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I love my friends, my family and myself

Monday, February 16, 2009      2 comments

One thing I am working on while on my journey to getting healthy is my self-esteem that was damaged after years of being told I was no good, worthless, would never make anything of my self, stupid etc. I really do not believe that I am any of t... Read more

I am so excited!

Thursday, February 12, 2009      0 comments

I finally weighed in today and I have lost 9 pounds since September! I was surprised, and excited that even though I got off track a little during the holidays that I did not gain weight. Now I need to keep working my program and keep moving f... Read more

I am in control

Friday, February 06, 2009      1 comments

- of choices I make. No one can make these choices for me. - of how I let others actions affect my emotions. - of my journey to live a healthier, happier life. I won't reach my goal of "Fit by 40" and I am coming to terms with ... Read more

Susan's POA updated - December 2008 and a lesson learned

Wednesday, December 17, 2008      1 comments

I was doing so well with exercising and eating healthy. Then my schedule got hectic with holiday plans and family visit, son's birthday and I got off track. It is scary how quickly I got off track. I am back on track, and I have learned a goo... Read more

My Thanksgiving plan

Thursday, November 20, 2008      2 comments

First I will give thanks for all the blessings in my life. Craft activity with the children The dinner Smoked tukey with pepper Cornbread dressing (Spark Recipe) Cranberry dressing (my recipe - use less sugar and natural orange... Read more

Susan's POA updated - November 2008

Thursday, November 20, 2008      2 comments

1. Nutrition. Plan my meals daily and commit to my meal plan. Post EVERYTHING on my nutrition tracker or write it in my food journal. Measure food and stay within ranges. 2. H2O. 80 oz. minimum, more if I am spending time outdoors. NO soda... Read more

Moving forward

Monday, November 17, 2008      0 comments

I had a good weekend and got a lot done. DH took me out on a date Saturday evening. We went to dinner and then glow golf and bowling and got a chance to talk. I let him know how I feel and I think it helped. I have made a deal with him that wit... Read more

I am strong, I am invincible, I am WOMAN

Wednesday, November 12, 2008      2 comments

I am not giving up and letting myself get off track. DH and I are fighting--he wants me to quit my job and go back to school, or stay home with DS again and go to school. The thing is I like my job and have been looking for another job and we al... Read more

November already?

Wednesday, November 05, 2008      1 comments

I am motivated and getting more consistant with exercising every day. I feel driven to do more exercise and want to be strong and healthy. I owe it to myself and my family to make good choices and stick with them. THIS TIME I will not get dis... Read more

Susan's POA - October 1, 2008

Thursday, October 02, 2008      0 comments

Updated 1. Nutrition. Plan my meals daily and commit to my meal plan. Post EVERYTHING on my nutrition tracker or write it in my food journal 2. H2O. 64 oz. minimum, more if I am spending time outdoors. NO soda! 3. Exercise. Rene... Read more

Susanís POA - September 11, 2008

Thursday, September 11, 2008      0 comments

1. Nutrition. Plan my meals daily and commit to my meal plan. Post EVERYTHING on my nutrtion tracker or write it in my food journal 2. H2O. 64 oz. minimum, more if I am spending time outdoors. NO soda! 3. Exercise. Re-join the YMCA ... Read more

I am too young to look and feel this old :(

Monday, July 28, 2008      2 comments

I took a really good look at myself in the mirror. I am going to be 40 (someday) and I really feel that I am looking older than that. In my mind I am in my early 20's but my body tells me something different. When I wake in the morning I feel... Read more

Happy Monday!!

Monday, April 07, 2008      2 comments

I am a receptionist and part of my job is to greet customers/employees as they enter the building. I know Monday is not everyones favorite day of the week, but I try to keep a postive outlook. Monday is the start of the work week for me, t... Read more

Happy Spring!

Friday, March 21, 2008      3 comments

After two weekends of Spring cleaning, it looks as if I have not done anything. I measured myself today and I have gone up an inch and a half in two places. Do I get discouraged? Do I run to the pantry? NO!! I am in this for the long ... Read more

Portable tracking and snacking

Wednesday, February 06, 2008      0 comments

I have not had time to track my food and exercise online, so I got a calorie counting book, a pocket folder and a notebook to help me keep track. I printed out the nutrition sheets and will write down everything I eat, and all the exercise I do... Read more


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