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Skinny Way of Thinking
Yesterday my boss asked me to decorate the front window of herbusiness with hearts for Valentine's Day. I'm not much of an artist but I thought, they're just hearts, even a child can draw a heart. I got my red, pink, and white paints ready and ... Read more
Happy 5 years to........ME!!!!!!!
I have been maintaining for 5 years now. Boy, it feels good to say that! I can tell you it's been a struggle. Family and friends aren't always supportive and a full time job sometimes makes it hard to get in my daily run. It's hard when my f... Read more
3 Months In
Can you believe 3 months have gone by in the new year?! Seems impossible. It's been 5 years since I lost my weight and made myself a priority. I'm happy to say that I have been maintaining nicely. Even though I work 40-45 hours a week and hav... Read more
Finally proud of myself
My son got married yesterday. I am so proud of him and his accomplishments. He has come a long way. I can also say that I am proud of me! I can't remember the last time I said that about myself. Some people loose weight for special occasions in... Read more
Something bad this way comes!
I have been very constant in my exercising since I began my weight loss journey. 5 days a week at least an hour of walking and/or running. My job in doggie daycare keeps me on my feet all day too. Lately, I have been feeling very unmotivated. T... Read more
Now That's Dedication!
It took me a long time to get where I am today when it comes to my exercise routine. In the past I would start program, keep with it for a short period of time and then let it fall by the wayside. Each time I wondered why I lost interest. All t... Read more
Why was today different?
I have been languishing in W7 of my C25K training. As written in a previous blog, I know it is my mind and NOT my body that is giving me troubles. I usually make it halfway and my mind tells me it's OK to walk now....and I listen! So today I w... Read more
Some of you may know that I am a member of the Couch to 5K team. I started it as soon as the weather warmed up, probably early May. It is a nine week course so in actuality, I should be done. Well, you know how things go. I hurt my back. No prob... Read more
Clothes Shopping with Batwings
Let me start by saying, I HATE clothes shopping! I know some of you are thinking,"she lost weight and weighs 140 pounds, what complaints could she have about clothes shopping!" Besides being 5' 11", (buying pants makes me want to scream), in los... Read more
I Still Know How to Ride a Bike????
I haven't ridden a bike in over 10 years, but I now have been bit by the riding bug. It started when I started my C25K training and I noticed all the bike riders on the Illinois Prairie Path that I run on. They go zipping by and I thought it wo... Read more
The subject of motivation came up on my Couch to 5K team and it reminded me of how grateful I am to have the choice to be motivated in my life. I have back issues, but nothing that bothers me on a day to day basis. I am not a very motivated pers... Read more
I Underestimated Myself!
Finally the weather cooperated, so today was the first day of my Couch to 5K Challenge. I awoke with trepidation, breaking from my usual routine of one hour on the treadmill, but I got dressed and headed out the door. Start with a 5 minute walk... Read more
Closet...friend or foe?
It's that time of the year when people go through their closets and change from summer to winter clothes. Oh, who am I kidding, I don't change my clothes for the seasons! But this year I decided to give it a try. I haven't gone through my wardro... Read more
Jolene, my alter ego
Last week was a doozie for me and on Sunday I felt like just laying around all day and watching my White Sox and Cubbies play baseball. I didn't change out of my nightgown and wore my bathrobe all day. Towards dinnertime my friend Snack came by... Read more
My Old Food Journal
I came across an old journal that I had been keeping and now that I have reached my goal I can look at it with humor, but the feelings are still strong and are still haunting me. I'm sure some of you will be able to see yourself in my writings. ... Read more