If you don't have a smile, I'll give you one of mine.
Smiling is infectious,
You can catch it like the flu.
Someone smiled at me today,
And I started smiling too.
My journey took a detour this past week. I think that Darth Vader was trying to coax me over to the dark side! Then someone... Read more
Self-Pity -- Take 3 - Day 2
I am having a day of mixed-up emotions and I'm not sure exactly how I feel today. There are things I'm proud of today -- I walked for 30 minutes on the treadmill last night for the first time. I have a client training today that should be a sl... Read more
Day 1 - Take 3 - Realizations
I have come to the realization that losing weight is a lot tougher than quitting smoking was. Like with most diets, I'm great out of the gate, but I start to lose momentum and then I start justifying to myself why I'm slipping until I'm to the ... Read more
Tired & Unmotivated Day 13
I have been on the go all day today. Started things off ok, but as the day progressed, my eating went way out of control and I didn't even care that I didn't get in my walk today.
I have been on and off the scale so many times this week ... Read more
Rainy days and Lonely Nights - Day 12
Sounds like the start of bad country and western song!
It is raining here today and I am having a very slow day at work. The weather is matching my mood today. I worked a 13 hour day yesterday, was eating dinner last night at 11:00 and ... Read more
Dancing & Youth -- Day 11
Because of the Bring It On challenge and being a member of the Sparkettes, my mind has been on dancing. I danced last night to one of my favorite songs. By the end of the song, I was a bit winded, my legs felt a little rubbery, and I probably ... Read more
Ditto -- Day 10
I've been keeping tabs on the team today and all I can say is ditto to my blog from yesterday. Ditto, Ditto, Ditto!
These women never cease to amaze me!
... Read more
Treasures of Friendship -- Day 9
My journal isn’t really about me today. It is mostly about a team of extraordinary women who have made a commitment to themselves and to each other to take this journey together with support, inspiration, and love.
Today we started up the ... Read more
Doing what I can -- Day 8
“I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do. What I can do, I should do. And what I should do, by the grace of God, I will ... Read more
Lazy Sunday -- Day 7
With the sky so blue and the sun so bright, today was a lazy Sunday. With no workout scheduled, no kids to watch, my husband in his quiet world today and I in mine, I just spent today doing things in my own time, at my own pace.
I finish... Read more
Temptations & Observations -- Day 6
Since I have recommited myself to making this change six days ago, I have really started to notice all of the tempations that we are faced with every day. Before, I would have given into these temptations. This week, my will has been stronger.... Read more
The battle with my body -- Day 5
Which is stronger -- my will or my body? While my eating habits aren't perfect yet, I have made progress. My water intake has quadrupled. I'm not eating as much junk food as I use to. I'm not going to McDonald's all the time. These items ha... Read more
Inner Voices -- Day 4
My journal today is one of angels and demons. It is of the little voices we hear in our head. Mine have been very talkative today.
On one side, you have the angel, telling me that when I get home tonight, I will jump on the treadmill an... Read more
Laughter Through Tears Day 3
Today has been very hard. We said goodbye to the kids and put them on a plane. There were a lot of tears and a lot of laughter during our last hours together. I am grateful to be married to a wonderful man who took today off knowing how much ... Read more
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Day 2 - Commitments
This is the second day since I decided to re-commit myself to losing this weight. My emotions got the better of me yesterday. More than once I found myself stopping in the kitchen for something to eat everytime I got up to do something. Sever... Read more