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Back to Basics....

Tuesday, December 24, 2013      1 comments

I've had a lot of excuses lately why I haven't been taking care of myself, but its time to turn that back around. I'm the heaviest I've been and I don't feel well. I need to be healthier for my husband and my kids, but mostly for me. I know w... Read more

Finding a way to make time for me

Friday, July 12, 2013      2 comments

Ever feel like everyone else's needs come before your own? That's where I am. I need to find a way to ensure I have time for my meal planning and Sparkpeople/coach time, as well as the little things (like giving myself a pedicure!). Today I be... Read more

July 5 and Fireworks

Friday, July 05, 2013      0 comments

Today is our community Fourth of July celebration - as there will be the big fireworks show tonight. That means we have a bunch of friends over to celebrate with a cookout and then walk over to the high school where the show will be. I'm lookin... Read more

Reducing stress...

Thursday, June 20, 2013      1 comments

I just went for my physical yesterday and had to face the fact that I've put on 20 pounds. I just got my new FitBit Flex - which is motivating me to exercise more. But the other thing that I know is causing me to gain is the stress. I need to... Read more

Adding elements of support...

Thursday, October 07, 2010      3 comments

At work an email went out a few weeks ago: Would anyone be interested in joining a WW at Work program? I thought, while I have Sparkpeople for many of my needs, it might be good to add a level of support and do the WW at Work program, so I sig... Read more

Keepin' on, keepin' on....

Wednesday, September 22, 2010      2 comments

The early morning walks continue, and the weight continues to eek off of me. I know this isn't a race, but a change in how I live, so it will be gradual. That means it will last. Today will be hot, but I've already completed my exercise and w... Read more

I Outwalk the Dog!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010      1 comments

I've been getting up at 4:45 a.m. to walk for an hour every day for the past month. Not only do I feel great and have lots more energy, I'm finding that the dog (our Golden Retriever) can only make it through half of my walk, before he poops ou... Read more

Shopping changes...

Monday, September 06, 2010      1 comments

When I went grocery shopping yesterday, I noted a big change in my list and my shopping patterns. I had a lot of fruits and vegetables in my cart, fresh dairy, whole grain breads, but not a lot else. The freezer is well stocked with lean beef ... Read more

Back to School

Thursday, September 02, 2010      1 comments

I'm feeling good about keeping on my plan...and was able to keep things up even during vacation. At a doctor visit on the 9th of August, I weighed 189. Three weeks later, I had lost 4 1/2 pounds, even while on vacation and not able to control ... Read more

Out of town... still working the plan!

Thursday, August 19, 2010      3 comments

I've been away for a couple of days on a business trip and have found some of my new habits have great staying power. I have often pushed away plates of food, before they are clean, as I feel full and don't really want any more food. I have aw... Read more

Confounded by choices....

Monday, August 16, 2010      2 comments

Okay, so I made a bad choice today. It was a weak moment, I was on my way home, hungry (I was 2:30 p.m. and I hadn't eaten since 7:30 a.m.) and I knew I was going home to a sick child. So, I pulled into McDonald's. I could have ordered a hamb... Read more

Energized by Exercise

Wednesday, August 11, 2010      1 comments

While I'll never 'enjoy' getting up before dawn, I am finding that my morning exercise gives me more energy and a positive outlook to my day. My dog, Norman, is always happy to join me, although he is only able to make it through half of my wor... Read more

Getting the facts....

Tuesday, August 10, 2010      3 comments

As part of this journey, I try to keep up with my health needs, to ensure that I'm tackling this on all fronts. I've recently been to the eye doctor (all good), the dentist (all good), had my annual mammogram (clear), had a full physical with l... Read more

Getting back on the wagon....

Monday, July 12, 2010      4 comments

One of my toughest things to overcome is to put myself first, especially when things get so busy at work! I've basically been out of action as far as my own health and physical activity, because work got so hectic! I need to keep in mind that ... Read more


Wednesday, May 26, 2010      2 comments

I'm working to do my best and I need to feel satisfaction that I'm making progress. Maybe I don't look like the women in my magazines. Maybe I haven't lost weight at a good pace, but I'm trying to get healthier and do good things for myself an... Read more

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