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One year and maintaining!
Saturday, December 10, 2011      3 comments

It has been a year since I reached my goal weight. Happily I have maintained that weight. Since the start of my journey until now I feel fantastic about my accomplishment. Gone are my fat clothes. Hello to cute things in a size I never though... Read more
But I can still breathe....
Monday, July 11, 2011      3 comments

While my perspectives on many levels including life and faith and family and friends has changed I find my self perception has not. It still amazes me to try on a size 8 and have it fit or feel a little loose. Or to find that a favorite piece ... Read more
Time for a new perspective
Sunday, May 01, 2011      5 comments

The other day I grabbed my skinny jeans from the closet. Usually I avoid them as they always feel snug and I feel fat in them. Looking at the butt area, I thought there is no way that I am going to fit into these today. Happily I realized they... Read more
April already?
Saturday, April 02, 2011      3 comments

Where does the time go? Somewhere along the line I think that I lost March. On the positive side, I am maintaining my weight loss. Slowly starting to exercise - just wish I was back in the full swing of it. My attitude about food has tot... Read more
Monday, February 21, 2011      3 comments

I realized last night that I am worried about keeping off the weight I have recently lost. Since the beginning of the year my weight has stayed in a 5 pound zone. It creeps up to 162 and then drops back to 157. Some of this I know is normal b... Read more
What? Size 10? No not me!
Monday, January 03, 2011      6 comments

Imagine my pleasant surprise to discover that I am down to a size 10. All of my other clothing has gotten too big. Pants have looked a bit sad as they are bagging in the butt and sag in front. So naturally I reached for jeans in size 12's... Read more
Feeling Good
Saturday, August 21, 2010      6 comments

The other day, I felt kinda of down. I was tired of dieting, tired of exercising, tired of people eating and drinking things that are out of bounds for me at the moment. Then I had someone give me a pep talk and take my measurements. My last... Read more
Saturday, January 16, 2010      7 comments

As I walking this afternoon, I had a huge realization. When I started on Sparks, everything I did was in stages. Walking 3 times a week. getting up 2-3 times a week early to exercise. I just built on what I did little bit by little bit. Next... Read more
A gym workout
Monday, August 31, 2009      2 comments

My physical therapist gave me the go ahead last week to return to the gym and begin strength training once more. Today I was able to do 35 minutes on the elliptical and upper & lower body workout. During my workout I really paid attention to ... Read more
Good news and feeling better
Tuesday, July 28, 2009      0 comments

I got good news from the Physical Therapist today. I can slowly start back at exercising. The yoga DVD's are too much for now, but I can start back with Pilates and walks up to 1 mile. My attitude is changed too. I know that I can lose ... Read more
What went wrong?
Saturday, July 18, 2009      2 comments

It is so easy to blame someone or something for backsliding. Lately I have felt sorry for myself and backslided. Recently, I strained both calf muscles in my left leg. Moving around has been difficult. The physical therapist and doctor both ... Read more
Refocused in May
Sunday, May 03, 2009      1 comments

This May I am refocusing my efforts. Each week I have decided to refocus and rework on a habit that is slipping or I want to pay attention. It's so easy to get out of good habits and reconnect to bad ones. ... Read more
Getting Back on Track Again
Sunday, April 26, 2009      0 comments

Once again I need to get back on track. Now that the strained muscles have healed I need to get back into everything - tracking food, tracking exercise, eating healthier. No more excuses. So this weeks goals is to track exercise and water... Read more
A beautiful day!
Sunday, March 15, 2009      1 comments

The sun was shining, their were birds in the air and I feel good. I had the opportunity to go for a long walk with my husband (Steve) outside today. It was still cool, but it felt to be good outside again walking. Steve has finally joined... Read more
Boot Camp - Starting Week 3
Sunday, January 18, 2009      1 comments

Today starts week 3 of Sparks Boot Camp. The first week I lost 5 lbs but gained 1 back the 2nd week. Right now I feel excited and energized after doing today's Boot Camp Video. Even though cardio is not scheduled today, I did 30 minutes on th... Read more

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