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I woke up at 4:00 am...
Tuesday, May 19, 2015      6 comments

I woke up at 4:00 am and thought...I have a mental block that is preventing me from getting below 200 pounds. I busted through my months long plateau at the beginning of the year and got myself all the way down to 205, but then stopped. I woul... Read more
Detour danger... Correcting course
Wednesday, April 22, 2015      11 comments

File this day...move on. What just happened? All day was OFF. I work up with low energy... I dragged myself through my bare minimum of a cardio workout (and at the time thought...well, that is why you have a minimum, you can't ho... Read more
Living in the real world.
Tuesday, April 07, 2015      4 comments

A couple of weeks ago I commented that I feel taller. I have definitely noticed changes in my body recently, obviously not in the vertical direction, but changes nonetheless. All the "aspirational pants" that I picked up at the thrift store wi... Read more
Resilience, Patience, and Safari
Thursday, April 02, 2015      4 comments

This morning I experienced a deep sense of gratitude. I am grateful to myself for regularly renewing my commitment to this health and wellness journey. That continual renewal has helped me focus and develop a resilient and patient approach. ... Read more
"Good question. I don't know."
Friday, March 13, 2015      5 comments

Is there even a chance of toned arms? My daughter asked me about the loose skin under my arms today. I explained that since I have lost weight, I simply don't have anything filling up that space anymore. She thought about it a little and ... Read more
Luckily it only took me 45 seconds...
Wednesday, February 18, 2015      7 comments

Why? Why would you do that, anonymous colleague? Why would you leave packages of Starbucks caramel brownies, chocolate chip cookies, and an entire red velvet cake RIGHT NEXT TO the microwave where I heat up my healthy, homemade lunch? ... Read more
The no fail plan - my long term investment
Tuesday, February 10, 2015      7 comments

I set a stretch goal two weeks ago. It meant losing four pounds in two weeks, so that I could be at 210 on 2/10. 2/10 is here...but 210 is not. BUT, since I am on the "no fail" plan, it is still a win. I was plateaued for soooo long, th... Read more
A hug is the BEST measurement.
Friday, February 06, 2015      6 comments

Last night, my daughter hugged me and turned her magnificent little face up to mine and excitedly said, "Mom, I can reach all the way around AND hold my hands together!" AWESOME. Her arms make THE BEST tape measure!! ... Read more
210 by 2/10
Monday, January 26, 2015      9 comments

With my months long plateau finally broken...I am setting a bit of a stretch goal. I want to see if I can get to 210 lbs by 2/10, two weeks from now. On my mark, get set, go..................... ... Read more
Celebrating ONE WHOLE YEAR!
Wednesday, January 21, 2015      10 comments

emoticon This is a mega-fantastic milestone for me. I have stuck to my plan for a whole year! Resul... Read more
A handsome young buck
Friday, January 16, 2015      8 comments

I caught the attention of an attractive young buck on my lunchtime walk today. Isn't he handsome?! Happy Friday, Sparkers!... Read more
The Plateau finally packed its bags!
Friday, January 16, 2015      9 comments

It is happening! Last week I was down one pound - and under the bar that had held fast for so many months. There were times that I wondered if I would ever get under 218 again. But I kept trying...I did not give up on myself or the goal. And... Read more
A critical step forward - Woo Hoo!
Friday, January 09, 2015      7 comments

Today, the scale read 217.4 I am OVER THE MOON! Happy, happy, happy! Anyone who has read my blogs in the last several months knows that I have been plateaued in my weight loss for many months. In August I was at about 213...I s... Read more
A little New Year ramble...
Saturday, January 03, 2015      7 comments

I have been reading a lot of blogs the last few days. People are really inspired by the new year...it is what we do...and I think that any positive motivator is a good thing. Naturally, I am examining my own motivators. The most importan... Read more
New Office-mate Inspiration
Monday, December 22, 2014      7 comments

Space is tight here in Health & Human Services... So I have offered a new employee some space in my office. This was a good move on my part. We get along like a house on fire! (Thank goodness). There is one very cool thing she's ... Read more

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