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Totally weird!

Wednesday, November 07, 2012      9 comments

I have a strange observation about something thatís probably not so strange in and of itself. I noticed that itís so much easier and quicker to drink my eight glasse... Read more

Edge-of-the-seater and election night pizza

Tuesday, November 06, 2012      3 comments

While the rest of the nation is on the edge of their seats wondering what the results of the presidential election will be, Iím on the edge of my seat wondering what will happen to the election night pizza Iíve consumed. Will it deposit som... Read more

Yippee! I surpassed a goal and kicked it in its butt!

Saturday, November 03, 2012      8 comments

It wasnít that long ago when I reached my first mini-weight-loss goal of getting down to 355 lbs. before my December doctor's appointment. Well guess what? I met it a... Read more

Getting ready to take a giant leap of faith!

Friday, November 02, 2012      2 comments

Ah Ö Today I tried on one of my old shirts that I havenít worn in a while and not only does it fit, I decided to wear it today because it matches my new pair of blue specs... Read more

Some amazing changes!

Thursday, November 01, 2012      3 comments

Itís hard to believe that so early in my journey with SparkPeople that Iíd see so many wonderful changes! Sure I originally signed up in February of 2010, but when I did, I didnít take the time to get to know SparkPeople the way I did this ... Read more

Itís official: Initial ďbike around the worldĒ miles logged!

Friday, October 19, 2012      4 comments

The past couple of days Iíve been getting a start on my ďbike around the worldĒ goal that I announced in the early-morning hours on Wednesday. Itís not much yet, and thatís to be expected given my level of fitness, but Iím on my way. E... Read more

Bike around the world: get ready, get set, go!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012      7 comments

For a while I have been tossing an idea around in my head. For some reason, I have been wanting to ďbike around the world.Ē I donít know if Iím a glutton for punishment or what because this is a challenge of gigantic proportions, after all ... Read more

Turning back time and why 20 years ago the "cheesecake diet" really worked

Tuesday, October 16, 2012      1 comments

I remember a time when weight loss came effortless to me. I was healthy, happy and fit, but it lasted for only about a year. I wasnít ďskinnyĒ so to speak, but I was a lot smaller than I am now and it felt good. But why did that only l... Read more

The incredible shrinking tummy Ö

Monday, October 15, 2012      1 comments

For months now Iíve been avoiding a certain shirt in my closet, a certain animal print shirt that just seems to have a way of say ďhey, look at my giant belly!Ē The shirt didnít look that way when I first purchased it a couple of years ago.... Read more

Iíve been warned!

Sunday, October 14, 2012      5 comments

Wow! I never expected that it would be so gosh darn easy to exercise too much. But it seems that I have been doing just that. For the second week in a row, as of yes... Read more

What does victory look like to you?

Saturday, October 13, 2012      1 comments

For me victory looks like a laurel wreath won after a race run with such ease, as if my feet were flying straight off the ground. Itís a vision for the future. Iím no... Read more

A good week!

Friday, October 12, 2012      1 comments

Iím so happy! Yesterday I weighed in at my weekly TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) meeting and came out on top with a 4.6 pound weight loss for the week. Itís my four... Read more

My Dr. Oz inspired magnesium experiment ...

Wednesday, October 10, 2012      0 comments

A few years ago I went to the nutritionist to get some help losing weight. Iíve been morbidly obese for many years now and had been struggling with my weight for a long time with no success. I surprise to learn from her that surprise, surpr... Read more

I survived ...

Tuesday, October 09, 2012      1 comments

The other day I took my first trek to the mailbox a tenth of a mile away from my home and the trip did not go quite as well as I had planned. I'm so out of shape lately that I had a two-day recovery! Oh my goodness! To have thought that I have l... Read more

Guilty confession Ö

Wednesday, October 03, 2012      4 comments

When I get my mail, I drive to my mailbox. Even though itís only about a tenth of a mile away from my home, I drive. Now I am not one to just drive to the mailbox and then back to my home, because I can only imagine how lazy my neighbors m... Read more


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