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Charting A New Course in January

Tuesday, January 05, 2016      14 comments

I have 3 days of prednisone left and I've gained quite a bit of weight since I started taking it. I don't entirely blame the prednisone, I know I fell in... Read more

Vision for a Healthier New Year

Thursday, December 31, 2015      9 comments

I went to the doctor before Christmas and got blood work done and got my results back today. Found out that I am healthy and don't have diabetes or high ... Read more

Staying Healthy During the Holidays

Monday, December 14, 2015      8 comments

This year staying healthy through the holidays hasn't been this insurmountable task. It's like the song goes, "It's easy once you know how it's done." I ... Read more

Staying Motivated When Life Sucks

Monday, December 07, 2015      13 comments

You can't be on top of the world all the time. I've had some rough times lately and it's hard to keep up your healthy habits when you're depressed & stre... Read more

Overtraining & Learning to Be Patient

Thursday, December 03, 2015      10 comments

I said I was developing a challenging fitness program & I wasn't going to overtrain. Guess what? I got really excited about all of the new and inter... Read more

Starting December Slimmer Than Ever--But Does It Matter?

Tuesday, December 01, 2015      14 comments

So Thanksgiving came and went and I ate a little of everything, including a piece of all three decadent desserts (pumpkin pie and chocolate peppermi... Read more

Health & Happiness Focus

Monday, November 16, 2015      9 comments

I'm nine pounds overweight. At 159 I'll be in the healthy BMI range. But being so close to entering the healthy weight range doesn't mean I don't still h... Read more

Down to the 160's

Friday, November 13, 2015      13 comments

I had planned to wait until the end of November to weigh myself, but I had a spell of depression and anxiety and seeing that I had made it back into the 160's was helpful in moving me forward. At some point I felt like I would never see the 60's... Read more

Making Measurable Progress

Wednesday, November 04, 2015      10 comments

I was scale free this morning and it was much easier than I was afraid it was going to be. Doing a positive ritual in the morning helped a lot to change that desire to weigh myself first thing in the morning. I put my scale in the closet yesterd... Read more

Burning More Calories & Doing A Calorie Check

Tuesday, November 03, 2015      9 comments

Now that I got up the resolve today to put my scale in my closet and commit to this scale-free month I realized it would make it much easier and much more fun for me this month if I had something to focus on. I like having something measurable t... Read more

Down to a Size 10

Monday, November 02, 2015      10 comments

Things have really fallen into place lately and I have settled more and more into a strong sense of what works for me and where I want to go in my weight... Read more

Calorie Range

Saturday, October 31, 2015      8 comments

Both Sparkpeople and the Fitbit calculate how many calories I should get each day and give me a calorie range--or, rather, Fitbit gives me a set number and Sparkpeople gives me a range. Spark's bottom estimate is usually close to what my Fitbit ... Read more


Friday, October 30, 2015      8 comments

I recently joined both the Sparkcoach Plateau-Busting program as well as the Plateau-Busting Challenge on Sparkpeople. I've noticed some of the same advi... Read more

November Goals & Reflecting on October

Monday, October 26, 2015      7 comments

I joined the Plateau-Busting Sparkcoach program for November as throughout October my weight fluctuated a few pounds on a couple of occasions but has otherwise remained around 175. In the first Sparkcoach video the coach mentioned that people us... Read more

A Fresh Approach For Fall

Friday, October 09, 2015      11 comments

I took this picture while I was walking around our block and enjoying the gorgeous change in the leaves--everything just looks so beautiful and the weath... Read more

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