Two years ago, I gave away all my large size clothing and then my weight crept back up. I never reached maintenance so I never really figured out that part of the journey. This time I am going to see it through and make sure I have learned the ... Read more
It is a new day and an opportunity to focus on the things that will help me reach and maintain my goal. Notice I add the word maintain. I added this because, not that it has been easy, but I have lost weight so many times and gained it all back... Read more
One step at a time
The plan is to keep moving forward and not look back at any bumps in the road.
Each positive move will help me gain confidence that I can overcome setbacks.... Read more
Yes, I can do this, and no, I am not about to give up at this point in my life. Better to keep trying than allowing myself to give up and gain back all the weight I have lost - plus more.
I can do this, and I will do this. Back to Weight ... Read more
How many times have I been down this road?
It sounds like an admonition, but it isn't. It is actually a realization that I need to be on the path, no matter how many times I fall off. It is not about fitting in those skinny jeans (though that would be nice), it is about being healthy a... Read more
Plans for Exercise for the day
It is July 4th and, yes, I am planning to go to gym and work with trainer this morning. I signed up for program three weeks ago, and I keep pushing off returning to the place. Everything else that is going on in life gives me an excuse to canc... Read more
The Ongoing Struggle
So once again what took me almost a year to lose has crept back on in a matter of five months. Losing weight is difficult, yes, but the struggle is keeping it off. Millions of dieters out there, millions of books are available, but the ultimat... Read more
I am very thankful today for many things, but mostly for the blessing that my niece Joan is healthy. Last year at this time she was going through chemotherapy for breast cancer. That's a very difficult but necessary part of the treatment to ki... Read more
Slow is best
I know most people don't want to hear it, but slow is best. At least that is what I am finding in losing weight and getting in shape. Losing weight quickly no longer happens for me -- it takes weeks for any progress to show up...but it does. ... Read more
In the Valley
I think everyone has those days when you are on top of the mountain. And of course the flip side is there are days when you are lounging in the valley. Seem to be in the valley right now, and am struggling to overcome the desire to eat, eat, e... Read more
Ups and Downs
Ups and downs -- or how did I get to where I am at this point in time? As a teen I always thought I would spend my days in New York, have a family and live happily ever after. -- a fairy tale to be sure. There have been ups and downs and unle... Read more
Interested vs Committed
There are lots of people on Spark that are an inspiration to me. However, last week I was watching a morning program, and caught a segment on a 74-year-old weight lifter. Ernestine Shepherd, lives in Maryland and didn't start an exercise progr... Read more
Having fun with two left feet -- or is that right feet
Yesterday I received my box of Zumba! I have to admit I am an admirer of fun packaging and these guys have it down pretty good. I ordered the program from QVC last weekend after getting tired of looking at that protuding tummy in every piece o... Read more
I am worn out between work and school, and worrying about both of them in a variety of ways. I am so grateful its Friday and the thought of two days off.
One of my classes is on cultural communications and has really given me much pause fo... Read more
Remembering those who inspire us
Just a simple paragraph to encourage everyone to remember all those who have made a difference in our life. Yes, there are many leaders who have inspired us and we celebrate their outstanding contributions.
I also celebrate the memory of a... Read more
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