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2008 Successes and 2009 Goals
Tuesday, January 06, 2009      2 comments

It's time to review how I did last year and to look ahead to what I may accomplish this coming year. 2008 SUCCESSES - I did not reach my goal of slimming down to 175 pounds, but I did drop over 25 pounds (over 10% of my weight!) to get be... Read more
Tuesday, December 02, 2008      2 comments

The past couple of months have been a b*%@h. BAD CHANGES: Following the death of my mom-in-law 3 months ago, my family life has been in chaos due to the stresses of that event, the high-running emotions (on all sides) that were triggered... Read more
Wednesday, October 1, 2008 - STRESS!
Wednesday, October 01, 2008      1 comments

I've been delinquent in that I haven't added a blog in quite a while, but today is the day. My topic for today is stress. In the past two months, I've been struggling through a few challenges, and that has limited the amount of time that I... Read more
Breaking through a plateau
Tuesday, July 22, 2008      2 comments

A couple of weeks ago, I decided to try something new to break through a plateau of approximately 205 lbs that I've been sitting at for 3 or so weeks, so I started a challenge to lose 5lbs-in-5weeks, or "5-in-5" as I call it. Some of you may h... Read more
The First Plateau
Wednesday, June 25, 2008      1 comments

The past month has been a bit of a downer for me because I've been following the dietary changes and increasing my walking, but my weight loss has slowed from approximately 1 pound per week to approximately half a pound a week or less. I'... Read more
27-May-08: Motivation?
Tuesday, May 27, 2008      0 comments

Yes, yes, I've been sticking to my SparkPeople eating habits. It's now a fairly strong habit, so it doesn't really take too much motivation to stick with the 8-cups-of-water, low-fat, lots-of-veggies-and-fruits each day eating plan. And I'm co... Read more
29-Apr-08: How I survived a 7-day Cruise without a huge weight gain
Tuesday, April 29, 2008      2 comments

I just finished a 7-day Carnival cruise to Cozumel in Mexico, the Grand Cayman Island, and Ocho Rios in Jamaica. It was one of the most relaxing and fun vacations of my life, but it was also the vacation that truly tested my willpower. So much... Read more
16-Apr-08: My Retirement Hobby
Wednesday, April 16, 2008      1 comments

This won't surprise anyone who knows me on the "For the Love of Horror" team, but I have been thinking about a hobby to take up in my retirement. I want to leave a trail of clues that show that I died under mysterious circumstances. I'll t... Read more
13-Apr-08: Persistence
Sunday, April 13, 2008      0 comments

This week the weather has been GORGEOUS in the Philadelphia area! I've gone for a walk on a few of these days and have been amazed. The weather is urging me to get out my bicycle and rollerblades, and that is an excellent thing. I can h... Read more
4-Apr-08: Why isn't it obvious?!?
Friday, April 04, 2008      1 comments

I've now had my weight down to 210 pounds or less for over a week, so I'm getting closer to my medium goal of 202! There doesn't appear to be any rhyme or reason for my weight to go up and down every day, but it does... It's probably due to bi... Read more
27-Mar-08 - Getting Past Easter
Thursday, March 27, 2008      2 comments

I'm avoiding chocolate easter eggs and bunnies. I'm avoiding chocolate easter eggs and bunnies. I'm avoiding chocolate. It'd be easier if I didn't have easter baskets sitting around for my 4 kids and 2 grandkids. Easter was tough f... Read more
19-Mar-08 Noticing Progress
Wednesday, March 19, 2008      1 comments

I've now spent 2 months getting used to my changes in diet (much more fruit and veggies; much less fatty stuff). In January I weighed approximately 220 pounds (estimated without a scale), and I purchased a digital scale in early February to rea... Read more
22-Jan-08: Mastering the tools
Tuesday, January 22, 2008      0 comments

Hooray!!! Today I think that I have finally figured out how to use that meal planner in such a way that it's easy for me to enter the actual meal and snacks that I ate. At first, I couldn't easily find the stuff that I ate, and so I didn't ent... Read more
20-Jan-08 A day of goodness
Sunday, January 20, 2008      0 comments

I did very well with food today. Cereal and coffee for Breakfast; Chicken soup for lunch; Small pork chop, rice, and veggie for dinner. Snacked on fruits and pretzels. Now, to kick my exercising in gear... Joe.... Read more
18-Jan-08 Fresh Start
Friday, January 18, 2008      0 comments

Today I figured out how to create this blog thingie. Also, today I went to the grocery store and purchased quite a few snacks, but these snacks were not my usual M&M's and potato chips. Instead I purchased apples, oranges, bananas, almon... Read more