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80 pounds lost (pic)
Wednesday, February 01, 2012      22 comments

I wasn't sure I'd make it, but I squeaked in my 5% Winter Challenge goal by losing 5.03%. I do need to re-dedicate. Due to a variety of reasons (and some excuses), I'... Read more
My new puppy, Zoe (pics)
Sunday, January 29, 2012      15 comments

Zoe is just the delight I knew she would be. She has a great personality and loves everybody. S... Read more
Mindful eating (starfish winter challenge blog)
Tuesday, January 17, 2012      19 comments

Mindful eating is the habit that I most want to develop. I do almost all my eating in front of the computer or tv or while I'm reading a book. I never even really taste the food or remember eating it. I got into this bad habit after the kids mov... Read more
My new career in fashion (pic)
Monday, January 16, 2012      27 comments

So I went shopping for my new puppy (I get her in 10 more days!) and I couldn't believe a little jacket was $20. I decided I could do better, bought myself a sewing machine, and voila! My first creation is this fleece hoodie. ... Read more
2011 - The year in review (74 pounds gone forever)
Friday, January 06, 2012      24 comments

2011 was a great year for me! What made the difference when I had failed so many times before? I believe it was the baby steps. I made very small changes that I knew I could keep for the rest of my life. I took it slow and enjoyed each small suc... Read more
Me and my new puppy! (pic)
Sunday, January 01, 2012      24 comments

I'm so excited! Now that I'm well enough to be a good owner, I'm getting a puppy! I had a black and white girl shih tzu years ago that was a wonderful dog and went i... Read more
Disappointed with myself
Saturday, December 31, 2011      9 comments

10:55 pm I just ended the year with a candy binge. I ate 10 miniature candy bars and now I feel sick. I was playing a board game and took 2 miniature Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and 2 miniature Peppermint Patties. They were so good, I kept eati... Read more
I've lost 70 pounds so far!
Sunday, December 04, 2011      33 comments

emoticon I've been smiling all day today! Since I started my healthy living on 1/1/11, I've lost 70 pounds! Today at the gym, I was so proud... Read more
2011 Winter Dec. 5% Challenge, Pre-Challenge Assignment #3
Saturday, November 26, 2011      6 comments

This assignment is to list the reasons I want to lose weight. 1) to live longer. I want to be around for my children and grandchildren. 2) to inspire others. My success has inspired several family members and friends to start living a hea... Read more
3rd month report
Saturday, November 26, 2011      5 comments

results from mid October to mid November weight lost: 7.8 pounds inches lost: bust: .5 waist: 2 hips: 3 arm: 0 thigh: 1 notes: have started water aerobics still using 2 lb weights for strength, can almost get t... Read more
How to Weigh Yourself Accurately
Friday, November 25, 2011      13 comments

This was on Facebook. I thought it was appropriate for the holidays. ... Read more
Help, insights on bingeing needed
Monday, November 21, 2011      12 comments

I tried to go to bed early last night because I wanted to go to the gym early this morning. Unfortunately, insomnia kept me up and I binged around 2:00 am. Luckily, I managed to not go too overboard and stopped after 520 calories. I'm stil... Read more
Amazing doctor visit!
Thursday, November 17, 2011      12 comments

My pulse is lower. My blood pressure is lower. And I only have to test my glucose 2 - 3 times a week now!! Yay! My doctor said, "You are amazing. I'm so impressed" at least 5 times. I told her again about SparkPeople and all it's done... Read more
Feeling good!
Wednesday, November 16, 2011      5 comments

Lots of goodness in my life right now! I got a car after being without one for 1 1/2 years. Now I can go kidnap my granddaughter anytime I want! Now that I have transportation, I have joined a gym! I'm committing to 2 hours of water e... Read more
Frustrated! I need advice and/or support.
Thursday, November 10, 2011      21 comments

This is the 10th day in a row I've weighed the same - 239. (I weigh every day, record it, then average the weights every Saturday and enter the average in the tracker.) I track every day. My calories for those days range from 864 (I fell... Read more

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