Hymn for Reflection this Sunday
Sunday, March 13, 2011      0 comments

This Hymn speaks to how each day starts over. just like our wellness, each day is a new opportunity. New Every Morning Is the Love New every morning is the love Our wakening and uprising prove; Through sleep and darkness safely ... Read more
Found new fitness tool: Exercise TV
Saturday, March 12, 2011      3 comments

A friend had told me bout this but I hadn't checked it out until today. My cable company has an on-demand channel called Exercise TV. It offers tons of free workouts. I did one for theighs and buns and then one for my abs. Was sweating s... Read more
Quick check in
Saturday, March 12, 2011      3 comments

Not much to say today but blogging everyday for accountability anyway. Worked 11.5 hours then went out with hubby. Didn't take time to eat good dinner so just has movie popcorn and nachos. Way too many carbs which will make me stall but tomorro... Read more
Chronic pain (not an excuse) making workout hard
Thursday, March 10, 2011      1 comments

I have had chronic pain in my left theigh for about 8 years now. I have been to many specialists and had some tests done. They have even done an MRI on my spine in case it was nerve damage. I have a strong will and a very high pain threshold so... Read more
That good sore feeling
Wednesday, March 09, 2011      1 comments

I might have overdid it yesterday. I bought a kettlebell and did swings yesterday. I also used a hand pump to inflate two Swiss balls and then did a bunch of other exercises (weights and kicks etc). Anyway. I hurt all over to... Read more
Repost: Our enemy Asparatame
Tuesday, March 08, 2011      7 comments

A re-post from my old blog site (originally posted 8/25/09). I have to share one of the biggest secrets I have learned on this weight loss journey. Avoid LIKE THE PLAGUE Aspartame if you want to loose weight! Aspartame is a sugar ... Read more
Long day
Tuesday, March 08, 2011      2 comments

Not much to say today. Worked 11.5 hours then ran errands with hubby. I did have fun confusing my DH. We have been married almost 18 years and he is used to me parking close to store and being lazy about returning the karts etc. I parked furt... Read more
Say what! Size 18's. OMG!!!!
Sunday, March 06, 2011      19 comments

My weight loss surgery support group do clothing swaps all the time because let's face it clothes aren't cheap and when loosing a lot pretty fast, it gets expensive. Anyway, when I started this journey at over 400lbs I wore a size 6x pant... Read more
Tips for Emotional Eating
Saturday, March 05, 2011      6 comments

Today in my support group we discussed the topic of Emotional Eating and ways we comfort ourselves besides food. Here are some ideas the group had: Crafts (Jewelry, knitting) Blogging Playing games Going online Reading Crying ... Read more
Active day
Saturday, March 05, 2011      4 comments

Spent day at Emerald City ComicCon. Comics and superhero convention. It was fun and the best part is I was able to walk all day and not feel like I needed to sit and rest all the time. My stamina is so much better this year compared with last... Read more
Applications on Rose Pruning for wellness
Thursday, March 03, 2011      3 comments

I have been doing my spring pruning of my rose bushes this week. As pruning them I got to thinking about how pruning is a metaphor for so many areas of our life. Here are some applications on wellness from pruning rules: Pruning rule: P... Read more
One Year ago today: My lap band anniversary
Wednesday, March 02, 2011      6 comments

One year ago today I was "banded" or had lap band surgery. Besides marrying my best friend, this was the best decision I have ever made. Between the day I decided to get banded until today I have lost a total of 130 lbs so far (70 p... Read more
Day 2 of 10 min exercise challenge
Tuesday, March 01, 2011      0 comments

I have come to realize how competitive I am. Even when competing with myself or a computer. ;-). Joining the 10 min exercise challenge is really helping me. I HATE having an unchecked box on my sparkstreaks. I worked a 12 hour day am ... Read more
Exercise challenge
Monday, February 28, 2011      3 comments

I have been having trouble fitting exercise in my daily routine. Not naking excuses but I work around 60 hours a week. I attend a support group and run another (which requires coordination and planning). I also am working on my degree and ... Read more
Hymn to help with fitness journey.
Sunday, February 27, 2011      5 comments

As the Pastors wife, I create the bulletins for our church and often I will insert a classic hymn that is in the public domain. I came across this one today and as putting it in the bulletin it struck me that there are many useful parts ... Read more

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