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Recent ups and downs

Monday, April 27, 2015      3 comments

I will start with the downs, because I would prefer to end on a positive note. My weight hasn't moved in weeks. I know this is directly related to what I have been eating. It has been harder than usual for me to say no to foods that derail me... Read more

I kept it to a one high calorie meal instead of a weekend of excess!

Saturday, March 28, 2015      4 comments

I just have to write about this because for many weekends now a less than healthy Friday night has lead to an all out horrible weekend. Instead, today I got up and started on my water, made a protein smoothie for my husband and one for myself a... Read more

Ogara's Irish 5K

Saturday, March 21, 2015      2 comments

I ran my first 5K of the year this morning! Although I am definitely not is as good of shape as I would like to be when taking these on, I am proud of my accomplishment. Yes, I walked some of it, but I finished. The course had some evil hills... Read more

Made my own

Tuesday, March 17, 2015      7 comments

Have you ever tried to use a store bought hula hoop and just fail miserably? Me too! Turns out we failed because they are too small! I watched several you tube videos (jus... Read more

Make it happen March

Tuesday, March 03, 2015      5 comments

I started out my journey strong. 7 lb loss in January and lost another 3 in the first half of February. after that I have been floundering. Do great for the work week and fall apart on the weekends. I managed to not have a gain, but I also s... Read more

Weekend report

Sunday, February 22, 2015      0 comments

I didn't do wonderful but I didn't do horrible either. Friday night I volunteered to be the designated driver so I avoided any liquid calories and nobody harrassed me to drink because hey- who doesn't like having a DD? I was up past my bed... Read more

This is me

Sunday, February 08, 2015      5 comments

I have never taken/posted a "before" picture. This is hard for me, to expose myself to the world. I had to force myself to stop sucking it in and take a "this is the real... Read more

Second mini-goal met! Thoughts and looking for advice.

Saturday, February 07, 2015      2 comments

I have now lost 5% of my initial body weight! Woo hoo! I am excited to be making progress. The scale is moving and my "fat jeans" no longer hurt. They are still a little tighter in the thighs than I would wish for, but progress is progress. ... Read more

Relaxing my goals a bit

Sunday, February 01, 2015      3 comments

I am not changing my ultimate goals of fitness, but I am going to relax my timeline in how quickly I arrive there. The more I think about it,the more I am supporting my own decision. I had originally wanted to achieve that ideal "2 pounds a we... Read more

Indulgent weekend and I am completely OK with it!

Monday, January 26, 2015      1 comments

In the past, after a weekend like I just had, I would be beating myself emotionally right now. I had a moment on the 4 hour drive to our weekend where I realized that this is the rest of my life. I am not going to live in a bubble of "health a... Read more

I am slowly learning...

Wednesday, January 21, 2015      1 comments

So, I have learned that if I do not give in to a persistent craving I will end in a full on binge. Acknowledging that I had been craving cookies for over 2 days, I baked chocolate chip cookies on Monday. I ate more than I should, but less than... Read more

Preparation vs. perspiration

Tuesday, January 20, 2015      4 comments

I have definitely learned through previous attempts that "I can't out run my diet". That being said, I have spent the past few weeks working on being on top of and properly preparing for healthy eating during my busy weeks. I have finally conv... Read more

148 days until Europe with teenagers!

Sunday, January 11, 2015      3 comments

I have 148 days left until I leave with my friend Carrie and many high schoolers for Europe. We will spend 11 days exploring Italy, France, and Spain along the Mediterranean Coast. I couldn't be more excited! But, I am also nervous! Many... Read more

My closet and I got honest with each other

Sunday, January 04, 2015      2 comments

Today, I packed up and stored all of my wardrobe that doesn't fit. I needed to deal with the reality that I am not currently that size, I am bigger than most of my wardrobe. I will fit in them again, but for now I need to not wear them, the st... Read more

9 more sleeps

Thursday, May 22, 2014      7 comments

Until I am a married woman! It is hard to believe that the day is nearly here! I haven't done much in the way of progress towards my weight loss goals as of lately. On the other hand, I haven't gained any weight either so I call it good. Str... Read more


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