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Turn Around...NOW!!!!!!

Saturday, April 11, 2015      12 comments

That's what I keep telling myself right now. Turn around before it's too late! 200 lbs is looming in the horizon again as I hit 196 again. And I'm not happy about it. And here I had been contemplating a trip to the pancake house this morning. I ... Read more

Spring Challenge: My Recommitment

Saturday, April 04, 2015      6 comments

I, Brenda, make a recommitment as of April 4, 2015 to become more fit, healthy, and vibrant. I've slacked off this past month, but have overcome hurdles that now warrant a new commitment to my well-being.... Read more

There's Always Tomorrow

Sunday, March 29, 2015      8 comments

Isn't that what we always say....there's always tomorrow? Well, tomorrow never actually never comes. It always remains tomorrow in many senses. What we really need is TODAY! So, TODAY I am getting back into the swing of things with my diet and e... Read more

Bumps & Bruises Along the Way

Saturday, March 21, 2015      3 comments

Here we are, the first full day of Spring and I'm no where near the 10 lb mark I had hoped for the month of March. I still have a week left, but dropping 10 lbs in one week is left to those on The Biggest Loser...and that was usually in the firs... Read more

March Challenge 2015

Sunday, March 01, 2015      6 comments

I belong to a place called The Onion Factory ( ). I've lost over 25 lbs since the beginning of November. I've had sluggish weigh loss since the beginning of the year, as I've had some major challenges and hiccup... Read more

The Key to Happiness

Saturday, February 21, 2015      2 comments

This week's "Living the Good Life" activity during the 2015 Winter 5% Challenge is taking 10 minutes a day and doing something that brings happiness to our hearts. Well, let me tell you a story (a true one at that). My cousin lost her son i... Read more

It's Kind of Funny

Sunday, February 01, 2015      7 comments

I know that one of the keys to losing weight is strength training, and that in order to successfully train is to work the muscles to exhaustion. Well, Tuesday was one of my ST days, and afterward I went out to dinner with a gal from class. I sat... Read more

What Motivates Me?

Saturday, January 03, 2015      9 comments

My motivational goals for the 2015 Winter 5% Challenge are slightly different than goals I've set for myself in the past. Maybe it is because I'm living the results of those goals now more than ever. But, for the sake of a new challenge, an... Read more

A blank slate and a new outlook

Friday, January 02, 2015      5 comments

Each day is a blank slate. Each year we start that blank slate with a new book of 365 blank pages. Today, my page 2 will be hitting the gym to conquer the elliptical (it is becoming my favorite machine). Then tonight I have cooking class and gro... Read more

Struggling to find balance

Sunday, December 14, 2014      4 comments

As I write this, I've lost 13 lbs and 10 1/2" since the beginning of November. I'm down from a size 16 to a size 14 and people are starting to take notice. But I'm struggling at finding a perfect balance to sustain this weightloss pattern. ... Read more

Sleep, they say?

Friday, December 05, 2014      5 comments

Studies show that getting at least 6-8 hours of sound sleep a night helps promote not only a healthy attitude, but weight-loss, too. Well, someone forgot to let my dogs know this. Generally, they leave me alone at night and allow me to slee... Read more

Of weight-loss frustrations and other things

Tuesday, November 25, 2014      4 comments

I've been doing great these past two weeks, except that I had been sick during most of that time. I've lost very little weight this past week and with official weigh-in looming ahead before the big holiday, my scale has stopped moving. Sur... Read more

A big win

Sunday, November 16, 2014      6 comments

Well, I just finished my first full week of Onion Camp. I learned quite a few lessons this week, including how much sugar and carb withdrawal can effect the mood (I'm bipolar). It was NOT pretty to say the least. But I also learned after th... Read more

The anatomy of weight gain (Photos Included)

Thursday, November 06, 2014      11 comments

Today, I made an important step in attempting to shed the pounds I've been so frustrated with over the past 6 years. I joined a group called "The Onion Factory" in Anderson, Indiana. My "friend" suggested it after I had confided in him that I wa... Read more

Getting Mental

Sunday, November 02, 2014      6 comments

I was reading an article about how we need to get mentally prepared for weight loss. This got me to thinking about where I am mentally when it comes to not only getting myself healthy, but in life in general. I've been struggling with mood ... Read more

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