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Day 43 - Progress - Spring 5% Challenge
Saturday, May 20, 2017      5 comments

Today we start on Week 7 of the Spring 5% Challenge. Official weigh in this morning gave me a 1/2 pound drop in weight. Happy with that. Two more weigh-ins, 14 more days to reach my 5% -- that's another 7.5 lbs to go. Can it be don... Read more
Day 36 - 5% Spring Challenge
Saturday, May 13, 2017      7 comments

Official weigh-in this morning: 260.5 -- that's a 1.5 lb drop. WOOHOOO!! That's 5 lbs down since week one, and leaves 8 lbs to go to meet my 5%. I know it is quite possible for me to drop that 8 lbs in three weeks, at 2.66 lbs per we... Read more
Tuesday, May 09, 2017      10 comments

I forgot to take a "before" photo of myself at my heaviest, back in November, when I decided to take control of my eating. I couldn't find any photos of myself that showed how big I had gotten. I didn't have any 'before' pictures of me at 303 l... Read more
Local flooding
Tuesday, May 09, 2017      6 comments

I am off work again today, due to flooding in the area. My immediate neighbourhood is not affected, however, just five minutes up the highway, there is a neighbourhood that is submersed in river water. Only two roads leading out of that pa... Read more
Day 29 - Spring 5% Challenge Update
Saturday, May 06, 2017      5 comments

This was a tough week for me. Realized yesterday why I was getting so many cravings and felt like I was starving all the time... a late, unscheduled and unexpected arrival of TOM. Peri-menopause is not fun. I had a cycle that had run like... Read more
My Buddy, Zeus
Tuesday, April 25, 2017      5 comments

Started off my day today with a good breakfast, then Zeus and I went for our usual morning walk. Zeus is a dog that I adopted from the local SPCA three years ago. He was picked up as a stray, and when his owner was located she surrendered... Read more
Non-Scale Victory: Compliments Day
Monday, April 24, 2017      10 comments

Today was a day full of compliments - from colleagues, from neighbours. Definitely a motivator. From the moment I took off my jacket at the office and got myself ready for work, I started getting comments, "You look really good today"... Read more
It's a beautiful day!
Sunday, April 23, 2017      4 comments

Today was a really busy day for me. I started off my day early, had a good breakfast, and then headed down to the basement. My sister-in-law asked me to make a couple of pairs of jeans for her 4 year old grandson, she was planning on... Read more
Day 15 - Spring 5% Challenge
Saturday, April 22, 2017      6 comments

This morning's official weigh-in showed another 0.5 lb drop in weight. I'm on track, and happy about this! (Started at 303.5 lbs on November 4, and I'm down to 264.5 today! That's 39 lbs!) I'm still tracking everything that I eat, I'm stil... Read more
How a purple dress diverted me from a bread binge....
Monday, April 17, 2017      10 comments

I have a nice fresh loaf of bread in the cupboard. Today, I have repeatedly gone over to that cupboard, opened it, pulled the bread out, eyeballed the bag, fondled the bag, and have even opened the bag. Each time, I put the bread back into the c... Read more
Another half pound kicked to the curb!!
Saturday, April 15, 2017      8 comments

Not a huge drop in weight, but, still a drop. Happy about this! Went out for dinner three nights this week, and didn't do as much walking as usual. What did I do right? I made good choices for my meals when we went out to eat. I dr... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts 36 lbs down, and not done yet!
Monday, April 10, 2017      114 comments

Between November 4, 2016 and April 8, 2017, I have managed to drop 36 lbs. YAY ME!!! I haven’t really followed any specific “diet”. I have tracked EVERYTHING that I’ve consumed. Yes, I’ve had chocolate, and cake, and doughnuts, and wine,... Read more
Day 1 - Spring 5% Challenge (video blog)
Sunday, April 09, 2017      3 comments

Going to try posting this again... recorded it yesterday, tried to post it twice, but it didn't seem to work.. Edit (April 10) Sorry about the quality of this.. or if it doesn't work for you... Here's what I say, not word for word): ... Read more
Progress to date and getting ready for the Spring 5% Challenge
Thursday, April 06, 2017      0 comments

TIme for an update. On November 24, 2016, I decided that it was time to start taking care of myself again. I weighed in at 303.5 lbs -- the highest I have ever reached (that I know of -- I stayed off the scale for some time because I was ... Read more
Getting back in the groove
Wednesday, March 15, 2017      2 comments

I've said it before, I see more success when I blog and post on the team pages on a regular basis. Did great with food today. Stayed on track. Didn't do as much walking as I wanted to, but still got in the bare minimum for the day. Real... Read more

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