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JMOSESRN
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Hiking the Appalachian Trail
Saturday, September 05, 2015      5 comments

A log term goal of mine is to hike a large section if not ALL of the Appalachian Trail. Today, with my father and two youngest kids, I spent about 6 hou... Read more
Still in the Fight
Thursday, September 03, 2015      5 comments

It's been a LONG time between blog entries, but I'm still here. I slipped back over 200 pounds when I let life's pressures and financial set backs weigh ... Read more
Event Horizon - Healthy Shopping
Friday, January 16, 2015      10 comments

I am so excited I am in tears. It sounds like such a small thing, but my husband just offered to plan a healthy menu with me before we go shopping. Don't get me w... Read more
Recovering Food Addicts Want You to Know
Thursday, January 08, 2015      14 comments

Emotional eater, chronic overeater. Call it what you will. I prefer Recovering Food Addict because it implies the depth of my struggle, but that I AM fighting it. And the pe... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts The New "Before"
Tuesday, January 06, 2015      107 comments

This is me after losing well over 100 lb. I have gained back a few pounds over the Holidays and was becoming discouraged. I was losing my momentum. This new challenge to lose... Read more
5k? Who would have thought ...?
Sunday, November 30, 2014      6 comments

I can't help looking back today. Reflecting, marvelling at how far I have come... Two years ago I a... Read more
I Believe in Magic
Tuesday, August 05, 2014      6 comments

After 44 years of soul searching, my husband has finally decided what he wants to be when he grows up. He has delivered newspapers, made pizza, run various cash registers, sold video rentals, worked in every major fast food outlet in the ... Read more
Lost My Spark
Sunday, May 18, 2014      4 comments

I literally, on the way home from work a little over a week ago, lost my spark. My precious spark tracker fell off somewhere in the woods as I was hurrying home after a 12 hour shift. I have retraced my steps numerous times, but it just seems ... Read more
On the importance of Using
Monday, April 07, 2014      4 comments

I have struggled as my weight loss journey progressed with learning to take a compliment. My strategy ? Deflect. Its all thanks to my supportive family and friends. Couldn't have done it without SparkPeople. My Spark Activity tracker got me... Read more
Aaand She's Gone
Saturday, February 22, 2014      13 comments

I weighed 122 pounds on my wedding day. I look back at the pictures now and see that I was rail thin. But my self image at the time was terrible. Years of yo-yo dieting and low self esteem had taken their toll and I felt bloated and ugly no m... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts The Story So Far (video blog)
Friday, January 24, 2014      17 comments

A look at my weight loss experience... Read more
Distortion Dilema
Saturday, January 11, 2014      7 comments

At 199 pounds I still have 40-50 pounds to lose before I reach my goal weight. I have no doubt that I can and will reach my goal. I have already lost well over a hundred pounds so its just a matter of putting in the time and effort. S... Read more
If We Make it Through December...
Thursday, December 05, 2013      12 comments

My husband likes to bring up the lyrics of that old country song that our Moms used to hum when times got tough. If we make it through December...Everything's gonna be alr... Read more
The Long Explore
Saturday, November 16, 2013      9 comments

I have reaped a wonderful and unexpected benefit in my journey to fitness. Being outside walking hiking and climbing my way to a hundred pound loss has led me to a new familiarity with the nearby woods and back roads. I have been able to see and... Read more
New Heights - New Beginnings
Monday, November 04, 2013      5 comments

November marks the start of "Phase 2" of my fitness program. I am down more than 100 pounds. I am 50 pounds from my goal weight. I have developed the habit of... Read more

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