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We Do Whatever it Takes
Tuesday, September 18, 2018      10 comments

My son and I are huge Imagine Dragon fans and last Spring any time it came on the radio we blasted, "Whatever it takes!" We both had and have our challenges and we both are persistent and determined. Sometimes in life it feels like the lyric, "e... Read more
Katy Perry Is Inspiring Me to Persist
Sunday, September 16, 2018      10 comments

You know how I was on a streak of being so excited to go workout that I didn't procrastinate at all? Yeah, that's over. This morning, I was feeling tired, stressed out and so over this whole fitness thing. How did I finally get my tush out the d... Read more
The Washer/Dryer Made My Clothes Looser?!
Sunday, September 09, 2018      11 comments

Back when I was gaining weight and avoiding the scale, I used to convince myself that darn dryer was shrinking my clothes constantly...even when I decided to hang dry them?! Lately, my clothes have been looser-especially the waist. My first thou... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts It's How I Show Myself Love
Monday, September 03, 2018      12 comments

Some days there is just no glory to be found in the daily grind. I have learned it is typical for aging parents to feel resentful when they need help and sometimes they take it out on those there for them. Heck growing up I'm pretty sure they fa... Read more
Can I Refill My Cup in PEACE?
Saturday, August 25, 2018      11 comments

I have been feeling depleted and one of the ways I refill is through exercise. It is frustrating how much I had to do to protect MY time to replenish so I don't burn out today. We have faced a lot this summer, some that I posted, but other thing... Read more
How I am Getting Fit and Losing Weight Despite a Chaotic Time in Life
Saturday, August 18, 2018      15 comments

I am shocked I've slowly lost weight and toned up a bit in the past 4 months rather than gained 20 pounds! I feel pulled in different directions between my children and my parents' needs and a husband stressed out at work and my work. The school... Read more
Deep Thoughts From the Gym
Sunday, August 12, 2018      9 comments

*Dear Treadmill, I come to you feeling stressed out and inundated with unhelpful thoughts. You welcome me and allow me to walk (and RUN) all over you. Sometimes, I feel like we climb mountains together. You provide me with safety and stability (... Read more
A Glimpse Inside My Crazy Head...
Saturday, August 04, 2018      8 comments

*Warning...this may be frightening, boring, perplexing, horrifying and/or eye-roll inducing or none of the above. I just need to do a little dump of what is in my head lately. ... Read more
This is What Keeps me Motivated Lately
Tuesday, July 31, 2018      12 comments

1. I like to do things MY Way! emoticon Type 2 diabetes runs on one side of my family and those who dropped... Read more
Training for a "Marathon" called Life
Friday, July 27, 2018      8 comments

Parenting stuff, work and in-law stress to the left of me....aging parent issues to the right and here I am...stuck in the middle again! None of this stuff is going to just become easy suddenly. I am running a "marathon" I find challenging and I... Read more
Weight Falling off, but not sustainable
Friday, July 20, 2018      11 comments

My appetite is really low due to inlaw issues added into the swirl of other stressors. The kicker is, I actually am making sure I eat enough to at least be at the bottom of weight watchers suggested range for weightloss. That is not hard, becaus... Read more
My 14 Commandments of Weight Loss
Sunday, July 15, 2018      12 comments

My slow metabolism thyroid disordered body is finally willing to release some weight and tighten up, so I want to remind myself of all the factors I think need to be in play for me. I am no expert, but these all seem to be key pieces in the puzz... Read more
Oy! Portion control!
Friday, July 13, 2018      6 comments

I am trying to be EXTRA vigilant with measuring and the old weight watchers system. I thought I was doing really well eye-balling it, but apparently, I shouldn't trust my aging vision. (Every year, I need a new eyeglasses despite the fact I had ... Read more
Focusing on Each TODAY!
Wednesday, July 11, 2018      8 comments

This is how I am dealing with losing weight and life stress. I am focusing on EACH Today. It's daunting looking forward too far and I already know from life experience there will be more setbacks, stressors, shocks, tumbles, whatever. I am recor... Read more
The Blessing of a Vacation Gone Wrong
Friday, July 06, 2018      10 comments

First off, it "went right" in many ways and I can honestly say the joy I often witnessed in my kids (and mostly lack of attitude) made it all worthwhile. My husband enjoyed it too. For me, it went wrong in a "first-world problems" sort of way. W... Read more

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