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Thursday, April 07, 2011      3 comments

My last blog entry was a year and a half ago and was a celebration that I had lost 75 pounds and was halfway to my goal. As I sit here today, I have gained 55 of that 75 pounds back and am balancing at the precipice of going over 300 pounds aga... Read more

Finally Half Way!

Thursday, December 11, 2008      6 comments

Well, I finally broke the holiday/business travel plateau and lost two pound this week which puts me at 64 pounds lost and over half way to my goal. Woohoo! I am super relieved. The plateau was getting frustrating.... Read more

Happy Thanksgiving

Sunday, November 30, 2008      5 comments

I hope all of my American friends had a Happy Thanksgiving. I visited family and took two days off of working out. But, as a result, I gained 5 pounds. Yuck. I worked out really hard today at the gym and will continue through the week in the... Read more

Could Use Some Prayers

Thursday, November 20, 2008      28 comments

Hi Goonies. I could really use some prayers. Many of you prayed for my mother when she had a freak accident and busted both of her legs. I so appreciate those prayers; she is still disabled but getting better everyday. I have been cari... Read more

Progress--11/15--Late weigh-in day

Saturday, November 15, 2008      6 comments

Well, I couldn't get to the gym on Thursday or Friday, so I am weighing in 2 days late this week. But, I lost four pounds which puts me at 60 pound lost total. Nice! And I looked at my goal tracker on the bottom of my Sparkpage and real... Read more

Progress--11/6--Weigh-in day

Thursday, November 06, 2008      4 comments

I lost 2 pounds this week which is a minor miracle. Halloween intersected with three major papers due this week and, as a result, I only worked out twice instead of my normal 6 days. I also indulged a little on Halloween, declaring it an offic... Read more

Progress--10/30--weigh in day!

Thursday, October 30, 2008      3 comments

Well, the new workout plans payed off--I lost 4 pounds this week! I'm feeling good. I worked out with the personal trainer this morning and tried some new cardio to see how my knee would hold up. I did pretty well. This afternoon, I had a fo... Read more

Progress--10/24 to 10/29--new workout

Wednesday, October 29, 2008      3 comments

Well, I met with the personal trainer at the gym last Thursday and Friday and he helped design new lower body and ab workouts. I really like them and hope to see a big weight loss this week. The routines are hard and I am feeling a bit of a bu... Read more

50 lb Party Here!

Thursday, October 23, 2008      24 comments

I lost two pounds this week and have finally reached the 50 pounds lost goal! I am ridiculously giddy! As a reward to myself, I ordered a Harry and David Fruit of the Month Club. I have always wanted to order a club and have fresh, tropical ... Read more

Progress--10/19

Sunday, October 19, 2008      3 comments

A great, Sunday! I got a massage to work out some of the sore muscles and walked all around a huge craft fair. I love seeing all of the great craft ideas. Plus, it was perfect weather--72 degrees and sunny with big puffs of white clouds. I f... Read more

Progress--10/18

Saturday, October 18, 2008      3 comments

Workout: I worked out from 12:30-2pm -Elliptical, 4 min interval training, 3.54 miles, 35 min, 419 cal -ab workout -wall squats and hamstring free weights -Stationary Bike, Quickstart Level 4, 8.85 miles, 35 min, 215 cal -extra do... Read more

Progress--10/17

Saturday, October 18, 2008      2 comments

Well, today was a good day. I got in some good cardio and felt more energetic. Thanks to everyone who was encouraging during my down week. I felt really positive today and feel like this is going to be the week that I get over the 50 pounds l... Read more

Progress--10/16--weigh-in day

Friday, October 17, 2008      5 comments

Thanks for the advice from yesterday's blog. I think maybe my body just needed a rest. I have really been pushing it hard, and I think it just rebelled a little. Today was the first day in a week that I felt good at the gym and got through ev... Read more

Progress--10/10 to 10/15

Wednesday, October 15, 2008      3 comments

Well, I have had a tough week. I am hoping some of you might have some tips. I haven't lost motivation--I am still looking forward to making the big 50 pound lost mark soon. And I haven't reached a plateau because my program is still working.... Read more

Progress--10/9--weigh in day

Thursday, October 09, 2008      3 comments

Good news, I weighed in and lost 4 pounds this week. For a grand total of 47 pounds lost (30 while on SP). I am so close to that 50 pound mark! My goal is to be really good this week so I lose the three pounds and can have a 50 pound party ne... Read more


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