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Taking the steps

Friday, October 30, 2015      3 comments

So I'm doing this whole quit smoking thing under a doctor's guidance. Because of the medications I am on, I have to monitor several things blood sugar and blood pressure. This is not a bad thing in my book. And this guy is on top... Read more

The price for years of bad living

Thursday, October 29, 2015      8 comments

Having spent so many years not taking care of myself properly have caught up to me. Every year around this time I get struck down by an asthma attack. It's allergy and temperature related (leaf mold and the first hard frost) is what I keep tel... Read more

Playing catch up

Thursday, September 17, 2015      5 comments

I'm going to be participating in the Fall 5% Challenge, and we are gearing up for the start. One thing I haven't done yet is the mini-challenge if you want to call it that. So I am going to be doing that over the next few days. Check list... Read more

Positive Affirmations

Tuesday, September 15, 2015      4 comments

So the month of August was a huge blur of STRESS!! If you don't think stress can lead to weight gain, let me just say that gaining 17 pounds over a 6 week period of time happened to me (I hit my all time highest weight of 331.6 lbs) and I wasn'... Read more

The results are in

Tuesday, September 01, 2015      6 comments

I got the results of the blood work this morning. A1C is down to 6.2 from 6.7 Iron is normal Cholesterol is normal Thyroid is normal Vitamin D is low My weight gain hasn't been explained, but damn I am happy about that A1C! Gu... Read more

Taking charge

Monday, August 31, 2015      6 comments

August was a busy month filled with much stress both at work and at home. The home stress though will be concluding this coming weekend. Our house is just about ready to accept our friends who will be moving from RI to NC. I have some more th... Read more

Goal Setting - How you can help me

Tuesday, August 18, 2015      7 comments

Being specific is not something I'm very good at when it comes to setting goals. If I had to try to define why, it might be because my career path ... Read more

Shaking my fist

Monday, August 17, 2015      6 comments

So the scale went up AGAIN this week. So NOT the direction I was aiming for. However, it is my own fault. This is me owning up to it. Before anyone says blame won't get me anywhere, let me explain why I say it. BACON It's my neme... Read more

Changing tactics

Wednesday, August 12, 2015      6 comments

I've been in a slump. I admit it freely. I have been like this since I had the sinus infection. I'm chronically tired. I am STILL coughing sporadically (I think that's more allergies than anything). I've been working longer hours, and prepp... Read more

Self Worth

Friday, August 07, 2015      6 comments

I'm just going to put these here. Read more

Gone too soon

Tuesday, July 28, 2015      10 comments

I'm a mixed bag of emotion right now. On the one hand, I am sad at the loss of my friend Paul at the age of 37. On the other hand, I am angry with him for allowing this to happen in the first place. If I had another hand, I'd be grateful for ... Read more

Emotional Eating

Thursday, July 16, 2015      13 comments

How do I know that I am learning anything on this journey to healthier living? When I recognize a bad habit I had and actively try to correct it, that's how. It's a stressful time at home (when isn't it?). My husband was laid off on Frida... Read more


Thursday, May 28, 2015      6 comments

We live in an age where instant gratification is expected. How many times have we tried a "diet", only to give up at the end of the first week beca... Read more


Wednesday, May 27, 2015      6 comments

Isn't that the truth? No matter what you want to do in life, you must always take that first step! Read more

Today is a Double Down Day

Tuesday, May 26, 2015      6 comments

Here are some of the pictures from our trip. As you can see, we had a lot of fun at the wax museum, and the outdoor pics are from the walk on Sunday. Yes, that's me with the tree near the end of the walk. My legs were so swollen, but totally ... Read more

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