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Starting Over.

Monday, August 18, 2014      4 comments

So…I am back. Humbled. Ashamed. But…ready to fight. There is no hiding from my condition. I am overweight. I am overweight because I have a food addiction. I need to be honest about that and face it head on. No hiding from numbers or mirrors. No... Read more

Through the Storm

Saturday, February 08, 2014      6 comments

Well, those holidays were brutal. Not only was it the holidays but we had our daughters wedding to attend and we had 4 weeks with house guests. Blessed beyond measure in all of these things. eating and activity was atrocious. I have n... Read more


Thursday, November 21, 2013      6 comments

Well I may have returned yesterday but I sure did stumble throughout the day. The morning started out strong enough but by noon I was struggling bad. By days end I had neglected food tracking and was just plopped in front of the tv snacking hati... Read more

Lost My Way....Again.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013      12 comments

Well my status had shown I had not been here for 47 days. In that time I managed to lose some more weight....a total of 18 pounds. But then....disaster. I could not stay focused and on track. As a result I have put all my weight back on. Not sti... Read more


Monday, September 30, 2013      3 comments

It hasn't been easy but I got through September almost intact. My emotions are a bit fragile but I am still here. And I am 10 pounds lighter!! The doctor warned me that at my age it was going to be tough getting the weight to budge. With th... Read more

Menopause Isn't For Wimps

Thursday, September 19, 2013      5 comments

I know they are always saying that once you get into your 50's that it is harder to lose weight. I think a large part of that is this thing called menopause. Great googily moogily. I have been in such a mood the past few days. I just want to rip... Read more

Saw My Doctor

Wednesday, September 18, 2013      4 comments

Well I saw the doctor today. He wasn't thrilled with my blood pressure still not being managed but he was very hopeful with the progress I am making on diet and exercise. He wants me to stick with my vegan eating plan and using the FitBit to mon... Read more

Tough Day

Tuesday, September 17, 2013      3 comments

Wow, I could not get the day right today. First I thought today was my doctor appointment. Wrong. It's tomorrow. Then I left out a key ingredient in a new recipe I was trying. Failure. Then dinner was a disaster. Sigh. It's just been one of tho... Read more

Angels of Spark People

Monday, September 16, 2013      4 comments

Well for the first time I have made it over 10,000 steps on my FitBit. And I am not afraid or embarrassed to say that I am exhausted and I feel it. But I also feel very happy about this. I would love for this to become routine. I had people... Read more

A Day of Struggle

Sunday, September 15, 2013      6 comments

My blood pressure has been consistently high for a couple of weeks now even with the maxed out dosages. I see the doctor on Tuesday. I feel so worn out. I have been trying to push through but it is so difficult. The exhaustion and light headedne... Read more

Gold Star Moment!

Thursday, September 12, 2013      5 comments

Hey, I managed to get 45 minutes in on the treadmill this morning. And I did it without anxiety about my blood pressure. The best gift my hubby ever gave me was putting a LED tv up on the wall in front of my treadmill. I just signed into my Amaz... Read more

Grocery Store Attitude Adjustment

Wednesday, September 11, 2013      2 comments

I just got back from the grocery store. I actually had my menu plan written out and a grocery list to go with it. Taa-daa. First bonus point for me. Why does that one simple act so often trip me up? It doesn’t take more than 20-30 minutes of my... Read more

Going Vegan

Tuesday, September 10, 2013      7 comments

My health, and the decline of it, has me finally deciding to go back a vegan whole foods type od diet. I had tried it 2 years ago for about 4 months. I felt the best I had in years. But, I ended up giving in to the temptations and the ease of th... Read more

I Love When Motivation Is What I Wear For The Day

Friday, September 06, 2013      3 comments

Last night was a horrible night for rest. I was up a few times and each time it was so difficult to fall back to sleep. By 5am I gave up and the dogs were ready to start their day too. Regardless, I decided that I would look at the to-do list I ... Read more

Fit Bit AND Body Media? And the Grocery Victory!

Thursday, September 05, 2013      6 comments

Well, I may be in overkill. I started out with the Body Media armband to keep track of my activity easier. Problem with that is that every time I was out in public people stared or straight out asked what the armband was. I was always under the ... Read more

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