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Sometimes it helps to think of just the next five pounds.
Saturday, December 14, 2013      5 comments

I tried on a shirt today that I haven't been able to wear in 3 1/2 years. I expected it to be skin-tight but it was actually a little on the loose side. So was the skirt. ... Read more
In which my three year old tells me I have a big bottom.
Thursday, December 12, 2013      4 comments

There we were sitting down to supper as a family. I had gotten up to refill my water when our three year old said, "Mommy has a big bottom!" Okay, my vanity was hurt a little. In spite of losing 14 pounds (9 since focusing these past 6 week... Read more
Explaining Jillian Michaels' Body Revolution
Monday, November 11, 2013      2 comments

Since I have been mentioning JMBR as my Fitness Regime I figure I should explain how it works. The system is 90 Days. There is a meal plan with recipes provided for a 1,200 calorie diet. The workout schedule gets progressively (exponentially?) d... Read more
Dealing with the baggage of losing weight
Friday, November 08, 2013      3 comments

(PS - I don't know why the photo is upside down.) Since October 22nd it has been my goal to be conscious of the health and portions of what I eat. That doesn't mean i... Read more
Crushed fitness goals today!
Wednesday, November 06, 2013      1 comments

Here's a screen shot from the Fitbit website today. I'm posting this so later when I'm tempted to stay off track I can say, "Keep going! I am 100% capable of achieving the... Read more
Before Bed Routine: the secret to staying on plan
Monday, November 04, 2013      1 comments

If getting up to work out is going to happen, I have to go to bed on time. To go to bed on time, I have to put in effort to get ready for bed. Here are some things that help me get up before the crack of dawn when I'd rather stay asleep! 1.... Read more
WIC: taking the bad nutrition with the good
Saturday, November 02, 2013      0 comments

My family is on WIC. It's a nationwide nutrition supplement program for families making up to twice as much as the poverty line, specializing in the nutrition needs of pregnant/lactating Women, Infants, and Children up to five years of age. It i... Read more
What I Learned from NOT Tracking
Saturday, November 02, 2013      1 comments

The past three days have lived up to the old adage "two steps forward, one step back." For a week and a half I've been watching what's been going into my mouth, building to working out every day, and generally keeping my mind on little goals. ... Read more
Keep it in Perspective: Baby Steps to Your Big Goal
Tuesday, October 29, 2013      2 comments

Without a reason to back it up, losing weight is just about impossible. "Why" am I doing this? What is the goal? Where is my Finish line? It certainly isn't a magic number on the scale. If that was my motivation, I would be overwhelmed by the ro... Read more
20 Pound Competition
Saturday, October 26, 2013      3 comments

With my baby being nearly two years old, it is high time to get the baby weight off. A friend and I started a little friendly competition today. The terms are: " Since the scale isn't really moving, let's provide that positive reinforceme... Read more