My First Pair of Cute Jeans!
Sunday, May 26, 2013      9 comments

The thing about dieting and getting fit, and being that you don't stay at one size very long. This year I've been doing a lot of Goodwill shopping, which can be tough when you're a tall girl. All my jeans have been lucky fi... Read more
I Know Its Just a Number...But Still...
Friday, May 17, 2013      6 comments

It's been quite a month for me; fun and a little overwhelming. Because of an annual event I run, I'm seeing a lot of people that I haven't seen since last year, about the time I started losing weight. I am 90 pounds down from my highest we... Read more
I'll Find A Way Around This
Thursday, March 07, 2013      7 comments

Arrgghh! Another injury slowed me way down. This time my foot had kept me sidelined for a couple of weeks. Its so frustrating to want to move and not be able to. But...I didn't use the pity party as a time to eat and eat, thank goodness! And I s... Read more
Such a Little Big Thing
Saturday, January 19, 2013      7 comments

At our house January and February are audition months. My daughter is a ballet student and in January and February schools from all over the United States fly auditioners out to big cities so the girls (and boys) can audition for summer programs... Read more
White Tigers Stress Blog
Wednesday, December 12, 2012      7 comments

I'm posting this for the White Tigers Biggest Loser Team Challenge... Stress is part of life... it happens. Women are big stressers. Dieting is stressful. So when I step back and realize that, it helps a little. But my plan for dealing wi... Read more
I'm Feeling Frustrated!
Friday, December 07, 2012      7 comments

I'm begining to wonder if maybe I'm not supposed to be a runner. Sigh. I hurt myself....again. I wasn't even doing anything crazy. I pulled something in the back of my knee while I was on my Nordic track. That's just back and forth motion, ... Read more
Just the Right Response
Wednesday, December 05, 2012      4 comments

I had a great moment a couple of weeks ago that is keeping me going now. My Honey and I ran into a friend we hadn't seen since summer. The first thing she asked is if I had lost weight. It was so thrilling that she noticed. Then she asked how I ... Read more
I Ran a Real 5k!!
Thursday, November 29, 2012      7 comments

Yay! I did it! My first real 5k with other runners, a registration, time and everything! I ran the Keizer Turkey Dash on Thanksgiving morning. I was so nervous the day before, I wasn't sure how I'd get to sleep. But I did and the morning came ... Read more
Half Way, But it Feels Better Than That!
Sunday, November 04, 2012      11 comments

I hit the half way point to my goal to loose 100 pounds. I have now lost 50.5 pounds and have 49.5 pounds to go. Even though its the weight I'm measuring, I have to look back and see all the changes I have made. I've been on Sparkpeople si... Read more
Not The Big Girl Anymore
Monday, October 15, 2012      4 comments

I'm 6 ft, so I've gone through life not feeling tiny or dainty. I like being tall, it gives me some power and I like to be noticed. But being tall and being BIG are NOT the same thing. And for the last 7-10 years, I've been tall and big. B... Read more
Running on the Beach
Saturday, October 06, 2012      6 comments

Running on the beach?!!! YES! I went running on the beach. In the past the beach meant just relaxing, and not doing much. But because I'm exercising regularly, I'm changing. After our drive to the beach, all I wanted to do was get o... Read more
A Victory!
Thursday, October 04, 2012      3 comments

After struggling with a minor knee injury, my September 5k was put on the back burner. I was a little frustrated and even a little tempted to feel sorry for myself. But, I figured out ways to get my exercise in anyway, even if it wasn't the runn... Read more
Saturday, September 29, 2012      8 comments

I'm down a pant size! I didn't think I had lost enough to fit into my next size down pants, but I dragged them out and tried them on. They were a little tight, but not too tight that I couldn't wear them out of the house. I was in a size 18 a... Read more
A Little Speed Bump
Saturday, August 18, 2012      7 comments

I've spent the week taking large amounts of ibuprofen and icing my legs. Not really what I had planned in the activities department. I knew I should take it easy on my runs, I knew I had knee issues. But I felt so great a week ago after my sched... Read more
My Hostess Lemon Fruit Pie
Friday, August 03, 2012      1 comments

I love junk food. Really. Love. Junk. Food. I really love Hostess's Lemon Fruit Pies. And I've had one sitting on the shelf in my bedroom all week. I've noticed it occasionally throughout the week, but I haven't been tempted to eat it. I k... Read more

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