HSTENGER74
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Working On Motivation (w/Pic)
Sunday, June 26, 2011      11 comments

Today I am working on motivation. I'm making a motivation poster and a motivation chart. The poster has pics, words and such on it. The chart will help me to keep track of cardio, strength, water, etc. I'm also working on a list of rewards. ... Read more
New Clothes Can Make A Difference
Saturday, June 11, 2011      6 comments

It's true; isn't it? New clothes can make you look and feel better. We're all on this journey. Who wants to keep buying a new wardrobe everytime they go down a size in clothes? It can get expensive. We want to buy that wardrobe when we h... Read more
I need your help!
Sunday, June 05, 2011      6 comments

If you have read my blog about the month of May, you'll see that I didn't do very well. I only tracked my food 21 out of 31 days. My fitness minutes were down, too. I only lost 1.5 pounds the entire month. I know... At least I didn't gain.... Read more
May 2011 Recap
Sunday, June 05, 2011      0 comments

My daily calorie goal was 1430-1780. For the month of May, my average daily calorie intake was 1734. (I tracked only 21 out of 30 days.) My start weight for the month was 155 pounds. I completed 1,993 fitness minutes (between cardio ... Read more
Mid-May 2011 Update
Tuesday, May 17, 2011      4 comments

I have finally done it! I hit that elusive 50 pound mark! Wow! I'm still in shock. I just stood there staring at the numbers on the scale at first. Then I smiled. Then I cried. LOL. I'm now officially at the weight I was when I got m... Read more
April 2011 Recap
Sunday, May 01, 2011      5 comments

My daily calorie goal was 1440-1790. For the month of April, my average daily calorie intake was 1723. (I tracked 28 out of 30 days.) This is an improvement over March! My start weight for the month was 160 pounds. I completed 2... Read more
Mid-April Update and Realization
Tuesday, April 19, 2011      7 comments

Today I have officially lost 46 pounds from my highest weight. That puts me just one pound away from where I was a year ago at this time. Only one more pound to have re-lost the weight that I regained over the past year. Wow! I didn't thi... Read more
Me? A Motivator?
Sunday, April 17, 2011      3 comments

Hubby just got all worried about me because I am sitting here on the couch crying. Nothing is wrong. Really! I just received an email from SparkPeople telling me that YOU have named me as a SP Motivator. Wow! I am in shock... awe... Y... Read more
Just Thinking "Out Loud"
Thursday, April 07, 2011      7 comments

I really need to get back to strength training. I know how important it is and how much it will actually help me in my weight loss journey. I just don't like it. It's really hard to do something that you don't like. I started out great. ... Read more
March 2011 Recap
Monday, April 04, 2011      3 comments

Well, March was not the best month. I was sick for three days, and I was out of town for another three days. I thought that I did my best to not veer too far off the path. Let's see how I did overall: My daily calorie goal was 1450-18... Read more
Handling Being Sick
Sunday, March 13, 2011      1 comments

By the end of the day on Tuesday I was sick. I had the worst head cold you could imagine. Thankfully, I had already completed my exercise for the day. However, I had to take the next three days off from exercising. Unfortunately (ha!) ... Read more
February 2011 Recap
Tuesday, March 01, 2011      2 comments

My daily calorie goal was 1520-1870. For the month of February, my average daily calorie intake was 1549. (I actually thought it would be higher than this because there were a few days that I was right around the 2000 mark.) My start weig... Read more
YUMMY!
Saturday, February 26, 2011      2 comments

I was really craving a fruit and granola parfait from McDonald's. Who wants to go to McD's at various times of the day and night? Not me! So when I went to the store today, I picked up the stuff to make my own. I mixed Yoplait fat ... Read more
January Recap
Wednesday, February 02, 2011      3 comments

My daily calorie goal is 1430-1780. For the month of January, my average daily calorie intake was 1625. I began on January 3rd. My start weight for the month was 181. (Ugh) I completed 2,660 fitness minutes (between cardio and ... Read more
Apologies
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

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