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Finicky Fitbit
Wednesday, January 27, 2016      6 comments

Okay, so doesn't digging out a three foot tall, five foot wide wall of snow in back of my car count as exercise?!?! The day after - My body says yes this morning. However my Fitbit hardly registered the two+ hours it took me to dig and move sno... Read more
Light Bulb Moment
Tuesday, January 26, 2016      4 comments

Yesterday I just about talked myself into a full blown tantrum as the management company that takes care of the maintenance of the grounds failed miserably in arranging for snow removal. I have a 3 foot wall of snow (and probably ice) blocking ... Read more
Celebrations without Food
Thursday, December 17, 2015      5 comments

Holidays always involve a lot of food -- at least in my world. This year am opting to keep it simple and not over indulge. I keep in mind how awful I used to feel after chowing down - physically and mentally. This year it will be doing so... Read more
Tuesday, December 01, 2015      5 comments

My challenge is not to be perfect but to keep moving forward. Perseverance helps me reach my goals not perfection. Thinking I need to be totally perfect is a trap that often sends me on a downward spiral if I make a misstep. Today I will k... Read more
Once more
Sunday, November 08, 2015      3 comments

Two years ago, I gave away all my large size clothing and then my weight crept back up. I never reached maintenance so I never really figured out that part of the journey. This time I am going to see it through and make sure I have learned the ... Read more
New Day
Sunday, October 25, 2015      2 comments

It is a new day and an opportunity to focus on the things that will help me reach and maintain my goal. Notice I add the word maintain. I added this because, not that it has been easy, but I have lost weight so many times and gained it all back... Read more
One step at a time
Thursday, July 24, 2014      1 comments

The plan is to keep moving forward and not look back at any bumps in the road. Each positive move will help me gain confidence that I can overcome setbacks.... Read more
Can do!
Thursday, January 02, 2014      0 comments

Yes, I can do this, and no, I am not about to give up at this point in my life. Better to keep trying than allowing myself to give up and gain back all the weight I have lost - plus more. I can do this, and I will do this. Back to Weight ... Read more
How many times have I been down this road?
Tuesday, September 04, 2012      4 comments

It sounds like an admonition, but it isn't. It is actually a realization that I need to be on the path, no matter how many times I fall off. It is not about fitting in those skinny jeans (though that would be nice), it is about being healthy a... Read more
Plans for Exercise for the day
Wednesday, July 04, 2012      2 comments

It is July 4th and, yes, I am planning to go to gym and work with trainer this morning. I signed up for program three weeks ago, and I keep pushing off returning to the place. Everything else that is going on in life gives me an excuse to canc... Read more
The Ongoing Struggle
Sunday, May 27, 2012      4 comments

So once again what took me almost a year to lose has crept back on in a matter of five months. Losing weight is difficult, yes, but the struggle is keeping it off. Millions of dieters out there, millions of books are available, but the ultimat... Read more
Thursday, November 24, 2011      1 comments

I am very thankful today for many things, but mostly for the blessing that my niece Joan is healthy. Last year at this time she was going through chemotherapy for breast cancer. That's a very difficult but necessary part of the treatment to ki... Read more
Slow is best
Monday, November 21, 2011      2 comments

I know most people don't want to hear it, but slow is best. At least that is what I am finding in losing weight and getting in shape. Losing weight quickly no longer happens for me -- it takes weeks for any progress to show up...but it does. ... Read more
In the Valley
Saturday, August 06, 2011      1 comments

I think everyone has those days when you are on top of the mountain. And of course the flip side is there are days when you are lounging in the valley. Seem to be in the valley right now, and am struggling to overcome the desire to eat, eat, e... Read more
Ups and Downs
Sunday, July 10, 2011      3 comments

Ups and downs -- or how did I get to where I am at this point in time? As a teen I always thought I would spend my days in New York, have a family and live happily ever after. -- a fairy tale to be sure. There have been ups and downs and unle... Read more

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