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Tulsa Townie Bicycle Ride
Okay, first I have to say that I KNOW that some of you runners, etc, will not appreciate this...perhaps scoff (in a nice Sparkpeople way, of course) at my mere 8 miles, but... Read more
One Year On Maintenance!!
Today, March 13, is my one year on maintenance anniversary! Wow. I mean, really, wow! It does not seem possible....I am attaching two pictures, taken almost 2.5 yrs apart at about the same place at Disney's Animal Kingdom in Florida. The se... Read more
Coach Nicole's 28-Day Bootcamp DVD
What a nice opportunity to get to preview this DVD!! As usual, Coach Nicole is personable, knowledgeable in her area, and cute as a button!! I found the workout to be well done...good warm up, cool down, and the bigger part of exercise, of cou... Read more
What a difference two years can make!
Two years ago today, at 271 lbs, I was preparing to begin on a new diet. I had been told a few weeks before that I was an "early diagnosed" diabetic. I had taken the classes but had not seen much change in my dieting attempts over the last 30 ... Read more
VACATION - The Difference Two Years Made
We just got home from a vacation in the beautiful (and cool-wear-a-jacket weather) of the northwestern states of Washington and Oregon! The weather was amazingly different from the over 100 degrees of here at home!! I also couldn't help but com... Read more
What is this???? Did SP get a backlog of messages and have to send several at once?? Why do I have all these emails?? Wow....motivator of the day?! I didn't even know there WAS one!! And here I have all these wonderful notes of encouragemen... Read more
Reached My Goal! Now HALFWAY There!!
That is me in the chair!!
Okay, I know that is a strange title, but it reflects my thinking... Read more
Why Cross the Finish Line???
A member of the church where I work came in today, having not seen me in several months... I got a very nice jaw-dropping "I didn't recognize you!" and several minutes of how did you do it, etc. She left but came right back to tell me that I sh... Read more
Crying in the Dressing Room...
Okay, I have done it before...tears in my eyes as I look at the 1x, 2x, 3x's on my lumpy body 115 lbs ago.....you know how it is....nothing ever looks the way it looks on the hanger....and why in the world can't they make clothes that are STYLIS... Read more
One YEAR - 110 Pounds!!
ONE YEAR AND 110 POUNDS LATER
The picture of me in the chair, watching our oldest daughter play with... Read more
Back From the Florida Keys!
Well, other than the fact that Key West had a record LOW of 49 degrees while we were there and we didn't get out of jackets until the next to the last day, we had a great t... Read more
Lost a 103 lb "Old Lady"
This week I celebrated eleven months on my new lifestyle eating program!! That's what I call it in my brain...I will say diet to people, but I KNOW that if it isn't part of a lifestyle change, it will not stay off!! As of a week ago, I went ov... Read more
Oh, my! I am sorta in print!
The eating plan I am on is a diabetic diet from Prevention magazine. They interviewed me a few weeks ago for a new weight-loss website. They did a pretty good job but didn't mention Sparkpeople, which I gave a bunch of credit to...don't know w... Read more
Bein' TOUGH!! - Not Letting the SCALE Push Me Around!!
Got on the scale for my weekly weigh-in this morning, and it was exactly the same as last week - for a minute there, I was really disappointed...then I got a little angry! Yes, I know that beast is an inanimate object...but then I thought abou... Read more
Happy to be "overweight" ?? !! ?? !!
Yep, this morning I did the happy dance on the scale as I hit the point where the BMI tells me I am "overweight" and not "obese"!!! Whoda thunk it!! ME, glad to be overweight!!! - but, if you are anything like me, you feel the same about that ... Read more