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Last year I was diligent and I rarely ate anything with white flour or sugar in it. This year I have eaten way too many Christmas cookies. Today that ends. I am swearing off the cookies until next year. I notice when I don't eat sugar, I don... Read more
Change and Motion
Change is always exciting and scary for me, but it is part of life. I have, over the years, noticed that one big life change seems to snowball into other big life changes. "From a tiny spark may burst a mighty flame".
When my kids were li... Read more
Happy Thanksgiving, I Ran the Turkey Trot this morning.
This morning I participated in my local Turkey Trot. I ran the 10k last year. This year I did a 5K with my mother, sister, and 9 year old daughter and the 10K with my sister. The 5K I kept pace with my mother and daughter throughout the begin... Read more
The Turkey Trot
Last year my sister and I ran the 10k in our local Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving. This year my sister and I wanted to do the 10K Turkey Trot again.
My daughter and my mother were inspired last year to sign up the 5k this year. So my sister an... Read more
I have had a few really good weeks, and the weight I had gained has been dropping off like crazy. I have lost like 12 of the 20 pounds that I gained. I got back in my size 10 jeans yesterday... that felt good. 12 down... 30 more to go.. I can... Read more
Prime of My Life
My husband made a reference yesterday about how we never went anywhere when we were in our "prime". I don't believe that was my prime. Maybe MY prime is today, or in the future. I feel better than I did in my 20's. I am not 300 pounds..., be... Read more
Finally a good week!!!
This week has gone well. I only missed one day of fitness. I had two nice hour long walks with my spark friends EVETROY and LILHLFPINT early in the week. I was brave enough to get back on the scale on Wednesday. Today I have posted a current... Read more
Today starts a new school year for me. Today, I started my year off with a walk. I am going to eat healthy food today. Hopefully, now that my work routine is a little more back to normal, I will start to succeed again. I did not do so well o... Read more
I Have Grown While Shrinking/ I love Sparkpeople
A little over two years ago, I was super morbidly obese. I was a good friend, a good mom, a great student, a nice classroom/PTA volunteer, a friendly Girl Scout Leader, and a good employee, but I was tired and there were a lot of fears that wer... Read more
The Long Long Journey
I have been looking at my weight loss journey as a really long rode trip. In my head, I have analogies for all sorts of things that play in this scenario. My ego, my super ego, and my id are all taking a road trip together (psychology major-ba... Read more
It's Been Over A Year, but I Still Haven't Fully Adjusted Mentally
I just realized that I have been wearing "normal" sized clothing for over a year now. I made my first size 16 purchase in May of 2009, and in January of 2010 I got into a 10. I have gained almost 15 pounds since April of this year, but I am st... Read more
I Messed Up, Now What Can I Learn From It
I was eating well all week and my weight was headed in the right direction, then yesterday I blew it. I ate some chips, some ice cream, popcorn with butter, some candy, and a few cookies. I had small portions of everything (moderate amount of ... Read more
Getting Back On Track
I want to lose 20 pounds this summer. That is the 10 I gained due to lack of sleep and stress, along with an additional 10. I can do it.
I was so close to reaching my goal when life threw a big monkey wrench in my plans. I felt like ta... Read more
Yesterday I went to take in my recycling. At the center I go to, I have to separate the items by type, and put in them in these yellow trash cans. I had a full can of plastic, one half full of glass, and one a fourth full aluminum. I parked ... Read more
Little by Little
I am in a tough financial situation these days due to an unemployed spouse. He has been laid off before, it's not uncommon with his position (Quality Engineering Manager-Quality always seems to get cut first). We are in a situation that we hav... Read more