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Ufda. Camping Carbs.
Monday, August 24, 2015      2 comments

Yipes. So I overdid it a little this weekend, camping with friends. The meals were bigger than I would normally eat, especially breakfast. (Campfire eggs and sausages... yum!) The portions were bigger. (But my husband's chili is THE BEST!) I had... Read more
Potluck Peril this weekend
Saturday, August 15, 2015      4 comments

I am realizing (a little belatedly perhaps) that this is a challenging weekend overall. Dinner party last night (I hosted); potluck for my husband's work today (I can contribute a dish, but don't have to stay to eat); and a potluck picnic with m... Read more
Halfway there! Woot!
Wednesday, August 12, 2015      6 comments

Today is a big celebration day. I'm down 22 pounds. Halfway to my goal. And that's 10% of my body weight GONE. Still in the "overweight" range according to the BMI stats. Still wearing the SAME SIZE. (Really!?) But feeling amazing. The best... Read more
42 versus 24
Tuesday, August 11, 2015      2 comments

So in the process of cleaning out some stuff this past weekend, I ran across some old journals. Randomly peeking through them, I stumbled onto the pages that marked one of my "mythical" years. You know, one of those years that's a definite turni... Read more
Family Vacation Recap
Wednesday, August 05, 2015      4 comments

I was tickled to have a "perfect attendance in July" trophy waiting for me! I spent 4 days up north, with my family... no internet; no cell reception. It was pretty blissful actually. We did a lot of outdoorsy stuff because all the kids (nieces ... Read more
Gain, not a loss, this week
Wednesday, July 29, 2015      3 comments

So I'm up a pound from last week's weigh in. Normally this would cause anxiety, disappointment, GUILT, a wave of fear that... omg, maybe I can't succeed at this after all! Instead, I'm feeling fine. Really, I did a "gut check" and I'm actu... Read more
AHA moments!
Friday, July 24, 2015      1 comments

So I had the day to myself today... my hubs took the kids camping overnight. (Woo hoo!) I worked a while this morning (writing); ran errands; grocery shopped... and bought a cute new outfit for the picnic we're going to tomorrow. Can I just say ... Read more
Self medicating... in a good way
Tuesday, July 21, 2015      4 comments

I had the coolest experience today. First, I pushed myself outside my comfort zone. Just a teeny bit, but it still counts. I went to Devil's Lake State Park--by myself. I took the kids there a couple weeks ago and we had the BEST afternoon... Read more
Confronting the void
Monday, July 20, 2015      2 comments

Today I've been emotional - a new experience on this adventure. I mean, having days when I'm touchy or weepy are a normal (if relatively rare) occurrence, but it's not happened yet in the couple months that I've been succeeding with these new ha... Read more
Adding mileage
Sunday, July 19, 2015      1 comments

I'm a bit of an aimless exerciser... looking for a goal. There are a few longer term things I'd really like to do: 1. Climb another 14'er with my dad next summer. (Such a feeling of accomplishment - and I'd love to climb one in better shap... Read more
41 inches. Gasp.
Saturday, July 18, 2015      3 comments

It's an ugly post today. All about my waistline. It's one thing to know that I'm a size 16. It's one thing to hold up a pair of my jeans and realize they're about the same as my husband's. I mean, I am curvy, he is straight, so I sti... Read more
Finding guides and coaches everywhere...
Friday, July 17, 2015      1 comments

It takes courage to open a new door or step onto a different path. Now that I've made the decision to make health and fitness central to my life, support and guidance are crowding in from unexpected sources. Not just the places I expect--like my... Read more
First 15 gone!
Monday, July 13, 2015      4 comments

I have never lost 15 pounds so "easily" before. This moderation thing is definitely working for me. I don't feel like I'm on a diet. (Because, duh, I'm NOT on a diet.) I am not constantly sore from overtraining (usually the case when I attack a ... Read more
Water! Eep!
Sunday, July 12, 2015      4 comments

So it's been a very challenging week. The thing that has really gone poorly is getting enough WATER! Surgery on the gums/jaw leaves you with a swollen, puffy face and a bad taste in your mouth. Reasonable enough that the first couple of da... Read more
Nothin but a break in my stride
Saturday, July 11, 2015      1 comments

OK then. I'm old. I heard that song the other day, and remembered how much I'd liked it as a kid. (High school? Middle school?) Today it came to mind because I had a barrier this week that... so far... hasn't stopped me. I had a rever... Read more

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