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READINGGAL
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Month 2 Progress Report
Tuesday, May 17, 2016      5 comments

Getting into the groove of consistency and making this happen. I'm feeling much better than I was 2 months ago when I could barely move or breathe. My knees and ankles are weak from time to time, so I still need to go easy on them. And I'm still... Read more
Month 1 Progress Report
Sunday, April 17, 2016      10 comments

I am so happy and excited to be doing this! It has really changed my life around. A month ago I was struggling with depression and didn't leave the house because I didn't want anyone to see me and I'd get out of breath just going to the mailbox.... Read more
Support & Dedication
Tuesday, April 12, 2016      7 comments

Support is getting up at 6:30 every morning to exercise with dear hubby before he goes to work. Dedication is getting up at 5:30 this morning (before the sun) because he had to go to work earlier. Yes, the nap felt good this afternoon. I'm so gl... Read more
New Mini Goal
Saturday, April 09, 2016      11 comments

I met my mini goal yesterday of weighing less than my physical last November. Now my new mini goal is weighing less on my birthday than I did on my last birthday. That means 26 pounds in 15 weeks. Now I understand why my doctor was so conce... Read more
These are a Few of My Difficult Things
Friday, April 08, 2016      9 comments

Today as I return to the weight I was at my physical last November, I'm reminded of the things I noted back then that were pushing me toward this goal of Healthy living. The following is a list of things that are difficult, make that nearly impo... Read more
Not Perfect
Tuesday, April 05, 2016      3 comments

Yesterday I reached all 8 of my goals!!! In 20 days, I have done this only 3 times. Today I'm going to be over on Sodium. I recently read a SP motivation article that said Striving for Perfection is setting yourself up to fail. I'm not beating m... Read more
Hourly Stairs
Sunday, April 03, 2016      6 comments

My new goal is working. In a previous blog I mentioned an idea I got from a SP article about Active Couch Potato. I've been trying to set my phone alarm for every hour and take a round up and down the stairways. Today it worked. The image below ... Read more
Couch Potato
Friday, April 01, 2016      5 comments

I've been motivated by this Spark article, Are You an Active Couch Potato? www.sparkpeople.com/reso
urce/wellness_ articles.asp?id=2042 I've set a new goal for myself to increase my step count and move from sedentary c... Read more
21-Day New Member Challenge
Sunday, March 27, 2016      4 comments

Today's challenge is to make a Blog entry ... so here it is. I wanted to do a challenge that wasn't too tasking on my program this close to the beginning. i.e. not able to move much yet. So I picked the 21-Day New Member Challenge. It's nice bec... Read more
B. E. S. Tribe on Fire
Friday, March 25, 2016      4 comments

Today my daughter and I set up a private team for our family. We had so much fun that tears even came from laughing so hard. I am so happy the other family members have joined in and are supporting and motivating each other. It really helps to d... Read more
Kill Two Goals with One Decision
Thursday, March 24, 2016      6 comments

My little victory for today - I've been trying to get 5 servings of fruits and vegetables. I realized what I planned for dinner, Ham and Cheese Quiche, didn't have any vegetables. My daughter suggest I add spinach. I've also been trying to get o... Read more
To Market, To Market ...
Wednesday, March 23, 2016      4 comments

Today's goal was to get groceries myself. Up until a week ago I had a very sedentary lifestyle. I would get around 500 steps a day. I was even using the Express Lane at the grocery store because it hurt too much to walk around the store. (For th... Read more
Clothes
Tuesday, March 22, 2016      8 comments

Confession time. I was feeling really down today, fat and ugly. I ordered a new top and it helped raise my mood a bit. I'm at the spot where I should really go into 3X size, but I'm determined to get back to the 2X clothes fitting like they shou... Read more
Dreaded horrible Starting task
Monday, March 21, 2016      4 comments

As much as I hated to, I took BEFORE pictures today and posted them. Also took measurements the other day. Both of these are the horrible things we must do at the beginning so you can see how much progress you make. But its hard to look the mons... Read more
Weekly vs. Daily Weigh In
Sunday, March 20, 2016      3 comments

So I had every intention of only weighing in weekly. But no matter how hard I try, I just HAD to see the number today on Day 4. Shockingly, I lost 5.9 pounds already. I was really prepared for only a pound per week .... and I KNOW it's a lot at ... Read more

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