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SHIRE33's Blogs

I am not a miserable failure!
Monday, July 18, 2016      11 comments

Starve and lose fast or eat and lose slow - those are my choices. I've chosen to eat and lose slow, but there are days when this is a tough decision. The last time I was on Spark and lost 93 pounds, I lost it pretty fast - 245 to 153 in abo... Read more
The unexpected mirror
Monday, July 11, 2016      5 comments

So I got to looking at my measurements records and I see that it's good news. Just Saturday I was feeing down about my weight. I had done a bad thing - I caught a glance of myself in a full mirror in Costco BY ACCIDENT. I don't avoid mirro... Read more
Always Hungry? The book that taught me I didn't fail - now I know why
Sunday, June 26, 2016      2 comments

That's me, third from left, with my farm girls. I'm pretty happy now, though still on my journey. In January I was pretty glum. Having lost 93 pound... Read more
Surgery, but I'm better.
Sunday, September 28, 2014      6 comments

Went to the ER with gall bladder attack Tuesday night about midnight. Well, Wednesday early, I guess. It was bad. Surgery Thursday afternoon and home Friday after lunch. I had been having these spells for at least two years. Finally early t... Read more
Selfie - yes, enjoy the way down, too.
Thursday, August 07, 2014      7 comments

So today I took a selfie of me in my new on-sale jean skirt. I'm at 204, which is a long way yet from my goal of 150, but it's ALSO a long way from my starting point of 245. Last time I don't think I appreciated myself enough on the way down fro... Read more
So, when did your gall bladder problems kick in?
Wednesday, August 06, 2014      3 comments

Well, I know everyone doesn't have gall bladder issues. But I've read that people who lose a decent amount of weight will often have them. I guess that's what I have. I'm still in the process of figuring it out. Ultrasound yesterday for ga... Read more
More kinds of win - a hilly, up-and-down path is NOT success/fail
Monday, August 04, 2014      3 comments

I've been surfing around on blogs, finding some kindred spirits in the stop-and-start-style journey to a healthy weight. There are a lot of us, and that's empowering. I don't think any of us need to feel bad about it, either. For one ... Read more
What if your ideal weight number isn't your ideal weight?
Wednesday, July 30, 2014      8 comments

I've been thinking about this a lot lately. I set my "ideal weight" at 140. The decision was based on a number of criteria - my height (5'6"), my build (medium-large), and a lot of charts. I felt good at that weight in the past, and it was highe... Read more
Summer Update
Monday, July 28, 2014      2 comments

I've been working hard every day this summer on the farm. Things look good. I finally figured out how many people I need to be working with me to make this work and keep up with things. So, being outside nearly every day for 6-15 hours is ... Read more
March update
Sunday, March 30, 2014      6 comments

Just a quick update. No, I haven't given up again (yet). :D I am swamped this time of year with end-of-semester work and also beginning-of-season farm work. So, I haven't been posting a lot or tracking here. But I've been trying to check in a fe... Read more
Scale victories or losses are meaningless, as a measure
Tuesday, March 04, 2014      6 comments

Well, just going on record here to establish my determination. An entire week of staying on track with my eating plan. I walked or ran 5 days out of 7. And lost no poundage. Grrrrr!! But, it doesn't matter. Not in the long run. Or on ... Read more
Shhh. I don't want my lazy butt to hear this, but . . . I ran for a bit yesterday. :D
Saturday, February 22, 2014      11 comments

Shhh. I don't want my lazy butt to hear this, but . . . I ran for a bit yesterday. :D I'm afraid that if my a$$ hears about it, I won't be able to get it up and moving next time. I downloaded the Easy5K from Jeff Galloway yesterday (by... Read more
Spark doesn't like brackets. Ate my blog post. }:/
Thursday, February 20, 2014      5 comments

Great. I write a blog post about dealing with a stressful morning that ran counter to all plans. But I coped. And then I hit post. Spark tells me I have HMTL in it and to go back. Well I most certainly did not have HTML in it, but when I click o... Read more
Wait a minute. I think I did do this.
Thursday, February 20, 2014      2 comments

I was thinking about my "addiction" framework, and how people say that you should never ban certain foods because it just feeds cravings. But it occurs to me I've already had some success in this. I stopped eating fast food hamburgers after... Read more
Grandma did it. So can I.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014      7 comments

I'm so excited! Finally. Big woo-hoo when I stepped on the scale today and met my weekly goal. But even more exciting is the fact that for 7 days I kept to my eating and exercise plan. Even if the scale does't keep up, I will be happy about stay... Read more

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