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Guilt the gift that keeps on giving

Tuesday, July 03, 2012      0 comments

I found out my dog has cancer this week. She is a St. Bernard and already 8 yrs old so she only has a couple of years left. I have decided to make the time she has left good time rather than torture her with surgery and chemotherapy. She isn'... Read more

On the Road Again!

Thursday, June 28, 2012      1 comments

I have started the diet cycle again. I am doing the curves plan which is 1 wk at 1200 calories, 90 days at 1500 calories and then 2000 calories until your metabolism resets. Last time I lost 14 lbs and won a friendly competition. This ti... Read more

Not the Dreaded Camping

Monday, June 18, 2012      3 comments

This weekend I am going to a Pirate Festival by the Oregon Coast and I am camping! I couldn't afford a hotel because of the festival/summer hike in rates and the rest of my friends are camping. I detest camping but it is the cheap alternative. ... Read more

Ho Hum

Monday, May 21, 2012      1 comments

At work, I feel very unfulfilled in my job. I want more but I feel trapped. Something bad happened last August and I was thrown under the bus, effectively cutting off my ability to move into the department I want to move to. My only hope... Read more

I am the Winner

Monday, May 14, 2012      3 comments

I won the contest with my friends and thus won the $260 prize. I lost a total of 14 lbs to reach my Short Term Goal. One friend's goal was 18lbs and she lost 8, the other friend is up 5 lbs. After universally declaring me the winner, the... Read more

Has it really been that Long?

Friday, May 11, 2012      0 comments

I have been so busy, there has been no time to post a single blog for almost 15 days? Really? But then I think back and realize I have been that busy. My friends decided to end our contest a week early because they want ot gorge at a Mo... Read more

Holding Steady

Friday, April 27, 2012      1 comments

I am on Day 5 of the T-Tapp basic workout training. After the 7 days of training, you move on to the boot camp which for me lasts 14 days because I need to lose more than 3 dress sizes. I wonder when they say dress sizes are they talking... Read more

Green Eyed Monster

Wednesday, April 25, 2012      0 comments

When I went to college, I started at a 2 Yr College because my parents were broke broke broke. I used grants and money I made at my job to pay the costs but did live at home. Before I transferred to the University, my parents had indicated they ... Read more

Steppin' it Up

Tuesday, April 24, 2012      1 comments

Steps for the week: 8,851 Days Left on Competition: 26 Pounds left to STG: 4 I tried to be optimistic yesterday when I realized I needed to walk 70K steps for the week. Now I realize I was insane!!! Yesterday I parked at the far p... Read more

Just keep walkin'

Monday, April 23, 2012      3 comments

For my friendly weekly contest, last week was no cheats....this week is get an average of 10K steps per day. That means that I will have to walk a minimum of 70,000 steps to at meet the goal! My friend who chose the goal wanted to make it an a... Read more

Potluck

Friday, April 20, 2012      2 comments

I work in a locked down office. I am able to leave via one door to use the restroom, attend meetings, get water, etc. but to get back in the main door requires I walk by the evilest buffet known to human kind which we call a Potluck. Th... Read more

Back Where I Belong

Thursday, April 19, 2012      1 comments

After three days on 1200 calories, I have lost the weight I gained during my weeks of poor choices. I still have 4 more days to go at this caloric amount before I can increase to 1500 calories/day. So now I just have to loose 4 more pounds to ... Read more

Isometric Exercise

Wednesday, April 18, 2012      1 comments

Per my mother's insistence I am doing the T-Tapp 60 day challenge in addition to my current competition with my three friends. My friendly competition ends May 20 and if I don't win I have to pay $100. However, at this time I am th... Read more

The Plague

Wednesday, April 11, 2012      1 comments

Our work has affectionately named this current bout of sickness the Plague. It starts with a fever and complete lack of energy which lasts about a week followed by a sore throat and continued exhaustion which slowly morphs into the mother of al... Read more

Climbing the Mountain

Monday, April 02, 2012      1 comments

Goal: 185 Goal Date: May 20 Current Weight: 189 Weekly Contest: No Diet Cheats Sugar Free Days: 7 I messed up on the sugar free till Lent. Last week I was really sick and my son had left an uneaten Trader Joe's pop tart out. Y... Read more


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