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I found a bit more than a tan this summer...

Monday, August 24, 2015      7 comments

Summer has been fun, but a tan isn’t the only thing tagging along as we approach September. I also seem to have found a bunch of extra pounds, lost a lot of fitness, and turned my “sneak a cigarette every now and then” habit into, well, a... Read more

One Month Later: March Recap and April Goals

Friday, April 03, 2015      1 comments

March Results - Pounds lost: 4.7 Inches lost: 1" lost in my waist, hips and chest (bra strap area), and a 1/2" los in my belly and upper arm. Zero change in my thighs. Body Fat Percentage Change (taken with a hand-held device... Read more

March Goal Progress: patience and persistence

Monday, March 23, 2015      2 comments

I am very pleased with my decision to work with a trainer at the gym. She devised a circuit workout that is intended to keep my heart rate up for the duration of the strength based workout. It is challenging, but it feels great! I have settle... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts 100 days - Welcome March!

Sunday, March 01, 2015      6 comments

It has been a slow start to executing my 100 day challenge, but I feel very positive about the plan I have in place. I have a very supportive and inspiring group of women in my support circle, and I've hired a trainer at my local gym for 4 ses... Read more

Two quotes and a thought

Wednesday, February 11, 2015      2 comments

Todays musings are brought to you by two quotes and a thought: (1) Nothing changes if nothing changes, and (2) You have to get comfortable with being uncomfortable (3) What can I accomplish in 100 days? Every week I have good inte... Read more

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 Im thoroughly stuck where Im at, and need to push myself to the ne... Read more

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