Back again and starting all over again
Saturday, January 05, 2013      1 comments

Well, I am back, after a few months of health issues and time commitments that have undone everything I had accomplished - except my knowledge that I can get back to where I was and eventually reach my goals because I got there before and I know... Read more
Statistics - Finishing one year and Starting the Next
Sunday, January 01, 2012      1 comments

Welcome to 2012. Today I celebrate both my birthday and the start of a new year with new possibilities. To set the stage for this new year it is time to deal with some statistics and look at where 2011 started and where it ended. January ... Read more
What WAS I thinking - parts 1 and 2
Sunday, October 09, 2011      1 comments

Not much on any import, obviously. But I now have a few potential lessons learned. Part 1: I did my daily bootcamp exercises - 1 from the 28 day bootcamp workout series and 1 from the New You bootcamp workout series - and did a 4 Mile... Read more
Walking with Mom and Dad
Saturday, October 08, 2011      1 comments

As I was starting my morning Walk at Home session (the Leslie Sansone DVDs) I happened to look out the window and noticed that it was shaping up to be a beautiful day. I was wondering where I would take my outside walk when I remembered that i... Read more
I threw away some chocolate today
Wednesday, October 05, 2011      7 comments

Today is garbage day (well, really tomorrow is, but I put it out tonight since they come by early) and I threw away some chocolate. OK, it wasn't very good chocolate. That's why I hadn't eaten all of it. It was several partial bars of cho... Read more
Size 12 Jeans
Sunday, October 02, 2011      3 comments

I've been somewhat frustrated by the numbers I am seeing on my scale. For the last month I have been stuck between 185 and 180.5. The number goes up a bit and then it goes down and then it goes up and then it goes down and yesterday it went up... Read more
Accuracy in Reporting
Thursday, September 22, 2011      5 comments

I'm all about accurate reporting. As one of the managers who knew me best wrote in a letter of recommendation "customers love Joline's responsiveness, attention to detail and accurate reporting." That's just who I am. So you can imagine the f... Read more
Ready to Rumble
Wednesday, September 21, 2011      3 comments

I got my new leggings and I'm now ready to continue tackling those workouts without the distraction of fabric flapping on my thighs. Here are two pictures in my new workout gear. ... Read more
Odd Distraction
Wednesday, September 14, 2011      5 comments

OK, I know this is a sign of progress, but I find it an odd distraction anyway. When I exercise I wear leggings that fit me like a second skin, especially around the thighs. Or, at least, they used to. Now they are hanging somewhat loose and ... Read more
Today's Lessons
Tuesday, September 13, 2011      0 comments

The day is only halfway done and I've already learned several lessons from it. The overall lesson was that rollerskating to the library was probably not one of the better ideas I've ever had. A backpack full of books definitely chang... Read more
Strapping on those skates
Thursday, September 08, 2011      0 comments

I had fun today after I finished work. I went out for my first real session of rollerskating in nearly 3 decades. I actually skated for almost an hour. I suspect I'm going to be a bit sore tomorrow, but that won't stop me going out again. ... Read more
Landmark Events
Saturday, September 03, 2011      0 comments

I found a few landmarks on my weight loss journey today. As I was sorting through the box I had stuffed a bunch of clothes in to get them out of the way several months ago I found one of my former favorite pair of jeans. I had purchased them i... Read more
Chocolate Musings
Thursday, August 25, 2011      1 comments

(partial reposting from comment on Beyond Sugar Shock team board) I have had a bit of a revelation this week (learned through pain as many of these are). I LOVE chocolate, but for some time have followed the idea that if I was going to hav... Read more
Unexpected Consequence of Strength Training
Sunday, August 14, 2011      2 comments

I have a bad back. This is just one of my basic givens. I've had several bad falls and strange accidents and have strained my back many times. This means that sitting for long periods of time can be very unpleasant and I end up in a lot of pa... Read more
Lost and Found
Tuesday, August 02, 2011      0 comments

Lately I've had a few insights about things lost and things found. It starts with lost weight and found strength. I am nearly at my lowest weight in well over a decade, which means I have lost a significant amount of weight. To help mai... Read more

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