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My dining room gym.
Thursday, January 05, 2017      4 comments

Who says you cant fit a gym in a 3 bedroom apartment? I cant afford a gym membership; especially since my husband has now decided to work out and drop some pounds. We live in a 3 bedroom apartment that does not have a weight/exercise room in t... Read more
Thanksgiving Dinner
Thursday, November 24, 2016      4 comments

So proud of myself this year. I left the dinner table feeling satisfied but not stuffed tonight. I took smaller portions so that i can try a little of everything. I also made a recipe I got from spark people. The maple Dijon brussle sprouts. ... Read more
Increased metabolism hunger
Monday, November 14, 2016      3 comments

I was reminded this weekend of the insane hunger i feel when my metabolism kicks into gear more than normal. I did great though. Drank a lot of water and didn't mindlessly snack. My fam has been pretty good this time with not enabling me when ... Read more
The dress fits again...The one that changed it all
Wednesday, November 09, 2016      6 comments

Today i put on a dress I have not worn in 7 months. Last time I put it on, my arms were getting cut off by the sleeves and it was tight at the top. It was because of this that i stepped on a scale for the first time in over a year and saw the ... Read more
Got to invest in a tape measure
Tuesday, November 08, 2016      4 comments

I step on my scale and even though i am seeing a difference there, i want to see the difference in inches. I keep saying "I need a measuring tape" but keep forgetting to get one. LOL, maybe ill remember this weekend.... Read more
6 months later
Thursday, November 03, 2016      3 comments

Here i am 6 months later from restarting. I have not been active on this site but i have been active physically. Im down 10lbs and the dr is happy. He is going to help push for the insurance to cover my cpap. I am hoping in that 6 months i c... Read more
Reminded that the scale doesnt matter
Saturday, May 28, 2016      3 comments

I know all of the encouragements. "Don't expect quick results, the pounds come off slow, the number on the scale doesn't matter." I know and believe all of this. I know that when I see no change on the scale, doesn't mean my body hasn't c... Read more
Why do I feel hungrier?
Thursday, May 19, 2016      5 comments

Before I started to make changes, I would not eat breakfast or lunch every day. I would only eat dinner, but it would be fast food and a large portion. Now I eat a healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner every day. I am consuming more food than... Read more
Why do I feel hungrier?
Thursday, May 19, 2016      4 comments

Before I started to make changes, I would not eat breakfast or lunch every day. I would only eat dinner, but it would be fast food and a large portion. Now I eat a healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner every day. I am consuming more food than... Read more
Snacking
Tuesday, May 17, 2016      3 comments

This weekend I made up single serving sized snack bags for me and the family. Baby carrots, celery, grapes, and apples. I also made preportioned dipping cups of peanut butter and ranch dressing. They are easy to grab for lunches and snacks... Read more
Found myself a motivational reminder.
Thursday, May 12, 2016      2 comments

Not sure who originated this picture but I just wanted to post it here. I think I will post it on the wall next to my scale, or even on y mirror. ... Read more
Saturday outing with my family.
Sunday, May 08, 2016      2 comments

My Dr put me on an inhaler for my asthma and now I don't feel out of breath any more. I went rollerblading with my family yesterday. I was afraid I would fall but I did great. I was able to keep my balance. I didn't go far, and I co... Read more
Dare I hope?... Yes I do
Thursday, April 28, 2016      3 comments

Finally had my appt today. Dr. is doing some blood work and I have to wait for the results. After a long talk about my symptoms, he feels there are some medical issues that could be stopping my progress. I have another appt in 2 weeks with a... Read more
I have not given up
Wednesday, April 13, 2016      4 comments

First I think it is great the support I received from people here upon my return. That support has really helped me continue. Though I have not been logging on much to the sight since my return, I have not stopped my activity to change my... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Shyly returning
Sunday, February 28, 2016      76 comments

I started years ago, cant remember exact date. I left about 2 years ago because I gave up and decided it was just easier to accept the fate of my size and laziness. I couldn't give up my favorite foods or the amounts I wanted to eat and fooled... Read more

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