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Well, life has a way of throwing a curve ball. This past week there was a parole hearing for one of the men responsible for my little brother's death. This man was paroled after serving 7 years of his sentence. I forgive him, but still struggle... Read more
Starting a new streak!!
Finally! The scale is moving in the right direction. . .down! I believe I've had weight loss for 2 weeks in a row. A new streak, one that I want to continue! I'm still have many challenges, but I have not given up. I will keep trying. I really l... Read more
Not giving up!!!!,
So, my intentions were to track, track, track this week. I was not successful. I gained weight too. :( The good news is that although I didn't meet my goals this week I did have some success. The holidays always involve a lot of food, treats, et... Read more
Baby Steps. . . are still steps forward!!
I'm trying to track food and fitness daily. Have I done that? Well, not totally, but I'm trying. I have tracked a few meals . . . baby steps. Today, is a new day and I can start again, and will this morning. Breakfast tracked! Shoveling snow, d... Read more
Raising the Bar
I've decided after a very rough week, that I need to do something to raise the bar and help me get back on track. This is such a rough time of year for me. In 2005, my younger brother was killed in a robbery where he worked. We had a funeral on... Read more
Still trying. . .and not expecting perfection.
The reality is that I'm not going to be perfect and that's okay. I'm going to keep trying even on rough days. I have a goal and as long as I keep moving forward it is still a forward motion. I have already found some things that I love about the... Read more
I should be closer to my goal by now, but am really struggling and have had several setbacks. I've gained some weight back (but am now losing again). Controlling my food choices and staying on track are really difficult for me right now. It seem... Read more
Spinning my wheels, but not going anywhere!
I'm feeling really disappointed in my current progress. I wanted to be closer to my goal at this point. I need to get going. I need to track, track, track, but haven't had the time to get on the computer or to do any planning. We are going to mo... Read more
Emotional or Stress Eating?
The past few weeks have been very stressful, and up until now, I thought that stress didn't effect my eating. WRONG!! I have been really struggling to do the basic things I need to do to stay on track. I haven't had the motivation, or desire to ... Read more
A huge milestone!
I can't believe I have hit such a huge milestone. Thanks you Jesus!!!! I have never been able to maintain such big changes, and still feel good about them. In the past there was frustration, resentment, and a enormous feeling of deprivation. I d... Read more
On the way down!
Woo Hoo! I'm so thrilled it was a great week! I lost the last of the holiday weight, plus a smidge! Now I am feeling better! I'm feeling motivated to do more. I'm tracking food and fitness! I need to do more intensive exercise and strength train... Read more
Starting over and being kind to myself for setbacks.
We just returned from an awesome vacation with friends and family, but it seems that everything was centered around food and eating. It was the holidays, you know! Snacking, and no portion control. I am more successful at home, because I don't h... Read more
A New Beginning
At 43 years old, a new beginning? Well, that's exactly where I am, in 2012 . . . a new beginning.. I've started a new way of living this past August. No more excuses for why I'm making poor choices. I'm so excited about the changes I've been mak... Read more