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Thursday, February 09, 2017      1 comments

I didn't really know what to title this entry. I am at a standstill ...neither gaining nor losing but have 100lbs to lose. I need a jolt of enthusiasm to get myself back into action. Sadly, I acknowledge that my own lack of enthusiasm is gett... Read more
Thank yous
Monday, January 02, 2017      1 comments

Just wanted to take a minute to thank everyone for encouraging me. I won't give up! Have a happy New Year's.... Read more
Random Thoughts
Saturday, December 24, 2016      4 comments

I'm deviating from my walk today...going bowling with my son and I may play basketball with him later in the afternoon. I'm trying to vary my activity so I won't get bored. Still working on trying to find some consistency in my diet --that is ... Read more
POISE
Sunday, November 27, 2016      1 comments

I run an academic mentoring program for middle to high school age students. It is called POISE. One meaning for the term is "maintaining balance." I've reminded myself that this is what I need to do to be successful. My teaching job is demand... Read more
So far so Good
Saturday, November 26, 2016      1 comments

I've been off for Thanksgiving break from teaching. I have had good days exercising. Four of five days I did a walk/run for at least 45 minutes. I keep telling myself to just be consistent...keep at it everyday. That is the challenge. My life... Read more
A dose of positivity
Sunday, November 20, 2016      0 comments

I read Runner's World each month and it never fails to give me a jolt of motivation. I want to return to the reality of being a runner like I use to be back in my twenties (now 45). Today, I got on the scale after a long absence and found out ... Read more
I won't give up!
Saturday, July 30, 2016      4 comments

I've been a member of Spark People for about five years. Over this time, I've rejoiced with others at their accomplishments. I've also had moments of success as well but in general I've struggled to make any real progress. I struggle with issu... Read more
Finding Balance
Sunday, July 24, 2016      2 comments

I teach so this is my last week of summer break. I had minimum success trying to get back into a workout routine. I basically got up and walked the track in the mornings when I managed to get up on time. Now, I have to reverse the workouts to... Read more
Reluctant Will
Monday, July 18, 2016      4 comments

I think I have finally resolved to eating right. I feel as if I wasted a whole summer exercising with no results because my eating habits were very bad. This past weekend I managed to eat healthy in moderation with no excessive sweets. I feel... Read more
Battles Win Wars
Saturday, July 16, 2016      6 comments

I recognize that I am in a war to lose this weight. Each week I battle all types of obstacles trying to get back healthy. The latest battle is depression. It is a sneaky, ugly little enemy that creeps its way into your psyche and wears at you... Read more
Message from on High
Sunday, April 24, 2016      0 comments

I heard a message on faith at church today. It helped me realize that I have more control over my weight situation than I have been originally contemplating. I have been making excuses that my life is too busy to get the exercise time and days ... Read more
Reality Bites
Sunday, September 27, 2015      3 comments

I have come to the resolution that I've been in denial about my weight. I'm at my heaviest ever (263lb). I have been living in the past...refusing to really see all the weight that I have gained and remembering when I was a fit person and high... Read more
Resolutions
Saturday, January 03, 2015      0 comments

I did not make any resolutions, but I did vow to make some changes in my diet. I'm going to try and go with chicken and fish mainly and turkey based meats. We'll see how the month goes.... Read more
It's good!
Monday, June 02, 2014      0 comments

Walking has always saved me so to speak. When I was young, I had to walk everywhere I went because my family had no transportation...we were very poor. I learned so many lessons from those walks...to school, to work, to friend's homes...everyw... Read more
Lifestyle Changes...
Wednesday, February 05, 2014      0 comments

Like it or not, I realized back in December that I have to make some lifestyle changes or I might end up with diabetes or worse. During the month of January, I vowed to stay away from processed sugar...and I did it. I only ate naturally sweet f... Read more

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