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February Goals
Monday, February 03, 2014      9 comments

February Goals 1) Drink 100 oz water daily 2) 30 minutes intentional cardio daily 3) 10,000 steps daily 4) 15 minutes daily to declutter or deep clean an area of my apartment 5) Prepare all of my meals at home: plan them... Read more
My Sister's Emergency Surgery
Sunday, January 26, 2014      19 comments

I was notified at work that my sister was having emergency surgery and I needed to get to the hospital right away. She has diverticulitus and gets annual colonoscopies. Her next one was scheduled for Monday morning. Last night, it burst and f... Read more
5K a Day in Movember all 30 days
Friday, November 01, 2013      16 comments

November Goals 5K every single day: I can and will do this daily. We turn our clocks back on Sunday and I am going to leave my alarm on DST so I get up an hour earlier and walk 3.2 miles to start my day, everyday. Lose 12 pounds. 3 l... Read more
Recap of October
Friday, November 01, 2013      3 comments

Recap of October Goal: Lose 8 pounds Actual: Lost 11.2 pounds Goal: Gave up soda in Sept Actual: Not one soda in Oct Goal: 100 ounces water Actual: every day Goal: Pack lunch for work Actual: every day Tracked food for 9... Read more
October's Goals
Tuesday, October 01, 2013      8 comments

October's Goals 1) Work out daily for 30 minutes. 2) Pack lunch for work daily. 3) Drink 100 ounces water daily. 4) Strength 2x weekly. 5) Spend 15 minutes daily sorting boxes. Have enough to last whole month. 6) Track all food in... Read more
Assignment: Write your success story as if it has already happened.
Sunday, July 21, 2013      1 comments

My 300+ team leader assigned us the task of writing our future success story. My Success Story: 6/21/2016 I have been overweight since I was a child. Since letting go of the hurts of the past helped me to stop hiding behind my weight ... Read more
My Taco Salad in a Jar
Sunday, July 07, 2013      14 comments

Today I made a new salad. The recipe is: 2/3 cup corn 1/2 cup pinto beans 1 cup combined red, yellow, and orange bell peppers 2 T Tostitos Chipotle Pepper Salsa 2 cups romaine lettuce and just because I had them 1 cup sliced m... Read more
Small Victory
Friday, June 14, 2013      9 comments

I was out running errands and lost track of time. I missed lunch, it was 3 pm and I still had more errands to run. I was driving past a McDonald's and thought I would get a tea to trick my stomach until I finished my errands. I stuck to my pl... Read more
My New Year's Resolutions
Saturday, January 01, 2011      1 comments

1) To consistently work out 4-6 times per week. 2) To drink 64 oz water daily. 3) To think positive thoughts and avoid negative ones. 4) To save $50 per paycheck. 5) To meditate 10-30 minutes daily. By resolving these th... Read more
Lapband Loosening for Lunch
Wednesday, November 17, 2010      10 comments

I saw a news story yesterday that I found difficult to believe. There has been a major increase in people loosening their lapbands for the Thanksgiving holiday. The Dr said that on average people loosen their lapbands 3-4 times per year for va... Read more
Boring Food
Sunday, November 07, 2010      4 comments

In the past, I would quit eating healthy because I would get bored eating the same few things over and over. Not any more. I have been making new recipes that I found on Spark or other websites. I checked out a couple of vegetarian cookbooks ... Read more
Burn 1425 Calories in One Hour
Saturday, September 04, 2010      3 comments

I entered treading water in the cardio workout section. I put in 60 minutes and the counter said I burned 1425 calories. Can that be possible? If so, I am going to choose that as my workout every time. No impact and three times the burn of m... Read more
ALOT has changed!
Monday, July 05, 2010      6 comments

Alot has changed since I started this healthy journey. Yesterday was my best friend's birthday. I bought Chinese food for her birthday. We picked several entrees and ate family style with her husband and kids. Normally, when I screwed up and... Read more