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Old Ways Won't Open New Doors
Thursday, October 05, 2017      2 comments

This concept spoke to me today as I reflected on being stuck. It is not for lack of want that I have not lost the weight, but I do think it may be for lack of letting go of old ways. The old ways I am talking about are old ways of coping, rel... Read more
Blinded, but not by the eclipse
Tuesday, August 22, 2017      13 comments

I had a sadly eye opening moment today looking at this picture of myself getting ready to view the eclipse (complete with the goofy glasses!). It was one of those slap in the face moments when you feel like you look one way, but the picture tell... Read more
Sunday, February 26, 2017      5 comments

I was on the web searching diet programs this morning - programs, apps, books - and then I stopped myself for a reality check-up. The truth of the matter is that it embarrassing for me to keep getting stoked about my program, and then failing t... Read more
Big Fail and a Turnaround
Tuesday, January 24, 2017      4 comments

Ummm, yeah, that is how the slide that started at a restaurant on Thursday ended during the football game on Sunday. Thursday restaurant meal recap... Read more
Day 3: Stop Wishing/Start Doing
Wednesday, January 18, 2017      6 comments

First, Calories in/out (CICO) for last two days: Monday: 2072 (BMR 2050) (0 exercise) = 22 Tuesday: 1978 (BMR 2050) (248 exercise) = (320) I'm consistently around 400 calories higher than the high end of my calorie goal. Although ... Read more
Day 2: Stop Wishing, Start Doing
Tuesday, January 17, 2017      5 comments

I’ve been sliding down a very slippery slope of weight gain, and picking up speed as of late. Yesterday, I grabbed hold with my virtual ice tool, and am trying to drag my butt back to the summit. ... Read more
If I can take it, I can make it!
Tuesday, November 01, 2016      7 comments

I need to get myself on a better track, and I have been encouraged by my Sister In Law to drop sugar and flour for 10 days and see how I feel, and w... Read more
Back At It
Tuesday, September 06, 2016      9 comments

My 2016 weight loss progress can best be summed up as ... Read more
It Is All About The Dates
Thursday, June 02, 2016      13 comments

When I'm tempted to throw in the towel with yet another "I'll start fresh tomorrow" promise, I need to look at my list of short and long term goals: Out of town company is coming in a week. True, I won't be able to change much IN ONE WEEK,... Read more
New Goal: 50/50
Monday, May 23, 2016      5 comments

Looking back on past blogs, I see a well defined theme over the last year and a half: gaining weight, losing fitness, poor body image, the need for cholesterol meds, and, maybe my final straw, the need for high blood pressure meds ... Read more
Moving On
Thursday, October 29, 2015      4 comments

My new mantra: build new I've found lost weight (well hello extra weight, not so glad to see you again), and I've lost fitness (running - what is ... Read more
I found a bit more than a tan this summer...
Monday, August 24, 2015      7 comments

Summer has been fun, but a tan isn’t the only thing tagging along as we approach September. I also seem to have found a bunch of extra pounds, lost a lot of fitness, and turned my “sneak a cigarette every now and then” habit into, well, an actu... Read more
One Month Later: March Recap and April Goals
Friday, April 03, 2015      1 comments

March Results - Pounds lost: 4.7 Inches lost: 1" lost in my waist, hips and chest (bra strap area), and a 1/2" los in my belly and upper arm. Zero change in my thighs. Body Fat Percentage Change (taken with a hand-held device... Read more
March Goal Progress: patience and persistence
Monday, March 23, 2015      2 comments

I am very pleased with my decision to work with a trainer at the gym. She devised a circuit workout that is intended to keep my heart rate up for the duration of the strength based workout. It is challenging, but it feels great! I have settle... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts 100 days - Welcome March!
Sunday, March 01, 2015      6 comments

It has been a slow start to executing my 100 day challenge, but I feel very positive about the plan I have in place. I have a very supportive and inspiring group of women in my support circle, and I've hired a trainer at my local gym for 4 ses... Read more

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