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Progress, not perfection. Lifestyle, not diet.

Monday, July 30, 2012      8 comments

This makes me feel better!
sp?id=659 My mottos: Progress, not perfection! I did my best today, I'll do better tomorrow! Read more

Mind Games

Sunday, July 22, 2012      2 comments

Well, I am totally off Cymbalta for my fibromyalgia now. I am feeling the fibro pain and fatigue full force now. And it is playing with my head. It is the same body, but now I THINK it can't do the active lifestyle and fitness routin... Read more


Tuesday, July 17, 2012      7 comments

I hadn't looked at my SparkStreaks in awhile. I did today and I discovered something interesting and a bit disturbing. I am doing really well with logging in and spinning the wheel daily (92%), getting 8 hours of sleep each night (86%),pos... Read more

Maintenance Mode is H.A.R.D

Saturday, July 14, 2012      8 comments

After being stuck at 162 lbs since about mid-Feb, I went onto SP's Maintenance Mode 12 weeks ago. I did really well for about 10 weeks. But it's time to go back to Weight Loss Mode. I've gained 4 lbs since July 1st. Maintenance Mode is H.A... Read more

Look at my lovely new Garden Bench

Thursday, July 12, 2012      11 comments

This blog isn't directly about my journey to a healthier me, but it is in a way. My husband, Brian, found a park/garden bench at a garage sale recently. He bought it for me. Read more

Garden pictures

Thursday, July 05, 2012      14 comments

Here's a link to my facebook page pictures of my veggie garden beds
f0680ae911 Unfortunately, the pics to my garden bed are in t... Read more

Gardening and Chiggers!

Thursday, July 05, 2012      10 comments

emoticonI LOVE gardening! I tend to spend my mornings outside in my gardens. I have 10 raised veggie be... Read more

My 2012 Summer Exercise Routine

Monday, June 25, 2012      6 comments

Midwest heat and humidity are here. emoticon I've tried, but I just can't power-walk outside with the humidity. I... Read more

Made to Crave, chapter 19 (last chapter)

Saturday, June 23, 2012      3 comments

"Live as an Overcomer" reflection "Jesus girls aren't made to get stuck in a state of defeat. We aren't. We were made to walk in paths headed toward victory. This doesn't mean these paths won't be riddled with struggles we'll need to l... Read more

Changes and Adjustments

Thursday, June 21, 2012      4 comments

Well, I have made the transition from 60mg of Cymbalta to 30mg of it. It took 3 weeks to gently transition. a few things I've noticed... #1 my appetite has increased. Read more

Made to Crave, chapter 18

Wednesday, June 13, 2012      6 comments

"Things Lost, Better Things Gained" Well, the title about says it all.....losing weight, losing food's control over my life, losing inches, losing the defeatism cycle but gaining soooooo much more! Health--mental, physical, emotional, and... Read more

Made to Crave, chapter 17

Thursday, June 07, 2012      4 comments

"The Very Next Choice We Make" reflection My favorite sentences in this chapter... "...we're always just one choice away from reversing all the progress we've made. I'm not saying victory isn't possible But victory isn't a place we a... Read more

June 5, 2012 Doctor appointment

Tuesday, June 05, 2012      13 comments

I am OFFICIALLY OFF ALL blood pressure medicines!!!!!! emoticon Read more

Made to Crave, chapter 16

Saturday, June 02, 2012      2 comments

"Why Diets Don't Work" reflection "Diets don't work for me. I seem to be able to sacrifice for a season and then I get tired of sacrificing....Then (I) slowly slip back into old habits. The weight creeps back on..." I could have writt... Read more

My June Goals

Wednesday, May 30, 2012      10 comments

#1- get outside and do something active every day. #2- drink no more than 2 Diet Pepsi per day, water the rest of the time. #3- maintain weight loss with portion control, good healthy choices, and exercise #4- do yoga at least 2x/week #5... Read more

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