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Before/During Picture - The Wedding Dress Version!
Thursday, June 02, 2016      12 comments

There were a lot of negative memories about my first marriage, the least of which was being an overweight bride. On what should have been a happy da... Read more
Winter 5% Challenge Commitments
Tuesday, January 06, 2015      0 comments

5% Challenge Diet Commitment -Zero Belly Diet 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment -Re-start the Zombies, Run! 5K training program and do 3 sessions per week (days will vary with my work schedule). -Reach at least 2.5 (activity) mi... Read more
6 Month Update!
Friday, June 20, 2014      6 comments

For my 6 month milestone, I ran the Picnic Island Adventure Run. It was a 3.8 mile course with logs to run over, ropes to crawl under, tires to run through, and hurdles to jump over, plus some ankle-high to knee-high water to slog through! I'm n... Read more
Halfway to goal!
Thursday, May 22, 2014      7 comments

This entry is a little late, because I was just on a 5-night Caribbean cruise. But at my last weigh-in before I left, which was the 5 month mark, I was exactly (to a tenth of a pound) at halfway to goal weight! So, since I was also so excited th... Read more
Update after 120 days
Sunday, April 13, 2014      9 comments

I received so many encouraging comments on my 60 day progress report that I thought I would post another update. 120 days was officially a few days ago, but today is exactly 4 months since I started this journey, and some things happened over th... Read more
Spring 5% Challenge Diet and Exercise Commitment
Saturday, March 29, 2014      11 comments

I'm going to continue my current eating habits, which include avoiding processed foods, eating mainly seafood, poultry, fruits and veggies, and certain dairy products (Greek yogurt mostly!). I'm a night shift nurse, and my schedule varies, ... Read more
I'm overweight!!! WOOHOO!!! :)
Tuesday, March 04, 2014      18 comments

While that doesn't sound like something someone would normally get excited about, I'm referring to my BMI range. I can't even tell you how many years I've been over 200 pounds and in the "obese" range. As of today, not only am I in ONE-derland, ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts To quote Alice Cooper, "It's the little things..." :)
Monday, February 24, 2014      139 comments

It's been a good week. I've been teetering closer to ONE-derland than I've been in several years! It's hard to be patient sometimes, but I know I'll get there! A few days ago, I stopped at a drive-thru pharmacy to pick up a prescription. Th... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts What's worked for me in my first 60 days
Wednesday, February 12, 2014      23 comments

I am still completely overwhelmed by the response to my previous blog when I posted my comparison photos! I noticed several comments from people who remarked that losing 20 pounds in 60 days wasn't an easy task. I also saw comments from people w... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts What a difference 60 days makes!
Tuesday, February 11, 2014      314 comments

When I weighed in yesterday, I discovered that I've lost a total of 20.8 pounds so far! That called for a celebration, so I decided to put this before/after (although I'm only beginning, so maybe before/during?) picture together. I almost cried ... Read more
A little success that made my day.
Sunday, January 05, 2014      9 comments

I have been on vacation for almost a week, visiting friends and family for the holidays. It's been challenging at times, being at the mercy of restaurants or other people's cooking. But something happened yesterday that gave me a big boost! ... Read more
Forgiving Myself
Saturday, December 21, 2013      8 comments

Another excerpt from my personal journal... Something else that has been on my mind today is approaching this from the standpoint of forgiveness. In the past, it has been too easy to just throw in the towel after one small mistake. "I ... Read more
Fear of Success
Sunday, December 15, 2013      6 comments

(This was actually from my personal journal today, but I thought that there might be enough people here who could identify with it that it could be worth sharing.) Fear of success. It's a phrase that, on the surface, seems to make no sense.... Read more
Starting over
Saturday, October 29, 2011      2 comments

I haven't posted here in quite a while, in part because my life has turned...well, right side up, as it turns out, and also because I found out my ex-husband had been reading it. But I'm very happy now, so let him read... In nursing school... Read more
Couch to 5K - Week 4 - Longest Week EVER
Monday, March 02, 2009      2 comments

Even though I haven't blogged in a while, I did actually finish Week 4 of the Couch to 5K program. I finished it on a treadmill on Royal Caribbean's Serenade of the Seas on a beautiful morning as we were pulling into St. Thomas. I was so proud... Read more

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