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A full month
7/26/2014 9:53:14 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Not sure if I've ever stuck with this for a full month in a row before. I'm sure I have. But I'm excited that I have been fully tracking for a month n...  Read more


Pink Slip
7/25/2014 4:06:38 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I had a really rough week. Work has been slim at my company lately and we've started letting people go here and there. We are a construction c...  Read more


I am not a cat lady... I am a dog lady!
7/25/2014 11:05:59 AM,  5 COMMENTS

I have unofficially adopted by neighbors dog! And I have unofficially adopted my neighbor to be my grandfather! lol He has a poodle named Mateo and so...  Read more


The Bestest Little Brother...
7/24/2014 2:34:37 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I'm a little heartbroken today. Eli said he is gonna spend time with his brother this weekend. Maybe we can do something the week following? ...  Read more


it's the little things that make it a big journey!
7/24/2014 10:32:19 AM,  5 COMMENTS

On Tuesday night I was putting up veggies cans in the pantry and as I was finishing up, the biggest and heaviest can slipped from my hand and fell on...  Read more


She'll eat your heart out like Jeffrey Dahmer...
7/23/2014 7:59:15 PM,  3 COMMENTS

The title is only slightly related to this post... Today was my first official day at the gym. I'm not sure if all gyms offer this amenity or not...  Read more


I'm sure we all have similar stories, but here's mine...
7/22/2014 10:14:54 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I was married to a drug addict. Well, technically still am, but we've been separated since November. We were together for nearly 8 years and for about...  Read more

7/22/2014 6:29:58 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I started a blog page... Wish me luck! Update: The doc found some stage 1 cancer-looking cells. She opted to postpone my scar tissue removal to m...  Read more


Have to do this
7/22/2014 12:27:27 AM,  5 COMMENTS

It seems like a constant rewind button that I continue pushing in my own life. The scene where I continue to say I will lose weight and start off grea...  Read more


BLC25 Week 12
7/21/2014 10:32:01 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I have been running more and doing a lot of biking since my last blog post. I have also started tracking my meals, using 'the spark solution' as my m...  Read more


7/20/2014 3:00:33 PM,  2 COMMENTS

My plan to keep going between now and BLC 26 includes: Continuing to track my food. Continuing to track my fitness, and add the class Rock of A...  Read more


Sudden Changes
7/19/2014 2:34:09 PM,  2 COMMENTS

1. My doctor's office called and moved my surgery from Thursday to Monday. I'll have to call my office and change my hours again. lol. 2....  Read more


Rambling (warning: long blog)
7/18/2014 11:16:59 AM,  5 COMMENTS

I normally don't listen to the news but there are things that are inevitable to hear, you would have to live under a rock not to know about them. Rece...  Read more


La Luna
7/16/2014 12:24:04 PM,  1 COMMENTS

La Luna The moon… O, glorious moon!!! Eli and I had our first official date, last night. He took me to Raising Cane’s for dinner....  Read more


A challenge
7/16/2014 10:11:20 AM,  1 COMMENTS

This has been one wild and crazy journey! But if I had to, I would do it again! :) I have met such wonderful people here in SP and I thank each and ev...  Read more


going well
7/15/2014 8:51:23 AM,  0 COMMENTS

It is amazing how fast life goes by. Weight is coming down, BP improved, knee killing me, but just keep moving. I go back to work tomorrow where I w...  Read more


Rather quickly...
7/15/2014 12:42:46 AM,  3 COMMENTS

This is just a quick update on what's been going on... 1. I kicked JR and Angel to the curb officially. 2. I have surgery coming up on...  Read more


Still healing
7/14/2014 12:19:29 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I completed my bilateral DIEP/SIEA breast reconstruction on May 13. I'm healing very well except for a small spot on my abdomen which I have to pack t...  Read more


Rusk 10K
7/13/2014 1:22:06 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Yes, it was hot. It was 96 by the time we finished. We had shade but the humidity was high and there was little breeze. Still I'm glad we got out a...  Read more


Man, I Feel like a Woman
7/12/2014 2:43:17 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I had a lousy weigh in this week. It was partly that I didn't do great with my eating last weekend but I know it wasn't 3.5 pounds worth of eating....  Read more


