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Milestone for me this past Tuesday

Friday, February 07, 2014      7 comments

This past Tuesday at my Tops meeting, I qualified for my 70 LB weight loss charm, and I had lost 16 lbs before I joined this weigh-loss support group, so my total weight loss now is 86 lbs.. I am now less than 10 lbs from my goal and very excite... Read more

Well, I'm finally back down to my 2009 weight!

Friday, May 03, 2013      4 comments

In the summer of 2009 I had been on a steady course of losing weight and getting more healthy. I had gone from 256 to 172 and If, at that time you would have told me that I was going to be there only for a fleeting moment and that it would take... Read more

The Slowest Loser

Tuesday, February 05, 2013      12 comments

When I went to my tops (taking off pounds sensibly) meeting this morning, I was only down 1/2 pound. I felt very ripped off as I felt I had exercised/eaten well and deserved more. Also, I'm surprised how long it's taking for the 4 1/2 lbs I ma... Read more

Finding The Biggest Loser show this season quite Inspirational

Friday, January 25, 2013      3 comments

Today I hiked with my hubby for 45 minutes and then came home, cooled down abit and did a half hour, 1.75 miles on the treadmill. Although, after I was done, I was covered in sweat and thinking "OMG", but, after a few minutes, I felt great. An... Read more

4 1/2 lb gain @ my Tops meeting this morning

Tuesday, January 08, 2013      4 comments

I went to my tops meeting this morning (first meeting since December 18th) and it was very hard to step on those scales. I knew I was up and felt quite upset as I walked over to the scale. Then, because each time I weigh in at my meeting, I ad... Read more

It felt so good to eat light today

Tuesday, January 01, 2013      6 comments

Well, I didn't do that well over the holidays when it came to my food choices and portion sizes everyday. I did have some good days, though, and something interesting I have discovered is that I really love the way my body feels when I eat ligh... Read more

Going Into the Season of Indulgence

Tuesday, December 18, 2012      1 comments

Well, today I went to my last Tops (Taking off pounds sensibly support group) meeting of the year. I had done a lot of baking this past couple weeks, (alot of it for gifts for family(, or so I tell myself), but, for some reason, once it was in ... Read more

Clean eating/feeling more emotional`

Wednesday, December 05, 2012      5 comments

Well, it's been several months now since I've embraced clean eating again. I've been thinking about how vulnerable I feel sometimes and how I've used food to numb my feelings when I'm upset about something. It feels so uncomfortable sometimes ... Read more

Some work to do on feeling my self-worth is based on the scale

Sunday, November 18, 2012      3 comments

I'm going to try to start blogging once a week with an aim of touching base with how I'm feeling on this journey. My highest weight was 256 and right now I am 180 1/2 lbs. I've recently started losing again after getting down to 172 in my tops... Read more

One Month traveling without my weight loss support group very hard, but back on track now

Friday, January 01, 2010      2 comments

Well, happy new years to all! I haven't used Sparkpeople as much as I had thought I would since leaving home on November 30th. I haven't tracked my food as often as I should. I have had a gain of 8 lbs over the past month. At home, every wee... Read more

Excited about Arizona 3 month trip, and they have a tops group!

Saturday, November 21, 2009      0 comments

I'm getting pretty excited about my trip to Arizona. Hubbie and I are taking the RV down to Arizona (starting in Lake Havasu for a month) and then probably heading further south for another couple of months. We drove down from Vegas and stayed... Read more

I'm afraid to say so, but I think I've done really well!

Sunday, November 15, 2009      1 comments

This weekend, on Friday at noon, we picked up my daughter, Larissa, at the ferry for a 3 night visit. Before, that would be an excuse for me to bake/order out/binge. Before she came, I did a grocery order and stocked the fridge with fruit/vegg... Read more

Really Worried about travelling..

Thursday, November 12, 2009      5 comments

My hubbie and I live on Vancouver Island in BC, Canada. We are intending on heading down to Arizona with our RV for 3 months this December/January/February. I'm trying to put on a brave face but I'm scared to DEATH to leave my TOPS group and w... Read more

Isn't it great? It's a new Dawn/Month/Day!

Sunday, November 01, 2009      0 comments

I was thinking this morning how special it feels to me that it's November. Isn't it great that we get fresh starts? Whether it's having a sweet sleep and waking up in the morning and realizing that whatever we messed up at yesterday, or last m... Read more

REPEAT AFTER ME: I'M HEALTHY, HAPPY, AND TERRIFIC!!

Friday, October 23, 2009      3 comments

At the end of the month at my tops group the weight recorder reads out each member's statistics for the month. I've only lost 1/2 lb so far this month. I've really been struggling but, finally, I'm having a good week with food. I'm about... Read more


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