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Serious step
Sunday, October 09, 2016      5 comments

I wasn't getting anywhere with willpower. I wasn't getting anywhere with counting up to 1200-1300 calories per day. I finally took a very serious, drastic step - a VSG (vertical sleeve gasterectomy) where they surgically remove 80% of a health... Read more
My first walk/run participation
Saturday, May 07, 2011      2 comments

On a whim I signed up for Portland's 2011 Doggie Dash - a walk/run that benefits the Humane Society, and the good work they do for the animals. Unfortunately my poor Sophie's feet are not up to participating with me - she's on a very aggressive... Read more
The best laid plans of mice and . . .
Monday, March 14, 2011      3 comments

obese blondes who work at a computer all day & then play on Facebook all night . . . oft times go astray. I had begun 2011 with a goal and a good start at better nutrition & fitness. Then I started a 5KYourWay running plan that began well,... Read more
Gonna be a tough week
Monday, February 15, 2010      1 comments

It's a Monday - starting Wednesday I have to completely alter my diet to get ready for an endoscopy & colonoscopy scheduled for next Monday. All nuts, seeds & popcorn have to be eliminated from my diet for 5 days - those are the things that ke... Read more
Uh oh . . .
Thursday, February 04, 2010      1 comments

I was doing well staying on my fitness schedule until I caught that "hitch in my giddyup", now I find that I haven't done a single movement since the 2 mile walk I took with Chuck on Sunday. 3 days of nothing . . . shame on me. Better go get m... Read more
Much Better
Sunday, January 31, 2010      3 comments

My husband and I did a little over 2 miles today (with dog Sophie) - feeling much better. I won't do the gung-ho treadmill technique without shoes anymore! After the walk felt energetic, so did some cleaning . . . .I must admit, the walking is... Read more
Thursday, January 28, 2010      6 comments

My status says I'm having fun on the treadmill for the first time . . . I think I had TOO MUCH fun, because this morning I woke up with my left hip hurting, and the skin of my left leg numb! Uh oh . . . so I took it easy today, and took some ib... Read more
New Year's Resolution
Saturday, January 23, 2010      1 comments

I actually started my weight loss program on Jan 4th, 2010. At that time I weighed 202 lbs. Today, as I sign up for Spark People, I weigh 195 lbs. So far, so good. ... Read more
Why I came here
Saturday, January 23, 2010      7 comments

I love horses, I love motorcycles . . . I'm too heavy to comfortably ride either one. I need to lose at least 50 lbs. I didn't start getting heavy until I moved to a new state (stressful) and started a new job (stressful) and didn't have a... Read more