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A Mother's Day To Remember

Sunday, May 10, 2015      12 comments

I had a great Mother's Day. I didn't have to pick up Alex from work so my DH went with me to drop her off, then took our son and I out for lunch. I made healthy choices I felt good about. After the food finally settled, I headed into my loc... Read more

Goals Are What Motivates You

Tuesday, April 14, 2015      13 comments

A new subject on one of my new teams, Beast Mode, had me thinking about writing up my goals. It Inspired me to update my page and include them in a post. I like to be able to look back at my blog to get a better picture of how far I've come. It ... Read more

Gearing Up For Greek Easter

Friday, April 10, 2015      12 comments

I've had a really great week so far. I'm going into Greek Easter in a good place. I hope I can come out of it maintaining for the week. I weigh in on Monday night so I'd be thrilled to keep my 315.0 lbs. Greek Easter is so much fun there wi... Read more

Marching on into April

Friday, April 03, 2015      9 comments

March has been full of ups and downs for our family. I was doing really well and totally psyched for the Spring challenge when a family crisis sent me to childrens hospital with our youngest daughter. After she was released, we ended up taking a... Read more

I Need Sleep

Thursday, March 12, 2015      14 comments

I've been tracking a lot of things since I started over again: energy, mood, and self esteem among all the rest. The one thing that is tied to all of these is sleep. I've found the biggest indicator of how any given day is going to go for m... Read more

Mondays are Underrated

Monday, March 09, 2015      6 comments

It's Monday night which is now my weigh in. I know it's after the weekend and a full day of eating and drinking, but it works for me. It makes me hyper aware that what I do on the weekend will come back to haunt me sooner than later. I expe... Read more

What am I Doing Right?

Sunday, March 08, 2015      13 comments

What's so different this time around? Why am I maintaining and even gaining momentum? I guess the biggest thing is I've learned to love myself enough to fight for me. I'm a caretaker like so many of us are. Someone pointed out that I neede... Read more

It's The Little Things That Make The Change Worth It

Friday, March 06, 2015      11 comments

I have been doing so much better getting around the last few weeks, Hopefully in a couple more months I'll be able to move around without the cane and handicap placard. I only need the assistance for snow and ice or stairs. I have had a ver... Read more

Upping My Game

Thursday, March 05, 2015      9 comments

This morning I was writing an intro for the Neon Ninjas team. When asked what my favorite hobbies were, the first thing that came to mind was going to the gym. I would have never dreamed I would feel that way, but I do now. I really enjoy it. ... Read more

What a Day, Times Flies, and All That Jazz

Monday, March 02, 2015      6 comments

I had one really busy day today. I got the girls to the hospital to pick up their paperwork for the summer volunteer program. I was able to video chat with my DH in Lyon and look over his pictures of Paris. I got to the Y and broke the 14.... Read more

When Short February's Done

Sunday, March 01, 2015      3 comments

Here we are at the beginning of a new month. February was short, but very sweet for me. I started the month at 348.8 lbs. I'm not sure where I ended it it as my weigh in isn't until tomorrow night, but as of last Monday night I was 333.4 lbs. pu... Read more

Looking Forward to Enjoying Life

Tuesday, February 24, 2015      5 comments

I'm getting the hang of socializing while maintaining my lifestyle changes. My Dear Husband came home from work ready to hit the gym so we went on an active date. We rode bikes side by side and I resisted the urge to compete with anyone but... Read more

The Joys of Strength Training

Monday, February 23, 2015      6 comments

As I was commenting on a blog today, I noticed my response was quickly growing into a blog post of its own. I really love strength training and I want to tell you why. Although you don't get that sticker shock award for burning huge amounts of c... Read more

Learning to Live With It

Friday, February 20, 2015      5 comments

Tonight we had another movie night tonight with special food. Our friend brought a dish made from a Thug Kitchen recipe: Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Quinoa with @$!#/ Cranberries. It was delicious and better for me than the Buffalo Chicken Garba... Read more

Making Progress

Thursday, February 19, 2015      2 comments

I had a great workout while the girls went to their first spinning class. Then I went and locked the only key to the Pacifica in the car. Part of the problem was I had too much to carry and couldn't feel my fingers, even with gloves on. Thank go... Read more

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