Dash chef series digital blender
7/12/2014 10:32:04 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Wow! This is equal to "or at least almost" a Vita-mix blender. I can use this two times a day when my schedule allows. Makes a creamy smooth Kale Sm...  Read more


You can’t outrun heredity!
7/11/2014 3:55:34 PM,  21 COMMENTS

Lord knows I’ve tried. I’m sidelined for three weeks due to a left knee ‘injury’ which my doctor ascribes to arthritis. I shouldn’t be surprised...  Read more


7/11/2014 12:51:22 AM,  5 COMMENTS

I am so grateful to have gotten as far as I have but I know that my journey is not complete. It is a journey in itself ..never a destination but as I...  Read more


Holy cow! Has it been that long?! (Also called "Ouch! I have muscles where again?!")
7/10/2014 11:00:46 PM,  0 COMMENTS

So I had procedures done to my foot last year and I got out of my routine of exercising. Made worse by starting a night shift job that just weaked hav...  Read more


doctor visit
7/10/2014 5:50:04 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Went to the doctor today and my blood pressure is up, she added another medication. This news just solidified that the old way is bad for me. I do n...  Read more


Day 2
7/10/2014 8:18:39 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Yesterday started out well then life hit! One Whopper later we move onto day2. What I learned from yesterday, plan plan plan....  Read more


Grossness (maybe don't read this one)
7/9/2014 4:05:22 PM,  1 COMMENTS

So this is really gross. But I like to use this blog as a way to check back in with myself. So last Saturday I ate a yogurt parfait from Starbucks, a...  Read more


Walk with us in Rusk July 12
7/9/2014 11:09:46 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I've reported on the walks after we did them, this time I thought I'd invite everyone out to walk with us.  Read more


Active if not Exercising
7/8/2014 8:55:51 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I had the great privilege of traveling to the greater Washington, DC area for the Independence Day weekend. (I was actually in Virginia). I even took...  Read more


call me crazy...
7/6/2014 10:00:45 PM,  5 COMMENTS

My legs are convincing me that I want to train for a 5k! I even downloaded the nike 5k coach to start with. It's just my brain that needs convincing....  Read more


Bryan 10K
7/5/2014 6:54:39 PM,  3 COMMENTS

We walked in Bryan today. We started at 8am when it was 74. It quickly warmed up though. We had some shade and an occasional breeze. Bryan is an i...  Read more


Lost 20 Pounds!
7/2/2014 10:48:51 AM,  2 COMMENTS

So I've lost my first 20 pounds! It's surreal. I think part of it is because I'm still kinda fat. I mean I look waaaaaay better but the first time I e...  Read more


7/1/2014 12:49:19 AM,  19 COMMENTS

So here we are in the mountains again! We took 2 days getting up here. I caravanned up with my brother and his family, so it was a lot easier trip f...  Read more


6/30/2014 11:49:14 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I've had a major life change this year. I retired after 40 years at NASA JSC April 1. I've changed the balance of my life from stress and binging to...  Read more


Wildlife and Flowers - Lady Bird Lake - Austin, TX
6/28/2014 5:56:22 PM,  1 COMMENTS

We hiked around the east section of the lake from Congress Ave to Pleasant Valley. ...  Read more


6/25/2014 8:22:25 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Just to update: I can now fit into one of my old "skinny" dresses. A couple months ago it wouldn't zip at all. It's still a little tight. It's got one...  Read more


feeling excited!
6/24/2014 10:14:32 PM,  8 COMMENTS

I am so excited and so motivated!! I went for a walk today even though it had rained almost all day, I was determined that not even the rain was going...  Read more


Talk to Yourself As If You Were Your Best Friend
6/24/2014 1:58:20 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Okay. I'm going to try this. It's true that talking bad to myself hasn't made me any better! So, I will try SparkGuy's suggestion today. I will ta...  Read more


Catch Up blog with pictures!
6/24/2014 1:17:38 AM,  18 COMMENTS

I am now 3 days into our Summer challenge, and so far so good. I am trying not to dwell on the fact that I am having to lose the same weight again th...  Read more


need to lose now.
6/23/2014 11:38:49 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I have to lose at least the 5 lbs that I have gained over the last 3 months. Shame on me,...  Read more


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