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And I Begin Again

Saturday, November 15, 2014      5 comments

Yesterday, a couple of quotes really hit home for me: "success is not an accident... Success is not going to come find you. Let this be the moment where you chose to turn it all around." ~Jen Widerstrom "Actually, I just woke up one d... Read more

The Road to Gladiator Challenge - The Discipline Factor

Monday, August 11, 2014      2 comments

emoticon The scale was certainly not my friend this morning (after coming back from a 10 day vacation). However, a... Read more

The Road to Gladiator Challenge 1

Friday, August 01, 2014      3 comments

First of all...WOW, am I out of shape!! I am on vacation in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, and decided it was time for a run. I planned a run 3 min/walk 1 minute interval, and off I went. I found the meaning of "take a back road" on this run: ... Read more


Friday, July 25, 2014      4 comments

I started losing myself mid-March. My Dad's drinking had reached a crisis point (for the second time in so many years), and his hospitalization and subsequent health problems were the start of it all. My Mom, also in poor health, was left ... Read more

Life Got In The Way

Wednesday, June 11, 2014      8 comments

Life got in the way of my best laid plans: My Dad got very sick in mid-March and continues to recover in a nursing home. My Mom, who suffers her own health issues, remains at home, now needing more assistance with Dad out of the house. My son... Read more

10 Week Plan Goals: Time To Turn Up The Heat

Sunday, April 13, 2014      4 comments

I'm a little late coming up with a plan for a 10 week weight loss challenge (Beyond The Scale 2), as one week is pretty much done, but better late than never!! Weight loss goal: Lucky 13! I started at 192, and my goal is to blow out of th... Read more

Delayed Gratification

Wednesday, February 26, 2014      6 comments

I recently shared a story with my Spark Team about a tactic that my boss has been using with great success. Whenever she thinks she wants to purchase an item, she types it into a memo on her phone, and keeps an ongoing "wish list." This works in... Read more

A Different Path

Tuesday, February 25, 2014      2 comments

Boy does this say it all! It isn't that one, big decision to throw in the towel; it is all those quiet, little moments when you just don't have it in you to keep pushing.... Read more

Who Is Holding Me Back?

Wednesday, February 19, 2014      5 comments

"Ignore the doubters and unhealthy examples that were once feeding you" - This really spoke to me today. I've been working toward a healthy lifestyle for long enough that ... Read more

Getting Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable

Monday, February 03, 2014      15 comments

What can I accomplish if I "lean in," breathe, and just try to adjust to the non-comfort zone? This week I will attempt to get comfortable being uncomfortable. I realize that Iím thoroughly stuck where Iím at, and need to push myself to the ne... Read more

Fresh Start?

Wednesday, November 20, 2013      6 comments

I went to the Doctor today for a physical, after having been away for several years. When I last had blood work done, I was 20 pounds heavier, not much of an exerciser, and was put on Cholesterol meds. At some point, I ran out of the prescript... Read more


Wednesday, November 06, 2013      6 comments

A teammate posted this advice from Chantell Johnson (from Extreme Weight Loss): ďTo those seeking nutrition advice from me... This is my answer. Stop worrying about what you should eat and start worrying about what you ARE eating. Self reflecti... Read more

Get Out Of My Way

Wednesday, October 30, 2013      6 comments

Obstacles. Iím tired of avoiding obstacles; Iím going to start climbing over them. I recently got very upset with a close friend for mocking my desire to avoid r... Read more

October Plan

Tuesday, October 01, 2013      8 comments

October Plan: Strength Training: I am bringing down my pie in the sky ideas for strength training (the need for an expensive system, new and exciting equipment, or complicated diagrams), and focusing on keeping it simple, and forming a fi... Read more

Find A Way

Thursday, September 26, 2013      6 comments

I love that Biggest Loser Challenge 23 (BLC23) has a theme of "Find a Way." In my previous blog, I talked about my mantras being "be excuseless" and "do it afraid" for the next 12 weeks. "Find A Way" is the perfect addition to my mantra's for ... Read more

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