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Wishing to get my motivation back for Christmas
Friday, December 02, 2011      5 comments

So much has gone on since my last blog. My mother died in late July after a relatively short (7 month) history of lung cancer. I've been back to NY three times, June, July and August. I spent time before, during and after my mother died. My dau... Read more
Happily back on track
Thursday, April 21, 2011      2 comments

I missed writing my three-month progress report because I haven't made any progress in the first quarter of 2011. I have done a great job of staying about the same (up and down the same few pounds) but not any additional weight loss. Now it is w... Read more
Mirror, mirror on the wall
Wednesday, January 26, 2011      8 comments

Lately I have been experiencing a situation that has often shaken my resolve in the past...going clothes shopping and looking at myself in the dressing room mirror! I have been noticing how my gut is slimmer and my butt more trim. My measuremen... Read more
2010 Progress Report
Wednesday, December 29, 2010      1 comments

When I restarted my efforts last January, I planned to reach my goal weight by December 30,2010. Today was my last official Weight Watchers weigh-in for the year so here is what I achieved: lost 31.6 of the 44 pounds I intended to lose for a 72%... Read more
How I did over the summer
Friday, October 01, 2010      2 comments

I don't blog very often. Trying to keep it to once per quarter to assess my progress. This summer wasn't a good one for weight loss or exercise. It gets too hot in Texas to do our usual outdoor walking so most of the summer was just normal daily... Read more
Quarter 2 2010 Progress Report- and I do mean progress!
Wednesday, July 07, 2010      1 comments

Here is a summary of my progress since March 2010: My husband and I were up to walking 3-5 times a week and up to 4 miles at a time at a local park and loving it! Two things occurred which changed our level of activity at the end of May: th... Read more
Quarterly Progress Report
Friday, April 02, 2010      0 comments

My husband and I have been Sparking since January and we have both made significant progress. We are walking 3+ miles up to 5 times a week and working out in our yard most days when the weather is nice. Weather has been pretty beautiful and if ... Read more
A Red-Letter Day
Friday, February 19, 2010      2 comments

I have been a pretty sedentary person for most of my adult life but in retirement, I've taken on activity as my main event of the day. Today I walked over 3 miles, did yardwork for 70 minutes (pulling weeds, clipping trees and bundling branches)... Read more
Celebrating Two Years on Sparkpeople
Wednesday, February 03, 2010      1 comments

Today is the second anniversary of my joining SparkPeople. I want to thank BallerinaHippo for turning me on to the site at that year's student Super Bowl party. While I haven't been a faithful sparker, I have had my moments. For the past month, ... Read more
Weight Watchers + SparkPeople + Retirement = Success
Friday, January 29, 2010      1 comments

My husband and I have been retired for one month together and we have begun our retirement fitness plan. I have waited to write a blog until we have had some level of consistency and success. Now I feel I can share that two people on a missi... Read more
Recovering from Ike in Galveston
Monday, November 03, 2008      1 comments

Today I am starting back on my plan. This is an incredibly big step for me right now. My life has been disrupted by Hurricane Ike. We evacuated, returned, and cleaned up at home over the first couple of weeks. All seems deceptively back to norm... Read more
Long time, no blog
Wednesday, July 16, 2008      1 comments

I can't believe it has been so long since I made a blog entry! April was such a long time ago. The month of May came along and there were several end-of-school-year activities. I also pinched a nerve in my neck which has been a concern which con... Read more
Reaching a new trophy level- 2,500 SparkPoints
Wednesday, April 30, 2008      0 comments

I have been a member of SparkPeople for about three months and today earned my 2,500 point trophy. I know that means I have done my share of exploring the SparkPeople website, logging my nutrition and actually exercising. SparkPeople is working ... Read more
Reflections on rewards
Sunday, April 27, 2008      2 comments

I have been thinking about how far I have come since August 2007 and I am quite happy with where I am right now. I've learned some things along the way. One is how to reward myself better. I like objects as my rewards because they remind me of m... Read more
Wednesday Weigh-in Day
Wednesday, April 23, 2008      1 comments

Down another pound this week! YAY! It was a challenge this past week as DD had a dance competition on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and our meal schedule and contents was a bit off. I managed to eat well at a Mexican restaurant- grilled snapper... Read more

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