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A Moment of Truth
Thursday, March 13, 2014      6 comments

As many of you know last year I had a major set back. I was down under 200 lbs for the first time in probably 15 or so years. I felt great, I looked great and I had fantastically normal blood work results and blood pressure. I was full of energy... Read more
Biggest Loser Summer Challenge!
Thursday, May 16, 2013      1 comments

Come join in the fun of this challenge =) I've met some wonderful friends with my Emerald team. They are so encouraging and the weekly challenges and accountability really help me to stay focused and on track. www.sparkpeople.co... Read more
A 66 Day Plan
Wednesday, March 20, 2013      10 comments

I have 66 days until my husband and I fly to Seattle to see the sights, visit family and then set sail on a 7-day Alaskan Inner Passage cruise. I have been looking forward to this vacation for close to 2 years. I want to be in the best shape phy... Read more
7) Anything else you would like to share with your Team
Friday, March 08, 2013      10 comments

It's been a great week even though I have gone over my calorie budget a few times and under my fitness goals. I've lost half of the weight that I gained on my 2 week California vacation and I have managed to track my food every day. Yesterday wa... Read more
6) Do you need some motivation or advice? Ask for it!
Thursday, March 07, 2013      13 comments

I can always use more motivation! Especially since I really do not feel good. Got a cold. Pretty sure it was that lady sitting next to me on the plane who keep sneezing and sniffling the entire flight and kept invading my foot space to the point... Read more
5) What can you improve upon?
Wednesday, March 06, 2013      8 comments

I've been doing good really. I haven't missed a meal yet even with eating out =)... Read more
4) How are you doing day by day?
Tuesday, March 05, 2013      10 comments

So far, so good. I even logged the lunch from a restaurant after church on Sunday. The rest of the week will be quite challenging though since my baby brother is coming to town today and I'll be eating out and/or at our Mom's house more often th... Read more
3) What are you doing to encourage yourself and keep on track?
Monday, March 04, 2013      11 comments

Just making it a priority to be consistent with my food tracking. I allow myself small treats, like a Hershey miniature dark chocolate bar, as long as I track it of course.... Read more
2. How will I do it?
Sunday, March 03, 2013      12 comments

I will take the time, as soon as possible after each meal to track everything that goes into my mouth. Good or bad. I will also try to input my food before I eat it whenever possible, to better plan my days to actually land within my calorie tar... Read more
1) What new habit you wish to develop?
Saturday, March 02, 2013      9 comments

I need to get back into the habit of tracking my food each day. This helps keep me on track better than anything else and I haven't been doing it while I was on vacation. Now it's time to get back on the right path and make progress.... Read more
January 2013 Recap
Friday, February 01, 2013      8 comments

I weighed 203.4 pounds on January 1st. On January 31st my weight was 198.0 for a loss of 5.4 pounds! My total weight loss since starting this journey is now 57 pounds! I am now in ONEderland and am dedicated to never going back to the 200s. I am... Read more
Guess Who Stepped into ONEderland Today!
Saturday, January 12, 2013      16 comments

All my hard work, and dedication is paying off yet again. I've finally made it to this amazing milestone. Under 200 #'s! It's been at least 12 years since I've been here, ... Read more
About Me =)
Thursday, January 10, 2013      3 comments

"Copy and Paste into your own blog, change the answers to suit you and help your SparkFriends get to know you" I don't usually do these, but today I needed some fun so here goes! Where is my cell phone? On the coffee table in th... Read more
Review of 2012 and Goals for 2013
Monday, December 31, 2012      12 comments

My goals for 2012 were: 1) Lose 50 pounds. This seems realistic based on my current results 2) Be able to fit into a size 16, or smaller again. 3) Keep up with my food tracking daily. This seems to be crucial for me. 4) Exercise daily... Read more
Week 2 of the Summer Biggest Loser Challenge
Thursday, June 28, 2012      11 comments

Current: 208.8 Last week: 210.0 Gain: N/A Loss: 1.2 Cardio: 438 Strength: 33 Not bad =) I was a bit worried when I weighed in at 213 on Tuesday morning. Again high sodium got me. So I was very careful Tuesday and Wednesday to real... Read more

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