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It's been 3 days since my last blog...
Sunday, September 16, 2012      16 comments

...but it feels like forever. This week has been a mess emotionally. The house I basically grew up in is going on the market next week. Friday night I was asked to come over and pick up some of the things that are mine that were in the att... Read more
Can't Wait One Minute More
Thursday, September 13, 2012      2 comments

Just a quick blog. I was out after work doing my 1.75 mile walk for the 5k Your Way training program, and I had my iPod set on random. And oldie but goodie (from the 90s) came on, and as I listened to the lyrics I knew I had to share it wi... Read more
*happy dance*
Thursday, September 13, 2012      17 comments

The last time I logged a loss, it was September 2nd. I had finally dropped below 225 and hit my 50 lbs loss at 224.7 on that day. But since then... I've been struggling. I've been doing everything right, except for sodium. I had some days of sup... Read more
5k Training, Sodium and Mittelschmerz!!
Tuesday, September 11, 2012      12 comments

The 5k Your Way Training is going well. Last night I completed day 1 of week 2, which was walking for 25 minutes. We walked 40 with a 5 minute break to stop at a convenience store. We both had an Icee. Next up is walking 1.75 miles which will be... Read more
Weekends Kill Me - Sodium is a downer!
Sunday, September 09, 2012      8 comments

Not in calories, but in sodium. I'm pretty good about keeping my sodium reasonable during the week. But the weekend... oh the weekend! Last weekend I had Five Guys and then on Labor Day had hot dogs...and then had leftover hotdogs on... Read more
5K Your Way Training - Week One DONE
Friday, September 07, 2012      6 comments

I have to pat myself on the back, I'm doing way better than I thought I would! Today I was supposed to walk 1.5 miles. I walked 1.94 miles, with a hill, in 29 minutes. That's a 15 minute mile! Earlier in the week I walked in the afternoon a... Read more
It's been a few days...
Wednesday, September 05, 2012      7 comments

...since I've blogged. =) I have been kind of down lately so I wasn't in the mood to write. Since we spoke last I joined the 5k Your Way training program, and completed days 1&2 of week 1. Hopefully it won't rain AGAIN tomorrow and I ... Read more
Mini-Goal Accomplished! (Almost)
Friday, August 31, 2012      13 comments

So I've been tracking my weight by using small, 15 pound increments as I lose. My last mini-goal was to go from 240-225 lbs. Yesterday I weighed in at 225.3. I expected to surpass 225.0 this morning, but of course the scale did what it does best... Read more
Why I'm Making This Journey
Thursday, August 30, 2012      11 comments

I've seen a lot of people writing blogs like these, usually a lot sooner in their SparkPeople experience than me. I'm 5 months in, and just now realizing what this all means to me. I have always been the fattest person in my adopted family... Read more
Getting my Spark Back
Monday, August 27, 2012      6 comments

These last few weeks have been crazy for me. The only thing consistent in my life right now is SparkPeople, and I love all you guys for being there for me! If you've figured anything out about me, it should be that I'm a planner. Planning ... Read more
Slightly Gross Mini-Blog (You've been warned)
Saturday, August 25, 2012      14 comments

This is just a quickie: This morning I got on the scale and had gained back the .7 lbs I'd lost yesterday. I was disappointed but not discouraged, as I'd eaten quite a bit of sodium yesterday. But a few minutes after my weigh-in I needed to... Read more
Seeing a Difference
Friday, August 24, 2012      6 comments

Things in my life this past year have been unbelievably hard. Most of you have only heard about the last few weeks, so here's a short list: 1) October 2011 - Lost my DFIL to cancer in multiple organs. My DMIL was hysterical and we live 500 ... Read more
Taking Compliments & Done Girl of the Day
Tuesday, August 21, 2012      8 comments

Believe it or not, today was a good day. Of course I still miss my dad, and there is so much extra stuff in my apartment right now because we HAVE to get it out of the storage unit since my step-mom can no longer pay for it. I'm overwhelme... Read more
Remembering... and some NSVs (Warning: this blog is LONG)
Saturday, August 18, 2012      10 comments

I've been going through a LOT of family photos lately, and I have been remembering so many good things. But first, a quick and dirty summation of my life. I was adopted by Bill & Jo Mitchell at less than 2 months old. Bill was a CPA and wo... Read more
Thank You
Tuesday, August 14, 2012      6 comments

This is just a quick note to tell you all how grateful I am for your condolences. It's been a rough couple of days, but today we did a lot of reminiscing about all the good times, and did a lot of laughing. We're delaying the funeral until... Read more

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