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Enormous Hurdle Ahead!
Monday, June 06, 2011      4 comments

I was in a car accident this weekend and blew my knee. I had *just* picked up my new lovely bike, too (and it was on the back of the car). Sigh. I need to task myself - get to Curves, get this knee back again, and get on my bike. I was ... Read more
My self, my career
Wednesday, October 20, 2010      4 comments

Once, A career-focused friend in a crisis, considering raising a child alone, asked me what it was like being a single parent with a career : I laughed, and told her "being a single parent *is* a career, kiss your current career goodbye!"   I ... Read more
Holy Mack! I aced the Run for The Cure!
Sunday, October 03, 2010      3 comments

I lost my mom to breast cancer when I was 27, and my Dad's second partner, my step-mom, is now dealing with breast cancer that has metastasized to her brain. For the last decade, I have avoided the pink ribbon gatherings pretty efficiently, but... Read more
Day 5 was good, now onto Day 6
Tuesday, September 28, 2010      4 comments

My portion sizes are getting better. I have a tendency to eat too small a meal and then munch in between meals. I got to Curves on Monday. Life is undermining my health right now. I have worked too many days in a row, misplaced my wallet... Read more
Day 1 - 1286 Calories. No extra burn.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010      2 comments

emoticonI am targeting a loss of 10lbs over the next month. I lost 70 last winter, and maintained over the summer,... Read more
Walk with / be a good(ie) neighbour
Tuesday, September 21, 2010      1 comments

My son plays with a little boy from a few doors over, and periodically (his Mom) Bridgette and I chat while we watch the kids play. I know B's eager to lose weight, and eating "right" so I went over a few nights ago to see if she would like to ... Read more
So, my new life IS happening!
Sunday, September 19, 2010      3 comments

Surprise, surprise. Life has been clipping along, and I've been going to Curves three times a week. I manage to go at lunch most days, and make sure I go when I have missed a day. Then this week I managed to get my son out for a ride on his b... Read more
"Burn Calories" vs "Get my Heart Rate Up"
Sunday, September 05, 2010      2 comments

I need to get my heart rate up for a good 1/2 hour (give or take). It's no becasue I need to burn calories, it's because I want to be fit, but... I ate a bag of chips last night (the whole bag). I want to be sure I am not punishing myself f... Read more
Today I only had one pair of pants that still fit...
Sunday, April 11, 2010      6 comments

It appears I am loosing weight from the head down. I have ample thighs (47") so I am still in 16 jeans, but my waist is about a size 10 (30") right now: I have received a great gift if several pairs of *hot* jeans - (I'm waiting to get the... Read more
Well... Holy Mack! I am into regular sizes!
Thursday, March 25, 2010      4 comments

A lot of people are commenting how nice my new haircut is (It's been 2.5 months since I cut my hair) - "Thanks," I reply, " its been months! " Then I tell them I have lost 40lbs. And I watch their eyes saucer. I love used clothing stores ... Read more
Comfortable in my own clothes...
Monday, March 15, 2010      1 comments

I work at a motorcycle dealership - jeans and Tshirts everyday may sound like a dream to some people, but it was stressful for me. I was a late 1980s version of a sweater-girl, and I have always had a much smaller waist than the average girl. ... Read more
Outside My Sphere of Influence
Friday, March 12, 2010      1 comments

Well, hell. My husband has decided to move on without me. I can't change his mind, so I am burned, hurt, lonely, and doing my best to not take a hit to my self-esteem. I am an expert in compartmentalization, it's how I survive all the crap in... Read more
Craving Days
Monday, March 01, 2010      0 comments

I am an emotional eater - and I sugar dope myself when I am tired - so being sick, anxious about my long distance marriage, and now a hormone fluctuation as I head into my cycle spells cravings! Easter Chocolate everywhere, and tonight my ... Read more
2 months into my Reinvigorated Life
Sunday, February 28, 2010      0 comments

I joined Spark People today, 2 months into my new life. On January 1 I weighed 232 pounds and my knees and ankles HURT. I looked at my 7 year old son, and worried that a) I was a bad example for him b) that I was going to die younger than my o... Read more

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