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Surgery consult on Monday.... fingers crossed

Friday, January 18, 2013      28 comments

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. You ca... Read more

**lightbulb!** Regaining weight is NOT failing!

Thursday, January 17, 2013      16 comments

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

Tuesday, January 15, 2013      17 comments

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

Sunday, January 13, 2013      21 comments

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

Thursday, January 10, 2013      18 comments

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

Wednesday, January 09, 2013      21 comments

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

Monday, January 07, 2013      27 comments

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

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts WHY I am doing this

Sunday, January 06, 2013      239 comments

"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

Saturday, January 05, 2013      7 comments

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

Tuesday, January 01, 2013      8 comments

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

Sunday, September 30, 2012      3 comments

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

Thursday, September 27, 2012      9 comments

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

Tuesday, September 25, 2012      2 comments

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. ... Read more

A small victory

Friday, September 14, 2012      7 comments

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!

Monday, September 10, 2012      5 comments

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: 1)... Read more


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