Biggest Loser is Inspiring Me!
On January 3, my three sons and I started a Family Biggest Loser Challenge. I knew I had no shot to win, since I had already lost most of my weight, and was down to needing to lose about the last 20 lbs. or so. But I said okay to their idea.
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Had my nails done!!!
Had a great day off yesterday--met hubby for lunch--had the petite chicken salad at Ruby Tuesday's, only 366 calories, plus of course dressing. I used lite Ranch sparingly, it was delicious! I went out to the local mall and did some shopping, af... Read more
I'm so excited!
I am so excited about a silly, really nothing, upcoming trip to the Springfield/ Branson, MO area, for a bowling tournament that DH and my three sons are participating in. The tournament takes place in Springfield, but we have been down there be... Read more
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!
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!
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?
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!
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!
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)
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???
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!
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!!!
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......
....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
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