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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Cure for Boredom Eating

Tuesday, April 05, 2011      30 comments

I will be the first to admit that over the past 30 years I have done a lot of eating because I am bored. Living in a western society like we do with a vast array of things to do, see, and experience one has to ask - WHY do we choose to eat when... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Don't be a FOOL!

Friday, April 01, 2011      71 comments

It's April 1st and you can bet somebody will try to prank you at least once today. While we are talking about fools I thought I would use today's "holiday" to spotlight some foolish behavior that we sometimes have in regards to our health and f... Read more

It came! PICTURE

Thursday, March 31, 2011      44 comments

I'm so excited! The men delivered and assembled my elliptical machine and it's wonderful! I got my heart rate up fast and felt that wonderful BURN :) I can hardly believe this is ME saying this! I was sedentary for so long. I was an invalid... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts How I lost 60 pounds!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011      180 comments

This morning the scales showed I was down 60.1 pounds. I'm well on my journey now! I've lost 38% of the weight to get to goal! I started at 328 pounds and I'm down to 267.9 in 8 months. This IS doable. Here are my observations. 1. N... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts We are all individuals.

Monday, March 28, 2011      38 comments

If you have been reading my blogs you know I like to compare this journey to a cross-country trek. If you live outside North America just choose points in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe or South America. Let' s pretend we are all on th... Read more

Who would have thought...

Sunday, March 27, 2011      29 comments

Who would have thought a year ago that this 55 year old woman would be super excited because her husband bought her an elliptical machine for home? We had to do some shopping today to replace 13 year old builder grade appliances in our kitchen... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Transparency and Being Brave

Thursday, March 24, 2011      37 comments

I recently posted a blog with a composite picture of myself in exercise shorts/top to show my progress. Someone commented that I was "brave" to post those pictures in public. There was a time (decades in fact) that I would never have told some... Read more

Sometimes you have to look at the big picture.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011      25 comments

I had two good weeks in a row (-2.2 and -1.1) so I get on the scales today and it's -0.6. I'm actually not "unhappy" about that. I've now lost 59 pounds in 8 months and inches on everything. I pulled up my graphs (Start - Weight Tracker - See... Read more

When you can't see around the bend...

Tuesday, March 22, 2011      24 comments

In high school we ran 50 yd. sprints in gym. It was a fast all-out pace for a short distance. My "race" this time is a long one. The finish line is not even within view. What IS in view are the small landmarks along the way. Setting ... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Victory over Emotional Eating

Sunday, March 20, 2011      102 comments

Tonight I experienced a victory! I did not succumb to my old pattern of "eating" to soothe an emotional wound. My stomach is still in knots and I've had to fight off tears BUT I didn't head to the pantry or fridge. Victory! In a way, I... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Which one of these are you?

Saturday, March 19, 2011      85 comments

Do you remember this story from our childhood? Please reread it then hang around for the REST of the story! Once upon a time a little red hen lived in a small house. She worked very hard to feed her family. One day while she was out walk... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Progress Pictures

Friday, March 18, 2011      131 comments

This picture is a composite. The first picture was made at Week 1 weigh-in of BLC14 at 303.9 (-24.1) The middle picture was made at Weigh-In for BLC15 282.0 (-46.0). The last picture was made at Weigh-In for BLC15 Week 10 at 269.6 (-58.4). ... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts From Wheelchair to 1 Mile Walker :)

Thursday, March 17, 2011      414 comments

Yesterday was a momentous day for me. I have come so far. Severe arthritis and obesity had robbed me of my mobility. I was reduced to rolling my way down halls, through airports, and hospitals unable to walk more than a few short steps. ... Read more

My St. Patrick's Day Blessing for YOU

Thursday, March 17, 2011      18 comments

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Motivational Monday

Monday, March 14, 2011      11 comments

I find motivation in the oddest places. Of course it's motivating to see someone else lose weight and get healthy, but closer to home we have things that motivate us to move forward, to keep "keeping on". Here are a few of my recent motivato... Read more


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