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What I learned from 8 mini cupcakes

Sunday, March 18, 2012      4 comments

DESSERT IS NOT THE ENEMY! I will admit that eight mini cupcakes is almost bingelike, but the good news is I realized that if I took the time to make them myself out of real food ingredients, I would have been satisfied with far less. I lite... Read more

Willpower: No longer required

Saturday, March 03, 2012      0 comments

I feel happy today for no particular reason. It's been quite a while since I could say that and really mean it. I have had that feeling more and more lately and I really think it's because I'm eating so much better and cooking much more than eat... Read more

I am really amazed and excited!

Saturday, February 11, 2012      1 comments

First off, I haven't lost any weight in a couple of weeks, but I feel really good. That in itself is amazing enough, but this week was my birthday and I had an opportunity to go out to eat (which I typically love to do), and I actually preferred... Read more

One Persons Fat Is Another Persons Thin - So Love Yourself Now!

Saturday, February 04, 2012      2 comments

I have dieted off and on most of my adult life. I would always hear the latest buzz on whats the best diet or now we talk about "lifestyle change". I feel after all this time, I am just starting to make some real progress and one of the things I... Read more

I think something finally clicked!

Sunday, January 22, 2012      5 comments

I wish I could explain how this happened, but all I can say is that I think Im finally at a point in the process where things feel right. Ive lost 6# in the last two weeks, since following a program where the only difference with this is that t... Read more

Trainer needs a trainer??

Monday, July 05, 2010      1 comments

Actually, I'm an ex group fitness instructor, but I keep all my certs current(personal trainging, step, group fitness). I gave that up about 6 years ago when I got a new full time job that was very demanding. Looking back at that time, I really ... Read more

Recovery from a coma?

Sunday, May 23, 2010      4 comments

Does anyone know somebody who recovered from a coma caused by oxygen deprivation? My father-in-law is in a coma and the doctors are very discouraging even though he opens his eyes and is "over" breathing some of the time. The family is loo... Read more

getting back to life

Saturday, May 22, 2010      1 comments

I am slowly starting to feel better. The situation has not really changed, my father-in-law's condition has not improved and now there are alot of tough decisions and difficult emotions to deal with, but just observing how my husband is handling... Read more

Feels like rock bottom

Sunday, May 16, 2010      7 comments

I know this is NOT rock bottom, because things can always be worse. I am forcing myself to write this blog because I really feel like withdrawing, but I'm trying to break that old habit. I have not been online much the last couple of weeks and I... Read more

Roadblocks

Wednesday, April 28, 2010      3 comments

I have had a very difficult week and have lost my focus temporarily. I know it's temporary because I have been starting to feel like isolating, but writing this blog I think is the first step to getting back on track (at least I hope so). I... Read more

Amok Time!

Friday, March 19, 2010      2 comments

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Beware of the scale!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010      5 comments

If you are one of those people that let the number on the scale dictate your mood for the day- please don't fall into that trap. I know it's difficult to do...you've worked hard all week to keep on track with your meals and exercise...you'... Read more


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