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Fighting Crazy!
Saturday, March 21, 2015      1 comments

Just when I think I've got crazy beat, it rears its ugly head again. It's been over six months since I felt that dark curtain that holds me inside and does not allow me to see the light. I think some of it is hormonal and I know I've over indulg... Read more
I want to love Sundays...
Sunday, March 15, 2015      1 comments

Sundays have always been hard for me since I was a kid. My mood always dropped thinking about the week to come be it school or work as an adult. I have learned over the years how to plan my Sundays to include things that could elevate my mood, b... Read more
Happy March!
Sunday, March 01, 2015      3 comments

I am watching the snow falling outside my window and I have to remind myself that spring is right around the corner. I LOVE spring! It inspires promise in me and reminds me to set new goals, more so than the new year. It reminds me of the possib... Read more
Why did it take 5 years to lose 15 pounds?
Saturday, February 28, 2015      3 comments

My goal for weight loss was very modest, 15 pounds. I almost feel bad saying that when so many have much greater challenges. I am so encouraging to others, telling them they can do it, setting mini goals and taking it one day at a time. I myself... Read more
What I learned from 8 mini cupcakes
Sunday, March 18, 2012      4 comments

DESSERT IS NOT THE ENEMY! I will admit that eight mini cupcakes is almost bingelike, but the good news is I realized that if I took the time to make them myself out of real food ingredients, I would have been satisfied with far less. I lite... Read more
Willpower: No longer required
Saturday, March 03, 2012      0 comments

I feel happy today for no particular reason. It's been quite a while since I could say that and really mean it. I have had that feeling more and more lately and I really think it's because I'm eating so much better and cooking much more than eat... Read more
I am really amazed and excited!
Saturday, February 11, 2012      1 comments

First off, I haven't lost any weight in a couple of weeks, but I feel really good. That in itself is amazing enough, but this week was my birthday and I had an opportunity to go out to eat (which I typically love to do), and I actually preferred... Read more
One Persons Fat Is Another Persons Thin - So Love Yourself Now!
Saturday, February 04, 2012      2 comments

I have dieted off and on most of my adult life. I would always hear the latest buzz on whats the best diet or now we talk about "lifestyle change". I feel after all this time, I am just starting to make some real progress and one of the things I... Read more
I think something finally clicked!
Sunday, January 22, 2012      5 comments

I wish I could explain how this happened, but all I can say is that I think Im finally at a point in the process where things feel right. Ive lost 6# in the last two weeks, since following a program where the only difference with this is that t... Read more
Trainer needs a trainer??
Monday, July 05, 2010      1 comments

Actually, I'm an ex group fitness instructor, but I keep all my certs current(personal trainging, step, group fitness). I gave that up about 6 years ago when I got a new full time job that was very demanding. Looking back at that time, I really ... Read more
Recovery from a coma?
Sunday, May 23, 2010      4 comments

Does anyone know somebody who recovered from a coma caused by oxygen deprivation? My father-in-law is in a coma and the doctors are very discouraging even though he opens his eyes and is "over" breathing some of the time. The family is loo... Read more
getting back to life
Saturday, May 22, 2010      1 comments

I am slowly starting to feel better. The situation has not really changed, my father-in-law's condition has not improved and now there are alot of tough decisions and difficult emotions to deal with, but just observing how my husband is handling... Read more
Feels like rock bottom
Sunday, May 16, 2010      7 comments

I know this is NOT rock bottom, because things can always be worse. I am forcing myself to write this blog because I really feel like withdrawing, but I'm trying to break that old habit. I have not been online much the last couple of weeks and I... Read more
Wednesday, April 28, 2010      3 comments

I have had a very difficult week and have lost my focus temporarily. I know it's temporary because I have been starting to feel like isolating, but writing this blog I think is the first step to getting back on track (at least I hope so). I... Read more
Amok Time!
Friday, March 19, 2010      2 comments

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