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No More Retirement, I Found A Job
Monday, April 14, 2014      13 comments

I took an early retirement in August of 2012. Since then I have lost 32 pounds by eating right and tracking everything, riding my bike, exercising with Leslie Sansone and Coach Nicole and strength training. I spend most days alone with plenty ... Read more
I am Getting Back Into the Swing of Things
Friday, January 10, 2014      7 comments

I was doing so good until September. My heel hurt and then it was my knee. My Spark activity was dwindling. I am back to tracking my food, exercising, and ready to start losing some weight. I am glad to be back. ... Read more
Great Quote That I Wished I Would of Read 10 Plus Pounds Ago
Tuesday, October 22, 2013      11 comments

"One of the most common causes of failure is the habit of quitting when one is overtaken by temporary defeat. Napaleon Hill ... Read more
Why Am I Having Such a Hard Time?
Monday, October 07, 2013      5 comments

I have been struggling all summer and now I have gained 10 pounds. I tell myself that I am not going back up but I find myself obsessing about food. I have got out of the exercising habit as I have plantar fasitis. I do bike ride but that wi... Read more
Getting Back on Track
Wednesday, July 24, 2013      8 comments

I have been having a bit of a struggle these last few weeks. I participated in the Spring into Summer 5% challenge and made my 5% weight loss. But almost immediately after that I gained back a few pounds. I know that I am not supposed to let ... Read more
Fitness Confusion
Monday, March 25, 2013      8 comments

I have been using the Leslie Sansone walking DVD's since October. I try to mix these up with the Spark People 28 Day Boot Camp DVD. Then I read that the walking DVD's may not get your heart rate up enough as your fitness increases. So am I wa... Read more
Facebook Post
Wednesday, March 20, 2013      7 comments

I opened my FB page this morning and was surprised to see a post from my daughter, who attends college. . Here is the exact quote. So proud of my amazing Mommy, Becky S. Ever since she retired in August she has been working he butt off l... Read more
Dr.'s Visit
Wednesday, January 16, 2013      7 comments

I went to the doctor Monday and saw the Physician Assistant. My A1C was 6.6. I told her that I wanted to get it to 6.0. I mentioned that I was losing weight and exercising and was hoping to get off meds. She said it was the meds that were he... Read more
Saved by Reading the Blogs
Saturday, January 12, 2013      8 comments

I have been very discouraged lately. Yesterday and today I read some blogs that really hit home and I am so thankful for those that took the time to write them and help others. I also read something that Coach Nicole wrote on Facebook and that... Read more
I'm Losing My Steam and I Am TRYING to Get It Back.
Thursday, January 10, 2013      2 comments

I will admit that I am just tired of all this diet stuff. I am getting tired of all this exercising and constant thinking about food. I have been at this since August and am FRUSTRATED. Okay, I vented, now I will head downstairs to workout. ... Read more
Gotta Watch Dr. Oz Today
Monday, January 07, 2013      4 comments

Dr. Oz is having a guest on that says DIETS Don't Work. She says you do not have to exercise and that healthy foods are bad. Chemistry is what makes you lose weight. Stay tuned for this breaking news. ... Read more
The Hard Truth About Exercise Article and My Thoughts
Tuesday, January 01, 2013      2 comments

I just read the article about exercising. The one thing that really hit home is that you can't exercise for an hour and then think you can sit around for the other 23. I have blogged before about sitting around and I still struggle with this. ... Read more
January, The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
Sunday, December 30, 2012      2 comments

I love this time of the year. I was looking at the adds in the Sunday paper and there were all kinds of wonderful things to keep you healthy. There were specials on Special K bars and cereal, Crystal Light and Propel. Active wear clothes were... Read more
Skinny Jeans (Sort of)
Thursday, December 20, 2012      8 comments

My one and formerly only pair of jeans looked really bad on me because they were too baggy. I tried on a size smaller and they were kind of baggy also. So I went another size down and they were kind of tight. But you know what, it was a good... Read more
First I Blog and Then I Exercise
Tuesday, December 11, 2012      2 comments

Every morning I log on to Spark People and I read the blogs. You see, this is where I get my inspiration and motivation to exercise. So keep writing about all your accomplishments, it really helps others. ... Read more

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