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New Year, New Me

Wednesday, January 18, 2012      4 comments

I have been logging in on Sparkpeople now for a few weeks and keeping track of my food. I am reading a new book called "The Petite Advantage." I am about 60% of the way through it. I have lost 5 lbs now. Feeling pretty good. I can't wait to... Read more

Wow! It's been a while!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011      1 comments

I have been SO busy with home, work, my son, issues at home, 2 dogs, my husband, life in general. As usual, I get all gung ho and lose weight and then stress hits and life hits and I put myself last and binge. I got up to 168 lbs, which meant ... Read more

Still chugging

Friday, October 21, 2011      1 comments

I kind of "gave up" for a few weeks with the stress from work and going away on vacation. I was happy to see that I had stayed at 163 lbs instead of going up. Now this week I am back on track with calories and getting in a little exercise and ... Read more

Day 7- not too bad

Monday, September 26, 2011      1 comments

I went to the Y on Saturday and did 35 minutes on the treadmill. I went to the Y yesterday and did 40 minutes on the treadmill, 3.5 mph, and then did lower body nautilus weights and core. I haven't done weights since February! So I cut back a... Read more

Day 2 of being back on track

Wednesday, September 21, 2011      2 comments

Day 2 of my current Spark Streak! LOL! Can't wait to be able to say "Day 200 of my Spark Streak." Today's calories were slightly lower than yesterday. I did 40 minutes of Wii Walk It Out today and 2 x 15 reps for hip adduction and abduction.... Read more

Total backward slide!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011      2 comments

My heaviest ever was 166 lbs several years ago. I had gotten down to 143.5 lbs and was really starting to feel better. Then I started having severe panic attacks (one landed me in the hospital before we realized i was having panic attacks and ... Read more

I'm Back!

Tuesday, August 02, 2011      2 comments

The month of July was a blur. I went totally off track with diet and exercise, so today I am getting back on track. I gained 4 lbs. I was on vacation the last two weeks of July. Went to San Diego and Pismo Beach. The weather was great... Read more

One step back two steps forward is still forward progress

Sunday, July 03, 2011      5 comments

My "AHA" moment was 1/2008 when I got my Wii Fit for Christmas and stepped on that balance board and it told me My BMI was "Obese." I weighed 166 lbs, my heaviest ever. (I am 5'1", small frame.) I had 1 pair of jeans that I could barely get o... Read more

Went for a walk today

Saturday, July 02, 2011      5 comments

Not a bad day today. Got my hair cut and colored. (I desperately was in need of both! I was just feeling awful about myself between the weight and how my hair looked.) Phew. Feel much better. Ate hamburger, fries and a small hot fudge sund... Read more

Not feeling well today.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011      2 comments

I guess it is the hormones. I keep praying this passes. It is really affecting my life these last couple of days. More than just hot/tingly waves of sensation rolling through my body from my head and radiating out through my finger tips. I n... Read more

Quick update- doing ok!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011      2 comments

Exercise is better. Now I just need to get back into my regular routine of going to the Y 3-4 times per week and doing my treadmill and weights. Sunday I went to Zumba class, 1 hr. Last night I walked the dog 46 minutes. tonight, I did Wii W... Read more

Hot flashes!

Thursday, June 23, 2011      2 comments

TOM is over as of yesterday but having hot flashes and "out of it" feeling and also some mild crampiness today! Ugh! emoticonRead more

Mental day!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011      2 comments

Feeling really down right now. Hormones, stress, cramps, PMS. Also, found out that Gus is in Illinois (too far) and Gordon is pending adoption. (Why didn't they put that on Petfinder???) That deflated me. Still waiting to hear from the bree... Read more

Not bad!

Monday, June 20, 2011      5 comments

Cleaned out my home office! It was cluttery! Now, tomorrow, I begin getting my work caught up, getting things back under control again. I do feel better without being surrounded by the chaos. Looking at one huge pile, but just going to start... Read more

Added some goals

Sunday, June 19, 2011      1 comments

I added a few goals today. One of my frustrations in life these last few years is the clutter in my house. This has added to my overwhelming sense of chaos and my life being out of control. The last couple of weeks I have tried to begin to ta... Read more


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