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Unexpected NSV
Monday, July 21, 2014      9 comments

My 3X jeans are so big... they are falling off of me. I was hoping to continue wearing them until time for the size 1X (I hate to waste money). Won't be happening. They are so baggy, it's not funny. Sending them off to my MIL this week. ... Read more
Non-Scale Victories!
Sunday, July 20, 2014      3 comments

So, my darn scale is being a witch. That's okay, I'm steady exercising and losing INCHES! Yes, that's right! ... Read more
I'm a bit... confused...
Friday, July 18, 2014      4 comments

I really didn't believe in the stress / weight gain theory, but I'm re-thinking it. For three days, I've eaten fewer calories than usual and REALLY exercised / moved more (Extreme house cleaning / walking / lifting / swimming)... and I seemingl... Read more
It's over... I survived... and it turned out just fine.
Thursday, July 17, 2014      5 comments

I stressed myself out a few days ago... but made it through Wednesday and Thursday with no melt downs or binges. By the time I got home this evening, I was feeling much better and then Mike surprised me with a trip to the pool! ... Read more
Stress Rising
Tuesday, July 15, 2014      9 comments

Yesterday, today, and the next few days will be very stressful -- there is no way around it. emoticon I'm f... Read more
Chasing Onederland
Monday, July 14, 2014      7 comments

Right now, I'm at 261. When I hit a solid 259, I'll have left the 260s behind me. When I see 255, I'll know that I'm just 6 pounds away from the 240s. I realize thi... Read more
30 Pounds down!!!
Saturday, July 12, 2014      9 comments

I am now OFFICIALLY 30 pounds down from 291! I began this journey at a BMI of 51.5 -- I'm now at 46.2 -- a full 5 points down. I still have 7 points to lose to reach the "severely obese" stage. I frankly don't see myself as "mor... Read more
30 pounds of fat and the choice is mine.
Thursday, July 10, 2014      15 comments

As of today, it's a 29 pound loss for me, but I wanted to see what 30 pounds of fat looks like. Wow. Was I really carrying that much fat? And do I still have 120 po... Read more
Swimming -- 3X this week!
Wednesday, July 09, 2014      6 comments

Third time in the pool this week -- another 90 minutes of pure, unadulterated F*U*N! Lots of kicking, paddling, walking, swimming... and no pressure on my joints. I l... Read more
Tuesday, July 08, 2014      6 comments

I spent almost 2 hours in the heated pool last night. The warm water soothed my arthritis. I swam and did some water exercise... lots of leg kicks and paddling. I'm... Read more
70 DAYS!
Monday, July 07, 2014      6 comments

70 Says since: I re-joined Spark People I've had a soda I've gained weight I've felt like giving up I've 'splurged' (gorged) at a meal I've had to buy larger clothing I've despaired 70 Days of feeling: Strong Empo... Read more
10% Goal Reached!
Saturday, July 05, 2014      12 comments

My first major goal was to lose 10% of my beginning weight of 291 pounds. I reached that goal this morning!!! 10% of 291 = 29.1 pounds 291 - 29 = 262! This morning my scale was a solid 262! WOO HOO! I am re-energized! ... Read more
Blessed Independence Day!
Friday, July 04, 2014      6 comments

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Tuesday, July 01, 2014      10 comments

This is the first time since I returned to SP that I've set monthly goals. I will do my very best to reach them! 1. Lose 6 pounds 2. Workout 3X per week w/ dumbbells 3. Measure 2X per month 4. Quiet Meditation 1X Daily 5. Walk... Read more
An Open Letter to Restaurants
Monday, June 30, 2014      4 comments

I am not Size 10. I am, at this moment, a Size 2X (18/20). What does that have to do with you and your restaurant, you ask? Everything. You see, I like to go out sometimes with family and friends and have a meal. I DON'T like havi... Read more

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