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The difference in me...

Saturday, December 20, 2008      9 comments

I'm fat and have been fat since I was about 8-10 years of age. Ok, so I am not so fat anymore, but I am still fat. I have a mirror and I am not afraid to use it. Mentally I accepted myself almost 20 years ago. I learned through OA that I... Read more

Ain't Nothing Gross about 144!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008      14 comments

As I weighed this morning I saw 144.4 on my scale. It was another epiphany! There really isn't anything gross about 144! It is the most awesome number I have seen in over 40 years! (It's a numbers thing, 144 = one gross when coun... Read more

Never lose sight of your goal!

Friday, December 12, 2008      15 comments

Never lose sight of your goal. When temptations come, and they will, try to remember how nice it feels to get into a smaller size. So far that has kept me on track. I hated having my picture taken - so much so that I would be the picture ... Read more

OMG! I broke 146 today, I am 145.9!!

Monday, December 08, 2008      13 comments

Picture to follow when it gets warmer outside! Can you say, "Red Shorts?" Today I have had another first - I can feel the bones just below the waistline! And my hipbones! I don't know what they are called but to me they are heavenly! Th... Read more

Change is good!

Saturday, December 06, 2008      11 comments

I adjusted my Cardio this week, down to about 60 minutes, and my weight is moving again! I must have been under-eating for my over-achieving cardio! I have lost 64 lbs! I am not going to find them ever again - they can just stay lost! ... Read more

How do I handle hunger?

Tuesday, December 02, 2008      12 comments

Today I was asked, "How do you handle hunger? Lately I have been so hungry even though I'm eating 3 meals plus snacks a day and getting all of my calories in! What are good low calorie snacks that will fill you up and keep you full for a while? ... Read more

Thanksgiving is over, today is a new day!

Friday, November 28, 2008      9 comments

I did good yesterday but the weight went up. It happens. I did stay within my range and I did manage to do all my exercising and walking. So why did it go up? Who knows. Who cares. Today is a new day and today I will eat all my f... Read more

I have reached my unwritten goal!

Monday, November 24, 2008      18 comments

I had wanted to reach 148 by my birthday and today, Nov 24, 2008 - one day late - I am 148.8! emoticon I did i... Read more

Little Setback - Exercise is sooo important!

Thursday, November 20, 2008      7 comments

Just before my walk yesterday I received a call from my dad's home healthcare and had to wait for a phone call to see what I would need to do. Dad has Congestive Heart and a fluid problem. So it was determined to take him to the heart doct... Read more

Page 2

Tuesday, November 18, 2008      10 comments

Good Morning! Today's title comes from Paul Harvey with his famous, "page two" I started this journey on Mar 27 and decided that no matter how much or how little I lost it would be forever. My main goal is still to reach a weight I wi... Read more

I'm Still Making Progress!

Sunday, November 16, 2008      7 comments

It almost escaped my notice, but I am down 59 lbs today! Thanks to DH asking me!! WooHoo!! My weight is really on the move! I lost 4.5 lbs so far this month and another inch this week! Finally seeing some improvement in the size of my c... Read more

Recipe for Success continued

Tuesday, November 11, 2008      12 comments

I just wanted to note that changing my calories does work! I lost another 2 pounds this week after taking the plunge and adding 300 calories to my day. So if you hit a standstill like I did, check to make sure your cardio minutes are up-to... Read more

My Story - so far!

Wednesday, November 05, 2008      19 comments

I seem to find blogs when I sparkmail and today was no exception. I had told a buddy that I burn 700+ calories a day and that really sounds like a lot. So I explained..... Good Morning! I didn't start out this way. I walk with my ne... Read more

My Recipe For Success

Tuesday, November 04, 2008      9 comments

My Recipe For Success Track It! If you eat it you track it = you bite it? you write it! Keep moving. You don't want to walk outside? Walk inside. I found I can easily walk 4000 steps at night while watching TV. Sluggish metabolism... Read more

I am a Motivator? Thank you for your votes of confidence!

Sunday, November 02, 2008      12 comments

What a man accomplishes in a day depends upon the way in which he approaches his tasks. - Arland Gilbert Imagine my surprise when I received an email telling me I was voted as a Motivator! What an honor! Spark has changed me in so m... Read more

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