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Starting Again

Thursday, September 18, 2014      4 comments

Iíve had a rough couple months. Iím sorry to everyone I let down by disappearing. All I can say is that life happens. I was briefly unemployed, I was briefly planning a move to Australia and the I ended up back with the same employer and not ... Read more

Pink Slip

Friday, July 25, 2014      5 comments

I had a really rough week. Work has been slim at my company lately and we've started letting people go here and there. We are a construction company and live project to project. I was working on the proposal for major a project that we ... Read more

Man, I Feel like a Woman

Saturday, July 12, 2014      4 comments

I had a lousy weigh in this week. It was partly that I didn't do great with my eating last weekend but I know it wasn't 3.5 pounds worth of eating. It's mostly water weight. I know this. I'm still disappointed. There are a lot of grea... Read more

Active if not Exercising

Tuesday, July 08, 2014      4 comments

I had the great privilege of traveling to the greater Washington, DC area for the Independence Day weekend. (I was actually in Virginia). I even took a couple extra days off from work so I had four full days to explore. If you've ever bee... Read more

Back in Action!

Sunday, June 22, 2014      6 comments

I've been trying to decide when exactly it was that I started going off the rails? I was 7 pounds (and a couple inches) smaller this time last year. At that time, my weight loss was noticeable enough that even my father even commented (and he'... Read more

Limited Mobility Workout Ideas??

Wednesday, March 05, 2014      3 comments

Hello SP! I've been away for far too long. At least on the regular checking in and especially on the tracking. I've been pretty consistent with working out, though not as much running lately (I've kept up my streak and now stand at 103 weeks ... Read more

When the Roof Caved In

Monday, December 09, 2013      6 comments

I disappeared again from SP. And I learned (again) why I canít do that. The results have not been good. Iíve allowed myself to get distracted and to ďtake a break.Ē Thereís a great article on the SP home page today about why thatís a bad id... Read more

Apologies & Feeling Blue

Thursday, November 07, 2013      11 comments

Apologies to the fall Starfish for going MIA and not contributing this week! Iíve had a hellacious week. I had a major deadline at work which was crazy stressful. And yesterday, I was in a do-loop with my boss. I was gathering information an... Read more

A New Goal

Wednesday, October 30, 2013      10 comments

I have realized the last couple days that I am just as hard, if not harder, on myself now than I was 50 pounds ago. Lately Iíve been inclined to disparage myself and feel guilty, fat and inadequate. I have been trying to figure out why that is... Read more

5% Challenge Struggles Ė I just want to be normal!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013      5 comments

As part of the 5% challenge, I decided to go back to the basics of what worked for me at the beginning when I was losing weight, easily and consistently. For those who are familiar, itís basically the South Beach Diet. Lots of fresh veggies, ... Read more

My Feelings Taste Delicious

Thursday, October 10, 2013      8 comments

I have been a little bit of a mess lately. Maybe not a little. More like a lot. Thereís been so much going on. Iím in a new position at work and on such a steep learning curve. Everything is taking me so long to do because I have no idea wh... Read more

Time to Give Away Clothes? Update!

Monday, September 16, 2013      10 comments

Well, I did it. I went through my closet over the weekend and started sorting out the clothes that don't fit anymore. Once I got started, I just kept going. I was ruthless. Things I don't wear, don't like, not sure why I bought in the first ... Read more

Time to Give Away Clothes?

Monday, September 09, 2013      9 comments

I have lost about 50 pounds (it varies by the day). I still have about 6 more pounds to my goal weight but as I have previously blogged, my dedication and motivation to keep losing is seriously waning. I decided it was time to take control whe... Read more

Being a Friend to Myself

Sunday, August 25, 2013      6 comments

I have put on 5 pounds and am now 8 pounds way from goal. I know Iím not working hard enough and itís showing on the scale (and yesterday, in how my pants fit). I lost 50 pounds with very few struggles with motivation. Now, I canít seem to s... Read more

Feeling Ö Lost

Monday, August 19, 2013      5 comments

I havenít been so good lately about tracking my food or even eating right. Dinner Friday consisted of chips, queso and margaritas. And I did not intend for it to be, so no, it wasnít one of those planned splurges. It was just me eating too mu... Read more

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