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Change is gonna come!
Sunday, May 08, 2016      4 comments

Anyone remember this song by the late great Sam Cooke? It was an anthem for the civil rights movement, a MUCH more significant thing than my personal journey. However, it was what played in my head when I sat down to write this blog entry. SO I ... Read more
Getting out of the rope pushing business
Thursday, March 03, 2016      5 comments

After a very difficult month or so, I have come to the conclusion that I must take control of my own actions. Many times, I find myself feeling obliged to help people who frankly either do not want my help or enjoy living in complete chaos. I ha... Read more
Want a new challenge? Join the BLC!
Wednesday, January 06, 2016      1 comments

BLC is a challenge designed to help you reach your goals. We are a PRIVATE challenge and our registration is happening through Friday the 8th. Here's a link to our registration page - it walks you through what we ARE before you actually register... Read more
Photographic motivation!
Thursday, April 30, 2015      4 comments

So last fall my family went on vacation and I did the following: Bought clothes that fit me regardless of the size Took photos regardless of how I thought I might look in them. Had a great time! It looks like we will be having a v... Read more
Not this time!
Monday, April 13, 2015      6 comments

I wrote a blog at one point (it would take some digging to find it) about how I had dropped a great deal of weight many times and allowed the opinions and attitudes of others to dissuade me from continuing to lose or even maintain what I had los... Read more
BLC 27 Summary - Cue Etta James!
Wednesday, April 08, 2015      8 comments

At ....lllllaaaaaaasssssttttttttt
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So what!
Thursday, March 26, 2015      4 comments

A quick note because I think others might benefit. So my mother (usually very helpful) asks about this diet I have been doing because we are traveling together this weekend. FYI, it's the Fast Metabolism Diet and I am doing well with it. S... Read more
I am proud of myself!
Saturday, September 13, 2014      8 comments

It's been a long time since I wrote something and it's been a difficult year. But I have been working on my attitude because as pilots say "Your attitude controls your altitude!". TIme to get off the ground. My family has a vacation plann... Read more
BLC 23 Goals
Tuesday, September 24, 2013      6 comments

Okay I put it off long enough trying to come up with "perfect" goals. To quote a song by Peter, Paul and Mary "when will I ever learn?". So here are my imperfect but WRITTEN DOWN goals! 1. Lose 20 pounds during BLC23. 2. Exercise minim... Read more
Green for Geckos!
Thursday, September 19, 2013      3 comments

So I changed the color of my page to green since I am on the Groovy Geckos team for BLC 23. Looking forward to making new friends and getting on track to lose this weight! Thanks to all who are friending and posting with me.... Read more
I finished!
Saturday, August 31, 2013      4 comments

It was very hot for this area today and I don't do well in the heat. However, I finished the 5K and got my medal. I did it in 51:28 which is not fast at all. However, I didn't get overheated and I did get to see a bunch of friends from the train... Read more
Moving forward (and now being pulled back)
Friday, August 30, 2013      2 comments

Life is trying very hard to intervene in my attempt at a positive attitude. I am trying to cling to the knowledge that I must make changes despite the adversities. So very hard these days. Truly it is.... Read more
Moving forward
Friday, August 30, 2013      2 comments

So I managed to fiddle around and not sign up for a race I have done two years in a row. Life has been very discouraging and I have really allowed that to affect everything around me. So I am going out today and signing up late for the race and ... Read more
Trying to stay positive
Monday, August 26, 2013      3 comments

Being positive can be really hard when others around you are not positive. I tend to be one who absorbs the energy around me, be it positive or negative. Creating my own positive thoughts and staying with them even when others are not positive i... Read more
Keeping it going
Thursday, August 22, 2013      2 comments

Life is not easy and I don't know when it will become easier. But in the meantime, I still have weight to lose and health to gain. Waiting until things get better isn't going to solve anything. So I am doing the best I can day by day, sometimes ... Read more

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