August 18, 2013      11 comments

I woke up this morning and weighed in as usual. Lately I have been experiencing small gains and this morning I was hoping to see a loss of any sort. Another gain. It hit me hard. I felt like throwing in the towel and giving up, but I realize... Read more

Change One- Breakfast Report

Monday, May 13, 2013      5 comments

After the first week of being on the Change One program and focusing on breakfasts, I realize that I still need to do some work on my breakfasts. Not a lot of work, just some tweaking. There were a couple of mornings that I didn't even eat bre... Read more

Change One- New Approach

Monday, May 06, 2013      8 comments

I have really been struggling with my healthy lifestyle recently. I have gotten off track and just can't seem to get back on track and stay on track. I have decided to take a different approach to getting back on track. It is going to take aw... Read more

Update On My Mother

Sunday, April 21, 2013      10 comments

My mother has since undergone 4 minor operations. The first procedure was a biopsy to determine if her lump was cancerous and it was. Since then she has had to have the lump removed and once again it just confirmed what they already knew. It... Read more

Trying To Get Back in the Groove Again!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013      11 comments

I really wish that I could say that I have been on track and following my plan lately, but I can't. I haven't even been close. I had gotten way off the tracks quite some time ago and stuck! For some reason I had lost all of my motivation to e... Read more

Those Dreaded Words

Sunday, March 17, 2013      12 comments

Today I heard those dreaded words that noone wants to hear. Wednesday I sat in the waiting room of a Surgery Center while my mother underwent surgery. While waiting I tried to keep my father company, meanwhile I was trying my best to hide my ... Read more

Update and A Thank You

Tuesday, February 12, 2013      7 comments

I haven't been able to be on SparkPeople like I have wanted to, nor have I been able to exercise lately either. It's been real hectic both at work and at home. Things have finally settled down at home, although work is going to continue to be ... Read more

Stage 2 Day 2

Tuesday, February 05, 2013      5 comments

Today's topic was on the numbers that don't lie. It talked about tracking your food and your fitness. I can honestly say that I do this on a regular basis. It is one of the habits that I have gotten into already. I also try to make little n... Read more

I'm in Stage 2

Monday, February 04, 2013      6 comments

Stage 2 is going to deal with healthy diet habits. The first step of Stage 2 was to take the Healthy Lifestyle Pledge and make a strong commitment. I signed and dated my Healthy Lifestyle Pledge today. I feel that I do have a strong commitmen... Read more

Fast Break Stage 1 SMART goals

Sunday, February 03, 2013      8 comments

Today's topic was on setting yourself up for success. I was suppose to revisit, revise and write down my goals. I am working on my goals today. My long term goal is to go from 255 pounds to 135 pounds by July 15, 2014. I am going to do... Read more

Fast Break Stage 1-Beyond the Scale

Saturday, February 02, 2013      5 comments

I am still trying to play catch up so there will be two entries again for today. This one is for February 1, 2013. Today's topic was to find motivation beyond the scale. I was suppose to pick 3 non-scale measurements to start tracking. ... Read more

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