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Monday, November 02, 2015      11 comments

It was amazing to me that 5 yrs since the first 5k I ever attempted that I was finally able to complete the full 8 wk Couch to 5k program...and it really worked. I credit following Sparkpeople's Rookie to Running regimen and being part of the gr... Read more

The 5 Yr 5k

Thursday, October 08, 2015      10 comments

Two weeks from now I'm planning to RUN my 1st 5k on 10/24/15. I've been following the rookie runner C25k training here on SP and feeling positive I can s... Read more

How Do You Know When to Shut Up?

Wednesday, September 30, 2015      10 comments

Here's my quandary: a large bit of my life is focused on my weight loss journey right now. I am constantly on the lookout for new recipes. I am making exercise a priority 5 days a week and also doing Couch to 5k training 3 days a week. I am gett... Read more

"I can't imagine you overweight"

Monday, September 28, 2015      8 comments

This weekend I attended a conference with a lot of people who have known me for years but were just seeing me for the 1st time since I had lost over 60 lbs. I also was rooming with a friend of a friend - a woman I had never met until this weeken... Read more

Starter VS. Finisher

Thursday, September 17, 2015      8 comments

I love starting a project or starting a diet or starting a book. Sometimes there is planning involved, sometimes just a lot of excitement and energy that goes into the anticipation of beginning something. I will say with conviction that I know m... Read more

What I Learned from "Baring It"

Thursday, September 10, 2015      16 comments

Last week my darling guy cajoled, encouraged, persuaded, dared, and otherwise guilted me into posting a very revealing before/current photo on Facebook. Very revealing as "in my undies, not sucking anything in, no makeup" kind of revealing. Not ... Read more


Monday, August 31, 2015      10 comments

As my weight loss has slowed and my eating/exercising feels more like "this is the way I live" versus "how can I do this forever" I don't think so much about how far I've come in my journey. It's easy to downplay the hard work and determination ... Read more

Lesson Learned: Keep Climbing

Monday, August 17, 2015      5 comments

Almost 5 years ago I had been on Sparkpeople awhile - had lost some weight, was walking regularly and was anxious to start seeing Western NC from a different vantage point. I had been here in the area a long time but was so sedentary that my exp... Read more

Priceless Pajama Pants

Wednesday, August 12, 2015      9 comments

When I was in high school my grandmother used my favorite twin bed sheets (I had moved to a full bed) to make me a set of pajamas. Over the years I lost the pajama top somewhere along the way but I always kept the pants because they were the las... Read more

Back to 160-ville - It Sure Looks Different Now!

Friday, August 07, 2015      9 comments

The year was 1996 - Clinton was nearing the end of his 1st term of presidency then won against Bob Dole, Alanis Morrisette had "A Jagged Little Pill". They caught the Unabomber. The English Patient was the best movie but I never liked it. That N... Read more

It's Not My Store Anymore

Tuesday, August 04, 2015      7 comments

This weekend I was at Lane Bryant getting fitted (AGAIN) for a bra. As you might imagine the "girls" are shrinking along with the rest of me so I continue to have to buy new bras. I happen to love the really pretty and very supportive bras at La... Read more

Why Wait to Celebrate?

Monday, August 03, 2015      7 comments

Today is my 5th Sparkeversary - I had a goal to get to 165 but I got to 171.2. Am I disappointed? Not very. I think goals are important and keep us focused. If I hadn't set the goal I might not have lost a few more inches and a couple more... Read more

The Wall: Do I Climb Over, Dig Under or Pummel Through?

Sunday, July 26, 2015      6 comments

The dreaded plateau. For a month now I have weighed the same within a pound up or down. I knew I would see a slow down eventually as I'd never lost so steadily in my whole life. I also was expecting a slow down because I'm older and historically... Read more

The Deflated Balloon

Wednesday, July 22, 2015      6 comments

I've been dieting since I was 15 so I have gained and lost a lot of weight over the years. I'm accustomed to seeing my body change along the way. My "tummy" has moved from being high to being low on my torso at different times. My tummy, arms, l... Read more

The "TO DO" List - Part 1

Monday, July 20, 2015      4 comments

Call it what you like: a to do list, a bucket list, a wish list, a list of goals. Today I decided I have lost enough weight and am exercising regularly so I feel ready to do some things I haven't ever done. They all require some time and plannin... Read more

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