My "healthy me" half anniversary!
Monday, September 09, 2013      0 comments

Tomorrow (9/10/13) marks the 6 month point since I buckled down and got serious about changing my life for the better. And, while it's easy to get down on myself when I have a day or two where I make less-than-healthy food choices, I have to re... Read more
Ran a 5k with No Walking Breaks!!
Saturday, August 31, 2013      3 comments

I am on TOP of the world today. I was finally able to overcome the little voice inside my head who likes to tell me that I need to take walking breaks when I start to run more than 1.5 miles outside. I was able to run 5k on the treadmill back ... Read more
Jeans with No 'W'!!!!
Thursday, August 01, 2013      9 comments

I bought a pair of jeans today, size 16. That's right. 16. No W behind that size! I haven't worn clothing without a "W" in YEARS (since some time in late 2008, early 2009!) Down 62 lbs since January 1, and 57 lbs since I really starte... Read more
15 Weeks Into this Journey - down 15%!
Sunday, June 23, 2013      6 comments

I am on my way, people! I am now 15 weeks into this journey and there is 15% less of me to love than there was 15 weeks ago. :) I'm continuing to work with my personal trainer once/week and have no intention of quitting that; she gives me the ... Read more
Reclaiming Cindy in 2013
Tuesday, April 30, 2013      2 comments

So, this is my first blog entry in 2013. Here goes: I had a really rough end to the year and beginning of this year, resulting in my weight climbing back up to 278, almost back to my beginning spot in 2012 (283.5 - my all-time high.) I ... Read more
100 Day Challenge: Day 11 (8 lbs gone forever!!)
Friday, October 05, 2012      2 comments

Today was my first weigh-in on my 100 days of healthy choices (weighing myself every 10 days), and I'm thrilled that I lost 8 lbs since I started!! So what if most of it is probably water weight? :) That good news is balanced out by the... Read more
100 Day Challenge: Day 10... Back Pain Strikes Again
Thursday, October 04, 2012      0 comments

Day 10 of my 100 day wellness challenge, and I am unable to exercise. I pulled a muscle in my back yesterday afternoon, and am in excruciating pain. Hoping to take it easy these next couple of days, and stay well within my calorie range and g... Read more
100 Day Challenge: Day 9
Wednesday, October 03, 2012      1 comments

I started a 100 day challenge on 9/25/12, which will end on 1/2/2013, coincidentally 1 year from the day I got serious about following SparkPeople in 2012 (I got off track for 6 1/2 months in 2012, but I'm back now.) The challenge is pret... Read more
In for a penny, in for a (hundred twenty-three more) pound(s)
Thursday, September 27, 2012      0 comments

I started 2012 really, really out of shape, weighing 283.5 lbs, and with a burning desire to get back to a "normal" weight. For 2 1/2 months, I was religious about exercising, counting calories and tracking everything on SparkPeople. I was liv... Read more
I faced the scale (and the scale won)...
Sunday, March 18, 2012      1 comments

After a week of self-indulgence at an all-inclusive resort in the Caribbean, I shouldn't be surprised or disappointed in the number on the scale, but I am. I'm up 3.5 lbs from last Saturday, when we left on vacation. I absolutely think a... Read more
Thoughts about Losing 40 Lbs
Saturday, March 03, 2012      4 comments

I am 40 lbs lighter than I was on January 2, 2012 when I began this journey. Yes, you read that right. 40!!! Here I was on January 2, 2012: And, here I was this... Read more
7 Weeks in, 1/4 of the Way to my Goal!!
Sunday, February 19, 2012      0 comments

I have never written a blog entry before, but here goes nothing. I am 7 weeks into my weight loss journey, and am SO excited that I am already 1/4 of the way to my weight loss goal. Of course, I know that the next 3/4 unfortunately will ta... Read more