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Slow & steady wins the race
Sunday, February 19, 2017      6 comments

So it has been a full four weeks working with a personal trainer at 24Hr Fitness. Rachel has been motivating, understanding, fair but tough with me. She just compared my starting measurements to my measurements at the 4 week mark and there is ... Read more
Kicking my ass
Sunday, January 29, 2017      3 comments

For Christmas my dear hubby bought me 15 hours with a personal trainer at 24Hr Fitness. Yesterday was training day #1 (the Saturday before that was more of a questionnaire completion/goal setting/get to know you day). Training day #1 had 7 act... Read more
A new beginning
Saturday, January 21, 2017      4 comments

For Christmas my dear husband bought me 15 hours with a personal trainer!!! Today was my first appointment where she took measurements (not good numbers, let me tell you), asked me about my eating habits (not always good), also asked probing qu... Read more
Serious step
Sunday, October 09, 2016      5 comments

I wasn't getting anywhere with willpower. I wasn't getting anywhere with counting up to 1200-1300 calories per day. I finally took a very serious, drastic step - a VSG (vertical sleeve gasterectomy) where they surgically remove 80% of a health... Read more
My first walk/run participation
Saturday, May 07, 2011      2 comments

On a whim I signed up for Portland's 2011 Doggie Dash - a walk/run that benefits the Humane Society, and the good work they do for the animals. Unfortunately my poor Sophie's feet are not up to participating with me - she's on a very aggressive... Read more
The best laid plans of mice and . . .
Monday, March 14, 2011      3 comments

obese blondes who work at a computer all day & then play on Facebook all night . . . oft times go astray. I had begun 2011 with a goal and a good start at better nutrition & fitness. Then I started a 5KYourWay running plan that began well,... Read more
Gonna be a tough week
Monday, February 15, 2010      1 comments

It's a Monday - starting Wednesday I have to completely alter my diet to get ready for an endoscopy & colonoscopy scheduled for next Monday. All nuts, seeds & popcorn have to be eliminated from my diet for 5 days - those are the things that ke... Read more
Uh oh . . .
Thursday, February 04, 2010      1 comments

I was doing well staying on my fitness schedule until I caught that "hitch in my giddyup", now I find that I haven't done a single movement since the 2 mile walk I took with Chuck on Sunday. 3 days of nothing . . . shame on me. Better go get m... Read more
Much Better
Sunday, January 31, 2010      3 comments

My husband and I did a little over 2 miles today (with dog Sophie) - feeling much better. I won't do the gung-ho treadmill technique without shoes anymore! After the walk felt energetic, so did some cleaning . . . .I must admit, the walking is... Read more
Thursday, January 28, 2010      6 comments

My status says I'm having fun on the treadmill for the first time . . . I think I had TOO MUCH fun, because this morning I woke up with my left hip hurting, and the skin of my left leg numb! Uh oh . . . so I took it easy today, and took some ib... Read more
New Year's Resolution
Saturday, January 23, 2010      1 comments

I actually started my weight loss program on Jan 4th, 2010. At that time I weighed 202 lbs. Today, as I sign up for Spark People, I weigh 195 lbs. So far, so good. ... Read more
Why I came here
Saturday, January 23, 2010      7 comments

I love horses, I love motorcycles . . . I'm too heavy to comfortably ride either one. I need to lose at least 50 lbs. I didn't start getting heavy until I moved to a new state (stressful) and started a new job (stressful) and didn't have a... Read more