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Feel like I've hit a turning point!
Thursday, September 29, 2016      13 comments

AND IT'S ALL GOOD! ISAIAH 58:11 I might add; feeling fit for the first time in over a year as I've pushed thro... Read more
Goodbye August. WELCOME! September!
Thursday, September 01, 2016      18 comments

I'm really HAPPY TO BE HERE, back under goal at 133.8#! Finally! It's been months! I began in March with a month of inventory and planning. I initiated a new plan in April. Worked through ups and downs and tweaked along the way. S... Read more
Training for Two! Step by step with GGS and Sugar:
Tuesday, August 23, 2016      19 comments

Yep, TWO, it's time. I think I'm safe in saying he's (GGS) the only one in the family to accomplish this. For those of you that don't know, Sugar is a rescue. She's 8 now but still very timid and has difficulty bonding. This was a spec... Read more
BYE JULY, HELLO AUGUST! I'm STILL here!
Tuesday, August 02, 2016      18 comments

emoticon I've changed my mind and doing the July to August blog; it's good for my soul. I need the introspection... Read more
By Special Request-Picture, Ginger Plant
Tuesday, August 02, 2016      16 comments

This spring I learned on one of my teams that you can grow ginger in a pot; even using grocery store ginger root. You want one that looks "fresh" and has "eyes" like a potato ready to sprout. Basically you plant them like irises with the root ... Read more
Where There's A Will . . . there's a way!
Sunday, July 24, 2016      26 comments

This past week with the heat index close to 100 almost every day has been a real challenge to me. I just can't handle being out in the heat. Actually my walking partner, Sugar, can't either when it's this hot. Even when I did an early morning... Read more
JUNE to JULY:Sentenced to another month of accountability!
Friday, July 01, 2016      16 comments

If you are new to joining me on this personal challenge; you might want to back up one or two blogs. The June blog has a good summary of this journey that began in April as well as adjustments to goals for June. June was a successful mo... Read more
A Seasoned "Maintainer", Why in the world would this morning's weigh in surprise me?!
Wednesday, June 15, 2016      16 comments

Those of you that know me, know that I had some health challenges start last year at this time and life changed considerably. In my 10th year of maintaining, new challenges were presented to maintenance too; both my strength and stamina were ... Read more
May to June: Progress Report, NSV's and Why I Don't Like Weighing!
Wednesday, June 01, 2016      29 comments

This personal challenge began in March 2016. From March I learned enough to establish 8 goals for April and they helped me narrow to just 4 goals for May. I do know what works for me; it's not my first rodeo. I've continued this accountab... Read more
MUTT STRUT-What fun! Come walk with us, picture blog.
Saturday, May 14, 2016      19 comments

You'll see a few typos; please excuse that. This was Sugar and my first Humane Society Mutt Strut; hope to do it again! Enjoy: ... Read more
Spring Forward! Accountability and Consistency work!
Sunday, May 01, 2016      20 comments

In my March 1, blog, I established 8 goals. Of the 8, I only met 4. Yet, I consider it a good month because it's reinforced where I need to focus and my weight was up mid month but then started back down. I stopped the backslide and started "Apr... Read more
I'll get there with a little help from my friends!
Thursday, April 28, 2016      14 comments

I have a priceless group of friends here and I'd asked them to help me be accountable at the beginning of April. I was struggling with MAINTENANCE and felt I needed accountability. They have been terrific, responding daily to my STATUS--the ro... Read more
I'm almost back and have my puppy back 2
Tuesday, April 19, 2016      12 comments

Start at my previous blog. Hoping the problems this morning are just length. First I have to warm the water. Next, I set up: The new p... Read more
I'm Almost Back and Have My Puppy Back!
Tuesday, April 19, 2016      7 comments

Those of you that are here often know Sugar; she's a sweet rescue dog that I've had 7 years now. Pitiful when I adopted her; but bloomed; now, heart of my heart. ... Read more
EYE OPENER and the extra ACCOUNTABILITY of posting on my status IS helping!
Wednesday, April 06, 2016      16 comments

Today is my first Wednesday weigh in, in April, 6 days into my April goal plan and it has far exceeded my expectations. Posting my daily calories and fitness minutes has given me the extra push I need. Tired is not an acceptable excuse not to ... Read more

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