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Dear Body
5/12/2014 10:53:03 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Dear Body, I am very sorry for treating you so poorly the last 6 months. You deserve better. Thank you for not giving up on me. Starting the C...  Read more

MADDEELOU

spring break reality check
4/4/2014 9:25:08 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Got meals for a month planned. I never realized how much just the discipline of just taking my food keeps my binge eating in check. I need to be dilig...  Read more

MAESTRACH

Ask the impossible
3/15/2014 11:02:38 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Today as I am reading "Joy in the Journey" I am asked to be "perfect",Matthew 5:48. I have never known a perfect person but I am sure the saints c...  Read more

MOCHA2470

Forgiving when it hurts
3/14/2014 11:12:00 AM,  4 COMMENTS

In the "Joy in the Journey" daily reflection we are asked to forgive. I must admit there is someone in my life I have a hard time forgiving. She is...  Read more

MOCHA2470

don't rattle on
3/11/2014 2:11:06 PM,  0 COMMENTS

At first sight seeing those words "don't rattle on" it kind of make me laugh. I for one am not a big talker. I am more likely to sit quietly and lis...  Read more

MOCHA2470

No appointment needed
3/8/2014 11:31:56 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I am physically doing well, the sun is shining and I am in a good mood. Sometimes I am impatient with myself and my family. There is a constant bat...  Read more

MOCHA2470

Fasting
3/7/2014 11:48:00 AM,  3 COMMENTS

When I think of fasting I always think how hard it is to not eat between meals or abstaining from meat. But today I read Matthew 9:15, "How can weddi...  Read more

MOCHA2470

This is the hard part
3/6/2014 10:27:31 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Life can be hard and losing weight can be harder but the hardest question is "How do I follow Jesus?" As part of my journey during lent my daily bible...  Read more

MOCHA2470

Ash Wednesday
3/5/2014 9:54:24 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Today is Ash Wednesday. As a Catholic I always give up something that makes me close to God even though it may not seem like it. Sometimes I give up...  Read more

MOCHA2470

Goal Dress
1/22/2014 2:15:15 AM,  6 COMMENTS

I received a gift certificate for my birthday last October. I bought myself a dress as a goal to wear for a ball that I knew I would be going to in M...  Read more

FINALLYHEALTHY2

New year goals
1/19/2014 12:20:03 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I chose this year not to make resolutions until after the 17 day drop off. Last week I started doing my daily weigh in with the Wii. With the exceptio...  Read more

MAESTRACH

It wont always be flowers and the sun but it will SHINE!!!
1/5/2014 4:51:03 PM,  4 COMMENTS

It wont always be flowers 125 and the sun 67 but it will shine. My life has changed in many ways since we have last chat. I have created my own fit...  Read more

FITJEANS

It feels so good!
12/29/2013 1:42:34 AM,  7 COMMENTS

I went to a Christmas party last weekend and people could not get over how "skinny" I have gotten. Although I do not see myself anywhere near s...  Read more

FINALLYHEALTHY2

Thankful Tuesday
11/12/2013 11:14:37 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Despite the challenging circumstances that come and go in my life, I want to make gratitude a choice. So yes, there have been some difficult issues l...  Read more

TEACHEROF4TH

A Thankful Heart
11/6/2013 11:27:17 PM,  3 COMMENTS

It never fails. Just when I'm tempted to give in to feelings of discouragement, something happens that lifts my spirits. Today I am thankful for...  Read more

TEACHEROF4TH

Thankfulness, November 4 and 5
11/5/2013 11:53:31 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Yesterday was a gorgeous fall day! November 4: I am thankful for the changing seasons. I am thankful for the breezy, clean, fall-scented air....  Read more

TEACHEROF4TH

Thankfulness, November 3
11/3/2013 12:19:56 PM,  3 COMMENTS

It's a gorgeous, breezy, sunny, cool November Sunday! I am thankful for the seasonal changes and for time to get a run in on this beautiful day. ...  Read more

TEACHEROF4TH

30 Days of Thankfulness
11/2/2013 3:21:24 PM,  2 COMMENTS

It's been ages since I've posted a blog. My excuse is that I get busy and forget, and that may still happen this time around! My goal is to post at...  Read more

TEACHEROF4TH

first month
9/26/2013 11:36:30 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Well it's the first month of school. Things have settled in. I'm coaching volley ball on top of teaching. Having fun. I'm finding myself better this y...  Read more

MAESTRACH

Feel Good Moments
9/11/2013 3:34:25 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Just a quick entry. I went to a "back to school" BBQ on Saturday. If you are wondering, there were good healthy choices there so I did well. B...  Read more

