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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

Losing A Friendship - Gaining Peace of Mind

Tuesday, July 14, 2015      5 comments

Recently I lost a friendship due to their repeated dishonest and devisive behavior. We'd been friends for over 3 years and I loved her very much. For the last 5 days I've been sad, mad, guilty, confused, exhausted, anxious, and the rest of the e... Read more

Removing CAN'T From My Vocabulary

Tuesday, July 07, 2015      2 comments

Recently my weight loss has hit a plateau. I expected it to happen months ago so I shouldn't be concerned - I am a middle aged woman who has lost 50 lbs and I know losing steadily isn't always realistic. However I do want to be proactive about c... Read more

21 Things I Did to Lose 50 Lbs In A Little Over 6 Months

Sunday, June 14, 2015      8 comments

If you asked me on the street, "how did you manage to lose 50 lbs in such a short time?" (short time for me considering how many times I've lost and gained in the past), I'd tell you "oh I'm doing the low carb, high fat thing". That is the... Read more

The 5 Yr Anniversary Challenge!

Saturday, May 23, 2015      2 comments

On August 3, 2015 I will celebrate 5 yrs with SparkPeople - which I consider pretty amazing. I haven't been committed the whole time but I always knew it was here to help, support, guide, and inspire me when I was ready. In January 2015 after 3 ... Read more

Finding Momentum Almost 5 Yrs Later

Monday, March 16, 2015      2 comments

This August will mark my 5th Anniversay on SparkPeople. That 1st year I was pretty dedicated and made some real strides towards my health. In the last 4 years I kept coming back to SP - sometimes for a few months or sometimes just a few days. I ... Read more

The 100 day challenge

Monday, January 13, 2014      2 comments

If you GOOGLE "100 Day Challenge" right now all kinds of awesome articles and YouTube videos come up - people losing weight, learning to dance, changing their life just by committing to something new for 100 days. For me its nothing new (except ... Read more

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