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YEA!

Friday, February 28, 2014      5 comments

WOO HOO! I just took my measurements: I lost 3% body fat & 5.5"! :-D... Read more

Yeah!

Tuesday, January 08, 2013      2 comments

Happy New Year! Well, I didn't lose any weight in December...BUT I managed not to gain any either! So since I'm still down 25 pounds and holding steady, I decided it was time for me to award myself the "I live 25 Pounds" icon. Read more

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 22, 2012      5 comments

Happy Thanksgiving -- I managed to not do too much 'damage'! I controlled myself with the turkey dinner/lunch, tried to take it easy on the carbs, didn't have (or want!) seconds, and shared a piece of pumpkin pie. Afterwards, I took a loooooon... Read more

Quick update...

Saturday, November 17, 2012      4 comments

Well, I haven't weighed myself in the past few days but I do feel like I'm still a few pounds up. It didn't help that I had a bit more more cheddar-flavored popcorn yesterday (I LOVE that stuff) and the family ordered a chicken-bacon-ranch pizz... Read more

Oh oh...

Monday, November 12, 2012      4 comments

I weighed in this morning and I'm up 3 pounds! YIKES! emoticon I thought over the past week... - I DID... Read more

Someone asked if it was "possible to lose weight" after age 50...

Saturday, November 10, 2012      12 comments

This question really piqued my interest. And here is my response: "I'm 51, also stressed, mother of cats (LOTS of cats...), personally deal with depression...and just lost 25 pounds. (Well, just under). It's not easy but it IS possible!!! ... Read more

5K Graduate!

Wednesday, November 07, 2012      7 comments

Yea! I just completed my 5K (fast walking) in just under 50 minutes! I HAD to pause twice: once to pet a fluffy orange cat and once to make friends with a big white fluffy dog -- it slowed my time down but I have my priorities straight, rig... Read more

Still feeling 'yucky' but I DID it! (Again! :-)

Thursday, October 25, 2012      3 comments

Ok, still feeling yucky and out of sorts but I just finished my 2.75 mile walk today! I'm participating in SparkPeople's 5K Your Way Walking Training Program -- just finished week 4. Yeah! It was WINDY out too so I got a little added resistan... Read more

Checking in...

Wednesday, October 24, 2012      5 comments

I haven't written in a while...today's SparkCoach lesson is: Think about the last "mistake" you made that left you feeling upset or off track. Now re-frame that event as a learning opportunity. What did it teach you? How can you be better g... Read more

I temporarily gained 8 pounds tonight...

Friday, October 12, 2012      1 comments

Yea me! I did a 45 minute walk tonight (2.5 miles) -- and the last 1/4 of it (approx.) I weighed 8 pounds more! Why is that? And why is that a good thing? Because I found a GIANT piece of a downed branch that would be perfect for our fire... Read more

Words to live by...

Thursday, October 11, 2012      4 comments

I came across this tonight on the Positive Bloggers Board. Positive Bloggers 2010 Team Motto: I WILL eat more nutritionally. I WILL gradually increase the minutes I exercise. I WILL grant importance to my physical being. I WIL... Read more

The reasons behind my fitness and weight loss goals

Wednesday, October 10, 2012      2 comments

Hmmm, my true motivation behind my weight loss and fitness goals: 1) To feel better about myself. 2) To fit into my size 12-tall pants again! I REFUSE to buy any more large pants! I bought 2 pair and the least dressy pair is the ... Read more

Obsessed with numbers lately

Thursday, September 20, 2012      1 comments

Why have I been obsessed with numbers lately? - Starting over -- a good time to see where you currently are and where you need/want to be. - Checking progress - See where you fit in according to medical charts, assessments, etc. - Mak... Read more

Lots for me to think about...

Sunday, September 16, 2012      0 comments

Hello, I was just checking in with SparkCoach and a link led me to my blog. I didn't think I really had a lot to say today except I thought about how I was 'starting over for the LAST time'. This got me thinking -- I've been 'starting ove... Read more

New beginning...again!

Friday, September 14, 2012      5 comments

Well, I survived my 29th-again birthday (actually 51 -- good Lord, how did I get that old?!) Anyway, I joined SparkCoach 2 days ago and am in my 2 week free trial period. So far, so good. Starting anew. Gonna get it right this time..... Read more


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