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January 2021
Sunday, January 31, 2021      2 comments

The first month of the year is basically done! I "officially" started on January 7th. My logged starting weight, though, was from January 4th. I am down 13.4 pounds since then. My January plan was to count calories and log everything o... Read more
Stress, Depression, & Food - The never ending fight
Tuesday, January 19, 2021      7 comments

What a never ending battle this is. I'm determined to win and stay on that winner's podium this time! I originally lost 70 pounds with the help of SparkPeople and reached my goal weight in 2013. I maintained that weight for six months. T... Read more
Tuesday, April 01, 2014      4 comments

So, my last blog entry was at the end of September. I was upset with myself for regaining 17 pounds, and I was ready to get back on track. On October 10th, I stopped at Planet Fitness during my lunch hour and took a tour of their facility.... Read more
Why Can't I Do This?
Monday, September 30, 2013      6 comments

I *can* do this. That's the thing. I know that I can. In March, I hit my goal. It wasn't the number on the scale that I originally set for my goal. However, I was happy with how I looked and how I felt. It was good. Then I stopped..... Read more
I Finally Had To Do It
Thursday, June 20, 2013      7 comments

So, I lost 71 pounds and felt great about it! So what did I do? Slacked off on exercising and eating right. I gained back 10 pounds. No, that isn't much, but I am so mad at myself for letting it happen! I have been back on track for the pas... Read more
Too Fat to be Photographed
Sunday, February 03, 2013      3 comments

Have you ever thought this? I know that I did... all the time. There are so few pictures of me over the years. I made sure that I was always the one taking the pictures so that I wouldn't be in them. I wish that I had read this many years ... Read more
Meeting Other Sparkers
Sunday, November 11, 2012      3 comments

Wow... I am really bad at blogging. LOL. I have all of these great thoughts, but I just never seem to sit down and type them all out. Yesterday I went to a meetup with other Sparkers. I went with the hope that it would be the kick in th... Read more
Curves update
Tuesday, October 16, 2012      4 comments

Well, I did it... I went back last week for my fitness assessment. They weighed me, measured me, and asked lots of questions. We talked about goals and commitment. (Bit of a side note here... I have only ever measured my waist once,... Read more
Now I've Done It
Wednesday, October 03, 2012      6 comments

In case you didn't know, my doctor has been monitoring my weight loss. I go and see him once a month for progress reports and to make sure I'm staying healthy. It was helping me to stay on track as I know that I will have to explain myself ... Read more
It hasn't sunk in yet
Sunday, September 09, 2012      6 comments

Last weekend I noticed that my shorts were pretty loose, so just for 'fun' I decided to go try on the next size smaller. They fit! The part that hasn't sunk in yet, though.... They are a size 8! I cannot even remember the last time th... Read more
It's the everyday things....
Wednesday, June 13, 2012      5 comments

I am a numbers person. I can't help it. That's just the way I am and have always been. Because of that, I used to weigh myself every day. I had to see those numbers. I am trying to now limit myself to weigh in once a week... every Frid... Read more
Accomplishments of Week #1
Tuesday, January 10, 2012      3 comments

Today is day 8... I woke up early and exercised again today. Go, Me! I lost three pounds this first week back. Yah! It's always nice to get that boost the first week. I'm shooting for 1.5 pounds per week from here on out. On my wa... Read more
I Have To Do This
Thursday, January 05, 2012      8 comments

So far so good... It's day #3. A couple of weeks ago, I only lasted 1 day. I first joined SparkPeople over three years ago. I could kick myself when I realize that I should have hit my goal weight two years ago. I keep trying to tell m... Read more
I'm no good at blogging
Tuesday, January 03, 2012      7 comments

I haven't posted anything since August. Maybe if I was better at blogging, that would help my motivation. I guess I get discouraged because not too many people read them. That's ok. I should be posting my thoughts for me and not for anyone e... Read more
Has Anyone Tried Curves?
Wednesday, August 17, 2011      8 comments

I have always resisted the gym. I've always been too self-conscious. (sp) However, I think I need something to get me out of my exercise rut. There is a Curves not very far from my house. I think this might be better for me as it seems small... Read more

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