No Sweets, 30-Day Challenge - DONE!
Monday, January 31, 2011      1 comments

Well, I didn't quite accomplish my entire challenge, but I DID make it to Day 25. By that point, I'd lost 4 pounds the first week, 2 pounds the second week, and put on 1/2 pound the 3rd week. I really felt a craving for a chocolate cruller from ... Read more
Day 12 - No Sugar Treats
Friday, January 14, 2011      3 comments

Wish I had created a SparkStreak for this challenge! I'm on Day 12 of eating no refined sugar (candy, cookies, ice cream), and I'm going great guns! I lost 4 pounds last week (the first week), and tomorrow I'm weighing in again. I haven't missed... Read more
Happy New Year!
Wednesday, January 05, 2011      0 comments

Ok, folks, it's time to get serious again! Time to put down the frosted sugar cookies, back away from the candy bowl, and put a little more effort into journaling. I have been watching my food choices steadily go back to my former Fat Life choic... Read more
Thoughts on August 19, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009      1 comments

Don and I have bought kayaks! We live on a small pond, and we've been paddling around as much as we can. The kids (age 12) love the kayaks, too, and they get to take turns with them. Don and I volunteered to lead some of our support group a... Read more
Help Needed with Leftovers!
Wednesday, June 10, 2009      2 comments

On Saturday, I had a high school graduation party for my daughter. It was a potluck party, and one person brought teryaki chicken in a crock pot. It was very salty, very sweet, but extremely tender. There was a LOT left over! I hate to throw awa... Read more
To Avoid HFCS...or Not
Wednesday, February 18, 2009      5 comments

I am definitely NOT a fan of HFCS. Ever since my mom informed me that it is just another kind of highly-processed sugar, I have been increasingly vigilant in reading labels and making sure I stay away from it. That's just the hard part, th... Read more
Lifestyle Change #4: You CAN Overcome Setbacks
Monday, February 02, 2009      1 comments

I think the most difficult part of losing weight is keeping up the motivation. I look forward to having a routine, and when the routine is interrupted (by Life), I worry that it will begin the backsliding. That is, I'll miss one day of my exerci... Read more
Healthy Goals That Are Hard To Meet
Tuesday, January 13, 2009      1 comments

I think the most difficult goal for me is Maintenance. I have always been able to lose weight (once I get over the "I need to get Motivated" hurdle), but I have never been able to maintain the weight loss for an extended period of time (more tha... Read more
Significant Other Support
Wednesday, January 07, 2009      1 comments

When I began researching gastric bypass, I shared my thoughts with my husband Don. Over the course of the year that it took me to gather the courage to commit to the WLS (weight loss surgery) program, he heard a lot of pros and cons about the su... Read more
Missed Elliptical Workout
Tuesday, December 30, 2008      0 comments

Today I missed my first elliptical work out in a LONG time. I overslept and had to skip my morning routine. I packed workout clothes to use the office gym, but at work I realized that I have an after-work appointment that precludes use of said g... Read more