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Hanging on and learning while on the roller coaster

Saturday, December 05, 2015      5 comments

Many know that things have personally been stressful for me but I am working on how I respond to that stress. I've been working on getting out of that stressful and frustrating situation but it is not easy. Thank goodness for the unending suppo... Read more

It doesn't matter what size you are... Love yourself, love your body!

Thursday, August 20, 2015      5 comments

I've had to re-fall in love with myself and my body (not in a narcissistic way, but in a not beating myself up and putting myself kind of way). Just because you love yourself and your body, does not mean you can not strive for changes and impro... Read more

Wedding date shift 7 months earlier leads to a shift in focus

Wednesday, July 01, 2015      5 comments

Our wedding date got moved up 7 months for a whole host of reasons (cost, wanting to have children before I get too much older, ect). We were initially going to have our wedding this coming April, giving me plenty of time to get down to my goal... Read more

Reflection so far on the BLC and goals for the remainder of the challenge

Tuesday, March 24, 2015      7 comments

Having a group of supportive people on the Honey Badger team how also push you to succeed has been invaluable. All of the smaller challenges can get overwhelming to keep track of, but they always provide ways to challenge yourself and help with... Read more

Balancing a new job with a healthy lifestyle

Wednesday, March 11, 2015      8 comments

I have been struggling since I started my job 4 weeks ago. At first it was the stress of starting a new job and having no clue what I was doing that was stressing me out and throwing me off track. I was snacking too much, out of stress and nerv... Read more

My hobby (and pretty new small business)

Sunday, January 04, 2015      9 comments

I love playing board games and table top role playing games.... And also love crafts, including doing ar... Read more

From triumph to heartbreak to trying to find myself.... after a pretty catastrophic knee injury/diag

Friday, June 07, 2013      12 comments

I've went from the high of finishing my first half marathon, and under the time i had set for myself (finished in 2 hr 22 min) but in a lot of knee pain (a knee injury flairing even with it taped and braced) to being told 2 days later I had to s... Read more

The journey of losing 95 pounds and reaching my goal weight!!

Sunday, January 13, 2013      29 comments

I am still trying to process the fact that I am at goal weight, and no longer need to lose weight. I am down 95 pounds, several jeans sizes (from a tight 18 to a comfy 2), 41.5 inches (and didnít start taking measurements until I had already lo... Read more

Goal weight!!! (95 pounds gone!)

Tuesday, January 08, 2013      17 comments

Yes, this morning I actually passed just below that number of 125 pounds on the scale that seemed so elusive when I started SparkPeople in March of '11. 95 pounds gone! It still hasn't really set in, and maintenance scares me like none other atm... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts 82 pounds gone! Then and now and the changes in between.

Saturday, November 03, 2012      180 comments

The last 20 months or so have been crazy!!! I'm down 82 pounds to 138 pounds from my starting weight of 220 pounds. I have lost a LOT of inches too. My body has changed drastically and I can physically do so much more so much easier than before ... Read more

Beating ourselves up mentally and emotionally (learning to love ourselves)

Tuesday, October 02, 2012      9 comments

Why are we SO hard on ourselves? Why do we sometimes say horribly mean and sometimes mentally and emotionally abusive things to ourselves? Would we tolerate this from someone else? The sad thing is, I used to tolerate others treating me like thi... Read more

6 months ago, currently, and 6 months from now

Sunday, September 02, 2012      10 comments

Six months ago I was slowly losing weight but hating and definitely struggling with working out. I was also struggling with food choices, even avoiding tracking my food as I didnít want to face the fact of just how bad what I was eating was. I ... Read more

Short-term goals

Thursday, August 30, 2012      3 comments

I am working on focusing more on non-weight related goals for the next few weeks since I have been blowing through my weight loss goals like crazy. I will probably expand these into my goals for the month of sept, along with adding in a weight ... Read more

When All Doubt is Removed

Tuesday, August 14, 2012      8 comments

If you would have asked me 6 months ago if I liked working out, I would have probably sugar coated it and told you ummÖ not my favorite thing (when I reality I dreaded it and viewed it as an evil necessary chore). After consistently working ou... Read more

I Have Given Myself The Best Birthday Present I Could.

Sunday, August 05, 2012      5 comments

Iíve given myself the best birthday present I know ofÖ the gift of a healthier lifestyle. Am I at my goal weight? Nope, and got a ways to goÖ but in the past year Iíve definitely made some progress: Weight lost: 34.8 pounds Inches lost (... Read more

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