It's been such a beautiful week-end spent in the Kansas City area with our daughter and her family! It's nice to be able to spend time with family enjoying simple things! On Saturday we took the little ones to the local pumpkin patch! It was ... Read more
No weight loss... but still a victory...
It's Friday, which means weigh in day! The lovely number staring back at me this morning was exactly the same as the one staring back last Friday morning, 206.6. Obviously, I was hoping for loss, BUT I know that I'm doing what I need to do to... Read more
26 miles...and counting...
As of the end of my 8.6 mile bike ride I have ridden a total of 26 miles this week, not much by some standards but very substantial to me!!! I never realized just how relaxing (mind clearing) a nice bike ride could be, but now I do!
Have a... Read more
Bike riding progress!
On Sunday I rode my lovely bike ten miles in a little under an hour! The weather was beautiful and it felt great! Yesterday was supposed to be Zumba time with a friend after school, but she twisted her ankle and couldn't dance, so I opted to ... Read more
Random... but.. worthy...
For lack of an occasional expression of love, a relationship strong at the seams can wear thin in the middle. ~Robert Brault
I discovered this quote this morning, and it really spoke to me.. for me it goes beyond my personal relationships ... Read more
Seventy-five pounds and counting...
Weigh in day finds me down 1.2 pounds, which puts at 75.1 pounds since beginning my journey last Fall! (53.4 since joining Sparkpeople in February)!! I'm excited about the physical changes taking place with my body, and even more excited about... Read more
Crunching numbers and guess what...
It occurred to me today, that I am on the downhill side of my weight loss goals, with 29.8 pounds to go to reach my ideal weight!! I must admit that I've grown so use to saying (and believing) I need to lose another 45 pounds when my weight los... Read more
Fall, beautiful, Fall!
Yesterday morning I awoke to a brisk 59 degrees and decided to go for an early morning bike ride! The first couple of miles were brrrrrr... but by the time I was on my fourth mile I genuinely appreciated the cooler morning! I ended up clocking... Read more
Today is weigh in day and I'm happy to report that I'm down 2.2 pounds this week! I'm happy with my loss, as I had such a big loss (for me) last week and was a bit concerned that I might not see any changes this week. However, I chose to stay ... Read more
Making the choice....
After a week or so of being in a "bad place" in my heart and mind, not related to my weight loss, but personal "stuff", I'm finally ready to put the events/issues in the past and focus on the here and now and the future! I believe, I needed my ... Read more
Weighed in today!
After my weight loss weigh in on Wednesday, I thought about skipping today's weigh in, but opted to stick with my regular schedule! I am down an additional 4 tenths of a pound for a grand total of 6.2 pounds loss this week...
This week-end i... Read more
No longer OBESE by BMI standards!
To say that I've been under a great deal of stress the last several days would be an understatement... but I am surviving... one of the positives that has come out of the last few days of almost complete loss of appetite... food tastes more like... Read more
It's hard to believe that it has been ten years since 9/11; I can't remember what I did a week ago, but I can remember exactly where I was and what I was doing when this horrific act of terrorism forever changed our lives! I'm so thankful for a... Read more
Slowly, but surely, I'm getting there!!!
It's Friday, which means weigh in day! Before I weighed in this morning, I had told myself that I may NOT have lost any weight, as I had been out of town most of the week, only made it to Zumba once and managed to get in one five mile bike ride... Read more
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Never too old to learn
I have always struggled with accepting compliments, especially in the area of my weight-loss progress! Recently, one of my close friends overheard me down playing my success, when complimented. She later informed me that I needed to graciousl... Read more