Today I Will...
Get on my bike. I have been putting it off all season and drowning in obligations. I can't wait to get out there! I have missed it.... Read more
Happy New Year! I’m ready to tackle this year and feel better healthwise.
The first order of business is to get back to the gym. It will probably take a few weeks to get back in the habit, and I am planning to go back to ISU’s gym, because ... Read more
Short-Term and Long-Term Goals
This morning for my weigh-in, I am within 2 lbs. of my October 14 goal, woohoo! I am going down to SIUE to see my daughter for family weekend next month, and the whole family can't wait! My youngest, who is 9, especially can't wait; he was her l... Read more
I Will Always Have to Work on This
We are almost through our latest storm of my husband's unemployment; the last unemployment check made it to our account today, and next week we will both see our first paychecks. *Sigh of relief*
We have a lot of bills to catch up on.
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People can say whatever they want about Pokemon GO, but it has been fantastic for me this summer!
#1. It has been a good escape from the unemployment stress we have faced this summer.
#2. It has been fun to play side by side with my k... Read more
It has been a long summer and a very disappointing one. I haven't been able to do any of the organized bike rides I had planned, because my husband lost his job in June and we are currently on unemployment and eating food-pantry food. :(
T... Read more
Still Holding Steady
The past month, I have been so busy living my life that I've been just staying even and not gaining anything. I'm doing a great job of logging my food and water when I have time, not so great at staying away from snacks when I'm in between oblig... Read more
It's been a busy past month where I have been working full-time substitute teaching, and my weight has been about the same, give or take a couple of pounds. I'm looking forward to next school year when all the start times are changing! I will ha... Read more
I'm home from my trip to Florida, and relieved to say that in the past couple weeks I haven't gained anything! I've been pretty much staying the same within a couple of pounds, in spite of my mother taking us out to eat as often as possible. I m... Read more
Happy Leap Year! And Down 15 lbs.
I had a coworker when I worked at Walgreens, whose wife gave birth to TWINS on Leap Year. Pretty amazing!!!
Today I'm feeling really great! I just started a March Madness challenge with my Instagram group, and we are planning to stay in our... Read more
Down 12 lbs. This Year
I really like that I weigh in twice a week, because it keeps me honest all week without getting fanatical and weighing in every day. I weigh in every Saturday morning with my group, and then I weigh in again Monday morning because I have always ... Read more
Off to a Nice Start: What's Working
This year, I'm down 7 lbs. from when we got home from our holiday vacation. I call that success so far! I'm eating really well and feeling very good. :)
I think there are a couple things right now that are working out well for me. The bigge... Read more
Christmas Vacation 2015, 2016, and MUCH more
Last night my husband, kids, and I rolled in from probably the worst Christmas road trip since we've been a family. I want to start by saying that I'm very ready to leave 2015 behind!!!
Every year for Christmas, we plan a little getaway for... Read more
6 Months Post Foot Surgery Update
Today at last, some good news! I was discharged from wound care after 3 weeks of intense treatment of the incision that would not heal. The original incision was about 8 inches long, but there was an inch that wasn't responding to anything I was... Read more
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A Day of Hope
For the past 5 months, I have been blogging about my foot surgery adventure; it hasn't been fun, that's for sure! But it definitely has tested me as a person in ways I never imagined possible.
This morning, I went to my appointment at the ... Read more