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Finding the right balance

Friday, February 17, 2012      9 comments

A year ago I was featured in a magazine, thanks to the staff at Sparkpeople. Today, I am not in the same shape. I stopped tracking my food and cut down on some work outs. The result is a weight swing from 127lbs to 155lbs. I am certainly bac... Read more

Feb Bench Marks

Wednesday, February 23, 2011      3 comments

In my boot camp class, we bench mark basic physical fitness tests. My stats for Feb are: .8 Mile Run: 6:27 vs. 6:10 1 min burpees: 20 vs. 20 1 min push ups: 19 vs. 27 1 min sit ups: 33 vs. 40 It looks like I need to start st... Read more

Three Little Bears

Wednesday, June 09, 2010      7 comments

My six year old son loves to write. He practices letters and numbers all the time. So, he has his own Composition Book that he uses a lot. As I was cleaning the dining room a couple of weeks ago, I picked up his book and thumbed through it. ... Read more

I can feel the difference

Monday, May 18, 2009      1 comments

My husband and I went away to a meeting this week and I missed my regular kickboxing class for the first time in three months. I feel like I am cheating on my class. The hotel we stayed in didn't have a fitness center and the town was not cond... Read more

Mother's Day

Sunday, May 10, 2009      1 comments

Well, today is Mother's Day. I don't have anything I have to do today but be a mommy. My husband went in and opened the store for me today and my precious little ones are surprising still asleep. It is so rare to have a day off to do nothing,... Read more

Out of my slump and on to a milestone!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009      2 comments

The last three months have been hell, emotionally. When the holidays rolled around, I indulged....that was a mistake. I thought because I had lost 40 pounds that I could jump right back into my routine and instantly start making progress. Pro... Read more

Spring into Action....

Friday, March 20, 2009      1 comments

It's fitting this first day of Spring that I proclaim that I am back! I am stronger than before and I almost having my nutrition back under control. What changed? A new fitness class, contact kickboxing. I took one class 5 weeks ago and I ha... Read more

Easier than I thought

Tuesday, December 30, 2008      4 comments

Falling off the wagon was easier than I thought. Though, I think I jumped off on my own, I didn't quite 'fall', that implies I wasn't in control. I was in full control of every poor choice I made. The guilt seemed to make me eat more, I misse... Read more

Slowly but surely

Sunday, November 23, 2008      1 comments

I like to think that I have changed my bad eating habits and then I succumb to a moment of weakness. I think that is going to be my life. I don't think that I would be happy if I didn't allow myself my transgressions. The weight is coming... Read more

Progress 9/09

Wednesday, September 10, 2008      6 comments

Well, August proved to be a tough month for me. I lost 4.8 pounds. That really doesn't sound like a lot, but combined with last month, it is over 11 pounds. So, I'll take it with a smile. In total, as of 9/10 (today) I have lost 23.2 pounds.... Read more

Progress 8/08

Tuesday, August 05, 2008      5 comments

During the month of July I lost 5.8 pounds. I have to fight not to say "only 5.8 pounds" because until recently I thought I could realistically lose 3 or more pounds a week. That doesn't account for the occasional upswing and it really isn't r... Read more

Saturday, March 29, 2008      2 comments

I have not been watching what I eat. I have been just a sloth. One day a customer came into my grocery store and I called over the loud speaker "Shelly...you look fantastic!!" Shelly has lost 107lbs. She has been eating 6 small meals a... Read more

Another resolution gone bad.

Monday, April 30, 2007      3 comments

I have made it my job NOT to make New Year's resolutions. They only make me feel like a failure. Well, this year I caved. I resolved to live healthier. Every week signified a peak or valley of my rollercoaster ride. One week I feel like I a... Read more


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