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Try, try again.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009     

Dear Rachael, You are not perfect. You never have been and you never will be. Yeah you've had some unexpected complications. Yeah you are insane busy right now. Your body still needs some peace. It has to have peace. You are not starti... Read more

Busted that 170 Myth

Wednesday, February 06, 2008     

I am so incredibly happy to report today that I busted out of the 170s and am headed into the last 10% stretch of this journey. I was beginning to feel like it might not happen, but once again patience and persistence paid off and I am there. So... Read more

I Love Yoga

Saturday, January 26, 2008     

Went to yoga class today and decided I love yoga. Do you want to know why I love yoga? I love my body the way it is RIGHT NOW when I do yoga. I feel longer and leaner and more graceful and seeing myself that way makes me love myself enough to do... Read more

New Favorites

Tuesday, January 22, 2008     

So just when you think everything is same-old, same-old you come across something new so I thought I would share. I found a recipe for Kale that really makes a great substitute for potato chips--and it is really good as a side dish (and pr... Read more

What Failure Looks (& Feels) Like

Friday, December 28, 2007     

So I hung in for as long as I could but the holidays conquered me. This was the first real challenge to my program. All my old strategies failed me in a combination of family, tradition, and unlimited favorite food options. So at the advice of ... Read more

I'd Rather Be Ashes than Dust

Friday, December 14, 2007     

My motivator for today: I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than... Read more

Cheating....

Tuesday, November 20, 2007     

When I got my sticker at WW for 60 pounds lost a woman sitting in front of me leaned back and said, "Wow! That's really great. So have you ever cheated?" "Of course I have!!" was my first thought. Then I wondered what cheating means. Have ... Read more

Still Losing!!

Saturday, November 17, 2007     

So I went to weigh in on Monday and I was down 1.8 pounds. So I guess I'm ok. It would be so nice to be down 60 pounds on Monday before the big Turkey Day. But I have to be patient with myself. It will come even if it doesn't come at the perfec... Read more

What Size is My Soul Exactly????

Sunday, November 11, 2007     

Ok, so I've been thinking a lot lately about where I am and where I really want to go and what I am willing to do to get there. This was set off by a surprising turn of events last week. I began my cardio challenge and my 50 extra calories/day c... Read more

NOVEMBER GOALS

Thursday, November 01, 2007     

In anticipation of Thanksgiving, here are my personal goals for November. 1. Burn an extra 1000-2000 calories before the big meal. 2. Log 1000 cardio minutes in the month of November. 3. Be down by 60 pounds before Thanksgiving. ... Read more

My Nose

Friday, October 26, 2007     

I looked in the mirror the other day and noticed for the first time that my nose looks a lot like my grandfather's. I gain weight in my face and nose and my waist--you can't even imagine how huge it is when I'm pregnant. But I've lost so much we... Read more

Weight Watchers Team Honor

Sunday, October 07, 2007     

Today a team leader from the Weight Watchers team sent me a SparkMail and asked me if I would be willing to be a "guest speaker" for their team as a motivation to others. All I could think was WOW! She asked me to answer some questions to use in... Read more

RepRebok Victory

Thursday, October 04, 2007     

I finally did it today. I finally made it to one of the classes at Lady Fitness. It wasn't what I was expecting--turns out RepRebok is timed weight training. I have been really dreading weights lately and doing it in a group was a refreshing cha... Read more

50 Pounds

Tuesday, October 02, 2007     

Ok, today was the big day. I am now a new improved 50 pounds lighter. I really feel proud of myself. Don't know what I will do to celebrate this one. I will have to come up with some good ideas. You know, my stomach is feeling a little flatter. ... Read more

Shopping Trip

Sunday, September 23, 2007     

I have been going through my wardrobe the past couple of weeks and weeding out the things that have become too large. This is the second time I have done this since this journey began and it is a very interesting process. I headed to the ma... Read more


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