FINALLYHEALTHY2

We did that HOW FAST????
8/8/2013 12:24:47 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Holy Cow! First, I want to say I love my hubby. We've been trying to get out and walk together every night since he was given the green light fr...  Read more

MAESTRACH

CAN WE GO BACK TO SCHOOL NOW??? PLEASE?!?!?
7/31/2013 7:32:18 PM,  5 COMMENTS

It must be the beginning of August or really close. I can't the up coming school year out of my mind. I have a million things I desperately want to...  Read more

MAESTRACH

I can do this!
7/29/2013 12:33:02 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Just a short entry - I realized this weekend that I can do this! Friday, the hubby and I went out to dinner. I made great choices and brought lots o...  Read more

FINALLYHEALTHY2

Eating out
7/27/2013 12:56:49 AM,  2 COMMENTS

It has been hard for the hubby and me since my surgery. He loves to eat out and for the longest time I could not. We recently started going out agai...  Read more

FINALLYHEALTHY2

Kitchen play day!!!
7/26/2013 6:57:57 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I've been craving sweet all week, but it's been so hot in the house I didn't dare bake myself birthday cake. Well, it was cool enough this morning th...  Read more

MAESTRACH

Progress!
7/21/2013 10:28:42 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I just had to tell someone who would understand - and I know you all will! Yesterday I went to get my hair done - the first time since my surgery...  Read more

FINALLYHEALTHY2

Coming and Goings
7/20/2013 6:13:52 PM,  1 COMMENTS

It's been an interesting week in our household. The daughter (16) of a friend of my husband's is losing her fight with cancer. So the truckers group...  Read more

MAESTRACH

pizza vs. salad...which will win?
7/17/2013 9:33:32 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I have a confession to make. I am a pizza holic. I love pizza. Don't much care what you put on it, and the thicker the crust the better. I got u...  Read more

MAESTRACH

Back ... again
7/14/2013 11:04:21 PM,  2 COMMENTS

So - I had lost a great deal of weight (130 lbs) when I was training. I did two half-marathons and a triathlon. I really enjoyed the freedom that be...  Read more

FINALLYHEALTHY2

Coffee
7/12/2013 10:56:51 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Has anyone tried to give up coffee? It's not the coffee that I think is fattening but the cream and sugar can't be good. I like to use the food trac...  Read more

MOCHA2470

food journal analysis
7/10/2013 12:41:01 AM,  2 COMMENTS

198 After spending some serious time looking at my food journal, I've realized 3 things: 1. I am consistently not getting enough proteins 2. I...  Read more

MAESTRACH

Please not...Platteau already?
7/8/2013 8:40:06 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Well, I did well for two weeks and now we're in plateau ville. Thinking I'm going to have to up the ante on the workouts this week. Thinking that it...  Read more

MAESTRACH

Blast
7/5/2013 7:15:44 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Ok today is just going to have to be a survive and do what I can day. Sinus infection got a foot hold yesterday. No amount of sinus stuff is even comi...  Read more

MAESTRACH

whoops, and back on the wagon
6/30/2013 5:45:40 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I almost slipped back into my old habbits this morning. Didn't get up early, didn't make my breakfast, didn't track my meals, forgot to get on the wi...  Read more

MAESTRACH

happy dance!
6/28/2013 10:47:11 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I have been trying to secure full-time work since January of 2012. Today, I got a phone call from the head of the interview committee I interviewed wi...  Read more

MAESTRACH

You want me to eat how many calories?!
6/26/2013 12:05:03 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Holy cow! Every day this week my expected caloric intake has gone up by two to three hundred calories per day. I have 300 calories to go and I'm st...  Read more

MAESTRACH

summer?
6/25/2013 6:21:30 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I know I live in Washington, but the constant rain since summer started its getting ridiculous. On the up side however, I am excited and feeling quit...  Read more

MAESTRACH

Progressing
6/24/2013 8:05:46 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Well after having the wii tell me that I'd gained 12 pounds in one day, I went out and bought new batteries. Funny, I was right about where the bathr...  Read more

MAESTRACH

Resparking
6/20/2013 10:09:40 AM,  1 COMMENTS

According to the wii I am now 194 pounds at a BMI of 32.32....sigh...I've been here before. I know the ropes, it's maintaining the discipline to actu...  Read more

MAESTRACH

once a year?
6/20/2013 12:50:11 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Well it's been about a year since I've been able to put up a blog. I'm still alive and kicking. I will be resparking my life starting with tomorrow. I...  Read more

MAESTRACH

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