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Perseverance and Progress
Friday, October 21, 2016      8 comments

I went away last week to go see my Mom and celebrate her birthday with her. When I came home, I stepped on the scale and realized that I had gained a few pounds while celebrating with her. Well, I am happy to report that just four days after a... Read more
Uphill Battle
Tuesday, August 16, 2016      4 comments

I had the pleasure of attending a leadership conference last week. One of the speakers presented an idea that has been ruminating in my mind. The idea is that we all want and hope for the results that are at the top, or uphill, but often times... Read more
The Journey Continues......
Saturday, August 06, 2016      4 comments

I have been struggling with my food choices lately.... emotional eating perhaps. My mom came to visit me unexpectedly a couple of weeks ago. I used her visit as an excuse to eat without reservation and I have not gotten back on track since sh... Read more
I had a weight gain this week
Sunday, July 24, 2016      9 comments

I knew that it was bound to happen eventually and I can't say that I am surprised that this was the week that it happened. Parties all last weekend and then my mom came to visit me at the end of the week before my weigh in. I am not discourage... Read more
I realized something today.
Friday, July 15, 2016      8 comments

I am actually ahead of my goal of losing a pound per week because my first weigh in with WW was on day one. I thought that I had finished four weeks last week, but that wasn't true. It was actually my fourth weigh in including my original weig... Read more
Four Weeks and 4.8 Pounds Gone
Tuesday, July 12, 2016      7 comments

It has been four weeks since I joined Weight Watchers and I have lost 4.8 pounds. I said from day one that one pound per week still equals 52 pounds in a year. I am happy with the progress that I have made so far. ... Read more
Nothing Wrong with Accountability
Friday, July 01, 2016      7 comments

A couple of weeks ago I decided to join Weight Watchers. I felt like I needed the accountability. It was too easy for me to pretend to myself that I wasn't steadily gaining weight week by week and day by day, but I could see it in pictures and... Read more
Today is Monday
Monday, June 20, 2016      5 comments

What have I done well in the past four days? 1. I am definitely eating more fruits and vegetables. 2. I have made time to connect with friends and be more active. What have I learned? 1. I don't have a clue what it looks l... Read more
Being Confronted with Some Facts
Saturday, June 18, 2016      10 comments

The past 24 hours has been a wake up call for me. I decided to join Weight Watchers yesterday because I felt like I was in need of some face to face accountability. I love my Spark Community, but I have a tendency to hide some things from you ... Read more
Anxiety Is Not My Friend
Monday, May 16, 2016      6 comments

There.... I said it. I am not going to allow anxiety to prevent me from doing things. I am in the process of doing a take home final exam for one of my classes that is very challenging. I have been battling with the thoughts in my head to the... Read more
Walking Update
Wednesday, May 11, 2016      6 comments

My walking has resumed this week after an entire week of being rained out last week. My walking partner still motivates me to get out of bed and go for a walk Monday thru Friday and I am grateful. She tracks our speed and distance with an app ... Read more
Mother's Day Weekend 2016
Monday, May 09, 2016      4 comments

I hope that I don't ever forget this past Mother's Day weekend. It was a mix of happy and sad, good and bad, but the end result was that I walked away feeling incredibly grateful for my Mom. My Mom wanted one thing this weekend - me. I did my... Read more
One Week Ago Today
Friday, April 29, 2016      9 comments

Well, it is official. I have accomplished one week of morning walks with my walking partner as of today. We started last Friday and we have walked 4 days since then including today. It is not long and it is not fast, but I am moving. It real... Read more
Morning Walks
Friday, April 22, 2016      8 comments

Yesterday I reached out to a friend and asked her if she would be willing to walk with me in the mornings. I told her that I am out of shape and would not be able to go far or fast, but I would like to get moving once again. She wholeheartedly... Read more
Getting Back to the Basics
Thursday, April 21, 2016      10 comments

Yesterday I went grocery shopping with one thing in mind. I wanted to put healthy items in my food cart and make sure that I would have good choices available in my home. I am pleased with the choices that I made. Today it is simply about get... Read more

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