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Reached a Milestone I feel like Celebrating

Friday, October 07, 2011      1 comments

I can remember a time in my life when I climbed on the scale, saw 172 and felt embarrassed that I weighed so much. I am now down to 172, a 35 pound weight loss. I look at myself in the mirror and wonder how in the world I could have possible t... Read more

I bought my first swimsuit in 2 years and I'm going to wear it in public

Friday, August 05, 2011      4 comments

We have an exercise pool in our garage. I can't remember the last time I was seen in public in my swimsuit. It had to be at least 4 years ago since I exposed my upper thighs in public and that was in a suit I had owned for years. I did own a... Read more

Home Cooking And Making Our Own Recipes

Friday, July 29, 2011      0 comments

Long time, no blog. I really haven't had much to say. I've been plugging alone. I'm trying to find things to be grateful for every day. I try to exercise everyday to relieve stress. Both my husband and I try to eat as well as possible every... Read more

Time To Stop Obsessing About Losing Weight

Thursday, June 30, 2011      3 comments

I feel like I spend way too much time on this site reading articles, reading blog posts, posting status and blog posts, as well as tracking my nutrition and fitness. I think the tracking is a great idea, but I think I need to limit the amount o... Read more

Jumping Jacks sound like fun! How about a cartwheel?

Tuesday, June 28, 2011      2 comments

I saw a group with a jumping jack challenge yesterday. The challenge is to do 50 a day. It had me thinking. If I put on a pair of good shoes, I could do 50 a day. It would probably be good for my arms as well. I think I could even get my gi... Read more

Sailing ~ Another reason to lose some weight

Sunday, June 26, 2011      2 comments

My husband bought a small sailboat this winter. He's been a sailor since he was 12. He loves it! I like to go out sailing as well. We once took 6 weeks off and went around Vancouver Island, BC. When we were looking at small sailboats,... Read more

Fast, Fast, Fast, Fast, Fast, Slow...That's Me!

Saturday, June 25, 2011      3 comments

My husband has been watching his calories for the past 2 weeks and has lost 15 pounds. I've been exercising and watching not only the number of calories but the nutritional value of every food I eat for 6 weeks and I've only lost 13 lbs. I kno... Read more

Friends, The Natural Stress Reducers

Wednesday, June 22, 2011      4 comments

I had an epiphany last night. I spent the evening texting my friend, Melissa...something I rarely do. I used to meet with a group of friends once a month, but we've sort of scattered to the wind. We met at Melissa's and when she moved we stop... Read more

SUMMER! It's finally here!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011      4 comments

Woohoo! Summer is finally here! I see blue sky. It's already warm this morning. I'm looking forward to a walk. Tonight is the Tuesday Farmer's market. It's a good day... Read more

Making Exercise More of an Adventure and Less of a Chore

Monday, June 20, 2011      0 comments

I've walked or hiked every day for a week even though I haven't always recorded my exercise. Unlike my eating habits, I feel pretty good about my exercise habits. I'm not ex... Read more

Talking myself through a struggle

Thursday, June 16, 2011      3 comments

I literally had no time to myself yesterday until after 9pm last night. I didn't have time for exercise and I was eating on the run. I wasn't thinking about food all day. I was thinking about how I was going to fit some exercise into my day. ... Read more

One Moment Just to Relax

Tuesday, June 14, 2011      1 comments

Hectic Day! I woke up knowing it was going to be a hectic day. What I didn't know was that my server settings were messed up and all my email for the last 24 hours fell into a black hole. With a job in process and another one in the pipe, I w... Read more

Positive thoughts = Positive Outlook = Less Stress

Monday, June 13, 2011      2 comments

Here's my list of positive thoughts and grateful things. 1. I see blue sky! ;-) 2. I had a great night's sleep. 3. My teenager has been fairly quiet this morning. 4. My cats love me. 5. I'm grateful that my dogs have tails. Wh... Read more

Today I felt tall

Sunday, June 12, 2011      1 comments

As I was walking today, I felt tall. I am a tall person, but I felt taller than I had in a long time. I realized that my body felt a weight lifting off my shoulders. How funny it is that my body noticed the rise of my spirits before my brain ... Read more

Four Weeks Later and 10 1/2 Pounds Lighter

Saturday, June 11, 2011      1 comments

You go, Girl!" That's what I said this morning when I jumped on the scale. I really wasn't expecting much. Boy was I in for a surprise. I'm well on my way to losing my belly jelly roll! WOOT! WOOT! OK. Time to get real. This was th... Read more


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