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2 years of maintenance but struggling
Monday, November 11, 2019      6 comments

Yesterday was my 2 year maintenance anniversary...I did it! I don't feel as excited as I want to be partly because I'm struggling. It is a wonder that I've maintained at all this year since there have been SEVEN hospitalizations in our immedia... Read more
100 Weeks of Maintenance!
Thursday, October 17, 2019      6 comments

I'm a few weeks away from my two year anniversary of reaching my goal weight (again) but this time, I was determined to maintain my weight loss and I HAVE DONE IT FOR 100 WEEKS! ... Read more
2019 Has Been Challenging
Saturday, April 06, 2019      11 comments

Wow...the beginning of this year has been a whirlwind....my mom & dad moved here which meant I was the boots on the ground for any work on their new house and our family physically moved them. Their brave move and the adjustments they've had to ... Read more
Last 3 months Check-Up
Saturday, March 09, 2019      3 comments

So how am I doing? I feel like I'm losing my weight maintenance mentality and my weight is slowly creeping back up. (sadness) I have been super busy the past few months but life happens. I need to work harder to stay sharp. We have had L... Read more
Does life ever stop being crazy?!
Thursday, January 03, 2019      5 comments

For a brief moment when my youngest graduated high school, I was bored and wasn't sure what I would do with my time after homeschooling for 32 years....I should've savored that moment way more than I did! LOL My mom recently bought a house... Read more
Friday, December 21, 2018      7 comments

I feel like I'm struggling in my attitude toward food right now...I guess this time of year is hard on everyone, but I don't remember struggling like this last year...sigh. It doesn't help that these are SUPER busy days right now. I just got b... Read more
I passed my 1 year maintenance date!
Friday, November 16, 2018      9 comments

I've been wanting to blog this for awhile, but life gets very busy sometimes! My current 'project' has been helping my Mom & Stepdad find a house so they can relocate to be closer me. They are buying a brand new home in a quiet neighborhood le... Read more
September 2018 Progress Report
Thursday, September 27, 2018      6 comments

Where am I? Well, I'm still here as far as being on Sparkpeople so that's good! 481 days active on the site today and since I know logging my food is critical to my weight maintenance, that is very good! ... Read more
Living in the land of plenty
Wednesday, August 08, 2018      5 comments

During my time in the Philippines there wasn't food available to me 24/7 like there is at home. I have looked back at my average food intake and found that leaving out the crazy days of traveling through multiple time zones, my average intake f... Read more
My Trip to the Philippines
Wednesday, July 25, 2018      3 comments

Well, I’m back from my two week trip to the Philippines! emoticon Disclaimer before going any further….my... Read more
Tuesday, July 03, 2018      6 comments

I'm still in the middle of my crazy summer, but here is a quick update.... My church trip: I did better with all the sitting than I thought I would, but still managed to get some steps in. I didn't gain any weight even though i was away f... Read more
MRI report on my knee
Tuesday, June 12, 2018      7 comments

I got the results of the MRI on my troublesome knee today. The news was a little frustrating because I do have a horizontal tear in my meniscus which can be helped with surgery but I also have mild thinning of the cartilage (arthritis) which ca... Read more
I did it!
Friday, June 08, 2018      7 comments

Until TODAY, my previous 'streak' for staying active on Spark was 369 days (I think it was around 2013, but since I broke the streak today Spark has changed the information!) My first streak was a time of good weight maintenance bc Spark helps ... Read more
The Numbers Game
Saturday, May 26, 2018      3 comments

I use numbers to tell me where I am…with my weight, with my strength training, with my lean mass vs fat, with my calories…you get the picture. So, here is where I am now… **For 2018, my stated goal weight is 133 lbs and I’ve maintain... Read more
'Muscle weighs more than fat'....hmmmm
Saturday, May 12, 2018      7 comments

I think the saying 'muscle weighs more than fat' is often something we use to comfort ourselves when our weight loss doesn't seem to be going like we want it to and we may even use it as an excuse sometimes, but it actually IS a true statement. ... Read more

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