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Baby Steps Lead to Success

Wednesday, July 11, 2012      3 comments

I don't know if it will help to know my healthy lifestyle change process, but just in case here it is: I used to make these lofty, huge, life-sweeping goals--and then I didn't make some or all of them and I quit. I was well intentioned but ... Read more

The Fat Girl in the Mirror

Tuesday, May 01, 2012      5 comments

I still see the fat girl when I look in the mirror. Granted Iíve not lost everything Iíve wanted to yet, but Iíve lost a lot (56 pounds to date). I used to look at pictures of myself and hated what I sawómostly because it didnít match t... Read more

February Update

Sunday, February 19, 2012      4 comments

It's been almost a year since I lost my husband. During that time I gained some weight, some perspective, this site, and the great people here. I've also lost almost 50 pounds! I've moved slowly but surely toward a new life. I've looked ah... Read more

January 2012 Goals

Thursday, January 05, 2012      7 comments

I chose to avoid making goals for December, other than to keep up with the goals from November and to add some core strengthening with Exerbeat. January goals: #1 - Continue to track nutrition, fitness, and other goals. #2 - Con... Read more

A Trip Back in Time

Sunday, November 20, 2011      5 comments

Losing weight is like taking a trip back in time. I sat here thinking about the last time I weighed what I do today. It's been about three years. Before I lost my husband. Towards when I started my BS degree. I continued this thought... Read more

Hospice Remembrance Ceremony

Wednesday, November 09, 2011      5 comments

Last night I went to a Hospice remembrance ceremony. It was difficult to get through, but I think it was good that we went. My son decided to stay home, but the girls all went with me. The ceremony was beautiful and moving. It was based on a Nat... Read more

November Goals

Tuesday, November 01, 2011      6 comments

The past few months have been hectic with the move, but I've kept tracking and I've seen some great results! I am so encouraged to keep up with my new healthy lifestyle! Thank you Spark People! November goals: #1 - Continue to track nu... Read more

Some thoughts about loss and dealing with it.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011      7 comments

At first I think I was in shock. It was hard to feel anything because when you did you fell apart. I couldn't fall apart. I have four kids to think about. It's been just over six months now, and I think the shock is starting to wear off be... Read more

100 things about me...

Wednesday, September 14, 2011      5 comments

LAST: 1. Last beverage?--- Tea 2. Last phone call?--- My TRIO advisor (it's a school thing). 3. Last text message?--- My buddy, Karen :) 4. Last song you listened to? --- Imagine by the Beatles. 5. Last time you cried?--- this mor... Read more

Lost some inches!

Monday, September 12, 2011      2 comments

I took my monthly measurements and I discovered that I lost 2 1/2 inches. So, while I didn't lose pounds this week, I'll take that loss :) I noticed the inches lost were in my thighs and in my hips. I'm thinking that was due to the extra wa... Read more

6th and 7th weigh in

Wednesday, September 07, 2011      1 comments

I've been super busy packing and getting ready to move, so I skipped the blog for the 6th weigh in. 6th weigh in = 1 pound lost! 7th weigh in = 2 pounds lost! New ticker total = 14 pounds lost! 4 more pounds to go to my next... Read more

Me A to Z

Thursday, September 01, 2011      1 comments

Saw this on another blog (who saw it on another blog) and decided to pass it on emoticon A. Age - 44 B. B... Read more

Positive signs and I'm embracing them!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011      4 comments

I love the continued weight loss, but that's a once a week thrill. I need a few things in between to keep me motivated. 1) I REALLY wanted a Twix when I was in line at the grocery store. It called to me. It sang beautiful music to me. I thi... Read more

5th weigh in

Tuesday, August 30, 2011      3 comments

Just a quick note (because we are still in the middle of moving and I've got the added list of homework checking for the kids and homework for me) to say: woohoo! Lost three more pounds! Read more

Rough week emotionally

Thursday, August 25, 2011      3 comments

I think the shock of losing my husband is wearing off. I am feeling a bit wobbly this week. A bit lost. We've been packing up for the move, and that includes his stuff. Most of it I've put into bins to go through when I'm ready. Some o... Read more


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