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Thursday, July 20, 2017      40 comments

Last year I purchased new pants for work because my old ones no longer fit. I had sworn I wouldn't do this but there was no way around it since weight loss is not instant and I had to have something to wear when the school year started. Of cou... Read more
Can't Delete the Past
Saturday, June 24, 2017      3 comments

I'm trying to get back on track and was thinking about deleting all my old blog entries today. There aren't that many but so many of them represent my false re-starts. I feel ridiculous looking at all of them and knowing I'm in the same place ... Read more
Pretty? Me?
Wednesday, September 30, 2015      6 comments

I have never thought of myself as pretty -- ever! I can appreciate many things about myself and I'm working very hard to be comfortable with who I am and how I look. But, that's a long way from thinking of myself as pretty. Why am I writ... Read more
50 by 50
Saturday, August 29, 2015      6 comments

I've had a hard week. One of my two cats, 14-year-old Minerva, died unexpectedly. She had been a bit lethargic but had not seemed very ill. I had... Read more
Starting a Streak
Sunday, August 16, 2015      6 comments

I had one really good week then a mediocre week, not terrible but not great. This week, I am determined to exercise at least 10 minutes every day. I got in 24 minutes today so it's the start of my streak. I'm going to start with the goal of 5 da... Read more
Here I Go Again!
Sunday, August 02, 2015      7 comments

When I initially wrote the title of this entry, I had a negative tone in mind. Here I go again... starting over again... etc. But, I'm not starting over. I have taken a pretty long break and gained about 10 pounds back but am still close to... Read more
Reflection on the week: updated my ticker for gain :( / met one goal :)
Saturday, August 16, 2014      3 comments

I have a goal of 10,000 steps a day and 70,000 per week. I just hit my 70,000 for this week so I'm happy with that aspect of things. I am still not back in the groove with my eating program. I'm amazed at how well I can do for so long and... Read more
Reality Check / Reboot
Wednesday, August 06, 2014      4 comments

I weighed in today and it wasn't pretty. I had been avoiding the scale because I knew I was so off track. It was good to have that reality check today. I've done reasonably well with activity but my eating is totally out of control. I'm reco... Read more
I want to stop lying to myself
Sunday, March 02, 2014      6 comments

I'm a reasonably smart person but I am amazed at how I can totally convince myself something is true even with overwhelming evidence that it is NOT. Examples: I can buy that bag of mini candy bars and just eat one or two a day, After this bag ... Read more
Finally back in my groove!
Sunday, January 19, 2014      3 comments

I really got sidetracked starting in about October but finally feel good about being back with it. I had a couple of false starts but have had two solid weeks of being back with generally healthy eating (& tracking) and fitness. The cool thing... Read more
Why do I do what I do?
Sunday, November 10, 2013      4 comments

I have been on a bit of a bad eating binge. I’ve come so far and don’t know why I am straying from my healthy path. Today, I went to the store and purchased pie, peanut butter cups and Doritos. Then, I picked up a cheeseburger and tator tots ... Read more
Morning Exercise / Sleep / Before&After
Monday, July 29, 2013      3 comments

My biggest struggle of late is getting in my exercise since I work so many hours this time of year. So, the solution is to get up early and do it in the morning - I just don't like getting up earlier than I need to - have never been much of a m... Read more
Okay - back to tracking this week
Sunday, July 07, 2013      2 comments

I'm still happy with myself that I have not gained weight in the last few stressful weeks at work. But, now I'm ready to start losing again. I'm determined to track my food this week and to get back with my exercise routine. I work from... Read more
Still Hanging in There
Sunday, June 23, 2013      2 comments

This is the busiest time of the year for me with work. It's stressful and I work very long hours. So, I tend to let all else fall by the wayside - cleaning the house, doing laundry, cooking etc. I haven't done well with exercising consistentl... Read more
Sickness, Disappointments, Getting Back on Track
Sunday, April 21, 2013      1 comments

I have had an ongoing dental issue for a couple of weeks now. It's been very frustrating because it seems like a small thing but I haven't been able to really exercise due to the extreme, throbbing pain. It's a long story but the dentist reall... Read more

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