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Important numbers; 24 to 18 and 127/80 and no gain over break

Wednesday, April 14, 2010      2 comments

Great news. I was able to buy a size 18 pair of pants tonight! This is down from the size 24 I was wearing when I started in January. Although I did buy them in the women's section, it felt really good to be able to not just fit into them but... Read more

Plan to work, work your plan

Tuesday, March 09, 2010      0 comments

I'm in for a tough week this week because of lots of late nights at work, big meetings and tight deadlines, so the challenge this week with diet and exercise is how to stay on track even during a crazy week. Several of the articles and blogs I'... Read more

Spark People motivated me to try some new activities today

Saturday, March 06, 2010      1 comments

Today was the 5th annual Adventure Summit in Dayton, Ohio hosted by 5 Rivers Metro Parks and Wright State University. One of my reasons for wanting to lose weight and become more health is so that I can do more of the outdoor activities that I ... Read more

Jumping jacks, push-ups and crunches, oh my!

Saturday, March 06, 2010      0 comments

Today is day 4 of Jillian Michaels 30 Day shred. Several people on the site recommended it so I thought I would give it a try. Mixing up my workouts makes it more fun for me. OMG it is a butt kicker.... literally! (One of the moves is to try ... Read more

Big girl pants out > skinny jeans in

Wednesday, February 24, 2010      4 comments

Whoo Hoooo! I fit into my new pair of skinny jeans this morning. 2 sizes smaller that when I started. I also packed up a whole back of big girl pants (and other clothes i have "undergrown") so I can drop them off at the thrift store. I can't... Read more

10 minutes at a time

Tuesday, February 23, 2010      3 comments

I made a goal this week to do at least a 10 minute workout each day even if I was pooped out. Thanks to challenge from my 40 somethings with 50-99 to lose group I got the encouragement I needed to power through at the end of a long day. Force ... Read more

I am a Force of Nature

Sunday, February 21, 2010      0 comments

Several of the changes I've made are part of my routine now; no soda, lots of water, more fruits and veggies, no eating in front of the TV. I feel great that I've done these things. The big shift for me is that I think of food now as fuel for ... Read more

Commitment to exercise pays off!

Sunday, February 14, 2010      1 comments

I'm around week six on this journey and like many people, I lose a lot at first then is starts to taper off. Sometimes this can be discouraging (or maybe not at encouraging as I would like). However this time, I'm really looking at other meas... Read more

Snow Day!!!!

Tuesday, February 09, 2010      3 comments

No school today! Gonna go to the gym before I'm snowed in. Yeah!... Read more

Spontaneous Singing

Saturday, February 06, 2010      2 comments

A weird and wonderful thing happened this morning. I woke up early to do some clean up around the house and with out even knowing it I found myself spontaneously singing scales!?!? Why is this so weird and wonderful? I haven't felt like this ... Read more

Tough Week but SparkPeople helped me through!

Sunday, January 31, 2010      1 comments

This was a very tough and stressful week. No time to shop or prepare healthy meals. Thursday was especially tough. My emotional/stress eating habits really kicked in. I ate a lot of food at once and it wasn't especially nutritious but just t... Read more

Motivated thanks to BEKKASHAY

Wednesday, January 20, 2010      0 comments

Planned to go to gym tonight. Late work took longer than expected but I went to the gym anyway. Good for me! What kept me motivated? Reading a featured blog by BEKKASHAY about her tremendous success and determination. We both started at a si... Read more

Tough 2 days but victory in the end

Wednesday, January 13, 2010      0 comments

I've been sooo sick the last two days. To sick to exercise. And I had my husband bring me Panera for diner last night. Way to much sodium and calories. I really, really, really wanted that comfort food. Same thing today after work. The des... Read more

Pump Me Up Song of the Day

Monday, January 11, 2010      0 comments

"Best of Me" by Morningwood This song always gets me moving and in the mood to kick someone's butt. Today it was my own. emoticonRead more

Pump Me Up Song of the Day

Sunday, January 10, 2010      0 comments

Hot N Cold by Katy Perry Totally got me singing and dancing in the shower this morning. (Sorry for the scary visual) It also kind of reminds me of my hot and cold fried willpower.... Read more

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