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The GOOD, the BAD and the BEST part of my Easter.

Monday, April 09, 2012      15 comments

Here is the good: Here is the BAD (which tasted very very good): And here is the very BEST part... Read more

A Busy Weekend

Sunday, April 08, 2012      8 comments

Been having a great weekend. Found some really cute little sundresses for g-daughter at the Mall Friday after meeting hubby for lunch (grilled chicken salad for me). The dresses were marked $32 apiece, but the sign on the rack said 60% off, whic... Read more

Plans for my Maintenance-versary

Thursday, April 05, 2012      15 comments

One week after Easter will be the day I have been looking forward to for a long time. It will mark the one-year anniversary of the day I hit my goal weight of 160. I weighed in at 159 point something on April 15, 2011, and then got as low as 139... Read more

Family Barbecue Pictures

Tuesday, April 03, 2012      6 comments

I had a fantastic weekend. I ate well, but didn't over-do and burned a lot of calories by doing normal household work...like wash, cleaning, cooking. I know I got a lot of steps in, Especially Sunday, because my legs hurt, and I was exhausted by... Read more

Ramblings...

Thursday, March 29, 2012      14 comments

I have been reading lots of recipes on-line. I try to stick to the healthy ones, or I get too hungry for things I shouldn't be eating. I find myself craving the veggie-based recipes, but I rarely make them because I know hubby and son will turn ... Read more

Walking at Work

Tuesday, March 27, 2012      15 comments

My friend and I went for a walk around campus this afternoon. It's a beautiful day and I grabbed my camera and snapped a few pictures while we were out. We only walked half a mile, but that's about all we can get in during our break time. Still ... Read more

Welcome Spring and So Long Chris!

Monday, March 26, 2012      23 comments

Spring arrived officially last week--but it's really been evident around here for a while, with milder weather, lots of wind, spring showers and flowers and trees budding out. I LOVE IT! Yesterday was especially nice, it was in the 80's, mostly ... Read more

Dancing (video blog)

Saturday, March 24, 2012      15 comments

My Granddaughter loves Katy Perry's songs: "Last Friday Night" and "Teenage Dream." This morning in my kitchen, we danced to them, over and over and over. Sorry about my awful hair and singing....but we were having FUN! I hope I burned a few cal... Read more

Size SMALL!!??

Saturday, March 24, 2012      12 comments

I wonder how many calories I worked off this morning? Amber spent the night last night and this morning we did some dancing to her favorite Katy Perry songs: Teenage Dream and Last Friday Night. Both have pretty lurid lyrics for a 2-year old, bu... Read more

I think I CAN......

Wednesday, March 21, 2012      12 comments

...keep this weight off. I know that's a BIG statement from someone who complains constantly about how hard maintenance is, and how I struggle and have gained a little wei... Read more

Eleven Months of Maintenance!

Thursday, March 15, 2012      26 comments

I wish I could say time has flown since I hit my goal weight on April 15, 2011. I guess it has flown in some ways. I look back and don't know where the weeks and months have gone. I also know how slow and how hard every moment can be sometimes w... Read more

New Courage to go with New Body

Monday, March 12, 2012      18 comments

Just got back from a meeting with my immediate supervisor and a woman from Human Resources here at the University where I work. After 35 years, I am used to being underpaid and under-employed. However, with some recent lay-offs on campus, I am a... Read more

A few of my favorite before and after pictures

Wednesday, March 07, 2012      25 comments

I really love a good before and after picture. Or, even better...when someone puts together a video of a weight loss journey. I just find it fascinating to watch this thin person seem to emerge from their formerly fat self. I always find it amaz... Read more

We Never Forget the Humiliating Comments

Monday, March 05, 2012      30 comments

Back in the 80's, I used to bowl for a team sponsored by Wayne's Body Shop. Once I was at a restaurant, wearing our team shirts with the rest of my female team and I heard someone nearby comment, "That FAT one could USE some body work!" I knew w... Read more

Having a Good Weekend--So Far!

Saturday, March 03, 2012      13 comments

I had a lot of helpful comments on my last blog post about how I am struggling, have gained 10 lbs., and don't seem to be able to take it back off. I AM still over 10 pounds below my self-set goal weight however, I keep reminding myself of that.... Read more


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