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Thursday, January 01, 2015      7 comments

I'm BACK after 3 months of struggle. I gained 5 pounds back in October because I was struggling with various issues. Then I gained another 5 pounds back in Nov-Dec while I was away from home and away from the treadmill. I was at my daughter's ho... Read more

Smaller Size

Wednesday, September 17, 2014      1 comments

I have lost 30 pounds. I went shopping today and bought new jeans and black dress pants in size 18 (instead of 20). I have lost 4.5" off my waist and 2.5" off my bust. New clothes are really a confidence booster. I feel so much better. Not as fa... Read more

Frustrated with Annual Physical

Saturday, August 09, 2014      4 comments

I've worked hard the last four months for good results at my annual physical. The good news is that my blood pressure and HDL (bad) cholesterol numbers were low. This is what I needed to pass (along with sugar level) so our insurance rates don't... Read more

Streaks & Weekly Goal Review (June 15-21)

Sunday, June 22, 2014      0 comments

Trying hard not to get discouraged this week because I gained a pound ... and can't pinpoint why. I worked hard all week to do everything right. Guess I'll just have to try harder next week. 8 hours of Sleep - 7 days Get at least 100 Spar... Read more

Weekly Goal Review (June 8-14)

Monday, June 16, 2014      1 comments

I have been tracking 8 goals. Last week, while I was on vacation, I met 55% of them. This is I met 87% with 2 days at 100% (meeting all 8 goals). Here's the summary of each daily goal. 8 hours of Sleep - 6 days Get at least 25 Spark point... Read more

Home from Vacation

Sunday, June 08, 2014      4 comments

I'm home from vacation now and laundry is done. The end of the week didn't go as well as the beginning of the week, but I still feel like I was successful. I only gained 1.5 pounds while I was away from home and it could have been so much worse.... Read more

Vacation Days 2&3

Wednesday, June 04, 2014      4 comments

Monday I went to the Florida Aquarium and took their Dolphin sighting boat cruise. Then Tuesday was the tour of downtown Tampa and surrounding neighborhoods, taking in some museums and art gallery. I did really good on Monday, had my water ... Read more

Vacation Day 1

Monday, June 02, 2014      3 comments

Yesterday was the 1st day of my vacation. Hubby and I drove 11 hours from NC to FL. I tried my best to plan for this. We brought a cooler with 5 fruits and vegetables cut up for the week, yogurt for breakfast and hummus for lunch. So all I have ... Read more

Best Motivator

Thursday, May 29, 2014      3 comments

Recently I've been thinking of the best Motivator in my life ... my 1st grandchild coming in December! What a GREAT moment to be alive for .. and by "alive" I don't mean just breathing, but rather active and healthy. I don't want to be a sedenta... Read more

A month on SP

Tuesday, May 27, 2014      4 comments

Today is a month since the Cincinnati Spark Rally when I got back on Spark People. The prior month I was struggling with beginning and was using the LoseIt app. In the past 30 days, I have exercised 27 days, only missing 3. I have lost 14 ponds.... Read more

Just one more ....

Tuesday, May 27, 2014      1 comments

Minute! I've been trying to work my way up to 10,000 steps. Currently I can reach 6,000 if I do a half hour on the treadmill and a half hour walking the dog. I've thought about some possibilities to increase this number: * Every time the cl... Read more

What am I doing wrong?

Wednesday, May 14, 2014      4 comments

Ok, it's been 4 days now that the scale has either stayed the same or increased a bit. I'm very puzzled and trying to figure out what I'm doing wrong. I have stayed within my calorie range (1360-1710) and exercised (30 mins, even adding 20-25 mi... Read more

Goals Set

Saturday, May 03, 2014      2 comments

Today I set 10 goals for myself. They will help be strive for something each step of the way. Of course, each 10 pounds lost is a goal within itself and I plan on posting the Spark picture with each milestone. My other goals are: (Hubby and I ar... Read more

Bummer or YAY

Wednesday, September 02, 2009      4 comments

Our temperatures are starting to cool down here in NC ... 70s instead of 90s. So yesterday I excitedly put on the pair of jeans I've been dieing to wear ... and guess what ... they no longer fit!!!!!!!!!!! On July 5th I weighed 188 and had ... Read more

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