Back-to-back meetings followed by the gym
Wednesday, March 06, 2013      2 comments

I can't believe I actually made it to the gym today - I had to endure back-to-back meetings all day, and my gym-buddy backed out at the last minute. Fortunately I put on my big-girl panties this morning and did the right thing. Have f... Read more
Which Bunhead are you?
Tuesday, March 05, 2013      1 comments

If you watch the show Bunheads, I'm Boo; sturdy with strong legs, and an optimistic outlook. A bit of a dreamer. Which Bunhead are you? (I love that show) For the 2nd day in a row, I hit Jazzercise, and it didn't hit back! (Although I did g... Read more
10-minutes a day
Monday, March 04, 2013      4 comments

Although I've been fairly good at exercising - 4-5 times a week with friends (jazzercise, body-sculp, and walking) a new habit (or better habit) I want to develop is to do at least 10 minutes a day. Sparkpeople has those short videos to do... Read more
Diet Coke detox update
Wednesday, February 13, 2013      4 comments

Hi all! I've been detoxing off Diet Coke since the last week of December. It was super hard for the first week or so, then the cravings tapered off dramatically. Now, even on the days I used to have it the most, I rarely think about it. However,... Read more
Perspectives on Diet Coke Detox
Sunday, January 06, 2013      2 comments

One of the reasons I decided to get off of Diet Coke (DC) altogether was that someone close to me is trying to quit something much more harmful and addictive. I've tried quitting it before, but nothing puts my little struggle in perspectiv... Read more
Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge
Tuesday, January 01, 2013      0 comments

I joined this challenge and for the first week I'm supposed to record my sugar cravings and detail my sugar consumption. After a healthy breakfast of oatmeal and fruit and flax seeds, I wanted sweet s - and I ate 2 squares of Ghiradelli 72% da... Read more
Diet Coke Detox
Tuesday, January 01, 2013      1 comments

Well, it's day 5 of my Diet Coke detox and I can say that a lot of the bloating is gone and my stomache doesn't feel so unsettled. I also crave sugar less. I still think about sugar and Diet Coke a lot, but not that compulsion to make brownies, ... Read more
High heels on the trail?
Sunday, August 19, 2012      1 comments

DH and I live close to a really nice bike trail - a 77-mile trail in southern Ohio, and we can ride our bikes to it. It's a former train track, so as you can imagine, the grade is not steep, and it runs along a river through some really nice woo... Read more
How WW Lost ME
Friday, August 17, 2012      3 comments

Actually, they didn't so much lose me as pushed me out kicking and screaming... I used WW for two years, and lost 60 pounds. Of course as these things go, sometimes you hit a "low tide" and need more inspiration, so I decided to add meeting... Read more
Enjoying the hard stuff
Tuesday, August 14, 2012      0 comments

Random thoughts, I'm in a strange mood... If it were easy, success wouldn't feel so damm good. And because it's difficult, failure is a (sometimes unavoidable) rest stop on the highway of success. It's only temporary, but sometimes I'm at t... Read more
Assels, Assels, Everywhere
Thursday, August 09, 2012      2 comments

I like to go to Zumba for a couple reasons - I like to dance (even though I'm not that good), and because it's hard. I just cannot do every move, so it's challenging. But this post isn't about's about fashion. For some reason ... Read more
Liar Liar Pants on Fire - Fear Made me do it.
Wednesday, August 08, 2012      2 comments

When I joined SparkPeople a few days ago, I totally guessed at my weight. I'm sure I don't have to tell you why I guessed. We've all been in mortal fear of the scale from time to time. Yesterday I finally put on my big-girl panties a... Read more
It's just a story now!
Tuesday, August 07, 2012      2 comments

So, here I am. Starting over starting over starting over! But I'm still at it. One of my favorite rules to live by is: If you can't/don't have a good time, get a good story. A year ago I was doing excellent work towards my weight loss... Read more