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I weighed 192 a year ago...

Tuesday, February 17, 2009      3 comments

I had an urge today to look back and see where I was in my weight loss journey just one year ago. I weighed 192 lbs, which was still about 12.5 lbs from where I started. But that is 50 lbs more than I weigh now. It was amazing progr... Read more

I always think of great blog entries while I'm on the treadmill...

Saturday, February 14, 2009      1 comments

Then I forget them once I'm done. I guess it goes to show that my brain works better when my body is moving. I'm not even going to try and remember what wonderful coherent thoughts I was having last night... I think that would break my brain. ... Read more

I would have lost my mind...

Tuesday, February 10, 2009      2 comments

...had I not had friends, family & a healthy lifestyle to carry me through. I wish I could be grateful enough for the support I have gotten from friends and family around the world. It's been a hugely stressful week. I just ask for pr... Read more

The weight of the world...

Sunday, February 01, 2009      2 comments

I am proving right now that when I feel bad, I DON'T eat. We have a family crisis going on right now... a crisis that makes me question our parenting... and leaves me not knowing what to do. I went from bursting with pride in my daughter to qu... Read more

Here's what I said...

Wednesday, January 28, 2009      5 comments

A gal I knew in high school and I have hooked up via Facebook... and she wanted to know my weight loss story... so here is what I told her... "Thanks for the compliments! It's been an interesting year, I must say. I'm happy to share my st... Read more

It's all good...somehow...

Saturday, January 24, 2009      1 comments

Wow it seems like it's bad juju week at work. KO's car was in the shop Monday to get 2 hoses replaced and while it was idling, the neck of her radiator blew up.. so she's waiting for a new radiator and then they will figure out if her transmiss... Read more

It's been a few days....

Sunday, January 18, 2009      3 comments

A lot has happened since I last blogged... not so much in number, but in importance. Weight is maintaining... hubby wants to see me gain back up to 145, so I am eating everything in sight to make it happen, but my body seems happy where it ... Read more

Dwelling in the now... what I do today is my future...

Tuesday, January 06, 2009      2 comments

I had a grand surge of energy and inspiration this evening and promptly went downstairs and did Level Two of 30 Day Shred. I just love Jillian Michaels, she keeps me fired up to the max. She is a hardass, but also very down to earth. She tell... Read more

Doing the New Bootcamp.... good for refocusing...

Monday, January 05, 2009      0 comments

I'm on day two of the new bootcamp... the chance to win $500 is nice, but I like having a new focus and new goals too, apart from the weight loss anyway. I really did slack off the intensity over the holidays what with it being a) the holid... Read more

One year since the beginning of the journey & 4 months of maintenance...

Thursday, January 01, 2009      1 comments

Today is a great day for me to sit down and look back for both reasons in my blog title. I remember well waking up on December 30th 2007 and deciding that I was going to make my first-ever New Year's Resolution to get healthy and lose wei... Read more

Resolutions for 2009

Monday, December 29, 2008      1 comments

The dailySpark had a great thing about making wishes and resolving to make them happen. I posted these: 1) Start and maintain habits that help keep my house neat, clean & presentable as I clean it all year. 2) Finally finish redecoratin... Read more

Stress and then *poof* de-stressed!

Sunday, December 28, 2008      0 comments

I was feeling extremely stressed with the approach of Christmas... I had been trying to complete so many tasks around the house, but hadn't had a day at home with nowhere else to go or nothing else to do for over a month... so it just came down ... Read more

Feeling much better now...

Tuesday, December 23, 2008      0 comments

Well, with the help of Zicam, sleep, an extra day off, etc... I feel much better and though, while still kind of draggy, got my health and my mood back on track. So what that my long list didn't get done... I will do what I can & to heck wi... Read more

It is what it is...

Sunday, December 21, 2008      0 comments

I poured a lot of energy into cleaning the house on Friday night... hubby made me a red-eye (coffee w/ espresso) with double espresso shots or maybe more... so I was caffeine-powered and got an amazing amount done. Then Saturday, I managed ... Read more

Refocusing the energy...

Tuesday, December 16, 2008      3 comments

Well, I'm up to nearly one year since I began this journey, and it will be about 4 months of maintenance too. January 1st for the former and January 2nd for the latter. I think I'm getting the maintenance thing down. I continue to track ... Read more


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