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I have lost 30 pounds!

Thursday, February 26, 2015      10 comments

Never thought I would get here! I have actually lost 30 pounds. Despite the cold winter and I can't walk outside. I am now at my lowest in 20 years. Hurry up spring so I can break 200 pounds!... Read more

23 almost 24 pounds lost!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015      3 comments

Well the weight I gained back is gone again! Plus one pound more. I have been having councilling to help me with my stress. I now know that exercise isn't a frill or something that goes to the bottom of the pile behind everyone else. It is a lif... Read more

How Can I keep going?

Tuesday, January 06, 2015      1 comments

So as you can see by my posts, it's stop and start for me. Now since the end of October I have lost 15 pounds. It's January and I am tracking my food and exercising. But how do I keep it up for the long term? That's the question I grapple with e... Read more


Monday, September 01, 2014      2 comments

Didn't write down my food, didn't exercise, got stressed and gained 6 pounds. Starting again. As says: You are not behind Don't try to catfch up Jump in where you are. Starting over. Again ... Read more

I'm Back!

Thursday, August 07, 2014      1 comments

A year since I posted. Why did I quit using Sparkpeople? Because it took up time for a busy person? Because everyone else came first? Bad, bad reasons. This past March I began seeing a counselor for stress due to a number of family and profes... Read more

Walked in my first

Sunday, July 28, 2013      3 comments

I actually walked 3 km (2 miles) in my first "race" ever yesterday, the practice run for Run for the Toad. Lots of hills! I was sweaty at the end but did it. Now I have signed up for the actual walking part of the "Run for the Toad" . It is 25 k... Read more

Update to 10 years ahead

Thursday, April 25, 2013      2 comments

A member of my church told me this morning that she wil be 70 in a few weeks. She is my goal person. She is in great shape, full of good humor and hikes 10 km every weekend. Yes!... Read more

10 years ahead

Wednesday, April 24, 2013      2 comments

Next week I turn 60. I'm having a party and I have no bones about telling people I'm 60. Because 10 years ago, it looked like I wouldn't make it. In the last 10 years all my eating and no exercising sins caught up with me. High blood pressure, d... Read more

Woo hoo lost two pounds!

Sunday, March 17, 2013      4 comments

This week I lost two pounds. How did I do it? For me jumping on the scale is misery or joy or just a great big addiction. This week I put it under the bed and I didn't get on it from Sunday to Sunday. That's right, I weighed myself once a week. ... Read more

Why I want to lose weight.

Tuesday, March 05, 2013      1 comments

It's winter and the weight is not coming off. I know why but can't seem to kick the bad habits. On Sparkcoach today, I was asked in the video to think about why I want to lose weight. Well it's not to look good, though that is a great benefi... Read more

Stupid scale, I kicked it under the bed.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013      5 comments

Stupid scale, I kicked it under the bed. Working hard and it didn't budge. Fortunately, Spark Coach today was about that very problem. So here is my list of ways spark is working for me that isn't the number on a scale. I think some of this is t... Read more

Why am I letting a nasty person control my eating?

Thursday, February 07, 2013      9 comments

The other day my dieting buddy said to me, "I had to swallow a comeback to that person." I said, "And we do that literally! Eating when someone upsets or stresses us." I have a job where I have to be nice to a few people who feel it is their ... Read more

Pee when YOU want to! Sharing the miracle

Saturday, January 19, 2013      6 comments

One of the side effects of pregnancy, menopause, even weight gain and lack of exercise, is having to wear Poise pads because when you laugh or sneeze or even bend over or squat, you leak. It means not wanting to drink 8 glasses of water a day. M... Read more

One week later

Tuesday, January 08, 2013      3 comments

I am down three pounds. But more to the point, I stayed in my calorie range for two days AND one day I was even below my calorie range. Exercised for 45 minutes to an hour except Sunday. Not easy but not hard either. Goal for this week:... Read more

Scaling Down

Thursday, January 03, 2013      2 comments

I have a problem with the scale. It is not helping me lose weight. I jump on it every day and then feel good or bad depending on the result. I make a goal, then fail to reach it or sabotage myself and feel bad. For instance, in November, I sa... Read more

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