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Persevering through struggles

Saturday, September 01, 2012      1 comments

Wow! What a year of changes this has been. As I posted at the beginning of the year - I was determined to make this healthier lifestyle work for me and to take back control of my health and life. The year started out great and the pounds bega... Read more

I Couldn't be More Proud

Friday, June 15, 2012      2 comments

Okay, I'm a disgustingly proud mother. I have three of the best kids in the world and am never afraid to share their accomplishments. I have to crow a little this week as all three of them have had some terrific achievements this week. We sta... Read more

A Sad Time

Sunday, April 29, 2012      11 comments

Struggling to stay focused this weekend and just maintain. We have had a very sad event this weekend. Yesterday morning, my DH went to check on his father who has lived with us since 1993 and found that he had passed away, peacefully in his sl... Read more

I am ... an athlete?

Sunday, April 15, 2012      6 comments

Okay, so, I've always told people that my daughter was the athlete in the family. It's true - she is an athlete: Fastpitch softball pitcher, field hockey goalie - she doesn't like a little pressure with her sports. Today, I had to tell her - s... Read more

I am a Billy Goat

Sunday, April 08, 2012      7 comments

Today, I decided to face a fear. I chose to climb Mt. Wachusett with my two oldest children. Last summer we attempted this and I was nervous of taking the Bicentennial trail to the loop due to the tree roots and rocks. We attempted the Pine T... Read more

March Results - April Goals and Plateaus

Wednesday, April 04, 2012      0 comments

Well, March is gone and spring has sprung. Overall, March was a very successful month for me. I lost a total of 7 lbs during the month of March. I had my last ski trip in March and added hiking, Zumba and C25K to my workout routines. I also... Read more

Success is Getting Expensive

Sunday, April 01, 2012      6 comments

Last night my 14 yo daughter asked if I would take her and a friend to the mall. I agreed. That was a dangerous move on my part. I wore my jeans which are now very loose on me, so I stopped by Macy's where I usually get my jeans. They had th... Read more

It's All About the Relationship

Wednesday, March 21, 2012      4 comments

I am so excited! It's as though this weight is falling off of me this time. This time it's been a steady healthy loss. The results of this leg of my journey have gotten me really thinking about what is making this time different. I know that... Read more

It's Not just Skiing

Saturday, March 17, 2012      3 comments

This blog has been tumbling around in my head for a few days now. It was really sparked when I commented on a friends block this past week. This winter, my family took up skiing. We had a lot of fun and found many opportunities to get out... Read more

Who knew?

Thursday, March 08, 2012      3 comments

Who knew how easy it could be to impact a muscle? Went to my second class with the exercise physiologist last night. She introduced strength training to the group. Okay, I've been doing strength training exercises off and on for 8 years. I f... Read more

Wow! I'm doing this!

Wednesday, March 07, 2012      2 comments

WooHoo!!!! Today I received the results of my blood tests from Saturday. My A1C was 6.3!!!! That's down from 7.8 in the middle of December! I can't believe that in just 3 months I've brought my A1C down from nearly to the point of needing to ... Read more

Whew! That was close!

Monday, March 05, 2012      4 comments

Just went to the work cafeteria for lunch. My plan was to get my usual salad with beans and feta and use my dressing that's in the refrigerator in my department, although I was going to check the board to see what the specials of the day were f... Read more

February Reflection and March Goals

Sunday, March 04, 2012      2 comments

I've been looking back at my progress in the past months and thinking about my first main goal which is to lose 10% of my body weight. After this past week I can taste that goal! I really believe that I can meet this goal by the end of my 15 w... Read more

That's a First

Saturday, March 03, 2012      2 comments

Okay, so after today, I can honestly say I know what having low blood sugar feels like. I have had type 2 Diabetes since 2005. It's controlled by medication. I've had reading down in the high 80's or 90's from time to time. This past week, m... Read more

Good Results at Dr. Visit

Wednesday, February 29, 2012      4 comments

So Yesterday was my annual physical. I was actually looking forward to it. I was down 15 lbs since my last visit there. For the first time ever, my blood pressure was not high. It's always high when I go to this Dr. Every other Dr. or blood... Read more


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