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I'm ready....

Wednesday, February 16, 2011      13 comments

I was thinking this morning (my husband always worries when I start a sentence with that phrase when talking to him), that even though I've bought lots of new clothes lately (way too many--just ask hubby), I really have nothing to wear if I have... Read more

Valentine's Day-Celebrating My Son's 25th Birthday!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011      5 comments

My youngest son ws born on Valentine's Day, 25 years ago yesterday! It has always made the day even more special for us. As part of our celebrating, we went out to eat at his choice of restaurants last night. Since he is trying to lose weight no... Read more

I can't believe this body is ME!

Monday, February 14, 2011      18 comments

I know I'm not much to look at--never have been. But sometimes I look down at myself, while sitting in a chair, or yesterday while I was driving around town (shopping for new smaller clothes), and I think, "WOW--I can't believe this is ME!" I st... Read more

Walden Farms Products?

Sunday, February 13, 2011      11 comments

Someone mentioned these Walden Farm Products. I went to their website, they have all kinds of sauces, syrups, salad dressings that are 0 calories. NADA! ZILCH! NOTHING! I found them at my local Hy-Vee grocery store yesterday and bought some rasp... Read more

Comparison Picture---From 150 Pounds Ago--and Today!

Saturday, February 12, 2011      27 comments

Back in 2009, my husband sent me roses for the 40th anniversary of our first date. Last year, we celebrate... Read more

150 lbs. later--Hubby still sends me flowers!

Thursday, February 10, 2011      7 comments

My "before" picture (one of the few I could find from THEN that showed how HUGE I was) was taken by a co-worker. I asked her to take it. I am holding a bouquet of roses that my husband sent to me at work, for the anniversary of our first date. H... Read more

A Milestone--150 lbs. GONE FOREVER! (Photographic Evidence Included)

Saturday, February 05, 2011      55 comments

Been wanting to see the scale say 178 for a couple weeks now. I was stuck at 180 for a while, but after I blogged about it and got suggestions and encouragement from my Spark friends, I upped my exercise (walked 2 miles with Leslie Sansone TWICE... Read more

Am I off my plateau???

Friday, February 04, 2011      6 comments

I got lots of tips and hints and encouragement about how to get the scale to move off 180, after my last blog post. THANKS! I think it's working, cause this morning the scale said 179.0, after about four days of 180. Yes--last Sunday (which is m... Read more

STUCK at 180!

Wednesday, February 02, 2011      9 comments

I am stuck at 180. The Sunday before last (Jan. 23), I weighed 179.6, then went up to as high as 184 during the week, but by the official weigh-in day last Sunday, I was back down to 179.4. I guess I should be happy that this week my interim wei... Read more

Pictures of my new clothes from the regular-sized Women's Department!!!

Sunday, January 30, 2011      23 comments

Did a little shopping yesterday, one of our local chains had a 60-80% off clearance sale on their winter merchandise. WOOHOO--did I go to town. I perused the regular sized women's department first--finding several sweaters. Then went to the Plus... Read more

This has happened before......

Friday, January 28, 2011      9 comments

....but it's still frustrating. On Sunday, my official weigh-in day, I was down to 179.6--a new all-time low. On Monday, it was the same. But on Tuesday it went up and every day since then, and today, it was 182.6, which means a 3 lb. gain. Now ... Read more

Still Obsessing over Maintenance

Thursday, January 27, 2011      6 comments

I can't quit worrying about the effort it is going to take to maintain this weight loss. I know SO MANY people (myself included) who have regained at least part and sometimes ALL of the weight they worked so hard to lose. Every day is a struggle... Read more

It Drives Me Crazy

Wednesday, January 26, 2011      8 comments

I do a lot of things wrong, I admit it. I screw up from time to time. BUT...when I have not screwed up, yet get blamed for making an error, or worse yet, made to look like it was my error when it was not, I get UPSET. Yesterday my supervis... Read more

WOW--I was named a Spark Motivator!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011      13 comments

What a nice surprise on a Monday morning! And I have had so many notes on my page from complimentary people. I read someone's blog yesterday about how GREAT Spark is--no one is nasty or condescending here. There is no need for a moderator on thi... Read more

People are Talking About Me BEHIND MY BACK!

Friday, January 21, 2011      34 comments

Twice yesterday, someone told me that people were talking about me and my huge weight loss. At work, during their potato chip tasting, one of the ladies told me they were all asking how I had lost so much weight SO FAST! She said she told them (... Read more


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