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What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger!
Friday, September 23, 2011      11 comments

A little more than a year ago, I decided I'd had enough and it was time to take control of my life. My weight had skyrocketed and my energy and fitness had plummeted. I'd gained at least 50 pounds in one year and was gasping for breath climbin... Read more
Aunt update
Friday, April 15, 2011      6 comments

My aunt came through the surgery yesterday with flying colors. The doctor was very pleased with the results and said she was doing great. The doctor said it was cancer but she thinks that they got it all. Since there wasn't time with her bein... Read more
A little help here, please.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011      5 comments

My aunt is going into the hospital today for surgery tomorrow. She is like so many of us in my family and is seriously overweight with the accompanying bad health to make matters worse. She's gotten progressively less mobile and therefore gott... Read more
Went blonde and no one noticed?!?
Monday, February 21, 2011      11 comments

I think all of the changes I've made in the last few months have blown out the circuits in my coworkers' abilities to notice anything new. I've been wanting to dye my hair, so last night I finally got the stuff and stayed up late doing it. Hmm... Read more
Why am I doing this?
Thursday, February 17, 2011      11 comments

In preparation for the start of the 2011 Winter-1 5% Challenge, we were given an assignment: "Today's assignment is to list all the reasons you want to lose weight. What do you want to change? How do you want to look? How do you want to fee... Read more
Attitude shift
Thursday, January 20, 2011      8 comments

I've been watching the scale, checking myself out in the mirror, and noticing the ways my clothes fit and I can see the changes physically. Those 60 pounds are never to be seen again. I can even say that without adding the usual, I hope, to th... Read more
Happy Dancing all around!
Friday, December 10, 2010      5 comments

Dragged myself out of bed this morning and went to the gym alone. I was so warm and cozy in my bed that I didn't really want to go, but I know how good I feel physically and mentally when I leave the gym. I'm still fighting my way through Week 3... Read more
Who you looking at?
Wednesday, November 10, 2010      6 comments

Since I joined the gym in June and really started to exercise and lose weight, I've felt like I have a much higher level of self-esteem then I've had in years. I'm dancing around the office and working out with very little self consciousness. ... Read more
Look at me!
Sunday, October 31, 2010      7 comments

I'm proud of the weight I've already lost and even prouder of the level of fitness I've achieved in the last 3 months. But I've surprised myself with the way I now feel about my body. I've always hated to wear clothes that are form-fitting, bu... Read more
Vacations are dangerous!
Friday, October 15, 2010      1 comments

I spent all of last week on a much needed vacation. I knew there were going to be some serious food issues, since I was going on a 7 day cruise (WooHoo me!). Boy howdy were there ever. There is entirely too much food on a cruise ship, but it ... Read more
It's all about the portions
Sunday, September 19, 2010      1 comments

I went to a cafeteria style restaurant yesterday for lunch and had an illuminating lesson in portion amounts. I debated over the 5oz or 8oz chopped steak and then it occurred to me that a serving size for most meat is only 4oz. I went with the... Read more
Thursday, September 16, 2010      0 comments

I don't really have much to say today, so I thought I'd post one of my favorite quotes. "Success is never a destination - it's a journey" -Satenig St. Marie ... Read more
You're so NOT helping!
Wednesday, September 15, 2010      2 comments

How can someone that is working out with you and that knows the time you're putting into getting healthy and losing weight be someone that is putting down your hard work? I would think those people would try their best to build you up. I don't... Read more
Color me shocked, I'm really doing this
Monday, September 13, 2010      8 comments

When I was a kid I loved to run through the woods. I'd chase the dogs or the cows and jump over trees and creeks. I thought that was the best feeling in the world and then I became a big girl and stopped doing that. That was foolish of me and... Read more
I don't need no stinkin' goals
Sunday, September 12, 2010      6 comments

Let me just go ahead and say it. I suck at making firm goals. Oh, I have vague goals that I keep in my head that I try and meet, but I rarely write them down. I realize now that that allows me to not reach my goals and not be let down or emba... Read more