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Our Day At The Beach - August 29. 2010

Sunday, August 29, 2010      3 comments

Here I am Sunday morning, trying something new: I'm going to attempt (my first!) to create a pictorial of our day at the beach yesterday. (With apologies to 330POUNDWOMAN who inspired me with this creation.) My friend likes to go to the b... Read more

"If" - With Apologies To Rudyard Kipling For The Modern-Day Editing - August 7, 2010

Sunday, August 08, 2010      1 comments

Over the years, this poem has resonated with me, and several people have sent it on to me, to give me courage, to lift my spirits, and to help me "exceed my grasp" as I like to say. Perhaps it will do the same for you. For the sake of poli... Read more

Parallel Events - July 31, 2010

Saturday, July 31, 2010      4 comments

In the past several months, I have been on a quest looking for a new job. It is interesting to me to see how that event so closely mimicked my battle to lose weight. Both are a struggle. Both bring into question "worthiness." And both requir... Read more

What Things Weigh - Something To Think About - July 11, 2010

Sunday, July 11, 2010      6 comments

I have been giving quite a bit of thought to this lately, as I lose more and more weight than ever before. I know this has been discussed elsewhere, but I was hoping to put together a more extensive search of my own. I remember years ago, at a... Read more

Peaceful - July 4, 2010

Monday, July 05, 2010      1 comments

Taking a chance that this is allowed. http://www.youtube.com/watch
?v=w31Sisa2TLo I just thought it would help get us in the mood, to take a moment to pause, and to reflect what it means to be free, and for what our service men an... Read more

I Know Why This Works - June 28, 2010

Monday, June 28, 2010      2 comments

I realized a few things over the last several days. When I spoke to a friend I realized several things that perhaps weren't so apparent prior. Here's what I know better now: Read more

One For The Books - June 26, 2010

Saturday, June 26, 2010      0 comments

A friend asked tonight if I were going to the Y in the morning. (She had finally seen the light, and decided to join with her boys.) The response was, "Yes, it's Sunday and that's swimming day." As if, "you didn't know?" It's interesting... Read more

Good Begets Good - June 26, 2010

Saturday, June 26, 2010      1 comments

Today is the inauguration of my monthly weight goals. I'm aiming for a one pound a week, approximately four pounds a month, benchmark. I'm glad to report that I'm back on track. And oh, baby, it feels so good! With my landmarks set, and ... Read more

People Who Believe In Us - June 24, 2010

Thursday, June 24, 2010      1 comments

This morning I had an important interview which kept me up late last night worrying. We are our own worst enemies on so many fronts, sad to say. I woke up early, and decided to go back to bed for another 45 minutes or so, in order to be at my ... Read more

The Spillover Effect - June 21, 2010

Monday, June 21, 2010      2 comments

Coming off my recent "high" of hitting a new weight loss milestone (an all time record loss), it got me to pondering how what I am learning about weight loss can be applied to other endeavors. So much of why we became morbidly obese has little ... Read more

Can This Be Real? - June 19, 2010

Saturday, June 19, 2010      7 comments

I've reached fifteen pounds down on SparkPeople, which added to the fifteen pounds BSP (Before Spark People), I'm now down 30 pounds total. Whoa! As I get deeper into this journey, and the pounds slip and slide off, I've discovered a few thing... Read more

Celebration Day! - June 12,2010

Saturday, June 12, 2010      4 comments

Today I officially cracked that nasty plateau that has been haunting me since forever. Now, I am officially (there's that validation word again) on a roll. Between the gold stars that I have been getting regularly (not perfect, mind you, but r... Read more

Fat Jeans - June 10, 2010

Thursday, June 10, 2010      7 comments

These days, I've noticed, that quite a few have remarked how they are once again back into their skinny jeans. Today, I was able to get into my fat jeans completely, including the infamous "zip up". Why is this a celebration? Because, s... Read more

Gold Stars And Kindergarten - June 7, 2010

Monday, June 07, 2010      4 comments

As I read someone's blog this morning of her one year anniversary, it got me to thinking what on Spark People has reignited my weight loss journey. I took a very serious look at the My Spark Summary Calendar on the Start page about a week and a... Read more

=Gasp!= - June 3, 2010

Thursday, June 03, 2010      4 comments

Well this is a nice, fine how do you do. I got behind on my exercising, so without overdoing it (and I DO feel comfortable), I've been going swimming in the morning, then treadmilling around midday, and finally capping the day with about five m... Read more


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