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Sunday, January 23, 2011      2 comments

I hate having to apologize. That means that I was wrong. Who really likes to admit that they were wrong? My last blog post was in May 2010. Everything went downhill about a week after that post. Work increased (again) to 60-70 hours a w... Read more
Catching Up
Monday, May 31, 2010      2 comments

Did you think I left? Don't worry! I didn't. I have still been here... just not as consistently. The last two months have been a bit topsy turvey. I had some personal issues at home (that are now wonderfully resolved, thankfully!), plu... Read more
The Paperclip Chain Is Growing!
Friday, March 19, 2010      13 comments

Remember when I first posted about my paperclip chain? www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
al.asp?blog_id=2785718 I change colors every 10 links (which represents 10 pounds). It finally got ... Read more
Friday, March 12, 2010      7 comments

So, we are all working on reinventing our bodies and our lives. What about those 'special' clothes that are way too big for us that we just can't bear to get rid of? I have given away many articles of clothing to a friend who is also losin... Read more
Heather's Helpful Hints #1
Tuesday, March 09, 2010      6 comments

LOG EVERYTHING if you are not already doing so (and doing it consistently). I think this is the best tool ever to help you on your journey. Even if you go over or under, log it! This will hold you accountable to yourself. Set a goal for y... Read more
I Cried at Wal-Mart
Monday, March 08, 2010      21 comments

This weekend, I ran into Wal-Mart to grab something quickly. I had a few extra minutes, so I decided to try on a pair jeans the next size smaller. I knew that I my current jeans were a little loose, but I wasn't quite ready for the next siz... Read more
Over Halfway to my GOAL!!!
Wednesday, March 03, 2010      7 comments

Wow! What a Weigh-In Wednesday! I have officially passed the halfway point to my ultimate goal! I started this journey at 204 pounds. My goal is to lose a total of 74 pounds, which would put me at 130. I think that would be a good ... Read more
February 2010
Sunday, February 28, 2010      2 comments

Wow! February is over already! Did you meet your SparkPeople goals? Here is what I accomplished in February 2010: **Exercised a total of 2187 minutes **Lost 5 pounds **Exercised 27 out of 28 days **Drank my 8 cups of water all 28 d... Read more
Been Awhile Since I Blogged!
Wednesday, February 24, 2010      4 comments

Wow! I didn't realize that I hadn't blogged since the 6th! Well, I'm still here. I'm still logging all of my nutrition and fitness. Hubby and I weigh in every Wednesday. As of today's weigh-in, I am officially down 35 pounds. That pu... Read more
My Support
Saturday, February 06, 2010      4 comments

I just finished eating lunch. While I was making my sandwich and weighing my options, I realized something.... I would never be able to succeed at this without my husband. He and I are doing this together. We sit down every two week... Read more
I had French Fries, and it's OK!
Thursday, January 28, 2010      0 comments

You've probably seen previous blog posts regarding the first half of 2009 at work. Things went crazy, and I was working 60-70 hours a week. Some co-workers and I created "Beer Thursday." Every Thursday at 5:00, we would walk to the bar behind... Read more
January 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010      1 comments

January is almost over... just one week left! Did you accomplish what you hoped to this month? Can you meet your goal this last week? Give it one last push! I bet you can make it! I had hoped to lose 5 pounds this month. At last ... Read more
Another Visual Motivator
Saturday, January 23, 2010      1 comments

As I said in my previous blog post, visual motivators are a huge thing for me. Another visual motivator that I use is a paperclip chain. This chain hangs on the wall of my office at work (since this is where I spend most of my waking hours.)... Read more
Visual Motivation and Competition
Sunday, January 17, 2010      4 comments

Two of the biggest things that keep me going are visual motivators and healthy competition. I purchased a poster size full year calendar. Every day that Brandon (my husband) or I do at least thirty minutes of cardio exercise, we get to ... Read more
What a topsy turvy crazy year it's been!
Friday, January 15, 2010      0 comments

I joined SparkPeople at the beginning of September 2008. By February 2009, I had lost 45 pounds. I was feeling great and starting to like the way that I looked. Unfortunately, my work life exploded in January 2009, as I posted in a previou... Read more

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