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No More Excuses
Wednesday, September 20, 2017      8 comments

Right before Christmas I was roped into toxic levels of stress over family drama and all my clothes were falling off me. I was so frustrated trying to resist these "normal" guidelines that everyone around me follow with gusto. I got to a point w... Read more
Fall Seven Times, Stand Up Eight
Thursday, March 30, 2017      7 comments

This is a Japanese proverb that I need to take to heart. It needs to be my mantra. Here I am again, returning to what I know I have to do to get healthy and fit. We had a huge family crisis last summer leading to our being estranged indefin... Read more
Setting Myself Up For Success
Monday, March 14, 2016      15 comments

Part of what works for me is having an established routine. I have a limited diet and that works well for me. Breakfast is so very important for me to set my day up right. I find I need a good boost to get me going and keep me from feeling hungr... Read more
When The Mirror Lies
Saturday, March 05, 2016      15 comments

I think that many of of us suffer from the similar problems in the process of losing large amounts of weight. I found in the past that I would get to a set point, 300 lbs for me, and just couldn't drop below. I would get psyched out and gain wei... Read more
Take It Back
Saturday, February 20, 2016      16 comments

I finally got my full knee replacement. I had severe Severe Arthritis with bone spurs, squaring off of the bone, and valgus deformation. My right knee was twisted so far to the middle that I kept banging it on the bar of my stationary bike. My k... Read more
Wolves: Feed the Right One
Friday, January 15, 2016      19 comments

This month has been a hard one for my family. I had a small gain this week, but that was just a minor part of my stress. I felt I needed to write about it and so an apology to my team has become a blog so I can look back and remember what not to... Read more
Second Thoughts
Wednesday, January 06, 2016      14 comments

I've been so very good through the holidays. I've been getting more exercise, have carefully logged everything and eaten right. Despite finally reaching that medium term goal of hitting the loss of 20% of my starting weight, I've been very frust... Read more
So Far, So Good
Monday, December 21, 2015      11 comments

Today is Yule, the Winter Solstice here in the Northern hemisphere, and the shortest day of the year for which I'm grateful. I love the night, but I need sunlight. Without taking high potency vitamin D I run at a deficiency which makes me SADD. ... Read more
I Have A Cunning Plan
Tuesday, November 24, 2015      4 comments

Actually I hope my plan to face the holiday season ahead is a far cry better than the quote alludes to. Yes folks, the holidays are indeed coming with so many special occasions, parties, and well meaning (and some not so well meaning) food pushe... Read more
Floating Away
Wednesday, November 11, 2015      10 comments

First of all I sure wish making a blog entry on the mobiIe site was easier. I also wish giving goodies out wasn't a pain. My laptop needs repaired and I'm stuck doing everything on my smartphone. This week has been a doozy. I weighed in las... Read more
Needed: Big Girl Pants
Thursday, November 05, 2015      10 comments

I can barely fathom how much has happened since I last blogged and was active here. I've been under so much stress and my depression an anxiety have been so much worse. I've hit 545 on The Holmes Stress Point Scale and that's just over the last ... Read more
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
Friday, September 04, 2015      8 comments

I'm settling down now that the kids are back in school. We finally got out of the apartment Monday. We're still unpacking, but we now have working washer and I'm making up for lost time. We've been crazy busy, and I still have a long commute to ... Read more
Just Jump In Where You Left Off
Thursday, August 13, 2015      19 comments

Life has been absolutely crazy this summer as I knew it would be. For the past month I have despaired of not getting enough structured exercise, or having the time or energy to keep up with SparkTeams, blogging, and tracking food and fitness. Ho... Read more
Breaking Through The Plateau
Monday, June 22, 2015      16 comments

We had a good TOPS meeting tonight, short but productive. I weighed in another three pounds down at 296.8 lbs after drinking a ton of water today. I think I've broken May's plateau, and I'm finally moving on. I'm closing in on a major milestone.... Read more
Lesson Relearned
Saturday, June 06, 2015      11 comments

We had a wonderful trip yesterday with the kids. I filled up on a turkey wrap and skipped ice cream because they didn't have a flavor of frozen yogurt that appealed to me. Later my DH and I went to look at furniture for the new house. We then we... Read more

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