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At least I don't give up

Thursday, April 24, 2014      5 comments

So much has happened. I had surgery to remove excess skin from my abdomen. Long story short -- got infection so scar is horrible looking. Surgeon pretty much butchered me. Developed acute tendinitis from sleeping in a chair for three months. Dia... Read more

Never giving up

Monday, August 19, 2013      2 comments

Over the last few months, I have been comfort eating and I have gained weight. But, here I am again. At least I get points for never giving up. I have made a solemn promise to myself to stick with this, this time -- even when the going gets toug... Read more


Wednesday, February 13, 2013      4 comments

I stopped going to the gym for almost three months. I had lost so much weight that I went to see a surgeon about having a panniculectomy (skin removed and reshaped around lower abdomen). I was sent for all kinds of tests, including an EKG and th... Read more

Never-ending battle

Sunday, February 10, 2013      3 comments

I have not been very diligent in keeping myself motivated and there's really no excuse when I have access to the wonderful tools here. Losing weight, for me, is not only a physical process. In fact, that's the least of it, really. Losing weight ... Read more

Get busy

Saturday, October 29, 2011      2 comments

What do you do to combat impatience? I am sure I fit into the 99.9 per cent of people who want to have lost all their weight by tomorrow. What do you do with that energy of wanting? I am learning to channel it into the things I know will get me ... Read more


Tuesday, July 19, 2011      0 comments

It has been so long since I've been here. You know, I keep forgetting I have a page on SparkPeople. How silly is that? So much has happened to me in the recent past and all I can say is I'm back on track, shifted to first gear and now spending t... Read more

A brand new year!

Thursday, January 06, 2011      2 comments

Well, it's Jan.6 already -- a brand new year. Thank the stars for that. 2010 was not a year I will remember fondly, to say the least. I had many emotional upheavals, the hardest of which was losing my mom. It was unexpected and a true test of ho... Read more


Tuesday, December 07, 2010      1 comments

I am walking like I've had a vasectomy :P My workout was great yesterday. I am so motivated right now, but I know there will come a time when I have to pull from inside to beat the insidious cravings and the blues. Being perimenopausal is no wa... Read more

Today's the day :)

Monday, December 06, 2010      2 comments

Well, today's the big day. I start working out with Tina, my personal trainer and I start eating clean. I have about 110-120 pounds to lose yet and I am pumped for it. I am doing everything I can. I just created a 'Vision' board for my wall. It'... Read more

Haven't been here in a while

Thursday, December 02, 2010      2 comments

I have been taking myself for granted and putting other people (one in particular) first in my life. I realize this hasn't been healthy for me and I need to put myself first again so I can devote my time and energy to becoming the best I can be ... Read more

This is gunna be a long one

Tuesday, June 01, 2010      2 comments

So many things have happened to me in the last few months. I think I am feeling the lowest I have felt in a very long while. I lost my job. My last day was March 31. I, along with several others, was told it was because of corporate restructurin... Read more


Tuesday, March 09, 2010      2 comments

For some, it's so much easier to be negative. I used to be that way. I used to look at my overall predicament and say, "what's the use? I am so overweight that I don't even know where to begin." Then, I started to shift that thinking and began t... Read more

It's been so long...

Friday, January 29, 2010      5 comments

since I've written here. I joined a medically supervised weight loss group back in October. Prior to that, I'd lost about 5o pounds. Now, that total is more than 110 pounds lost!! I am still having a hard time recognizing who I am looking at in ... Read more

Good Monday!

Monday, July 20, 2009      2 comments

I woke up at 5:15 a.m. to ride my stationary bike. I had a coffee first and then I rode away for a while. I have to get my Mp3 player loaded up so it's not so boring. I think I may start going for a walk instead. A lot has to do with the weather... Read more

Wow, this is rigourous...

Wednesday, July 08, 2009      4 comments

I just started the 'Eat to Live' plan as outlined by Dr. Joel Fuhrman in his book of the same name. It's very straightforward and incredibly difficult. The gist is: Fruit for breakfast, veggies and beans for lunch and two cooked veggies and frui... Read more

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