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Apple Blossom Time

Friday, April 30, 2010      3 comments

A.B. is a local festival in VA. Last night we went to the Disco Fever Party for the first time. I had a blast! Burned off over 700 calories dancing, according to SP. Woo hoo! Having a ball and getting fit. :) Tomorrow is the big parade. Va... Read more

New clothes, new size

Tuesday, April 27, 2010      7 comments

Finally got to do a little shopping today! We don't have a lot of extra money so I'm waiting to buy things for as long as possible, but a Festival in town this weekend is providing opportunites to dress up. I needed to get 2 shirts. Trying on c... Read more

Has reached the halfway point

Monday, April 26, 2010      1 comments

Yay! I weigh myself on Monday mornings. As of today I am down a total of 16 lbs. My initial goal was 30 lbs, so I'm halfway there! It's been a struggle but so worth it.... Read more

The Vision Collage Really Works for Me

Saturday, April 10, 2010      1 comments

Back in stage 1, we were encouraged to make a vision collage (right term?). I cut out pictures of things and words that inspire and motivate me to lose weight. I put it on my freezer door, right next to the handle at eye level. So whenever I go ... Read more

I know there's no good to beating myself up, but...

Monday, March 15, 2010      1 comments

...have I hit a plateau already?! As of today I'm down 9.5 lbs - exact same weight as last Monday. Now I know it's my own fault. I've been doing the Spark strength training faithfully but this past week I was not so good at doing the cardio. And... Read more

Portion sizes

Sunday, March 07, 2010      6 comments

I'm now starting in stage 2, where we are to measure our portions. What an amazing difference this is to me! I used to eat a whole bowl of cereal. Way more than the 1 cup portion. This morning I measured out one cup. I thought there is no way th... Read more

A Better Fit

Friday, March 05, 2010      2 comments

So looking at the scale I've only lost 9 lbs. (as of this past Monday, I weigh myself on Mondays). Doesn't seem like much. However, today I put on a vest that I couldn't fit into last winter. Today it fit with room to spare! Woo hoo! I also have... Read more

It's all in the timing

Friday, February 26, 2010      0 comments

One of my main saboteurs in weight loss has been eating late at night. My kids are in bed by 8:30-9:00 and after that is "me" time. But I am winning this battle! What I've been doing the past few months has been to go workout on the Wii Fit at t... Read more

Let go and let God

Thursday, February 25, 2010      0 comments

The thing I've never really completely given over to God is my weight. I've prayed for good health and healing over the years, but never help with my weight. I have to stop worrying because "each day has enough trouble of it's own" and ask God t... Read more

Bod4God group

Wednesday, February 24, 2010      0 comments

I lead a small group Bible study for ladies at my church. Last week we started the book, "Bod4God" by Steve Reynolds. It's more about lifestyle changes than an actual diet. Which I really like. There are 11 ladies, including me. The book is abou... Read more


Tuesday, February 23, 2010      1 comments

We got our taxes done last night. Big letdown! We're getting back about half less than what we did last year. We had changed our exemptions to have more in our pockets, but didn't realize how much it would hurt the refund. So we can still get ou... Read more

Busy day

Tuesday, February 16, 2010      0 comments

I'm currently taking my lunch break at work as I write this. I am swamped today! Just don't know how it's all going to get done. I can't stay late because Sierra has cheer practice tonight.... Read more

More snow?!

Monday, February 15, 2010      0 comments

It's snowing again. UGH! Go away! I'm tired of the snow. Done, done, done. Cannot wait until Spring. Or even better - summer and the beach!... Read more


Sunday, February 14, 2010      0 comments

Happy Valentine's Day! Will and I went out, just the two of us, to Red Lobster after church. It was a great lunch. Then we went to look at cars. We can't afford one for another year or so, but it's fun to window shop! Interested in the Chevy Imp... Read more


Friday, February 12, 2010      0 comments

I've been on Spark for 2 weeks now. I've lost 6.5 lbs! Woo hoo! I'm doing really well with the exercises, but still need to work on my eating habits. I can tell my clothes are already fitting better. I feel better than I have in a long time.... Read more

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