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I have lost 53 pounds!

Friday, December 05, 2014      7 comments

I think I am getting to know my body. That's helping me plan my workouts. My body likes it when I switch up my workouts. I have DVDs of several workout programs that I rotate. If I don't switch up I hit a plateau. My body also likes to work... Read more

Still Having Sleep Problems

Sunday, November 30, 2014      2 comments

I don't feel sluggish anymore. That's an improvement. Now I'm waking up very early, between 11pm and 3am. I'm going to try to go to bed later. I need to stop worrying. I need to just accept what is happening and make an appointm... Read more

Sleep Problems

Tuesday, November 11, 2014      3 comments

I have been sleeping for 12 hours and waking up feeling sluggish. This scares me because it seems to be a prelude to depression. I have to push myself real hard to start my morning workout. I need to center myself and stop worrying. Wo... Read more


Sunday, September 28, 2014      7 comments

I bought a package of gluten free cookies. I ate them all in two days. They were there. They were easy and quick. I will not by junk food again. I don't like the consequences. I am going to use fruit to satisfy my sweet tooth.... Read more

An Unpleasant Mistake

Sunday, September 14, 2014      6 comments

Yesterday I was craving butter toffee peanuts. The only butter toffee peanuts I could find had been contaminated with wheat. I ate them anyways. BIG MISTAKE! I made myself sick. I forgot how bad I feel when I eat gluten. My stomach g... Read more

Medication Side-Effects

Saturday, September 13, 2014      1 comments

I'm on a medication that causes me to gain weight. The medication has slowed down my metabolism. I was gaining weight steadily and had gotten as heavy as 203 pounds. I'm back on track now. It took some creative thinking. I started exe... Read more

Gluten-Free Living

Saturday, September 13, 2014      5 comments

I've been diagnosed with Celiac Disease. This means that I can't eat anything with gluten in it. I can't use Spark menus anymore. I have to put together my own meal plans. What I eat is limited to what I get from the food bank. That's a dou... Read more

Baby Steps

Friday, July 27, 2012      2 comments

I've lost the first seven pounds of my hospital weight!... Read more

A Step Backwards

Friday, March 02, 2012      3 comments

I've gained all my weight back. I got sick and ended up in the hospital. I don't have a sense of failure though. I have lost the weight before. And it was fun doing it. So instead of being discouraged I am confident I can do it again. It c... Read more


Saturday, January 23, 2010      7 comments

GETTING THERE One step at a time Small steps Allows you to Deliberate steps grasp opportunities Decisive steps Bend them to your purpose Well-planned steps Paint your vision Practiced steps Plant it in the world Slow, ... Read more


Monday, December 14, 2009      4 comments

GUIDEBOOK USED: Best Easy Day Hikes Salt Lake City by Brian Brinkerhoff and Greg Witt; Falcon Guides,; ISBN: 978-0-7627-5112-9. BACKGROUND INFO: Ensign Peak is a historical landmark. At the summit of the trail is a stone o... Read more


Saturday, December 05, 2009      7 comments

(This was originally a letter to a friend.) When I started this journey I weighed 198 lbs. I gained a lot of weight after being sick and underweight for most of the 90's. Because I had been a dancer and an athelete, my goal had always... Read more

Simple Stress Management

Wednesday, October 28, 2009      4 comments

If it isn't: 1. Immoral, 2. Illegal, or 3. Life-threatening; You can ignore it.... Read more

Guidelines for All-You-Can-Eat Buffets

Tuesday, October 27, 2009      6 comments

1. Don't eat more than you would at home. 2. Cruise the serving tables with out a plate. Decide what dishes are the best. Decide what combination of the best dishes would make the most balanced meal. 3. Limit yourself to one plate... Read more

Guidelines For TLE Epilepsy

Tuesday, October 27, 2009      2 comments

1. Avoid Artificial sweeteners. They increase seizure activity. 2. Take B-Complex. 3. Restrict caffeine intake. It can trigger seizures. 4. Avoid processed foods. Avoid processed diet foods. Avoid processed health foods. ... Read more