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Changed my focus, Exceeded my goal!
Thursday, March 22, 2012      4 comments

I have been trying to hit 2.5 miles on the elliptical (set to interval) in 30 minutes. I have been gaining and increasing my distance, but just barely missed it by .01 miles on Tuesday. So I decided on a new strategy yesterday. Rather tha... Read more
I'm an inspiration??? Are you sure you called the right number???
Sunday, March 18, 2012      7 comments

Today my cell phone rang, and it was a girlfriend I don't see too often, but keep in contact with on FB. She said she wanted to call and say "Thank you" for inspiring her to get back to the gym and join her gym's 12 week challenge. This girl i... Read more
Sometimes I forget I used to be 140# heavier (pics)
Saturday, March 17, 2012      9 comments

It's been about 11 years since I changed my life. At 27 years old, and 420#, I was sick. Malignant hypertension, pre-diabetic, and living with constant and severe joint pain. My nearly 5'5" frame was so tired. I was eating myself to death. ... Read more
Passed the 25# mark!
Thursday, March 15, 2012      6 comments

In 10 weeks, 2 days, I have lost 25.4 pounds. I am extraordinarily proud of this. Not only did I lose that amount of weight, but I did it the RIGHT way. I KNOW that it was fat I lost, not muscle. How do I know? Because I have more muscle on... Read more
2.41 miles!
Monday, March 12, 2012      6 comments

That was my distance on the elliptical today in exactly 30 minutes. I pushed to reach that. I was drenched in sweat and feeling the burn. But I did it. I remember about 2 months ago, being SO PROUD of hitting 1.80 miles in that time fr... Read more
Blood results and a bouncy house accident
Saturday, March 10, 2012      3 comments

I got my lab work results in the mail today. I'm not surprised to see that both my B12 levels and my iron levels are low.... I've been treated for pernicious anemia off and on for years. It also explains my dizzy spells. Hopefully resuming me... Read more
Stress, Stress, and more Stress
Thursday, March 08, 2012      5 comments

What. A. Week. SO THANKFUL today is my Friday. There are some financial stressors / job issues coming up for us. And my job this week encompassed the fall out of a murder on Tuesday (I'm a mental health case manager). I have been overw... Read more
30 minutes on the elliptical.... then 4 hours of painting
Tuesday, March 06, 2012      6 comments

That was my work out yesterday. I. AM. SORE!!!! I wasn't PLANNING to paint my dining/living rooms, but the stars aligned so I was dog & child free for the afternoon, with no clients booked, so I dove right in. But I am so sore today!!! ... Read more
Ok! Fine! So Crystal Light does NOT count as water!
Saturday, March 03, 2012      8 comments

I saw my Dr today (Yes, on a Saturday! Wierd, I know). I've been having some dizziness with posture changes, seeing "stars" at times during cardio, and my trainer said my lips look a bit blue when starting a whole body work out (like boxing). ... Read more
Sore but PROUD today
Friday, March 02, 2012      4 comments

I have burned 3065 calories so far this week... PLUS have had 2 strength sessions. I worked with my trainer in the gravity gym yesterday and I am SORE today. But proud. I know I worked my body hard this week, but I survived and know that I'm ... Read more
Gyms should NOT be lined with mirrors
Tuesday, February 28, 2012      7 comments

It's just mean. First.... I started the day with the scale finally moving. I hit the 20# mark! Yay! It was a good way to start the day. 20 pounds gone. I've worked my arse off for it!!! Later, at the gym, I did my 30 minutes on th... Read more
Stupid scale will NOT MOVE!
Sunday, February 26, 2012      2 comments

I have had several non-scale victories this week. I KNOW that my body is changing. I feel it. I see it. My trainer did measurements on Tuesday, and I'd lost over 6 inches from my hips in the past 3 weeks. My face looks thinner this last wee... Read more
New favorite food
Friday, February 24, 2012      4 comments

This is probably a strange blog entry, but I am seriously excited about this find! We LOVE tacos in this house. LOVE. Beef tacos, chicken tacos, black bean tacos, etc. Love them. I cook in the crockpot a lot, and have many crockpot taco... Read more
Jan to Feb change... with pics!
Thursday, February 23, 2012      7 comments

FRONT PICS January February SIDE PICS January ... Read more
Tuesday, February 21, 2012      8 comments

On January 4th, my brand new trainer took some measurements. I was mortifiied... humiliated as she reached around me with her tape measure. Her kindness helped ease the blow, when she matter-of-factly stated, "Hips are 60.5 inches" and moved o... Read more

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