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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...
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!
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!
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!
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...
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
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
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?
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
BUT I DID...
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...
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
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...
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
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)
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