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Getting closer...
Monday, May 05, 2014      3 comments

I am closing in on two more goals. One is 60 days of staying on track with my plan. The other is getting to 244 lbs. Getting past 244 has always been a big one for me. It seems to be a place I stick around for awhile. In the past, I have go... Read more
Once upon a time...
Friday, April 18, 2014      2 comments

Once upon a time there was a beautiful woman who was a marathon runner and training for a triathlon. She became ill and gave it all up for almost 2 years. Then a little over a month ago at her highest weight ever (267.2) she said enough was en... Read more
Day 30 Woo Hoo!
Sunday, April 13, 2014      2 comments

emoticon Yep, I made it to my first mile marker. My first goal is finished, but I'm not! The great thing ab... Read more
Day 27 and moving on!
Thursday, April 10, 2014      2 comments

Day 30 is my first mile marker goal and I am almost there. I am so excited! I have upped my exercise which has in turn upped my calories burned so once again, Spark has recommended I up my calories consumed. Well, by all means I would never w... Read more
Week 3 down and now to begin Week 4!
Saturday, April 05, 2014      1 comments

So, I made it through the dreaded week 3. YEAH! It makes week 4 all the easier for me. I did not struggle during week 3 thanks to lots of wonderful people on my DBTFG team. So, now I march forward. Last night I took the time to right ou... Read more
Movin' Right Along Footloose and Fancy Free...
Wednesday, April 02, 2014      0 comments

Week three is always a hard one for me. No strike that! In the past, they have been a hard one one for me. I am buckling down really hard and going to get through this one. So, there are many things in my life that I can't control right now,... Read more
I need a hug
Monday, March 31, 2014      3 comments

Two years ago I was working on my first marathon. I actually ran it in October of 2012. During my training I spanned several 1/2 marathons. However, after my marathon life sent me a curve ball. For medical reasons, I gave up everything. I w... Read more
Exhausted but...
Wednesday, March 26, 2014      1 comments

Feeling GREAT emotionally! I am so excited because after the day I had I could have.. 1. ignored any attempts at exercise 2. ate whatever I wanted 3. drowned my sorrows in soda, milkshake or other things 4. beat myself up and felt so... Read more
Why do this?
Monday, March 24, 2014      2 comments

Why would someone put themselves through the pain and torture of dieting? Why would you want to give up something just to loose a few pounds? I could answer this the easy way out and say why not? However, here are five of those things I am gi... Read more
Saturday, March 22, 2014      3 comments

OK, this journey is all about baby steps and small changes. I have looked at my past and the one thing I always did was jump in too hard and too fast. This journey is about TODAY! I am proud of myself for making small changes this past week. ... Read more
5 days behind me and Smiling TODAY...
Wednesday, March 19, 2014      1 comments

Something encouraged me today. I read something someone posted. It said, "Start today because a year from now, you will wish you had started a year ago." It hit me like a ton of bricks. How many "year from now" days have I had. I have start... Read more
Ring around my neck
Tuesday, March 18, 2014      0 comments

So, my wedding ring doesn't fit anymore. It began to get to small when they put me on steroids for my Crohn's disease. I blamed the medicine. I have now been taken off the meds and so, I began to blame it on my arthritis because I wasn't gett... Read more
I'm Doing Well...
Monday, December 23, 2013      0 comments

Well is such a relative term. However, I am feeling strong today. I did not get my official workout done, but I shopped, bagged and helped deliver Christmas baskets for our church. I also had a LOT less pizza tonight than I normally would hav... Read more
Light Enough For The Step I'm On
Sunday, December 22, 2013      4 comments

Let's begin at the very beginning, a very nice place to start. So, 262 lbs is where I am beginning. I've never been this big in all of my life, but I have to start from somewhere and this is my beginning. Step 1: Set my goals -When I... Read more
I've got guts, they are just defective:0)
Saturday, June 15, 2013      3 comments

1 week in the hospital...3 CT scans...1 MRI...1 ultra sound...1 colonoscopy...lots of blood work all adds up to Crohn's Disease. So how do I feel? Well right now I don't feel like my small intestine is secretly plotting a mutiny with my other a... Read more

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