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What a difference 11 months makes......Christmas.
Thursday, December 09, 2010      9 comments

As I've been going about all of the additional chores that come with the Christmas season I've been comparing last year to this year. I started my journey last January and have lost 95 pounds. I have been in the kitchen for four hours maki... Read more
More Milestones!
Monday, October 18, 2010      11 comments

This morning my BMI was 29.9. I am no longer obese, just overweight. Twenty nine more pounds and I'll be in the healthy weight category........barely, but I'll be there. Today I took my longest walk/hike ever! 10.40 miles with an elevatio... Read more
My new grand-daughter..........pictures too!
Tuesday, September 21, 2010      16 comments

I am blessed......My new grand-daughter, Calista Grace, was born at 7:19PM on September 19th. She weighed in at 9lbs, 9oz and is 20 inches long. My poor daughter labored for 36 hours before a c-section was done. Mother and daughter are just fine... Read more
Tying my shoes!
Wednesday, September 15, 2010      5 comments

I just put on my workout clothes and sat down to tie my shoes. I slipped the shoe on and brought my foot up to the edge of the chair, my knee almost to my chin, and tied my shoe. I repeated with the other foot. WOW........ Eight months ago, I s... Read more
Saturday, September 11, 2010      5 comments

Yesterday I went for my first haircut since I started my new lifestyle. I had the best experience ever. While I love having my hair washed, cut and styled, I used to hate having to look at myself the whole time. Once the drape was on I always s... Read more
Are you always BEHIND the camera?
Monday, August 30, 2010      8 comments

All of my life I've been behind the camera....the family historian. I hate having my picture taken. What a mistake! I am now 55 years old and and can find very few pictures of myself. I lost my mother, mother-in-law and father-in-law in a t... Read more
Saturday, August 28, 2010      5 comments

It's been a great week! I've been stuck in the high 180's for a couple of weeks, losing and gaining the same 2 pounds. This morning I was 186.5.......I've lost 75 pounds since I started this journey and I'm determined to never find those pounds ... Read more
Holy Smokes....I went to the gym today.
Tuesday, August 17, 2010      5 comments

I went to the gym for the first time today. My best friend belongs to the YMCA and I went as her guest. I had so much fun and it wasn't nearly as threatening as I thought it might be. I worked harder on the tread mill then I usually do walk... Read more
My husband didn't recognize me!
Saturday, August 07, 2010      11 comments

My husband & I went grocery shopping this morning after our walk. I asked him to get items from another part of the store and after a few minutes heard him muttering behind me "you're so narrow". I turned with a questioning look and he said I'v... Read more
Friday, August 06, 2010      3 comments

Seventy pounds ago I would have done ANYTHING to avoid my reflection. Today, even with 50 pounds to go, I stop when I see my reflection and smile. I love what I see, warts and all as the saying goes. My bottom half is still way out of pro... Read more
Addicted to Exercise?
Wednesday, August 04, 2010      7 comments

I've never been a person who enjoys exercise or gets an endorphin high from walking or jogging........until now. I've been exercising for about six months, walking (and a little jogging) about five miles a day at least five days a week, doing we... Read more
Sizes....then and now!
Friday, July 23, 2010      11 comments

Yesterday I put on a pair of size 16 jeans and they fit! YAY Then I started thinking about sizes.......have clothes become larger and larger with the size staying the same as the years have passed? I remember wearing a size 16 when I was in... Read more
Only a Large
Sunday, July 18, 2010      4 comments

I bought a new t-shirt at Disneyland yesterday and it was ONLY A LARGE.......not a 3X or a 2X or even an XL.....it was only a large. It is a little sung in the hips and shoulders but I will remedy that in the next month or two. I love the way my... Read more
How do I stay here?
Wednesday, July 07, 2010      6 comments

I am in the "zone" of eating properly, keeping a journal and exercising. The big question.....how do I stay here? I have started here countless times only to be pulled back into chaotic eating and living. I know all of the signs of slipping into... Read more
Have I beaten my sweet tooth?
Tuesday, July 06, 2010      1 comments

Six months ago when I started this journey I decided to cut foods with added sugar out of my diet completely.......no candy, cookies, pie, cake etc. I know eliminating certain foods completely is very debatable but so far it's working for me. ... Read more

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