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How To Be Thin
7/8/2014 11:35:02 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I compiled this list of reminders for me of "How To Be Thin". I am so sick of dieting it is impossible for me to follow anyone else's rules on what I...  Read more


Before and After Pics
6/2/2014 9:43:30 PM,  11 COMMENTS

Here is the china hutch that we turned into a buffet/display shelving. Here is the kitchen Here is the island There is still p...  Read more


Feeling good
5/30/2014 10:27:59 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Day having control again...keeping with the tracker and mindful eating...loving playing more with my baby...hoping to keep up the hard wo...  Read more


Here we go again...
5/28/2014 10:36:10 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I've been on a roller coaster from hell...this is the hardest thing to do...i've been doing this since I was 9 yrs old...I don't know if I'll ever los...  Read more


5/13/2014 8:04:27 PM,  9 COMMENTS

Disappointments. They happen. Many times they make us mad, or sad, or frustrated with ourselves. This blog is not about that. Sometimes we get disappo...  Read more


Day four mantra
5/1/2014 10:38:40 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Today I will take the following step toward my goal: I will understand that I control what goes into my mouth. Pretty simple concept, huh? We all...  Read more


Day three mantra
4/30/2014 12:58:58 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Today I will take the following step towards my goal: I will begin organizing my life in a manner that bends toward success. You know what the co...  Read more


Day two mantra
4/29/2014 8:52:51 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Today I will take the following step towards my goal: I will take control of my thoughts, and positive thinking will guide my actions. Have you e...  Read more


Mantra challenge
4/28/2014 7:15:06 PM,  3 COMMENTS

My sister and I are pairing together in our fitness & health journey. Every week I give her a plan and she gives me one. This is our second week, and...  Read more


I got up the nerve...
4/27/2014 6:14:06 PM,  8 COMMENTS

...and went to the batting cage today! I don't know why it took 'getting up the nerve' to do it. It was really simple, and nobody gave a rip enough to...  Read more


Getting back to it means finding out just how out of shape you are...
4/26/2014 6:09:14 PM,  96 COMMENTS

Tomorrow will make a full week of being 'back at it,' and boy, have I found out just exactly how out of shape I am! It's funny - you can convince your...  Read more


Day three, and I haven't blown it yet-lol!
4/23/2014 7:47:57 PM,  3 COMMENTS

It's funny. It's almost like I'm waiting, looking around the corner for my motivations to expire. Over the past two years, the time would come when I'...  Read more


Cautiously optimistic
4/22/2014 7:01:32 PM,  11 COMMENTS

It's always a good thing when you decide to get your act together diet and exercise wise and get a plan together. It's even a better thing when you dr...  Read more


I'm too old for this!
4/21/2014 11:24:49 PM,  10 COMMENTS

Or maybe I'm just too fat for this, lol! Tonight was the first softball game for the team I'm on at work. I gonna be sore or what? I have no...  Read more


My First Walk
4/16/2014 2:19:49 AM,  10 COMMENTS

I took my first walk today (oh, I'm up late, so yesterday on tax day) 2 . It is the first time I have walked for exercise in years. I'm excited, pro...  Read more


Kitchen Remodel Demolition
4/13/2014 12:07:29 PM,  12 COMMENTS

No significant surprises. That is good news. I hear many stories of people finding significant water damage or insect damage but that was not the ca...  Read more


4/10/2014 9:35:32 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I discontinued writing this blog because I quickly came to realize that SparkPeople may not be the most supportive place for those who choose bariatri...  Read more


Humbled and Humiliated at the DMV
4/3/2014 9:31:31 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Badly in need of a haircut, today was the day I decided to get my hair styled and then head to the DMV to update my driver's license. The stylists, c...  Read more


Kitchen Remodel Before
4/1/2014 6:48:41 AM,  15 COMMENTS

Some of you were interested in the progression of my upcoming kitchen remodel. I will do my best to document it. Here are a couple of pictures o...  Read more


Down in weight already
3/28/2014 3:21:43 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Wow, only been eating better for three days and I'm already down 3 lbs and 1.5 inches. I think its the no diet pop and if it is that's freakin scary b...  Read more


