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Surgery consult on Monday.... fingers crossed
I have an appointment to consult a plastic surgeon on Monday morning. I'm nervous. Beyond nervous... I'm kind of a wreck. Perhaps I'm putting too much weight on this one man's opinion. But I feel like I have a lot riding on it.
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**lightbulb!** Regaining weight is NOT failing!
When I was a kid, I often worked along side my dad (hardest worker I've ever met!). He would tease me, always saying the same thing... "She's like a donkey. The closer we get to the end, the faster she goes!" It never failed to make me laugh... Read more
Consistency... NOT Perfection
I don't think the scale has caught up to my body yet. I see/feel changes in the past week that are NOT being reflected on the scale.
According to the SCALE, I have lost 3 pounds in the past 2 weeks.
According to my clothes, my eyes, ... Read more
Even "success stories" have bad days
I've never seen myself as a success story regarding weight loss. Never. Yes, I've lost 182#, but I tend to focus on the 70 or so excess pounds still to go. I'm kind of a glass half empty kind of girl. ... Read more
The "Resolutionists" at the gym
I get to the gym whenever I can make time in my day. It differs from day to day, unlike a lot of people at my gym who seem to have a routine. Yesterday I went in the late afternoon and it was BUSY! Nearly every piece of cardio equipment in th... Read more
Forgive me as I Digress... I really do have a point
A few days ago, I was working out with some AMAZING women I've been blessed to meet at my gym through my trainer, Sarah. And I have to admit... it is such a blessing to laugh at ourselves in an environment filled with love, support, and underst... Read more
Forgiving and Loving "that girl" in the Mirror
I have read and re-read my last blog entry several times. I find it amazing that this particular blog post received so much feedback, because it was an uncomfortable post to put out there. It was an acknowledgment of something I've been avoidi... Read more
WHY I am doing this
"I am not trying to be a super model".
I have said this so many times lately. In response to people's questions about my weight loss goals. In response to my physician's inquiry about why I want my excess skin removed from my tummy area... Read more
Maybe my recent "relapse" was a GOOD thing
On October 29, I hit my yearly goal of losing 70#. And I spent the next couple weeks just maintaining. Then the holidays hit. I basically spent 6-8 weeks slipping into some old habits. I still did a lot of strength training, but little cardi... Read more
Forgiving myself and moving on towards new goals for 2013
For the past 6-8 weeks, I have not been taking good care of myself. I've been strength training sporadically, and cardio has been non-existent. And my eating habits have been getting progressively worse. The result? I gained back over 5# of ... Read more
My cup overflows
Today we took our daughter to the Central WA fair. In spite of a couple rough moments, we had a blast. I am continually amazed at my increased participation in life with my more mobile body.
This is what some people in my life don't und... Read more
A picture made me cry
So today, I ran across this picture of my daughter and I last Halloween. It made me cry:
What makes this so sad to me, is I remember my husband posting that pic on FB a... Read more
Back to the basics
For the past month or two (since my miscarriage) I have been eating the same foods as always, but I have not been tracking. I have been exercising, but not as frequently. I have been losing weight, but not much. Yes, I see a correlation.
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A small victory
I am now closer to 200# than to 300#. I don't know why beating the 250# means something to me, but it does. It's been several years since I've actually been UNDER the weigh limit on many household items I use (chairs, step stools, etc). but n... Read more
What a difference!
This weekend, my hubby and I drove to Seattle for a romantic weekend getaway. We parked the van at the hotel, and walked, walked, walked! Everywhere we wanted to go, we walked. And I managed just fine!
A couple things I noticed:
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