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Working through my frustrations

Wednesday, January 16, 2013      0 comments

Since mid December I have been at a plateau with my weight loss. I keep fluctuating by about 2 lbs. Most of this was due to the Holidays and all the sweets. Now I am slowly trying to work through all the sugar cravings. I also have this goal... Read more

Trying to get back on the wagon

Sunday, December 09, 2012      2 comments

Got back last night from a 7 day cruise to the Carribean. It was our first cruise and it was wonderful. We were able to rest and de-stress. We have been working really hard for the past year and really hadn't taken any vacation. We were invol... Read more

Post election

Wednesday, November 07, 2012      5 comments

I have spent the past week working intensively working on a campaign. On the good side, we WON!!!! I have never been so proud in my life. I have been working on this issue for 5 years. It feels so good. On the not so good side, this cam... Read more

I did it!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012      2 comments

I did it! My first big goal was to lose 40 lbs by election night and no longer be medically considered obese. I made goal 1 week early! It's been a long journey and I've learned a lot about myself. I can do this and food doesn't have to be my... Read more

Almost there!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012      4 comments

1.4 pounds from my first goal (to no longer be medically considered obese) and 2 weeks to get there. I can do this! When I get there, I will have lost 39lbs! Thanks Spark friends for all the support. You have really helped to keep me motivat... Read more

Attn: Current and Former Peace Corps Volunteers

Friday, October 12, 2012      0 comments

Hey, I wanted everyone to know that we have started a new Sparkpeople Team for current and former Peace Corps Volunteers. I am a former PeaceCorps Volunteer who served in Thailand and my coleader is currently serving in Africa. This is a gre... Read more

65 days of sparkpeople

Thursday, October 04, 2012      3 comments

I've been working the Sparkpeople program faithfully now for 65 days. In that time I have lost about 18 lbs and more importantly as a diabetic, I have brought my A1c down from 9.0 to 7.4! This program has really helped me as it has kept me ho... Read more

27 days of tracking, what have I learned

Saturday, August 18, 2012      3 comments

So today is my 27th straight day of tracking all my food and exercise. I've also been tracking blood sugars for the past week (finally got a working glucometer). I've learned a lot about the food I've been eating. Traditionally my breakfast h... Read more

Frustrated

Monday, August 13, 2012      2 comments

I've been working so hard. I've lost 16 lbs in 8.5 wks. I'm counting calories and staying in my range. I'm exercising regularly. I've dropped 4 inches in pants size and this morning I check my pre-breakfast blood sugar. 194! That is soooo ... Read more

Calories burned by sailing

Wednesday, August 08, 2012      1 comments

Tonight was racing night. I race on a sailboat every Wednesday night. In the past, I never bothered to list my sailing as exercise even though I know we work hard out there (pulling in lines, cranking winches and scrambling around on the boat)... Read more

It's happening

Tuesday, August 07, 2012      1 comments

Excited to report that I have have gotten past that little blip last week and I'm doing great. I've lost 14 lbs in 8 weeks!!! What's even better is that I'm not hungry of craving anything. Two days in a row, I have actually had to eat some fr... Read more

Back on the weight loss track

Saturday, August 04, 2012      0 comments

Yeah, I'm back to losing weight! I had this little blip where my weight went up 3 lbs for a few days. Not sure what that was about. maybe water weight after all that water I have been drinking. Today it was so hot and humid here that I went t... Read more

Getting over myself

Friday, August 03, 2012      1 comments

Ok, Yesterday was a bad day. Very frustrating, but I'm over that now. Stayed on my food plan all day and even made it to the gym after work. I don't usually make it there on my work days as I usually have a zillion things to do when I get h... Read more

Frustrated!

Thursday, August 02, 2012      1 comments

So I survived the 5 day family reunion and thought I did really well. No sweets and lots of exercising. Kept my calories within goal. Weighed myself at work today and I gained 2 lbs. Back over 200 again. On top of that, I reinjured my ankle... Read more

Home again.

Wednesday, August 01, 2012      1 comments

I'm back home from the family reunion. I survived it! Managing my food was hard as each day a different family is in charge of cooking dinner. Fortunately, most everyone eats fairly healthy, but it made it hard to plan ahead. I tried to bala... Read more


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