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Baby Steps Lead to Success
Wednesday, July 11, 2012      3 comments

I don't know if it will help to know my healthy lifestyle change process, but just in case here it is: I used to make these lofty, huge, life-sweeping goals--and then I didn't make some or all of them and I quit. I was well intentioned but ... Read more
The Fat Girl in the Mirror
Tuesday, May 01, 2012      5 comments

I still see the fat girl when I look in the mirror. Granted I’ve not lost everything I’ve wanted to yet, but I’ve lost a lot (56 pounds to date). I used to look at pictures of myself and hated what I saw—mostly because it didn’t match t... Read more
February Update
Sunday, February 19, 2012      4 comments

It's been almost a year since I lost my husband. During that time I gained some weight, some perspective, this site, and the great people here. I've also lost almost 50 pounds! I've moved slowly but surely toward a new life. I've looked ah... Read more
January 2012 Goals
Thursday, January 05, 2012      7 comments

I chose to avoid making goals for December, other than to keep up with the goals from November and to add some core strengthening with Exerbeat. January goals: #1 - Continue to track nutrition, fitness, and other goals. #2 - Con... Read more
A Trip Back in Time
Sunday, November 20, 2011      5 comments

Losing weight is like taking a trip back in time. I sat here thinking about the last time I weighed what I do today. It's been about three years. Before I lost my husband. Towards when I started my BS degree. I continued this thought... Read more
Hospice Remembrance Ceremony
Wednesday, November 09, 2011      5 comments

Last night I went to a Hospice remembrance ceremony. It was difficult to get through, but I think it was good that we went. My son decided to stay home, but the girls all went with me. The ceremony was beautiful and moving. It was based on a Nat... Read more
November Goals
Tuesday, November 01, 2011      6 comments

The past few months have been hectic with the move, but I've kept tracking and I've seen some great results! I am so encouraged to keep up with my new healthy lifestyle! Thank you Spark People! November goals: #1 - Continue to track nu... Read more
Some thoughts about loss and dealing with it.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011      7 comments

At first I think I was in shock. It was hard to feel anything because when you did you fell apart. I couldn't fall apart. I have four kids to think about. It's been just over six months now, and I think the shock is starting to wear off be... Read more
100 things about me...
Wednesday, September 14, 2011      5 comments

LAST: 1. Last beverage?--- Tea 2. Last phone call?--- My TRIO advisor (it's a school thing). 3. Last text message?--- My buddy, Karen :) 4. Last song you listened to? --- Imagine by the Beatles. 5. Last time you cried?--- this mor... Read more
Lost some inches!
Monday, September 12, 2011      2 comments

I took my monthly measurements and I discovered that I lost 2 1/2 inches. So, while I didn't lose pounds this week, I'll take that loss :) I noticed the inches lost were in my thighs and in my hips. I'm thinking that was due to the extra wa... Read more
6th and 7th weigh in
Wednesday, September 07, 2011      1 comments

I've been super busy packing and getting ready to move, so I skipped the blog for the 6th weigh in. 6th weigh in = 1 pound lost! 7th weigh in = 2 pounds lost! New ticker total = 14 pounds lost! 4 more pounds to go to my next... Read more
Me A to Z
Thursday, September 01, 2011      1 comments

Saw this on another blog (who saw it on another blog) and decided to pass it on emoticon A. Age - 44 B.... Read more
Positive signs and I'm embracing them!
Wednesday, August 31, 2011      4 comments

I love the continued weight loss, but that's a once a week thrill. I need a few things in between to keep me motivated. 1) I REALLY wanted a Twix when I was in line at the grocery store. It called to me. It sang beautiful music to me. I thi... Read more
5th weigh in
Tuesday, August 30, 2011      3 comments

Just a quick note (because we are still in the middle of moving and I've got the added list of homework checking for the kids and homework for me) to say: woohoo! Lost three more pounds! ... Read more
Rough week emotionally
Thursday, August 25, 2011      3 comments

I think the shock of losing my husband is wearing off. I am feeling a bit wobbly this week. A bit lost. We've been packing up for the move, and that includes his stuff. Most of it I've put into bins to go through when I'm ready. Some o... Read more

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