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Update on my PT Assessment!
7/28/2014 11:11:19 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I had the fitness assessment I've been dreading at 6am today. Not gonna lie, it started out kind of rough. I worked a 10 hour shift beforehand, then g...  Read more


Lose 5 lbs fast
7/26/2014 7:20:29 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Ran 10M this afternoon. Probably not the wisest thing because the temp hit 90F by the end of my run (which ultimately involved some walking as I attem...  Read more


07/25/14 - Lost a Total of 23lbs!!!
7/26/2014 2:56:38 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Although I've had my share of 'slips', through 'grace' & determination I'm continuing to lose weight!...  Read more


Absolutely Terrified...
7/22/2014 9:19:36 PM,  7 COMMENTS

I work for a police department, and they are now giving two hours of paid PT weekly to people who participate in a yearly assessment. You also get to...  Read more


Spark coach assignment.
7/21/2014 8:53:50 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I am grateful for the new mommies because I wouldn't have survived this year alone....  Read more


I'm not giving up.
7/21/2014 9:20:18 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I don't know what it is the past few weeks, but I guess I just got it in the back of my head that I was slowly giving up. Maybe because after losing 3...  Read more


Saturday night, no fever!!
7/19/2014 11:51:03 PM,  5 COMMENTS

A busy, busy day. No hanging-out late over here... Time for bed....  Read more


Shopping list
7/18/2014 10:51:40 PM,  3 COMMENTS

1. WHITE VINEGAR - great for so many things! I figure, maybe, if I post it here, I won't "forget"! Heh heh heh....  Read more


Talking about hormones
7/18/2014 10:35:41 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I thought I "knew everything" basic there was to know about what I needed, and needed to do, for my own health and fitness. I learned different!! ...  Read more


Back from the black hole...sort of.
7/18/2014 6:23:35 PM,  2 COMMENTS

On a whim today, I logged into Sparkpeople to catch up on the blogs of some friends. Then I realized how quickly I dropped off in February. Well...  Read more


The Pilates Dance
7/18/2014 8:47:28 AM,  1 COMMENTS

For years I have been doing the Pilates Dance. What's that you ask? Well that is the dance of avoidance. Two steps forward three steps back; two st...  Read more


7/11/2014 11:29:30 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Putting one foot in front of the other and running is good for the soul. Add some inspiring spiritual music and you know that there isn't anything...  Read more


Everyday is a fresh start..
7/10/2014 11:29:09 AM,  6 COMMENTS

When I gave up cigarettes and sodas about three months ago I started to really want to focus on my health and getting fit. It's has been a yo-yo of a...  Read more


On a lighter note...
7/9/2014 7:26:14 PM,  6 COMMENTS

This made me LOL! ...  Read more


6 Months to Go
7/9/2014 1:23:41 PM,  3 COMMENTS

We are now at the 6 month mark until we can start our IVF cycle. It took me a long time to make the very hard decision to wait until we could switch i...  Read more


Why Does Hot Weather Slow Me Down?
7/8/2014 11:51:10 AM,  3 COMMENTS

It's already 90 degrees and it is not even noon yet. Those of you who live on the desert are thinking, "What is she complaining about?" But add in h...  Read more


9 pant sizes down!
7/7/2014 2:10:09 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Hard to believe but I'm consistently fitting into 12's! Last pair of 12's I bought was a pair of tan chinos at Lerners somewhere around 1982. No kid...  Read more


When Life Makes You Check Your Thoughts
7/6/2014 3:44:57 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I have been trying all week to get back to my prior habit of blogging each morning. Of course, life has gotten in the way. Today on the way to churc...  Read more


video blog Video Blog
4th of July Parade and Fireworks
7/6/2014 3:36:17 PM,  14 COMMENTS

The awesome fireworks in Old Town Manassas. This video is just about 3 minutes of the whole thing. Sorry I couldn't get it to play facing the correct...  Read more


244lbs + 8lbs - 4lbs = 248lbs (22lb loss)
7/2/2014 2:00:49 AM,  3 COMMENTS

This is my 2nd video blog and it's a great tool to have available! ...  Read more


