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Beach and Intuition
Sunday, August 16, 2015      1 comments

Beach It's hot here, nearly 100. I knew I would not be able to walk the dogs tonight because it was still 80 at 10 PM last night. So we went to the beach with the dogs. We are blessed to have a beautiful, safe, off leash beach near by. It was ... Read more
Will power? Eye on the prize?
Saturday, August 15, 2015      7 comments

Tonight was our usual Friday night out to dinner with Friends. I went with the expectation to order healthy. As often happens, the others at the table wanted to order a shared dessert. In the past, I handled it by having one bite and putti... Read more
Clear Sailing
Thursday, August 13, 2015      1 comments

Lately, my journey has been going along with ease. I just love it when everything is running smoothly. No cravings, hunger, or struggle. Just easy. I know it won't always be this way but it sure is delightful while it lasts. Made another e... Read more
Cooked a Healthy Dinner
Wednesday, August 12, 2015      3 comments

Found a new recipe on the net. Had all the ingredients on hand. Gave it a try. OMG Awesome. Grilled chicken breast seasoned with chili powder, paprika, oregano and Mesquite season salt. Served with Spanish rice using Chinese sausage, onion, bell... Read more
Exercise; Where I've been, where I am, where I'm going
Sunday, August 09, 2015      2 comments

I recently wrote a blog about exercise. Exercising with chronic asthma is a challenge. Unfortunately, I let that challenge become an excuse. I was an active child but as I grew older, I avoided all forms of exercise and activity. I've avoi... Read more
More NSV
Saturday, August 08, 2015      4 comments

Today I wore a top that didn't fit comfortably two weeks ago. We went out with the dogs and I spent 3 hours standing, walking and moving about. I wouldn't have been able to do that 4 weeks ago. Healthier feels so wonderful. I am so pleased with ... Read more
Exercise Progress NSV
Thursday, August 06, 2015      2 comments

Today I tripled my fitness minutes and mileage. I am walking every day. Now, I can walk nearly 1 mile with a short stretch of steep hills. It only required minimal rest stops to catch my breath so I am still doing a maximum effort workout. I fee... Read more
Doing great this week.
Sunday, August 02, 2015      4 comments

Anticipating a great weigh in on Wednesday. I am right at the next ten down threshold so here's hoping. I've done my part so hope the scale does it part. Regardless, I've gotten in my exercise every day and overcame that buffet on Thursday so al... Read more
Body hatred and Exercise hatred explained
Friday, July 31, 2015      7 comments

I've been overweight for many years. I hated how I looked and how much my weight restricted my movements. In 2010, I dieted and lost 70 pounds but hadn't reached my goal. I re-gained some weight and restarted my journey more than once. No matter... Read more
The Challenge, the Plan and the winner is...
Thursday, July 30, 2015      4 comments

I've restarted my journey and have 3 healthy weeks going. The Challenge is a catered buffet dinner this evening. I don't know what the options will be. The Plan... Eat a reasonable breakfast and lunch. Done. Eat a salad @ 4PM so I will not... Read more
Procrastination
Wednesday, July 29, 2015      5 comments

Weight loss takes focus and dedication. A healthy lifestyle journey means finding ways to love healthy eating and follow a fitness program. Tracking keeps us honest and helps us recognize the consequences of our decisions. But most of all, we ne... Read more
So Strong
Monday, July 27, 2015      2 comments

This is week 3. I feel so much healthier now. I've lost weight and feel so proud of myself. In the beginning of a healthy eating journey, there is a wonderful feeling of elation. I've got this! It's so easy! Healthy eating makes my body function... Read more
Found Fantastic Exercise Motivation
Saturday, July 25, 2015      1 comments

We are planning a trip in October with lots of sightseeing and walking. I am using the trip to motivate me to get in my planned daily exercise minutes. Who knew you could smile while exercising?... Read more
The Wagon from both sides now.
Thursday, July 23, 2015      4 comments

I was on the wagon rolling right along and then I hit a life speed bump. ... Read more
Dinner out disaster
Sunday, March 22, 2015      8 comments

It should have been wonderful. We went out to eat at a lakeside seafood restaurant. We sat outdoors and it was lovely. We watched the sunset and ducks on the water. We had glazed Brussels sprouts for an appetizer. My DH ordered sand dabs and my ... Read more

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