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5 month wellness birthday- Yay!!!
Thursday, April 21, 2016      11 comments

My wellness birthday was Dec 18, 2015. So I reached 5 months this week. I got into a little crazy on my eating this weekend but I logged everything and j... Read more
Tuesday, April 12, 2016      6 comments

After almost four months of 5-7 days a week Pilates exercising I'm finally able to do the Jacknife. I am so proud of myself. And Ive moved up to using ... Read more
10k steps today!
Wednesday, March 02, 2016      5 comments

I did it! I walked 10k steps today!!! Two months ago I wouldn't have even managed 2k. ***BEAM***... Read more
2 months of wellness - 1 month of exercise
Monday, February 29, 2016      4 comments

2/29/16 283 lbs I'm so very proud of the progress me and my family have made on our path to wellness. I've exercised 6 days a week for the past 4 weeks. Ive been eating more healthy each week. I've lost 7 lbs since joining sparkpeople about ... Read more
Polk-a-dots and the 5K
Saturday, February 20, 2016      5 comments

Two days ago, marked my 2 month marker on my journey to health. It's been an uphill battle so far but I'm gaining momentum and confidence that I will scale this mountain. I worked on eating healthier by myself for the first 5 weeks, but when I s... Read more
I survived spring cleaning!
Saturday, February 13, 2016      5 comments

In the past, I've always dreaded spring cleaning. Organization and deep cleaning are necessary but I struggled with being stiff and unable to bend easily or hold positions long, like when scouring the tub or reaching to the back corners of cabi... Read more
Kids + Valentine's + diet = TORTURE
Friday, February 12, 2016      1 comments

Who needs waterboarding! Have 4 kids open their Valentines treasure in front of you while trying to keep the calories down and you'll spill all your secrets in minutes. Yikes! Okay, I'm going to melt a chocolate heart on my tongue and chug ice w... Read more
Is exercising REALLY worth the hype???
Wednesday, February 10, 2016      12 comments

Week 6 2/8/16 Weight unknown Some great things occurred. Some negative thoughts and feelings encroached. I did my best to manage them but it was a struggle. The day after I cut my hair was Friday. I went to work, feeling pretty and excited t... Read more
Scarfing cheese balls *face palm*
Wednesday, February 10, 2016      7 comments

Week 5 290? So, I didn't have a way to weigh myself this time. I'm not sure I want to! Part of me wants to know but the rest of me is scared to. I did pretty good with my eating but I cheated a few times. I ate a lot of cheese last week. Oh ... Read more
4 weeks in, I think I can do this!
Wednesday, February 10, 2016      4 comments

Week 4: 1-25-16 290 lbs Wahoo! Progress! I lost 15 lbs. so far. I'm starting to notice my tummy is a little less puffy. The sleeves on my jackets and long sleeve shirts are a tad less constrained and more loose. And when I went shopping for je... Read more
Am I really hungry? How do I know?
Wednesday, February 10, 2016      3 comments

Week 3: 1-18-16 297 lbs I made it through three weeks. And let me tell you, I almost didn't. During the third week, every one of us got the 48 hour flu one at a time. It was not easy to think of meals that sounded good after we all were so sic... Read more
Rough start- Reality vs Perception
Wednesday, February 10, 2016      7 comments

Week 1 : 12-23-15 305 lbs. All time high I didn't realize how big I had gotten until I saw holiday pictures of myself. That and the fact that I could ba... Read more