I'm Back
7/1/2014 11:57:35 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I always loved that line by Jack Nicholson in "The Shining" even though it is a very scary movie, at least to me. I have always been on SparkPeople,...  Read more


6/30/2014 10:37:38 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Someone asked this question after I posted my picture, I'll try to answer that by telling my story. Around the beginning of 2013, I found mysel...  Read more


45 by 45 ...
6/30/2014 8:35:02 AM,  0 COMMENTS

So I haven't posted a blog entry in over a year! Since that time, I hit the 50 lbs lost mark, ran/walked a half-marathon, totally fell off the wagon,...  Read more


The Ghost of Eating Past
6/29/2014 7:08:22 AM,  3 COMMENTS

The past few weeks have been a bit like A Christmas Carol. Analyzing my choices has been the equivalent of seeing Christmas past, present, and future...  Read more


new me?
6/25/2014 6:55:10 PM,  4 COMMENTS
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The Ups and Downs Of Weight Loss
6/13/2014 10:13:55 AM,  7 COMMENTS

I wanted to share this picture of my weigh-ins since January, because it really shows that this process is give and take. I know daily weigh-ins do...  Read more


IN THE BEGINNING - started on February 2, 2014
6/12/2014 12:39:43 PM,  5 COMMENTS

This is a video blog of my weight loss progress. Unfortunately, this blog was recorded on June 12, 2014, after my loss of 22lbs - starting weight 260l...  Read more


Return of the MAC - Week #7 Review
6/9/2014 4:49:26 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Good afternoon everyone! It was definitely my intention to turn this into a daily blog again, but I was super busy all last week so that didn't work o...  Read more


A Sad Story About My Jeans
6/9/2014 9:18:36 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I had a bit of an emotional breakdown this weekend. I don't know why, it shouldn't have been that big of a deal, but it was. I didn't sob in the fet...  Read more


become a new me
6/8/2014 7:27:53 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Well its been seven month since I had bariatric surgery. Moved from Pennsylvania, where it was just me and my SW to a m daughter's home in Virginia...  Read more


5 Months of Sparking
6/6/2014 6:02:51 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I'm so proud of myself! Five whole months! I finally reached my 33 lb goal this week - it has been a bit of a battle the past few weeks but I'm finall...  Read more


My last few weeks
6/6/2014 2:04:12 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Have looked like this And then like this and then I got all of this Which weighed about 3 tons. Literally. And I moved it a...  Read more


Putting Myself Out There
6/4/2014 9:50:04 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I've never been one to step up and take center stage. Ok, that isn't completely true. In many cases, I am that person. I like talking to people, I...  Read more


6/3/2014 1:37:20 PM,  4 COMMENTS

What has changed in my routine? What has lead to my over eating? What area of my plan have I not been doing for a couple weeks? When did I start...  Read more


I am the tortoise; I am the hare
6/3/2014 10:28:46 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I have the mind of the hare in the children's story "The Tortoise and the Hare". Though I am not verbose about how fast I am, or great an athlete I a...  Read more


Return of the MAC - Week #5-#6 Review
6/2/2014 4:48:05 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Hey Everybody! Sorry for the long gap since my last post, I'm still getting used to blogging again. So let's talk about Week #5 (May 17 - May 23...  Read more


Coming clean--
6/2/2014 3:35:59 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Okay... I've been killing it with my steps of late. Seriously, no cheating lots and lots and lots of steps. 15-22k every day but one last week. But...  Read more


We are all phenomenal!
5/31/2014 8:42:19 AM,  9 COMMENTS

Phenomenal Woman by Maya Angelou Pretty women wonder where my secret lies. I'm not cute or built to suit a fashion model's size But when...  Read more


Are you treating every day like New Years Day?
5/29/2014 7:49:08 AM,  11 COMMENTS

On another challenge I participate in The Daily Challenge as do a couple other Campers, this is today’s challenge - Hold a 5-minute meeting with...  Read more


"Keep Hope Alive!"
5/29/2014 12:30:36 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Love my SparkActivityTracker! It counts my steps & helps me to see where I am being active. However, I've not been tracking my food or necessarily wat...  Read more


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