Gym day 2
3/27/2014 1:08:13 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Went to the gym tonight before I went grocery shopping, and it was good. I did 10 minutes on the treadmill, arm circuit training then another 10 minut...  Read more


day 1
3/26/2014 9:36:08 AM,  0 COMMENTS

No soda yesterday, too many sweets though. I went a thousand calories over (Yeah, it was bad). No exercise except running up and down the stairs. I th...  Read more


starting a lifestyle change
3/25/2014 8:05:35 AM,  0 COMMENTS

So I know I've been pretty bad about finishing anything in my life but I think if I start actually writing in the blog it'll help keep me honest. I ha...  Read more


Here I am again.
3/16/2014 9:09:00 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I was doing so well before the holidays came around. I was eating more healthy but got tempted around Thanksgiving & Christmas by all the goodies. Whe...  Read more


Time to start over
2/23/2014 6:14:45 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I haven't been on spark in several months...and when I say several I mean probably 7 or 8!! I haven't actually gained any weight, which is a miracle...  Read more


2/20/2014 11:39:42 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Every time I start to get hungry I try to find some way to distract myself. I grab some gum or get a glass of milk....  Read more


Went to my crappy free gym today - and guess what?
2/10/2014 7:10:39 PM,  10 COMMENTS

It really wasn't so crappy! Ya know what, I just need to get over myself. Take advantage of the opportunities that I have. Stop waiting for things to...  Read more


There must be snow in the forecast...
2/9/2014 5:34:49 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I went to the grocery store this afternoon, and it seemed everyone in the county was there! 3:30 pm on a random Sunday, and the grocery rivaled an app...  Read more


Sometimes being a grownup sucks
2/8/2014 7:05:15 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I've been through the highs & lows of thinking I found an awesome deal on a gym, and then realizing that what was advertised wasn't exactly what I'd t...  Read more


When will I learn? When it seems to good to be true...
2/7/2014 1:22:49 PM,  8 COMMENTS

You know the rest of the sentence. So yeah, that gym deal? Not quite so sweet as I'd thought. Sure, there's a $9.99 monthly, no joining fee, no contra...  Read more


You will not believe what has me over the moon excited!
2/6/2014 12:39:39 PM,  16 COMMENTS

As I age and (hopefuly) mature, it's amazing what now excites me. Getting a full GOOD night's sleep, a fantastic BM, finishing my you can s...  Read more


January's over and the verdict is...meh...
2/2/2014 4:15:15 PM,  7 COMMENTS

The good news is - I'm still here plugging away! I tried to keep it simple in January, hoping for major success in simplicity. Life decided to throw m...  Read more


plank challenge
1/20/2014 7:55:52 AM,  2 COMMENTS
allenge-from-20-sec-to-5-mins This sounds challenging but a great way to build in strength exercis...  Read more


Welcome back to the pool.
1/18/2014 6:15:54 AM,  6 COMMENTS

I swam twice last week. The am swim time is tough to get to and easy to justify not doing. The dog needs to get walked (there are three other people...  Read more


Hello, Linda? This is the real world. We need you over here...
1/14/2014 9:54:08 AM,  8 COMMENTS

I thought I was starting this re-boot off simply. I have two, count them, two little goals. The first of these goals is tracking nutrition. Not even s...  Read more


Sunday cooking --soup for the week
1/12/2014 4:26:58 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I made meatless lentil soup for the week. Looks good! Looking for a breakfast quinoa....  Read more


Happy New Year
1/12/2014 8:21:10 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Gratitude for my health, my family and my job. I hope to lose weight Ha! Of course,, I am stuck, stuck stuck and it is winter in Maine. Enough...  Read more


Nailed it? Heh...might take more than a week...
1/10/2014 8:34:40 PM,  12 COMMENTS

Well, I've completed a full week since my 'comeback.' Remember me proclaiming that, 'I'm back, and this time I'm gonna nail it'? Uhm...we might have...  Read more


Starting over...again. Except this time I'm gonna nail it!
1/2/2014 7:11:58 PM,  11 COMMENTS

I think I'm finally there. I think both my head and my heart are ready to do this. In other words, I've been dicking around with this for so long that...  Read more


Year in Review - Highlights, goals, what lies ahead...
12/30/2013 12:57:17 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Wow, I didn't think editing my page would make me realize how far I've actually come. Although my weight tracker has not changed much at all, I no...  Read more


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