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January 22, 2017
Sunday, January 22, 2017      3 comments

I'm back to counting calories and watching portions...trying to start with half of what I've gotten used to eating, and so far that is usually okay, enough to fill me up. Trying to make healthier choices, as well. I can't work out like I had b... Read more
Do over!!!
Monday, May 30, 2016      11 comments

I've lost track of how many times I've started over.... I used to feel guilty when I reset the clock and began again, but then I thought about children. Remember how as kids we would play games, and when we totally biffed it we'd say, "Do over... Read more
Why the struggle???
Wednesday, September 16, 2015      10 comments

For two years I tried to change my eating habits - I paid almost $200 a month for a personal trainer to tell me how to eat and how to exercise. Did that work? Yes and no. I lost 50 lbs, several inches, but the dog gone struggle over food rema... Read more
Monday, November 04, 2013      1 comments

I turned 38 last week. Not a generally significant number, but for me, this year is significant. It's my first year deliberately doing something different. Last Christmas a friend gave me a unique gift - a free month of personal training at A... Read more
Trying not to beat myself up...
Wednesday, April 06, 2011      0 comments

I massively biffed today - had four meals, basically, and crossed over into "binging" mode. I have no idea how to deal with life. If my kids are sick, or things don't go my way, something goes off in my head and I eat, and eat, and eat. Why d... Read more
Starting over...again...
Monday, April 04, 2011      2 comments

Here it is, April 2011 already...my littlest one is over a year old now, and I'm at my all time highest weight of 270lbs. My knees hurt, my feet hurt, my hips ache, and I am s l o w and easily winded. I've joined an online OA group, and that c... Read more
Almost August...
Monday, July 28, 2008      1 comments

I did okay with my goals for July...better early on than later. I did not reach my weight goal of 225, but I did reach 227 which is a new low for me. Here's my goals for August: - Lose 5 more pounds = 222lbs - Begin a walking regimen =... Read more
Emotional Eating Triggers
Sunday, July 13, 2008      1 comments

For me, stress of any kind can trigger emotional eating, but one thing that gets me more than anything else is loneliness. When I start hunting around the kitchen looking for something sweet or salty to munch on and I'm not really hungry, I kno... Read more
Challenge for July 11, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008      0 comments

Why am I eating healthier and exercising more? Of course, to lose weight...but today's challenge is to make a list of other reasons, so here goes... -To live longer -To enjoy life more -To gain a sense of personal accomplishment -To ... Read more
A new day, a new month!
Tuesday, July 01, 2008      0 comments

emoticon My slump is OVER...I'm kicking it to the curb, as the young'uns say... My goals for July 2008 are:... Read more
I wish everyone had a buddy like mine...
Thursday, June 26, 2008      2 comments

If it weren't for my buddy, Shan, I know it would take me a lot longer to get out of slumps and possibly I'd even have given up on myself already. I wish everyone a friend like her! My hubby couldn't fit this bill - his concern and advice and ... Read more
Slight dip, but keeping on...
Thursday, June 26, 2008      1 comments

I hit a bump in the fitness road, overate for a few days, didn't exercise...but I'm back on track and getting my mindset focused on health once again. These slight dips are going to happen on my journey to knowing myself and why I overate in th... Read more
First time I scored "very healthy..."
Wednesday, May 21, 2008      1 comments

emoticon Today I did the healthy lifestyle scale for yesterday's totals, and I scored in the "you are very health... Read more
10 lbs and still going strong...
Friday, May 02, 2008      2 comments

This weekend is our town's annual Tulip festival, celebrating the Dutch heritage and the Dutch people who have made this town the way it is. Along with the costumes, parades, and tulips comes many varieties of fried, grilled, delicious Dutch tr... Read more
Remind me...
Thursday, April 10, 2008      1 comments

When I am in a slump, someone please remind me about this: I went swimming today for the third time this week, and when the lap swim time ended I was so sad! I wanted to swim longer, and I had already been swimming for 50 minutes. I felt ... Read more

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