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Losing friends along with the pounds
Tuesday, January 17, 2012      11 comments

10 years ago, I lost 170# off of my body. And most of my "friends". As I lost weight, people's attitudes and behavior towards me were different. People who never had the time of day for me before all of a sudden wanted to talk or hang out (no... Read more
Great... now I'm hearing Dr. Phil in my head
Monday, January 16, 2012      1 comments

"So.... How's that workin' for you?" As a mental health professional, I'm somewhat torn between admiration for Dr. Phil and entertainment by him. But that phrase is true! We all tend to get into a routine in life, and go with it. ... Read more
What changes can 2 weeks bring?
Monday, January 16, 2012      2 comments

Today rounds out the first 2 weeks of work towards establishing new, HEALTHIER habits! "They" say that building a habit takes 5 weeks. "They" say that it takes 4 weeks for you to notice the change in your own body, 8 weeks for clos... Read more
Shopping tips from a Coupon Queen
Saturday, January 14, 2012      0 comments

So, I've been noticing several conversations on message boards and blogs about the COST of a healthy diet. I *may* have a suggestion or two that could help. See.... I'm a couponer. One of the crazy people you see at the store with their ad pa... Read more
Being "Courageous"
Saturday, January 14, 2012      2 comments

Did you see the recent movie, "Courageous"? If not, I can not recommend it enough (it comes out on DVD 1/17!!!). In it, a man is hit with the realities and griefs that life can throw your way, and decides he's not living up to his potential. ... Read more
Big NON-scale victory!
Friday, January 13, 2012      3 comments

This morning, I stepped up the pace on the elliptical and hit 2 miles during my 30 minute cardio session! I had the machine set to interval setting, putting 1/2 my work out in the resistance 8 level. This is a victory for me! Anyone who k... Read more
"I may be fat and out of shape, but I am determined!"
Thursday, January 12, 2012      2 comments

That's what I said to my trainer tonight near the end of a tough work out. I'd put in 31 minutes on the elliptical, only to meet with my trainer for 30 minutes of gravity machine strength training. And she kicked my butt! In 9 days, I've ... Read more
A tough workout
Tuesday, January 10, 2012      1 comments

Today was probably the toughest workout for me thus far (8 days!). I had a stressful day, sore back muscles, and a general case of the "Don't wanna's". But I went, checked my daughter into the kid's zone, and hit the elliptical. I wante... Read more
"If I was a contestant on 'Survivor', I'd die of a heart attack in the opening scene!"
Monday, January 09, 2012      0 comments

That's what my husband and I have joked about for the past 7 years we've watched the outdoor reality show. You know the scenes... the show host kicks the survivors out of the boat or off the helicopter... and leaves them to run, swim, hike vert... Read more
What a difference a week makes
Saturday, January 07, 2012      2 comments

Last weekend, I literally didn't move. All weekend. I spend last Friday night caring for a sick child, and didn't want to go anywhere Saturday. Which led to a holiday on Sunday spend snacking and sitting. Which led to a repeat on Monday. I ... Read more
A new first!
Thursday, January 05, 2012      2 comments

Not only did I do a cardio work out for the 3rd day in a row, but I also did 30 minutes of strength training with my trainer! I've never done that before! It was tough, but it left me SO PROUD! In my calorie range today. Got my work out... Read more
Little steps lead to BIG, GIANT steps!
Tuesday, January 03, 2012      0 comments

This morning, I drove thru McDonalds and told myself that small steps counted. I allowed myself to be proud of ordering a sandwich without hashbrowns. And moved on with my day. Then I went to the store and bought a few healthy staples, fo... Read more
A step, is a step.... is a step.... is a step
Tuesday, January 03, 2012      0 comments

I took a step. A couple of them, really. Small steps, but steps all the same. While rushing around this morning seeing clients after dropping my little one off, I was starving. The diet pepsi I'd brought wasn't quite cutting it. I stopped ... Read more
Starting at square 1..... again
Monday, January 02, 2012      1 comments

I feel like such a failure. How am I here again??? I work my butt off, lose some weight, only to lose momentum and slide right back into old habits. I tried re-starting several months ago, and had a good mind set. Then a co-worker commit... Read more
Health Update
Wednesday, October 06, 2010      3 comments

First of all... THANK YOU for the support that I've gotten. Appreciate it all! My heart continues to skip beats and it leaves me out of breath. I'm dizzy frequently and feel extremely run down. Yes, my sodium was low. But I've upped my ... Read more

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