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Officially in Maintenance Mode

Monday, August 31, 2015      5 comments

Yep, after maintaining for 4 weeks, I decided to change my tracker to maintenance mode! I haven't been working out the way I was, because PT 3x/day (30-45 minutes each time) takes up so much time. And I'm working overtime to make up for all the ... Read more

My Transformation

Tuesday, August 04, 2015      17 comments

Last fall, I said, "Enough is enough," and with a torn up shoulder and two terrible knees, I took on a new project: me. I lost 41 lbs and 4 sizes, h... Read more

Positive progress report

Thursday, July 30, 2015      5 comments

Just checking in to let y'all know I'm still kicking. I haven’t blogged in a while because I use most of my typing energy at work and by the end of the day I'm pretty well over the whole keyboard thing. ha! For anyone who doesn’t know,... Read more

It's my birthday!

Monday, June 22, 2015      15 comments

It really is my birthday! I'm not "29 with experience." I'm not "29 and holding." I'm not any of those euphemisms - I'm every day of the 49 glorious years God has seen fit to give me! Every day above ground is a good day and although the last se... Read more

Shoulder Surgery 6/12/15

Wednesday, June 17, 2015      6 comments

So it's done. The orthopedic surgeon repaired the small tear in my right labrum, repaired a small tear in my right bicep, and shaved a little off the end of my right collarbone, because he could tell it was going to cause some trouble down the r... Read more

No Room for Complacency

Tuesday, May 26, 2015      13 comments

When I realized I had only a few additional pounds to lose to reach my long term goal, I relaxed. "It has come off easily - I'll be able to lose the last few by my target date with no problem!" While that was all true, I should not have relaxed.... Read more

The Lesson I Learned

Monday, May 18, 2015      9 comments

I'm very happy with my commitment to exercise. I do cardio 5-6x/week, and have been adding more strength training. However, my Significant Other was home for a staycation last week and it helped me identify some personal challenges. My SO a... Read more

UPDATE! Colossal Closet Purge - what I learned

Friday, May 01, 2015      14 comments

Part of my preparation for heading into maintenance mode has been examining what HASN’T worked in the past. I can list many things that don’t work for me. I’ve lost a lot of weight over the years, but haven’t managed to keep it off for a... Read more

Finding the positive in falling short

Friday, April 24, 2015      11 comments

One of my teams has amazing, thought provoking daily challenges. My favorites are the ones that call for difficult self-examination. Today's was this: "We have made it through another month of living to our best ability. Even in our "failures" w... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Maintaining motivation

Wednesday, April 22, 2015      44 comments

I'm currently re-evaluating my motivations and goals. I'm approaching the maintenance stage, so I'm thinking hard about triggers and stressors. This is also helping me stay on track to get to my goal weight. I think going back through our goals ... Read more

Spring thoughts and new goals

Friday, April 03, 2015      7 comments

Spring is my favorite season! Everything is waking up: sprouting, budding, and blooming. The weather warms and the air is full of new, green smells. After the cold and dreary weather, we have the promise of sunshine! That said, I HATE WIND.... Read more

TRASH it!

Thursday, March 26, 2015      5 comments

After working on a challenge for one of my teams (Positive Bloggers), I decided I should explore the topic more in a blog. This team's challenges always get me examining my ways and thinking more deeply. Today is "Trash It Tuesday." The que... Read more

A little more about me

Wednesday, March 18, 2015      3 comments

After starting a conversation in one of my teams about getting to know each other a little better, I realized that my own response would make a good blog. I’m an engineering technician. My boss and I subcontract with a handful of engineer... Read more

SHORT TERM GOAL MET!

Monday, March 02, 2015      5 comments

I wasn't even going to step on the scale this morning. I've been concerned that my weight loss has slowed from its turtle pace lately, so I ordered a couple of new workout DVDs to shake things up a little. I've been brainstorming ways to fine tu... Read more

3/1/2015 Gratitude

Sunday, March 01, 2015      4 comments

Happy rabbit, rabbit day! emoticon Everyone around here is pretty happy today - nothing out of the ordinary,... Read more


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