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Monday, April 16, 2012      31 comments

I was watching a show the other night about a young man who lost 320 with lapband surgery. He was sure when he lost the weight he would be happy, but he wasn't. Then it was the huge amount of saggy skin. He made excuse after excuse to not have t... Read more
Inspirational words
Sunday, January 01, 2012      14 comments

My mother gave me this card for my birthday and it brought tears to my eyes because it was so poignant. I wanted to share it with all of you. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
~~~~ Daughter If I were your age again, I'd spend a lot less t... Read more
Sometimes we need a slap in the face
Thursday, November 03, 2011      14 comments

At least I do now and again. A woman in my office is having a health scare with a lump in her breast and it has thrown me for a loop. I truly believe in my heart we are what we eat and let me tell you as of late I am a pile of white flour and wh... Read more
Things I learned about myself today
Wednesday, November 02, 2011      17 comments

I value honesty and loyalty above everything else. I found out that my bosses have been lying about his having a serious illness. It was all a lie. I am not going to go into what is really going on but I am furious and I am disgusted someone wou... Read more
I am excited
Sunday, October 30, 2011      20 comments

This weekend was a good one for me. Saturday I had planned a long day of activities for me and my fiancé. We haven't had a lot of time together the last few weeks. It seems like every single weekend something is planned or we have obligations. W... Read more
Last Farmers Market Tomorrow
Friday, October 28, 2011      11 comments

I will admit it. You ready? I am addicted to the Farmer's Market. There, I said it out loud. There is something about the thrill of the hunt. The wonder of finding something new. The sites, sounds, colors and textures. The promise of new, exciti... Read more
Make one small good decision
Thursday, October 27, 2011      28 comments

Now do it over and over and over again. Every single day. Tonight was one of the most difficult events I have had in a long time. Many staff not showing up. The ones who did where difficult, lazy and combative and the rental company forgot the o... Read more
New Opportunities
Wednesday, October 26, 2011      24 comments

So a friend of mine has purchased half a local catering and takeout restaurant. It is owned by a much older gentleman who has been hanging on consistently losing money because his food is so behind the times that nobody goes there. He is at a lo... Read more
Last Meal
Sunday, October 23, 2011      18 comments

This is one of those diet ideas that many people don't like to talk about yet many of us do it. This weekend was a last hurrah of sorts. Maybe it works for some to pretend they can have whatever they want in moderation but I am not one of those ... Read more
Changing my goals
Friday, October 21, 2011      11 comments

I decided last night part of the whole "New Ashley" is realistic goal setting. I get so focused on the end that I get frustrated and overwhelmed. SOOOO, I decided to set my first ticker goal for 100 pounds lost. Truthfully that has been my major... Read more
Helping Myself
Thursday, October 20, 2011      14 comments

I have said this from the very beginning. I do not believe sustained weight loss is possible if we do not address all aspects of ourselves with brutal honesty. It is not fun and it is painful but it is, at least for me, the only way I will find ... Read more
Taking responsibility
Wednesday, October 19, 2011      23 comments

I have reached that point. Another enough is enough moment. I am tired of all the drama and excuses. I can make them all I want but if I don't freaking knock it off I will be 300 lbs again. That is a fact. I am eating like I used to again and si... Read more
Giving myself a mulligan
Wednesday, October 12, 2011      17 comments

I realized last night I am almost at the exact same weight I was at last year. At first I was upset. Then I decided I am taking a mulligan. One year of staying in a relative weight range is not a bad thing at all. I had a lot of ups and downs st... Read more
Time to let go
Sunday, October 09, 2011      13 comments

My fiancé took me shopping this weekend. I had no clothes for work since I got rid of everything last year that didn't fit and I was wearing the same 2 outfits to work everyday. People were starting to notice lol. I am lucky I have someone so su... Read more
We all need a reminder
Friday, October 07, 2011      26 comments

So I guess one of the good and bad things about my job is my connections to amazing food and wine people. I tried this fantastic wine at a restaurant and called my sommelier and got his stamp of approval. I felt pretty awesome I picked out a st... Read more

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