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Finding Success
Thursday, September 02, 2010      4 comments

I have re-committed to changing my body shape and size through baby steps in the art of healthier living. I have found that journaling, giving myself daily mental pep talks, and staying focused has helped me to avoid some of the challenges I hav... Read more
Baby Steps
Monday, August 16, 2010      3 comments

I feel I had a fairly successful week last week and even made baby steps in the right direction on the scale. While I am still up a few pounds from where I was a few months ago, I still feel I am being successful in my choices and attitude.... Read more
Day 3
Thursday, August 12, 2010      1 comments

This is day 3 of my recommittment and I did really well today. Even though I was tired and not feeling up to par, I went for a 20 minute bike ride after dinner tonight. I skipped the gym at noon, but I will go again tomorrow and work on upper bo... Read more
Plugging Ahead
Wednesday, August 11, 2010      1 comments

Well, even though I am feeling bloated and fat I have been trying to be committed. Today I went to the gym at noon (second day this week alone since Bill is still feeling puny) and I did upper body strength and core strength. Then I went for a 3... Read more
Tuesday, August 10, 2010      4 comments

Well, I've decided I need to work on committment to food and exercise more. Unfortunately those darned peanut butter M&M's found their way into my mouth. However, I did go to the gym at noon (alone since Bill was still feeling sick) and worked 3... Read more
Time to Get Serious
Monday, August 10, 2009      3 comments

I've had several weeks of slacking. Now it is time to get serious. I feel I have the exercise portion of this lifestyle down fairly well. Now I need to really focus on changing my eating. While I make good choices a lot of times there are just t... Read more
Onward and Downward
Sunday, July 12, 2009      3 comments

I saw some success during June and even on our short trip to California over the 4th of July. Then I had a terrible time focusing the following week. I have been searching this site as well as others and have set myself up with a new plan of act... Read more
Making Progress
Monday, June 22, 2009      1 comments

My mini goal was to be at 160 by the end of June and I'm almost there. I've been successful in working toward my healthy goal habits for two weeks and have purchased my reward for that. I have recommitted to another two weeks of my healthy goals... Read more
Day Two
Friday, June 05, 2009      2 comments

Well, Thursday was another successful day of eating at the lower end of my calorie range. It's a struggle, but I am trying to keep my goals readily available by thinking of them at all times. I know this weekend will provide challenges, but if I... Read more
Refocusing and setting new goals
Thursday, June 04, 2009      2 comments

I've recently injured my ankle somehow. Even though it is not bad, I am under doctor's orders to take it easy for another couple of weeks. This has made it hard for me to stay focused on my eating. Today I decided I have to take control and be d... Read more
End of May Update
Friday, May 29, 2009      1 comments

Well, I feel that I have had a successful week so far. I've managed to stay at the lower end of the calorie range most, if not all days, and I've done abs 2 of the 3 times and I still have one day left this week. Unfortunately I have done someth... Read more
New Year and New Me
Monday, May 11, 2009      2 comments

Today is my birthday and I feel motivated and ready to make this the year that I achieve the new me at my goal weight. I spent the weekend re-setting my Healthy Habit Booster chart and planning ahead for my food so that it will be easier and fas... Read more
New Month - New Me
Monday, May 04, 2009      3 comments

I was doing so well after vacation and then the weekend came and I totally blew it on Sunday. Today I was still in a funk and didn't exercise, but started back on the healthy eating. I know I can do this. I was feeling so positive at having reac... Read more
Moving Into April
Wednesday, April 01, 2009      5 comments

I can't believe it's already been nearly a month since I posted a blog. I was happy when I got on the scale at the end of March to see that I had lost a total of 12.6 pounds. While it is coming off extremely slowly, it is coming off. I calculate... Read more
Friday, March 06, 2009      4 comments

Well, I've been a slacker for the past week and a half. I was a little stressed about my hubby being so sick for so long, and I definitely didn't want to get it. I got on the scales this morning and was up 2 pounds since Monday so I decided I ha... Read more

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