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The Journey (So Far)
On March 1, 2012, I embarked on the most AMAZING journey...the journey to steal back my life from the prison of obesity. I had reached the point where I was literally si... Read more
Positive Self Talk
This month, in addition to my regular workout (DDP Yoga) I am also doing the Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred. Its a tough workout, but I always tell myself that I am even to... Read more
Oh how things change when YOU make a change! Just a little over a year ago, I was as out of sh... Read more
Happy Compliment Your Mirror Day!!
Today is day 3 of the 30 Day Shred, and I got it done bright and early this morning! Well, I guess I shouldn't say "bright." It was 5 a.m. and still dark outside when I di... Read more
Day 2 of the 30 Day Shred...DONE!
I just finished day TWO of the 30 Day Shred and let me tell you...it was really hard! I can't recall a workout that has made me sweat as much as this one does! Even thou... Read more
Day One of the 30 Day Shred!
Today was my first day doing the Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred workout! I got up this morning and after a pre-workout snack, I got right to it. I knew that I needed to ... Read more
Ready For July
On Monday, I'm going to start a new workout....the Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred. I'm really looking forward to it, especially since my dear Sparkfriend Tammy (Luvtobowl) i... Read more
Sweet Child Of Mine
I am blessed to be the mother of two sons. My oldest will be 29 next month, and my youngest will be 28 next week. Where did the time go? It seems like just yesterday that they were still little boys who had to reach up to give me a hug and kiss.... Read more
Just Because I Can't Do It Today...
Have I ever mentioned that I love to workout? Because I do, I really DO love to workout! It amaz... Read more
The other day as I was driving to the grocery store, I passed a Wendy's. On their marquee, they were advertising their "New Beery Chicken Almond Salad." Yes, Beery! I'm... Read more
The Safety of The Comfort Zone
Well, today is day one of my current streak! Yes, I had to start over...again. But I am not upset about that at all. I actually think that day one of a streak is just as... Read more
An Inadvertent Non-scale Victory!
At the beginning of May, I tried on two pairs of capri pants at Walmart. The first pair was olive colored, and fit me perfectly. The second pair was gray colored, and a li... Read more
One of the things that works for me is streaking. I just try to stay on track for as many days in a row as possible. For me, an "on track" day simply means that I put fort... Read more
Enjoying the Journey
Last year in March, I took control of my life. Prior that, I was trapped in a prison of my own making...an obese, unhealthy body. And I really WAS trapped. I couldn't mo... Read more
Too Heavy to Workout?
I used to have so many doubts about myself and my abilities. When I first started trying to change my life (March 1, 2012) I thought I was too heavy, too old, too clums... Read more