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Been gone a long time.......
Sunday, May 14, 2017      3 comments

I came here in 2010 and I lost a total of 79 pounds. I left in 2015 and gained it all back. I promised myself I wouldn't do that. I promised myself that I would maintain what I had gained -- smaller clothes, better health, fitter heart and... Read more
MISSING: My Motivation...... please help me find it :)
Sunday, May 06, 2012      3 comments

My motivation is missing and the search is on........ I swear I left it right never left my side. I have no idea how something so magnificent and hard to miss could've been lost. It was with me always about a year ago. A... Read more
What I have given myself this past 18 months.....
Saturday, December 11, 2010      0 comments

(REVISED JUNE 12, 2011) --- I have learned so much about excuses and giving up ... and NOT giving up... that I have to admit I draw a very short, fine line at BS anymore when it comes to anyone and everyone whining or crying about their we... Read more
Over a third of the way there......
Monday, August 23, 2010      1 comments

I calculated today that I have lost a total of 18% of my starting body weight. I have lost a total of nearly 50 pounds...... I am over a third of my way to my goal weight of 140. I had expected to have lost a little more than the 10 pounds... Read more
Adventures in the Misses' section or How I Became an Illegal Alien
Friday, July 30, 2010      8 comments

So I was shopping today -- mostly for workout wear ( what a laugh that would have been just a year ago!). I was looking through the t-shirts trying to find my size in a color I liked, when I turned and found EXACTLY the color I was looking for. ... Read more
2 weeks until.....
Friday, July 23, 2010      5 comments

I have two weeks before I return to work. I teach and I am due back behind my desk on August 4. School will begin Monday 8:30, on August 9. I have spoiled myself rotten this summer getting all used to going to the gym in the AM and working... Read more
WTH is going on with my legs?????!!!!!
Wednesday, July 21, 2010      4 comments

Ohmigod....... I was sitting down drying my hair tonight and I suddenly noticed something odd, strange, and totally shocking...... my inner thighs were not touching!!!!!! I have also noticed I now have the rock-hard calves I had when I che... Read more
For my mom.....
Wednesday, July 14, 2010      3 comments

Today would have been my mother's 62nd birthday. She passed on November 10, 2006 after a very long battle with liver cancer. I blog today in her honor. I wish she could be here to see everything that has happened since 2006, namely my daug... Read more
What one extra degree can do......
Thursday, July 08, 2010      3 comments

I just today placed a message on the boards about the difficult time I am having with training for a 5K in November. I have gotten a lot of responses and a lot of encouragement and advice(for which I am very grateful). I plan to get... Read more
To 5k or not to 5k, that is the question....
Monday, July 05, 2010      6 comments

I just received an invitation to participate in a 5K at my local Y in November. I have been thinking about trying this, but was set on trying only AFTER getting down under 200 pounds. I am pretty close right now, and conceiveably I could be less... Read more
More thankful than angry
Thursday, July 01, 2010      0 comments

After giving my last blog a lot of consideration, I decided to write my own reply to it. It occurred to me that after initially wanting to be angry at my friend's stubbornness and inability to be genuinely happy about my success, that what I ... Read more
I never cease to amaze me.....................
Tuesday, June 22, 2010      3 comments

I have been gone from the site too long. I got really depressed in May because I got sick and couldn't go to the gym and I was not eating right..... I knew from experience what all of that would mean. Or so I thought..... I do not weigh my... Read more
Fill what is empty......
Friday, April 02, 2010      1 comments

"Fill what is empty. Empty what is full. Scratch where it itches...." Most see this quote on my page and don't know what to think. It sounds almost perverted, but it holds real eloquence when you start to unravel what it really means.... ... Read more