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Words of Wisdom From a Christmas Letter

Tuesday, December 22, 2009      4 comments

I thought this was great. I changed a few things here and there to fit a generic set of circumstances but thought it was worth sharing. I don’t know what the future holds for me. I have accepted I may not be perfect and that all of my dre... Read more

Me in the Rear View Mirror?

Thursday, September 03, 2009      12 comments

I was setting at a stop light Tuesday and I saw “myself” in the rear view mirror. No, it wasn’t me looking back but the person in the car behind me that could have easily been me over 3 years ago. I glanced in the mirror and there was a ve... Read more

Race for the Cure Double Success

Sunday, August 09, 2009      16 comments

A year ago I was so excited to be healthy enough to walk in the race for the cure. Fast forward a year and this year I was a team captain for my company for the race for the cure. Me! Everyone was asking me questions where to go, what t... Read more

Step Ladder Excitement?

Monday, July 20, 2009      7 comments

This is kind of a silly blog but today I bought a step ladder with 2 steps on it. I am short and I always struggle to get things down from the top shelf. I also have bad feet and worse knees. There was no way in heck I was ever going to get u... Read more

Been on "Main"tenance Street A Year Now

Saturday, July 11, 2009      10 comments

A year ago today I reached my goal. I have not been able to maintain my all time low weight but can still wear the same outfit I had on a year ago and I am tickled to death about that accomplishment. Every day I try to eat healthy and work off... Read more

2 Years Ago Today I Had Lost 100 Pounds

Friday, May 29, 2009      6 comments

Two years ago today I had finally officially* lost 100 pounds. Wow, that seems like ages ago now. When I look at those old photos of me it is almost surreal. *I say officially because I don’t know what my highest weight was. I know I had pr... Read more

No Need To Lie Anymore

Tuesday, April 21, 2009      21 comments

Today I went to renew my driver's license. I set down when I get there to fill out my paperwork. He asked for my old license and he looks at it and said "wow, you don't look like this anymore". I said thank you. I told him I lost 165 pounds ... Read more

I Am Healthy Enough to Shovel - Woo Hoo!

Sunday, April 05, 2009      8 comments

Wow, today was another first for me is pretty darned exciting. I was able to help dig out our driveway, street and sidewalks after a blizzard that dumped more than 10 inches of snow here in town. It snowed for over 24 hours and we had 4 foot o... Read more

Seeing What Could Have Been My Alternate Reality

Thursday, January 22, 2009      13 comments

Today I faced some situations that would have been mine if I hadn’t started this journey. Looking at this alternate reality really got me thinking. At 6:45 while I am getting dressed in our spare bedroom I hear sirens going off. I thought... Read more

My Wandering Mind Today

Wednesday, January 07, 2009      8 comments

Monday I found myself feeling bloated, fat and puffy. I had only put on about 1 to 2 pounds over Christmas then the New Year’s week hit and I had pizza, nachos, brownie sundaes and I started the week bloated and up 5 pounds. How aggravating! ... Read more

Christmas Carol For Us

Sunday, December 07, 2008      5 comments

Okay here’s a Christmas carol for us so sing along in your head: You better watch out, You better not pout, You better not cry and I’m telling you why Calories are coming to town. They’ll show up while you are sleeping You’ll see ... Read more

Why Do I Freak Out Sometimes?

Thursday, November 20, 2008      5 comments

I am on another forum where most people are in to healthy living with a heavy emphasis on exercise. One of the gentlemen on there spoke with a surgeon at his gym about weight loss, diet, exercise, etc. This surgeon performs gastric bypass surg... Read more

Little Things

Tuesday, September 09, 2008      1 comments

Little things sometimes take me by surprise. Just lately I have been noticing shirts or pants that need the buttons sewed down or replaced. I keep forgetting to do them though and today I thought “I never used to have the problem”. Then I rea... Read more

2 Year Anniversary of my New Life

Monday, September 01, 2008      4 comments

2 years ago today I started this incredible journey. Happy 2nd Anniversary to my new lifestyle! 2 years is a long time to try and remember what you felt like and were thinking especially since I have changed so much; but I remember being so t... Read more

Identity Crisis?

Sunday, August 10, 2008      4 comments

Okay, I know I am smaller now. I know people tell me I look tiny. I am NOT fishing for compliments but this morning I was looking over the photos from our star party. I was running through a series of photos when we were handing out door priz... Read more


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