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Mastering Our Minds - Stick to Your New Healthy Habits!
Wednesday, October 18, 2017      1 comments

This weight loss journey truly isn't an adventure for wimps. It is deceptively difficult as we are truly mastering our minds and thoughts, and those pesky emotions to lose weight. It's the ultimate mind game. When there is discomfort, pain, a... Read more
Working Hard at Consistency
Saturday, October 07, 2017      1 comments

Today was busy as I went up to have lunch with Dad and then returned to work a bit on the desk that I am refinishing. It needed a bit more sanding and some other touch up. Tomorrow morning I will give it another sanding and then another coat o... Read more
A Pound A Week, But I'll Take It
Wednesday, October 04, 2017      3 comments

Another week has gone by and I have lost a pound. Only a pound but the good news is that I'm losing a pound every week. At this rate it will take me 17 more weeks to get to my goal weight. I am a bit frustrated by that, but also a bit encoura... Read more
Small Victories - Slow but Sure
Thursday, September 28, 2017      2 comments

Well, what a surprise. I got on the scale this morning and found that I had lost almost a pound. I'm now 153.2 lbs. That's the first time in a long while I've been that low. I'm not sure why it went down but I'll take it. I have been on a f... Read more
Checking Back In...
Tuesday, September 26, 2017      1 comments

Haven't had time to sit and collect my thoughts for a while. It's been a busy week. Since I joined the Biggest Loser Challenge I have really split my time up between trips to see Dad (3 times a week), exercising (both cardio + strength trainin... Read more
Raising the Ante
Thursday, September 07, 2017      2 comments

Well, as usual when I start to lose weight I hit that dreaded plateau -- you know the one after the initial water weight comes off. I have been stuck for 5-6 days and I decided I will fight through this by upping my game. I am doing longer wor... Read more
My Birthday Present - I Love Windmills!!
Monday, September 04, 2017      8 comments

This is my personal piece of a windmill. A bit of Texas, the country and our history all wrapped up in one. I was surprised by my DH and son -... Read more
Setting Priorities & Finding Balance
Saturday, September 02, 2017      5 comments

So this week was about balancing all the things I have to do vs. working out and taking care of myself. I think its hard for all of us to balance family responsibilities, careers, and the rest of our lives with taking care of ourselves. It's e... Read more
Just finished Painting our Workshop Doors !!
Tuesday, August 29, 2017      5 comments

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Update and Some Illumination on My Personal Motivational Challenges
Tuesday, August 29, 2017      1 comments

Yesterday I hit a wall and had no energy and could barely get through a reduced 15 minute workout. I took some time and just rested and got a good night sleep. I learned the value of "downtime." Also I learned that the 10 - 15 easy minutes to... Read more
Quick check in for Sunday
Monday, August 28, 2017      2 comments

Just checking in -- busy again today: visited a new church in the AM, stopped in at Walmart to do some shopping for my Dad, got caught in a downpour afterwards, fixed healthy lunch (salad), unpacked 6 boxes and put things away, picked up my son... Read more
A Quick Update
Saturday, August 26, 2017      4 comments

Today I was hoping to drop another pound but that didn't happen (I know I'm impatient)! So I upped my cardio and got over 10,000 steps in today. For me, that's a lot. Also did lots of other walking at Walmart -- seems I'm there shopping a lot... Read more
Day 6 of the Small Commitments Challenge Update...
Friday, August 25, 2017      4 comments

I made it through 6 days of cardio. Is that bad? I'm really not moving all that fast so I figure its probably okay. I ate healthy so far today and we took some bookcases up to my Dad's and put them together. Then we went for lunch (Chilis) ... Read more
Goal Update for Today - Slow But Steady
Friday, August 25, 2017      1 comments

This was a good day in that I have upped my calorie intake as it was too low, and yet still in a healthy range, and also managed to get 20 minutes cardio in on the treadmill. I was so tired but still got on there telling myself I would just do ... Read more
Feel Good Today For the First Time in a Long While
Wednesday, August 23, 2017      4 comments

I can't exactly describe it but for the first time in quite a long while I feel good today. I feel a bit lighter and my allergies are less than usual. It just feels good -- also more energy -- that's definitely part of it. It's definitely dif... Read more

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