3 incredible days at the beach
Monday, March 30, 2009      4 comments

The beach was stunning, it stormed, the sun shined, the mama whales guided the baby whales north, we built sand castles and were lulled to sleep by the sounds of the waves. We are so blessed to live between the ocean and the mountains, beauty ... Read more
Weight Loss - v - Dairy Queen (Fat security blanket)
Thursday, March 26, 2009      3 comments

Today I lost 2 pounds. The kids really wanted a spring break splurge at Dairy Queen. At ordering time I impulsively, rebelliously ordered a LARGE moo latte (840 cal!!) and a cheeseburger (I don't even like red meat). There's this rebellious p... Read more
Judgement, Guilt & Shame sabotage, not this time.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009      4 comments

Every day of my life I've felt guilty about something. I'm always apologizing. I feel shame as easily as breathing. It's been a week now that I've been shame free. It's life altering. A friend explained to me that shame was a form of judgem... Read more
2 Hours of Cardio!! I'm able to walk again!
Monday, March 23, 2009      5 comments

I finally did it. The challenge I'm in has a maximum of 2 hours of cardio a day to add into the grand total. I didn't think I could do it. I'm very excited that I did. I walked 14 blocks, 4 of which were uphill. I've come a long way from my... Read more
Gotta do this at my speed
Sunday, March 22, 2009      3 comments

I want to move faster. I want to go farther. I also want to stick to this. If I go at my speed, which is pushing me to my limit, I think I can. It's hard not to compare what I do to what others do. That discourages me. My partner is steppi... Read more
Exercise makes me feel better than chocolate! ! Can't wait to exercise!!
Friday, March 20, 2009      3 comments

Sitting on the couch, watching Grey's Anatomy....foot bouncing..I look over and my partner's foot is bouncing...she says what I'm thinking... "It's so hard to sit still and watch tv, I'd rather be exercising!!!!" What happened to our c... Read more
Emotional Eating - trying to overcome
Thursday, March 12, 2009      3 comments

Last night I was sitting half dressed in my living room. It was 10pm and my family was in bed. Someone was trying to get in the back door 20 feet from me. I didn't know if it was locked. I was frozen. My mind raced with the possibilities. The ... Read more
I feel the dance in my soul!!
Wednesday, March 11, 2009      5 comments

I've made myself move every day, even when I hurt, I just found another way to move - even if I was sitting. It worked! I've blown through the heavy feeling. I feel the dance back in my soul! Hope is growing. I'm starting to lose, but more ... Read more
challenge is motivating me
Sunday, March 08, 2009      4 comments

I'm doing the lesbian cafe challenge for March, cardio minutes. It's really motivating me to make the 2 hour a day limit. It's particularly challenging with a Left ft, a Right knee (post surgery), L hand(post surgery), and Right shoulder inju... Read more
back to the walking workout
Wednesday, February 25, 2009      3 comments

i'm back to walking. walking is my favorite form of exercise, being outside and watching the daily changes. now i get to go slowly and add distance. i'm starting with 2 blocks. can't get much cardio in with that. i'll get more of my workout with... Read more
Venturing short steps
Monday, February 16, 2009      1 comments

I didn't total my ankle! I've managed to walk very small, careful bits! One step at a time..I'm breathing a sigh of relief. I will be much more careful in the future. I have a new respect for the needs of my body.... Read more
trying to be patient
Sunday, February 15, 2009      1 comments

still can't walk...i feel i've been setback 8 months..i just hope it's not permanant damage. i was trying so hard to be careful, it was just one tilt too far to the side. i had no idea how fragile my ankle remains. it's been almost 16 months s... Read more
I'm gonna do this
Saturday, February 14, 2009      0 comments

I injured my foot working out (lightly), got a little hopeless and remembered I could still do some upper body work...pain is a challenge, but weight just contributes to the pain. Now I need to work on coping strategies that don't relate to foo... Read more
Injury interrupted life
Wednesday, February 11, 2009      1 comments

Summer of O7 I'd started to seriously exercise and address my 222# weight issue. I began walking and doing portion control. I was quickly rewarded with more energy and quick weight loss. I'd lost 45 pounds. I felt terrific. I walked straigh... Read more

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