Several years ago I was one of Sparkpeople’s motivators, product testers, and I
had my “Success Story” featured on the site. But that was a LONG tome ago. I
started here in June 2010 weighing 307 pounds. Over the next few years, by
eating w... Read more
Did you ever wonder where you'd be, or what things would be like, if you hadn't started on your path to health? I don't think about it too often, because honestly, I can't even begin to imagine it. Five years ago I was 300+ pounds, how big cou... Read more
It's been a while since I've written a "real" blog, so thought I'd just write down a few things since I'm coming up on 5 years.
Honestly, It's been a long hard road… At the height of my weight loss, I had lost 142 pounds. I felt AMAZING a... Read more
Some of you were asking about a recipe for the cookies I posted about yesterday. I found them on Pinterest, and they were really easy to make.
1 1/2 cups of oats
2 medium sized mashed bananas
2/3 cup of applesauce
1/3 cup of peanut ... Read more
Today is the last day of freedom for the kids. They go back to school tomorrow, and I just can't believe how fast the summer went. My daughter is finishing up her career as an elementary school student, and my son is entering uncharted territo... Read more
I have a heart rate monitor with a chest strap, which I love, and when I go to the gym, their Cybex machines pick up my heart rate through wireless monitoring. Technically, I wouldn't have to wear the watch part of my HRM because the machine do... Read more
I did the race on Sunday with my SiL, and then the kids had a 1 mile fun run. Usually, most of the races around here are done at the peninsula, which is flat and shady. This year, they decided to have TBL race at our local Penn State campus...... Read more
OR, Two weeks back on the healthy living train...
OR, Why did I ever get off?
So it's only been 2 weeks since I decided to take my life back. I've gained 30 pounds from my lowest weight in September 2013. I've bee talking to a few of yo... Read more
Since I've started my "6week plan" I've noticed a trend in my eating. The only days I have problems with binge eating are the days I DON'T workout... You know, the days where your calories REALLY need to be in check?!? Unfortunately, I've jus... Read more
I've lived in Erie, PA my whole life, with the exception of college, and I never fully appreciated what we had here until the last year or so. We have a lake, and amusement park, theaters, comedy clubs, museums, and all sorts of things for the ... Read more