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Story of the day!
Today's story of the day is called "Finding the fun in the weight-loss journey." I almost didn't read it, but oh my goodness am I glad I did. The concepts that were listed out in there were so simple that they almost seam like no-brainers. Which... Read more
Life WAS Winning!
Well, here I am starting over...again, because life got the upper hand. I saw an awesome quote that I don't know who said it or where I even saw it but it said "If you are tired of starting over, then stop quitting." How simple yet how profound.... Read more
My Second Update Created a Dispute!
So, I had my second weigh in and measurement check yesterday. It actually went as I expected, but it created a dispute between my trainer and me. I think she's frustrated with me. But here's what happened last time...
Weigh-in on Tuesday at... Read more
First Official Update
Well, this is bit of a follow up to my last post, but more so, a status update. About 8 weeks ago, I started poking around with the idea of going to the gym. Looking back in hindsight, I realized something. During the first 2 weeks, a flip switc... Read more
Just Getting Thoughts Out!
I come and go on this website, I have moments of inspiration where I decide I'm finally going to do it, I'm going to make the necessary changes to lose the weight. Each time I'm completely (in my mind) committed, but I know in my heart that I'm ... Read more
I need accountability
Hi everyone. As you can see on my ticker, I'm well over 300 lbs and I love myself. But lately I've been having this huge urge to lose weight, not necessarily to make myself happier with myself, but to have a more fulfilling life. I'm single, alw... Read more
Work out equipment
So I have some resolution to the whole exercise machine drama. I heard back from the manager that I spoke with and he was able to offer me the upgrade with some cost to me. They would obviously give me credit for the purchase price I already pai... Read more
Back from vacation
I'm officially back from vacation. Tonight is my first night back at work and it's almost over. So I'm just dropping by to say hi and that I will write more tomorrow (possibly). I will mention that I've been doing great at not drinking pop, it's... Read more
So this is a follow up to yesterday's blog. First off though, I was able to get in some of my walk this morning. As soon as I started, I realized that I needed to cut the grass before I go on an extended vacation tomorrow. So I was able to walk ... Read more
This morning I had an appointment set up for the technician to come out and fix my exercise machine. He was scheduled between 9am and 1pm. I didn't start walking because I didn't know when he was going to be there. I finally decided at 11:10 to ... Read more
The Good and the Bad!
So, the good news is I'm doing great on my walking. Using the new pedometer on my phone I found that I'm averaging a good pace. I'm maxing out and even exceeding my daily step count of 10,000 steps. With my stride length, it is translating into ... Read more
I have been doing very well at drinking my 8 glasses of water every day, sometimes more. It took a few days for my body to regulate the amount of fluid I was taking in...but that's all better now. The main thing I have noticed from drinking all ... Read more
Yesterday after work, I had plans to be active but then I really wasn't . I checked in with SparkCoach in the evening and watched the video from Coach Nicole, which had me inspired. Then at the end there was a quote "Losing weight is hard, maint... Read more
Motivation....and other random thoughts
I figured this out on my own yesterday morning before work, that if I got dressed in something other than my PJs, then I just had more motivation to be up and doing something. I didn't do a whole lot, but what I did do, I felt good about it.
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Today's Lunch Menu
For lunch today I made a very yummy meal. I'm a huge fan of coming up with random recipes in my mind and then seeing if they turn out good. The other passion I have with cooking is to use fresh chunky veggies. Today I decided I wanted to try som... Read more