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Polar Bear Fat

Tuesday, November 05, 2013      2 comments

My daughter is 8 years old. I'm wondering why I ever bothered to teach her to talk. I also constantly strive to remind her to tell the truth. She spoke some honest words to me this weekend that woke me up. "Mommy, you have polar bear... Read more

Pure inspiration! Wow!!!

Thursday, May 10, 2012      1 comments

You HAVE to watch this video. This inspired me so much. It's unbelievable what this man accomplished. emoticonRead more

I'm going to become a runner!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012      7 comments

I have to shout that ... to get myself pumped up. Because I'm not. I hate running. Never liked it. Sure, I played soccer from the time I was 5 until I was 18 and I ran all the time playing soccer... but I WAS PLAYING SOCCER. Put a soccer b... Read more

Rough last few months...

Sunday, February 26, 2012      2 comments

Life has thrown me a curve ball the last three years but the last eight months have been brutal. It's showing in my lack of dedication to myself... to my eating plan and to my workout routine. I have gained 10 pounds. Ugh. Did I actually say tha... Read more

Never give up!

Saturday, January 14, 2012      3 comments

As I enter week 80 of maintain, I am reminding myself to never give up. I think everyone needs a little reminding to do this every now and again. Remember... never, n... Read more

A challenge to myself...

Wednesday, January 04, 2012      3 comments

I am going to challenge myself and see how many days in a row I can work out every day, for at least 30 minutes. Everyone has 30 minutes they can squeeze some exercise in. Whether it's a walk through the neighborhood with my daughter, a run on t... Read more

Wow. 78 weeks. Wow.

Tuesday, January 03, 2012      2 comments

78 weeks. Seriously? 78 weeks? Wow. Just wow. That blows my mind. I changed my ticker today from showing my weight to instead show how many weeks of maintain I have been in. I was shocked when "78 weeks" popped up on my ti... Read more

Holy Guacamole! I'm at week 25 of maintain!

Saturday, December 11, 2010      0 comments

I went for my weekly Saturday morning weigh in... almost didn't go because it is a cold, blustery Nebraska morning. I'm so glad I went to weigh in. Mr. Tony (my super program guy) told me I'm on week 25 of maintain and I'M KNOCKING IT OUT OF T... Read more

My 20 year high school reunion

Wednesday, July 21, 2010      6 comments

My 20 year high school reunion was this past weekend. It was a blast! I didn't set out with the intention of losing weight for the reunion, I lost weight for ME, to be healthy, to be able to keep up with my daughter. But having just lost 40 p... Read more

The ultimate compliment?

Monday, June 14, 2010      8 comments

I think I received the ultimate compliment this weekend. I was told "I honestly had no idea who you were!" Wow. Why is that so cool? Read on... My daughter was in dance class last year. I was also 38 pounds heavier. I did no... Read more

Oh no! What is happening to my fingernails?

Wednesday, March 24, 2010      2 comments

I have never been one to be obsessed over my nails or hair but in the last week I have noticed that my nails are peeling and splitting really, really bad. At first I thought it was due to the formaldehyde free nail polish I had switched to but ... Read more

Ack! The scale is stuck!

Tuesday, March 02, 2010      1 comments

I think I have hit a plateau. What to do? I am 13 pounds away from goal. I need stick with it and get the rest of the weight off. I am going to try bumping up my exercise to 60 minutes a day from 45 minutes a day and see if that helps. ... Read more

I am still afraid to say it out loud

Saturday, February 20, 2010      1 comments

I am still afraid to say it out loud. If I say it out loud, will that make me wake up from this dream? I sure hope not! I re-started my journey to health in late October of 2009. At that time, I weighed 164 pounds. As hard it was to s... Read more

So much to be thankful for this year

Wednesday, November 25, 2009      0 comments

I am so blessed. I truly have so much to be thankful for this year. I have let stress eat me alive since February when my marriage of 8 years fell apart. I worked really hard at the gym and lost 10 pounds by July... then I went on vacat... Read more

Gotta get my mojo back!

Thursday, July 02, 2009      0 comments

I've just GOT to find my way back into the gym. It's been so hard since Marissa got out of school. My evenings are filled with work so I can't work out then. My only option is to work out during the day -- but I have Marissa during that time ... Read more


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