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My Journey to Better Health Begins Again

Thursday, August 21, 2014      1 comments

I have started over so many times but I am hoping this is my final restart. I am getting a handle on a healthier diet and some exercising some exercising at home. Though I think I was more consistent with everything when I was going to the gym r... Read more

Should I start fresh with a new account?

Sunday, June 01, 2014      3 comments

I keep going up and down with my weight loss progress. I am wondering if I should scrap this one and start all over again. It gets really depressing seeing how I would do really good then slip back to old habits. Maybe a clean slate is what I re... Read more

Getting Back to Reducing Carbs

Saturday, February 22, 2014      3 comments

Sometimes I just want to kick myself for getting away from the carb control way of eating. When I am eating the low carb way, I am less sluggish and feel better physically. Five days into this and I am down 6 lbs. I know some of it is water weig... Read more

Hanging in there this time

Sunday, September 29, 2013      5 comments

In August I restarted my journey to better health and it seems to be sticking. I am down almost 20 lbs and feeling great! I was even able to do well on our vacation to Wyoming earlier this month. I tried to make healthy food choices and got a bi... Read more

Closing in on the 40 lb loss mark!

Friday, May 03, 2013      7 comments

Just 2 lbs to go! When I first started over I weighed in a 253, that was just 2 lbs below my all-time highest weight. I am now down to 215! What a difference limiting the "junk", eating healthier, drinking my water and getting in my workou... Read more

Target date set for my return to ONEderland

Wednesday, April 24, 2013      4 comments

I have set June 25th for my target for my return to onederland. That gives me 2 months to lose 18 lbs. Can I do it? I believe that I can. If I lose 2 lbs./week I will meet that goal. I have become more aggressive with my workouts and am t... Read more

Working outside is much more comfortable!

Monday, March 18, 2013      2 comments

This weekend I worked outside with my husband and I didn't get the achy ankles, knees and feet that I usually do! One thing I noticed is that when I walked across the garden, I didn't feel the strain in my "bad" leg that I have in past year. I ... Read more

30 lb. loss mark reached

Tuesday, February 26, 2013      9 comments

After staying at the same weight for a week or so, I finally reached the 30 lb. loss mark!! I know part of it was due to a trip to Nashville and not sticking to my eating plan as strictly as I normally do but, I got in alot of exercise with a bi... Read more

3 lbs shy of the 30 lb loss mark!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013      7 comments

I am so excited. I am almost back to my weight that I was when my husband and I got married back in 1986 so, I am feeling a bit like I am back to even, so to speak. On our wedding day I weighed 225, granted that is still way over weight b... Read more

25 lbs lighter since July

Tuesday, January 22, 2013      3 comments

Back in July is when I really started working on getting the weight off. I was at that time at a weight of 253 which was within 2 pounds of my heaviest weight of 255. I lost 10-15 lbs or so then it would go up and down and I also plateaued a bit... Read more

One month down

Saturday, January 19, 2013      2 comments

Things are going well and I am starting to feel a difference. I feel alot better physically. I have more stamina for workouts and also when doing normal chores. I am not tiring out as easily. I think that I will stick with it this time. <... Read more

Flipping That Switch in My Head!

Monday, January 07, 2013      1 comments

As I often do, I am starting this restart off strong, I think the only difference is my total commitment to becoming healthy again. I have been even trying to come up with ways to cut the fat and calories in recipes. I think there is always thi... Read more

I Can Do This!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012      8 comments

Over the years I have tried getting the weight off but I seem to gain and lose the same 10-20 lbs over and over again. I need to get out of that vicious cycle. The main thing for me is going to be to stay motivated in other words, consiste... Read more

Day 1 of my 2013 goals complete

Thursday, December 20, 2012      1 comments

This year I have lost over 20 lbs. though I haven't stuck to the weight loss efforts as much as I should have and I still have a long way to go. My motto for this coming year is A New Beginning. This morning my husband and I took a half ho... Read more

Getting through the holiday season with little damage

Sunday, December 16, 2012      1 comments

One of my major goals since Thanksgiving has been to do minimal snacking. Last night was a big test. My mother always has candies, cookies and snack mix. I limited myself to 1 piece of candy and 1 peanut butter cookie. I call that progress. Norm... Read more


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