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My Glass Runneth Over
Thursday, February 20, 2014      3 comments

Yeah, I feel like I'm an optimistic most of the time.... Read more
Just Doing It and a Missed Opportunity
Wednesday, July 28, 2010      1 comments

This morning was overcast and a bit chilly, even though it's supposed to be 77 degrees today. The sun is now starting to come out, and I'm glad that I already got my outdoor workout done so as not to have to work out in the heat. This morning ... Read more
I Saw the Two!
Wednesday, November 04, 2009      6 comments

Okay, so our official weigh-in days are Tuesdays for the Biggest Loser challenge. At yesterday's weigh-in I was 303.1 lbs. I'm SO CLOSE to being in the 200's (and I can get a little obsessive and drift into the "scale ho" category) that I've b... Read more
Slimming Down in Strange Areas
Sunday, November 01, 2009      2 comments

I am starting to see some noticeable difference in my body now that I'm almost 80 lbs. down from my highest point. At first I notice the beginnings of a waistline, some definition in my shoulders, slimming in my face, and of course, the only pl... Read more
Injured and Bummed
Thursday, October 15, 2009      2 comments

I hurt my ankle a few months ago, but have been basically ignoring it for the past several months. I went to see my doctor in May and explained that I hurt my ankle while exercising. He basically blew me off and said to stop eating desserts (w... Read more
Two Things I'm Proud Of
Tuesday, September 15, 2009      3 comments

I did two things I was really proud of yesterday. First, I tried a new exercise DVD, Jillian Michaels's "Banish Fat, Boost Metabolism." I had to modify some of the higher impact jumping moves, but made it to the end of the workout. I almost q... Read more
Sizzling Summer BL Challenge - Before & After
Saturday, September 05, 2009      3 comments

In the 13 weeks that ended on Sept. 1 I lost 25 lbs., which was just shy of my goal to lose 26. That 25 lbs. represented 7.3% of my starting body weight. Just for fun, I wanted to see what kind of visual effect that loss would have, so I found... Read more
Five Doughnuts: My Anti-Munchies
Monday, August 17, 2009      1 comments

The hardest time for me to avoid overeating, snacking, and bingeing is after dinner but before bedtime. I especially crave carbs and sweets during late at night. Knowing this about myself, I came up with a couple of strategies that have helped... Read more
On Trying Something New: Belly Dancing?
Sunday, August 16, 2009      5 comments

As my fitness level is gradually improving I am looking for more and more ways to make exercise a lasting and fun activity that I can fit into every day of my life. I like taking walks, going to the gym, using workout DVDs, and doing strength t... Read more
Reflections on the Past Year
Friday, August 14, 2009      0 comments

I looked back over my weight history on SP and found that I have lost about 38 pounds since this time last year. Of course, much of that was yo-yo dieting around the holidays. Also, last August I was only about 3 months post-partum and still h... Read more
One Choice at a Time
Tuesday, January 13, 2009      0 comments

I'm going to do this. I tried really hard to lose weight over the holidays only to maintain my weight. This in itself is good, as the holidays are a particularly calorie-saturated time. I'm going to make one choice at a time, hopefully choosi... Read more
The End of the Challenge
Thursday, December 18, 2008      0 comments

The Biggest Loser challenge is now over. This was my first online challenge, and I'm proud of myself for seeing it through until the end. I lost a total of 8.4 pounds in thirteen weeks, which represents about 2.4% of my starting body weight. ... Read more
Constant Vigilance
Wednesday, December 03, 2008      0 comments

Where is Bob when you need him? I’ve been watching The Biggest Loser and am fully confident that I too would have amazing weight loss results if I had a Bob or Jillian (although I would much prefer Bob, as I think Jillian’s boot camp-style tact... Read more
Help! My Determination is Wavering
Sunday, November 16, 2008      1 comments

Ugh...I haven't stayed within my calorie target in many days. Today I am doing better, and will probably manage to stay within range. I'm scared to get on the scale on Wednesday because I know that there is no mathematical chance that I could ... Read more
Going Home (and Coming Back)
Saturday, November 08, 2008      0 comments

My son and I just got back from a five-day visit to my parents' house. I will readily admit that I made horrible food choices about 90% of the time that I was there and only managed to work out ONCE (which was only strength training, no cardio)... Read more

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