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Memorial Day

Sunday, May 24, 2015      5 comments

As Memorial Day comes upon us, I am reminded that my cousin, Jeremy, gave his life in Iraq so that we could continue to be free. He will forever be my hero. I hope everyone reflects on those who we have this day set aside for. Remember our fa... Read more

Cinco de Mayo

Tuesday, May 05, 2015      2 comments

Today is May 5th and for the last two days I have been binge eating like crazy. I am sure it is because I am tired. I really should just go to bed and not allow myself to catch my second wind. And of course, once I do, what do I do to stay aw... Read more

April is here

Thursday, April 02, 2015      1 comments

It's April 2nd. I continue to deal with the rash. Can you believe that?! Eczema they tell me. A virus caused the flair. I am happy it is almost gone, but I hope it goes away soon so I can wear capris and shorts. I need to get some weight o... Read more

2015...so far? eh

Sunday, January 04, 2015      1 comments

It's four days into the new year and I continue to suffer with this body rash that will not go away. It makes any activity uncomfortable, especially sleeping and exercise. I am hopeful that it is starting to lessen (at least on my right arm). ... Read more

Mission: Zip up the dress

Sunday, September 21, 2014      6 comments

In just 13 days my son will get married. (It is not an overly happy time for me...long stressful story.) I finally found a dress Friday. It has been a difficult process for me, but I am happy to check that off my list. Now I need it to zip u... Read more

Getting back on track....

Saturday, January 25, 2014      4 comments

So after a month of feeling blah and eating junky, I am back on track for healthier eating and being. I cannot say I have been 100% on, but I certainly feel better than before and for that I am happy. I even went swimming for almost an hour to... Read more

Seeking consistency...

Saturday, January 11, 2014      4 comments

Has anyone seen mine? How about my willpower? That seems to be missing too. I thought I was doing good and had them both intact, but sadly I was wrong. What is the issue with me? I can go days and be on top of my game and then on thing push... Read more

Tough week

Thursday, August 08, 2013      9 comments

I have been like a whirlwind cleaning and purging my home of stuff the last two days. The stuff that I have accumulated is overwhelming and this cleaning is long overdue. While the two rooms I have concentrated on are not finished yet, they a... Read more

I WON!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013      11 comments

On January 7th of this year I entered into the Biggest Loser competition at work. Determined to do something this time (I only lost a few pounds the last time we did it), I stuck to good eating habits and tried hard. I have a bad habit of plat... Read more

I don't know my own strength

Sunday, April 14, 2013      7 comments

So today really tried me for making good choices. I attended a fashion show for my women's club. The brunch had a good share of protein choices, which I was very thankful for. It also had the typical carb fair. The waffles with whipped cream... Read more

Emotional Eater no more!

Monday, March 04, 2013      5 comments

I think I have finally turned a corner on my emotional eating. In the past I have always reached for food to "feed" the stress in my life. It's probably what contributed to the major part of my weight gain. I think having lost the 50 lbs thi... Read more

A Busy Week!

Sunday, February 24, 2013      2 comments

Today is my last day of winter vacation and I was reflecting on all I did this week. WOW was I busy! Here's a rundown: Saturday.....shopping trip (bought new dresses in the misses department in smaller size!!!), mall trip (bought new tv s... Read more

So close!

Saturday, October 27, 2012      6 comments

My original goal when I started at the weight loss clinic was to see under 200. This morning I weighed myself and was at 203.3! I have come so close, and then I go out and eat a damn chocolate bar and some chips. I am my own worst enemy. I h... Read more

Relay For Life

Monday, May 21, 2012      6 comments

Back in January I was at my women's club monthly meeting. The guest speaker that evening was a young woman from the American Cancer Society. She was there to discuss having the Relay For Life come to our town. I have participated in Relay For... Read more

New steps towards better health

Sunday, February 12, 2012      7 comments

This past fall my doctor recommended I see a weight management specialist. I put off calling for a while. On Tuesday, I had my consultation. I guess I was nervous because my blood pressure was out of control. I spent quite a bit of time talk... Read more


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