Ok Jillian- I'll do it....
Wednesday, November 17, 2010      2 comments

Well, I read Jillian Michaels book last winter about diet and metabolism. I was very excited about it. I knew it was "the truth". The main gist of the book says that you cannot expect to put chemicals and garbage into your body and have your bod... Read more
Birthday Number 43!
Wednesday, October 06, 2010      2 comments

Happy Birthday to me! I can't say I have discovered all the secrets to life yet, but I sure feel like I am making some progress. Exercise and movement are what our bodies are made to do. If I deprive my body of activity, I feel worse mentally an... Read more
My personal biggest loser 1 week challenge
Saturday, March 20, 2010      0 comments

Last week I took a day off and hung out at the gym almost all day. I concentrated almost exclusively on my fitness goals as if I were a contestant on the ranch. I think the biggest things I learned that day were 1.) I really love working ou... Read more
Playing Biggest Loser
Thursday, March 11, 2010      1 comments

Today I am having a blast! I decided to take a day off of work to play Biggest Loser all day. So far tI went to Drums Alive class and Core Conditioning class at the YMCA. Then I did 35 minutes on the treadmill. I had a lovely chicken breast Subw... Read more
Cleaning out the cupboards!
Monday, March 08, 2010      2 comments

I am reading Jillian Michaels new book on Metabolism. She is making some great points about what all the unhealthy foods I am stuffing into my body are doing to me. I was reading Trainer James blogs yesterday on Spark and getting the same messag... Read more
Get Fit Club
Wednesday, March 03, 2010      2 comments

I have added another weapon to my quest for health and fitness. It is is called Get Fit Club at the YMCA. We meet once a week for an educational class and a bit of exercises complete with challenges for the following week. It encourages explorat... Read more
Scale Watching
Tuesday, October 13, 2009      3 comments

Scale watching is starting to remind me of whale watching. Have you ever taken one of those boat trips off the coast to look at whales? When they take you out, you may never see the whale you hoped to see. At the end of the fruitless trip, you ... Read more
I did it! C25K!
Saturday, September 12, 2009      10 comments

I just walked in the door after running my first 5K! I started running exactly 10 weeks ago and used the C25K program. I still can't believe it. I went from struggling to run 30 seconds at a time to running over 3 miles with no stops! I honestly... Read more
Couch to 5K
Friday, September 11, 2009      4 comments

Tomorrow is my big day. I run my first 5K- the completion of my C25K program. At over 220 pounds, I have become a runner! This is just awesome. I really can't think of any accomplishment that I am more proud of. I will post a picture tomorrow a... Read more
The Spark Magic
Sunday, July 19, 2009      1 comments

This morning I was looking at my numbers that the Spark program tracks. I just have to give a testament to the power of Spark People. I have been on Spark since late spring of this year. When I started I made a goal for myself to work out 30 mi... Read more
What a difference a pound and a half makes!
Friday, July 17, 2009      3 comments

I confess... I am a daily weigher. I know it would be better to weigh once a week but I just can't stand it. I want to see progress FAST! It has been a struggle since June 21 waiting for anything on the scale. I feel like I am working so hard ea... Read more
ten beautiful things
Tuesday, July 07, 2009      3 comments

A recent blog by NaturalSoapGirl got me thinking"what is it that is beautiful about me?' Do I see the intrinsic beauty in myself or do I see a fat blob of failure? Ultimately it is a choice I believe. I know people who are breathtaking in my eye... Read more
Jon and Kate
Tuesday, June 23, 2009      2 comments

While I have never been a big "Jon and Kate plus eight" viewer, I am sad today. I am sad because eight little kiddos will grow up without a two parent family raising them. I realize today that is pretty common, it doesn't mean that it isn't har... Read more
Done for life!
Thursday, June 18, 2009      2 comments

I love the Done Being the Fat Girl team! What a super motivating group of women! I just looked at a couple of the Done Girls of the Day and each day I am amazed at their focus and resolve to be done with their former fat selves and strike out on... Read more
Paying a trainer
Tuesday, May 12, 2009      3 comments

I have to say I am surprised by how many people are interested in a trainer and haven't done that for themselves. Of course, getting a trainer is not inexpensive but it is also not something most people need for life ( a few sessions can help- s... Read more

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