Staying on track
Well, I haven't posted in a bit. The good news: I'm staying on track, though I've become quite lax in tracking nutrition. It seems to be much easier to keep up, but since I've hit a plateau for the past couple of weeks, I think it's time to a... Read more
Well, this is pretty interesting! Several months ago, I decided to check my "Real Age". I'm sure you've seen the website...find out how old you really are based on weight, physical health, habits, etc. I was rather disappointed to discover my... Read more
A couple of naughty days...
Two day trips...an intentional indulgence at Tony Packo's and a fast food breakfast! Egads, those calories add up! I didn't even attempt to track Saturday, spent Sunday recuperating from Saturday and then had another day trip on Monday! The ... Read more
The title says it all! It has been so many years since I've felt this well. It wouldn't matter if I didn't lose another pound...I'm sleeping well and I'm pain free. No back pain. No arm and shoulder pain. No hip pain. No foot pain. Even m... Read more
One month down!
Wow...I'd never have dreamed that I could change so profoundly over the course of a month. I'm not talking about the physical changes, although they are perhaps the most obvious. I'm talking about the change in my perception of myself, my goal... Read more
Are those muscles?!!
Holy cow!! So...I reach down to scratch my leg and notice that #1 my ankles look really thin and #2 it appears that I'm developing some well-defined muscle down there! It's been such a long time since I've seen any kind of "definition" that I ... Read more
It's been a long time since...
...my waist measured under 40 inches. I've finally hit 39.5!! This is so incredible...for some reason this makes me even happier than the pounds lost. It's so much more tangible. Yesterday, I took four bags and 2 boxes of stuff to Goodwill. ... Read more
Things I've learned...
Wow...there are so many, of late. Here are just a few:
1. Taking care of yourself is not a selfish act. It is an act of self-love, with right direction and is mandated by God. I can't love anyone well, if I don't love me!
2. Food ... Read more
Now that I'm pain free, I've discovered a new love; cardio! Or I guess, I should say rediscovered, there was a time that exercise was a huge part of my life, during my days as a gymnast. But, alas, many children and the busyness of day to day... Read more
So guess what? I'm wearing workout clothes! Really cute ones...a bit more "body conscious" than usual, but I feel so much better about myself. In the past 19 days I've lost 12 lbs. and 6.25 inches on my hips, waist and neck. And I'm pain fr... Read more
The first "big 10"
10lbs off in two weeks! This is amazing! This was a mini-goal and I really thought that I wouldn't be celebrating this kind of loss for at least another two weeks. Thank heavens for Spark! Everyday I'm more encouraged than the day before. E... Read more
Breaking out of prison...
Wow...it's officially two weeks into the program. This is the first time I've ever done anything like this. I never thought I'd be one of "those people." You know...the ones that actually see results! It simply amazes me that the process has bee... Read more
11 days in and 9lbs down!
I'm so encouraged! 9lbs. and 4.75 inches! It's amazing what a difference a few pounds can make. I try to remind myself that it's like no longer having to carry a 10lb bag of sugar all day, every day. It's easier to get up and down. I can se... Read more
This is weird...
So...I step on the scale and apparently l've lost another 3 lbs. In one day. The scale is accurate, it's not been reset. I was fully clothed. Is this possible? How do you lose 3 lbs. in a day? Weight loss total: 7lbs in 6 days and 2.5 inches.
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5 days in...
5 days in, and 4lbs lighter! 2.5 inches lost, as well...I couldn't be happier! My strength is improving greatly, back pain doesn't seem to be as big an issue at present. Last night I converted one of my favorite recipes (Chicken Parmesan) to ... Read more