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A brand new year
Monday, January 04, 2016      0 comments

I didn't think I would get to this point, but I am back to needing to take off some weight. I didn't get triggered to do it when I bumped out of one-derland, I didn't get triggered to do it when I went on any number of swimsuit requiring vacati... Read more
Thursday, August 22, 2013      0 comments

After I met my goal in 2011, I decided to go into maintenance mode. My body settled into a comfortable weight, and I decided I would wait and see how I did. I did pretty well, actually, but little by little I put on a pound here and there, and... Read more
I crossed a new benchmark today...
Sunday, August 05, 2012      0 comments

Today I reached 10,000 + calories burned on my XBOX Kinect Your Shape:Fitness Evolved 2012 game. It was really gratifying to realize how much a part of my life exercise has truly become. I still don't love it - but I don't hate it as I used to... Read more
All kinds of non-scale victories
Wednesday, July 25, 2012      0 comments

Random thoughts today of things that are awesome that don't involve the number on the scale: 1. Being able to stand up without using my arms to push off of something. 2. Climbing stairs without holding the rail or getting out of breath.... Read more
The compliment that mattered most
Thursday, May 10, 2012      0 comments

When I set out to get healthy and lose weight, I didn't really believe I could do it. Honestly. Sparkpeople had lots of great success stories - but what weight loss strategy doesn't have some gorgeous person advertising it? I just didn't thin... Read more
I achieved the impossible - I reached my goal - well kinda....
Tuesday, April 03, 2012      2 comments

When I started this experiment of healthy living in late 2010, I set a number of goals. My ultimate, totally out of reach goal was to fit back into my wedding dress. We are about to celebrate our 15th anniversary and I have given birth to thr... Read more
A one year sparkiversary!
Friday, January 27, 2012      4 comments

I can not believe that it has been an entire year since I found Sparkpeople. An entire year of exercise. An entire year of good, healthy food. An entire year to reeducate my body to crave the good stuff and cringe at the bad. I have made so ... Read more
Reflections and Reset
Monday, December 19, 2011      2 comments

Its almost Christmas again - one year since I started on this crazy adventure with "healthy living." It causes me to think about some of the things that I learned this year, and wonder what next year may bring. I learned: 1. I am capabl... Read more
I did it!!
Wednesday, December 07, 2011      2 comments

I reached my goal weight for the year today! I am SO excited! 52 pounds gone! I beat my goal date by 18 days too! What a year! This has been a year of change for me - I was determined not to let another decade go by before I started ... Read more
Wednesday, November 16, 2011      1 comments

I can't believe it! I am one pound away from this year's goal. ONE POUND!!! Yesterday I was so frustrated - sitting on a plateau for a couple weeks tends to do that to me, even though it happens almost every month. A "one pound a week" goal ... Read more
How I fell in love with exercise
Thursday, October 06, 2011      9 comments

I�ll be honest. A year ago I was a video game hater. As far as I could tell, the only use for video games was to keep grumpy children quiet on long road trips. Period. I had repeatedly said that I would never have a gaming system in the ho... Read more
No more morbid obesity for me!
Sunday, September 18, 2011      3 comments

I have never liked that medical diagnosis. Morbid Obesity. Doesn't sound pretty does it? I remember seeing it for the first time in my medical chart more than 10 years ago and cringing. I felt fine, after all. Maybe getting in and out of ch... Read more
I can play!
Wednesday, August 17, 2011      0 comments

Tuesday I got up early and took a bike ride with my family - my husband with our young son on a trail-a-bike behind him, and me towing our two little girls in a bike trailer (70 pounds of kid and trailer worth!) We rode to the elementary school... Read more
Surviving my vacation
Thursday, August 11, 2011      0 comments

My husband and I recently took our three children (6, 4, and 2) on a 32 day camping road trip from the Rocky Mountains to Maine and back again. It was amazing - we made memories that will last a lifetime: whale watching in Maine, playing on th... Read more
I dropped below 200 pounds today....
Thursday, June 16, 2011      4 comments

After almost a whole month of sitting on 200 pounds, I finally broke that hurdle today. I was so frustrated the last couple weeks - so when I saw the needle below 200 all I could do was say "FINALLY" in a very exasperated tone of voice. Hones... Read more

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