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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

A Weekend of Adventure

Wednesday, February 18, 2015      3 comments

I'm finally getting a chance to sit down and write after a four day weekend with all three kids and their friends at home. Besides the temptation of Valentines Day in general, my husband wanted a party with guests and snacks and party food. The... Read more

A Different Kind of Workout

Friday, February 13, 2015      4 comments

This will be the first time since I started that I really true meant to go get my cardio in, but didn't. I feel like I have already hit that minus the wonderful feel good endorphins. I'm worn out. I did the shopping for the next two weeks for my... Read more

It's The Simple Things That Make The Struggle Worthwhile

Thursday, February 12, 2015      7 comments

This is going to sound strange, but I've found another way to measure my progress. I managed to get two loads of laundry rolled down two flights of stairs and then made several trips carefully wading through the basement to run both of them. I c... Read more

I Had My Date and Got to Eat Too

Wednesday, February 11, 2015      2 comments

I'm going to sleep well tonight! I took Alex Sines and two of her friends with me to the YMCA. We got a great workout in before going out for the night. My DH and I love Pasttimes which is a little bar and grill nearby. It has mostly fried... Read more


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