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Monday, June 10, 2013      5 comments

I have been battling my weight since I was about 13 years old. Iā€™m now 50. I weigh 264.2 lbs. and I am 5ā€™1ā€ tall. I have also been a smoker since I was about 20 years old. I have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, Type II diabetes, sleep... Read more
Gotta change my thinking to change my body...
Sunday, December 18, 2011      5 comments

I know this is no big revelation to anyone who is working on going from obese to healthy & fit, but I really am going to be working on this one. I tend to get caught up in all or nothing thinking. For example, on my 49th birthday (Sept. 25, 20... Read more
Stop! You're going the wrong way!!
Sunday, November 06, 2011      3 comments

When I did my last blog post on Sept. 27th, I was a year away from 50 years old and determined that I would not greet 50 in the same shape I was at 49. Well, I'm now 10 lbs more than I was on that day (and the most I've ever weighed in my life)... Read more
Less than a year to go...
Tuesday, September 27, 2011      4 comments

Well, I turned 49 on Sunday. I am determined that I will not greet 50 as a 255 lb. smoker who takes medication for high cholesterol and high blood pressure. I want to have a healthy, strong "second half" to my life. This week, I will make a b... Read more
56 to 50
Tuesday, August 30, 2011      2 comments

When I came up with the idea for this blog, it was originally going to be "60 to 50," but in my typical "why do today what you can put off until tomorrow" fashion, four weeks have gone by. 56 weeks from today I will be turning 50 years old.... Read more
Old habits die hard...
Saturday, March 19, 2011      1 comments

It's hard to believe that it's been two months since my last blog post. Alot has happened in that time. Our family moved into our new home. I started my last semester of college (at least as an undergrad - I'm planning to begin grad school in... Read more
Unexpected Motivation
Saturday, January 15, 2011      3 comments

I have had a re-newed shot of motivation. It came to me because I found out that my husband was very unhappy and was looking through personal ads. This triggered some very difficult and very honest discussions. We've been married for over 20 ... Read more
I really want to do this...
Saturday, January 08, 2011      1 comments

I've been on some sort of weight loss plan since I was about 13 years old, which means I've been dieting for 35 years! I am SO tired of starting and failing over and over and over again. I am also SO tired of being tired and hurting and being ... Read more
I'm doing it...
Friday, June 11, 2010      1 comments

Yesterday was the first day in a LONG time (I honestly can't remember the last time), that I stayed on plan and within my calorie limits. I have almost made it through Day #2. Just getting that first day under my belt has made a big difference... Read more
My first SparkPeople Challenge
Thursday, June 10, 2010      1 comments

This morning I signed up for my first challenge on one of my SparkTeams. I am looking forward to the challenge and am hopeful that it will motivate me to really get going, and get a good start on my weight-loss goals. I know that a key to bein... Read more
Not much progress - but still in the game
Sunday, June 06, 2010      4 comments

It's been about a month since my last blog entry, and I honestly haven't made much progress. I am hanging in there and not giving up, though. I am out of school for the summer and really want to use this time to get focused on my health and ge... Read more
Not going to give up!
Saturday, May 08, 2010      3 comments

I have been battling my weight since I was about 12 years old. I am SO tired of it being an issue for me. Last summer, I re-started Sparkpeople with a whole new profile because I was looking for a fresh start. I almost did that again today, ... Read more