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Tip If You're Just Starting Out: COUNT YOUR DAYS!
Saturday, October 12, 2013      7 comments

I realized something recently that has been a big plus in my most recent attempt to lose weight and get more healthy. Thought I'd share it in case anyone is just starting out on, or near the beginning of, their journey. I often read blogs... Read more
Tuesday, September 10, 2013      10 comments

It occurred to me recently, as I look through photos of me on Facebook, that no matter where I go--to the zoo; on a hike; to work; to a funeral; to the gym; out to dinner; whereEVER--I wear the same freakin' thing: these big, black, stretchy pa... Read more
Wow--I'm Starting to Feel a Little HOPE Again!
Monday, September 02, 2013      15 comments

For the longest time I was despairing. I have started, made progress, and then abandoned better eating habits and exercise SO many times. My highest weight has been 241; I remember being 200 at my father's funeral on 4/27/11 (because I fi... Read more
I Went on a HIKE Today!!!
Saturday, August 31, 2013      5 comments

I'm excited because the #1 thing I wanted to do with my time this holiday weekend was to go on my first hike in 25-30 years. And I did it!! :-) I was very sweaty and my DH had to keep stopping so I could catch up, but so what? We wer... Read more
Blogging About My NutriBullet
Monday, August 12, 2013      5 comments

Some of you may have noticed that I lost 6 lbs this week. That's because I started making veggies, fruit, and other healthy, real foods the center of my diet for the first time. I was able to do that because I got a NutriBullet. I *... Read more
Forgot to Tell Ya About My 5K!!
Wednesday, August 07, 2013      10 comments

I can't believe I forgot to post about my 5K Biggest Loser Walk! I signed up for it back in February. Signing up was supposed to motivate me to get out often to walk, to train so I wouldn't die on the actual day. That did not work. ... Read more
Starting Over--AGAIN.
Monday, August 05, 2013      3 comments

Got to make this short and sweet. Today I started over again. I'm back to my new highest-ever weight, 240 lbs. I turned 55 this weekend, and I've had my new knees for 1 year as of 8/20. I bought a NutriBullet and started today makin... Read more
Full of Self-Loathing
Tuesday, July 02, 2013      8 comments

I've been absolutely loathing myself lately. I know that's not a healthy attitude or helpful in any way, but it's how I feel. I figure I can't get it out of my head until I write it down so I'm writing it here. I would never feel ... Read more
Who's Using "SparkCoach"? Is It Making a Difference for You?
Saturday, March 02, 2013      5 comments

I'm considering trying SparkCoach. Just wondered if anyone else is using that feature of SparkPeople and wouldn't mind sharing their experiences. Did it help you with motivation/consistency? Do you feel you lost more weight because of i... Read more
Did I Mention I Signed Up for a 5K Walk? :-)
Tuesday, February 19, 2013      19 comments

Heard that Biggest Loser was sponsoring a 5K Walk/Run here in Vermont in July. Without even consulting with my sister VTQUAILSTER, I signed both of us up for the walk on the spot. I'm excited. I think this will give us something to work... Read more
What Did I Do Today to Show I'm Serious About This?
Tuesday, February 05, 2013      10 comments

I was just reding on GOPINTOS's page, and she had a great idea. I'm going to start recording one thing each day that I've done to show myself that I'm SERIOUS about wanting to be healthier. Thanks, GOPINTOS! ... Read more
What the HELL Is It About Two Weeks?!????!?
Friday, February 01, 2013      8 comments

I seem to be abe to do great on my eating for 2 weeks. Every time. And then I start prowling. Especially in the evening, after work. Even if I'm not hungry, I start thinking about what I can eat. Smartly, I don't have any of my red ligh... Read more
NSV's - 2 Weeks into "55 by 55"
Saturday, January 26, 2013      3 comments

I had to come write this blog post to remind myself I'm doing a lot better than I was. Two weeks ago I reset all my streaks and committed to eating better and exercising a minimum of 10 minutes EVERY day. And I've done that! ... Read more
Reset My Streaks -- Time to Get Going Again!
Sunday, January 13, 2013      12 comments

Today I reset all my streaks--it's time to get going again! I decided to just try to eat more healthily, and to track what I eat, and to aim for more veggies and less junk. That's it--the whole plan. Took 2 dogs for a 20-minute walk t... Read more

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