Reached my goal for 2020
Thursday, December 31, 2020 64 comments
I started 2020 with the resolution to this time lose weight and stick to my food and exercise plan. Having lost weight a few times before with SP, I knew how, it was the ‘sticking to it now matter what’ mentality that I needed to maintain. I was... Read more
Reviewing the year
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 7 comments
It’s been a little more than a year since my last posting. Looking back I can see what went well and what went not so well. I lost half of the weight towards my goal and then totally blew it after a week’s vacation last year. Took me months to g... Read more
Gratitude for movement
Friday, September 30, 2016 13 comments
I have been taking care of my neighbour who is also a friend for a few days. She has a very serious motor neuron disease which has taken her from being a very active woman (a few years back we went to Zumba together) to a woman who can not walk,... Read more
Recovering from a binge
Monday, September 19, 2016 9 comments
About a week ago, I was feeling down as I had been sick and not able to do as much as usual. The virus lasted almost 2 weeks and I got more depressed each day, purely from being a bit housebound. The way I have been dealing with loneliness and m... Read more
Month 7 - Time to start lifting weights
Wednesday, September 07, 2016 7 comments
I've been back in NL a little over a month now and have to be honest, I miss my son, granddaughters and siblings so much. Also miss the Bay Area and all the things it represents. However, I was determined this time not to fall back into a depres... Read more
Month 6 - Made it through my challenges!
Monday, August 08, 2016 12 comments
Well, I am back in the Netherlands and am still adjusting to the time change. The weather here has been great so far which helps, lots of sun. It was hard leaving my family and granddaughters, but we had such a good time together, many memories ... Read more
Month 4 - New challenges ahead...
Monday, June 06, 2016 12 comments
Already almost a week into month 4 and it is going well. I lost 5 kilos and a number of inches and am down a jean size. Attained my goal of walking at least 10,000 steps a day, in fact the average was 12,700/day. Comparing that to the previ... Read more
Second half of month 3 - Unbelievable!
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 10 comments
Month 3 of getting back on track is going well! When I write those words, it seems unbelievable. If I tell you where I was just 3 short months ago, in bed, barely moving, depressed, eating to comfort myself and getting more depressed because of... Read more
Month 3 of getting back on track
Monday, May 02, 2016 14 comments
Well, month 2 went well, I stuck to my foodplan and walked on treadmill or outside most every day. I increased my average daily steps by 250 steps but now really want to try for at least 10,000 steps every day. Some days I walked way more, other... Read more
Walking along the beach
Monday, April 18, 2016 12 comments
Yesterday we went to the beach and for the first time in months I was able to walk in the sand near the water! Perhaps that sounds like no big deal, but because of my weight and the fact that I did very little moving in my depressed period, my ... Read more
Halfway through month 2
Friday, April 15, 2016 11 comments
So far so good this month. I have been sticking to my foodplan and walking on the treadmill or outside if the weather is nice. I really need to up my exercise though, seem to have trouble getting motivated to do any of the weights or video's. Bu... Read more
End of month 1 getting back on track. On to month 2!
Thursday, March 31, 2016 16 comments
It has been a successful month! You have no idea how happy (and relieved) I am to be able to write that. I started the month in trepidation, not believing I could stick with it, but hoping I could. Kept telling myself that I would feel better at... Read more
Two and a half months into the 'It's a new start year'
Friday, March 18, 2016 11 comments
It's March 18th and I am more than halfway through my month of getting back on track and it seems to be holding up as well. Have stuck to my foodplan and am walking way more than last month. The plan is being reflected on the scale, which is nic... Read more
A new year, a fresh start!
Monday, January 04, 2016 9 comments
For some reason 2016 sounds so positive and encouraging. It feels like a year of change and possibility. At the end of 2015, I reflected on why I did not reach my weight loss and exercise goals. In fact why I did not even begin to reach them. An... Read more
Reflecting on the past year....
Thursday, December 31, 2015 11 comments
It's the last day of 2015 and well, I haven't lost the weight as I had hoped. In some ways, I guess I am glad to have gotten through the year as it has been a difficult one with many challenges and painful moments. In a way, I spent 2015 'hunker... Read more
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