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9-22-11 - Take the Challenge
Thursday, September 22, 2011      5 comments

I encourage everyone who is reading this to take this challenge. There is a Trick or Treat Trot 5K Virtual the end of Oct. I needed a challenge to get back to my walk/jogging so signed up for this 5K and went ahead and did signed up for the tr... Read more
Wednesday, September 21, 2011      5 comments

As part of the 50 Pound Alternate Challenge for this month, I have been writing about things I have learned since joining Sparkpeople. First I wrote about Believe, to believe in yourself and this time I am writing about determination. I think... Read more
9-17-11 - BELIEVE!!!!
Saturday, September 17, 2011      4 comments

BELIEVE!! that is what I have learned in my over 2.5 years on Spark People. To believe in ME!!! Now for some that is not a hard thing, but when you have been obese for all of your teens and adult life this is a very hard thing to do. Its al... Read more
9-1-11 - Arm Released!!!!
Thursday, September 01, 2011      11 comments

Yep its offical my elbow is healed and I no longer have to wear the brace. WWWOOOOHOOOOOO!! I am to do PT well they called for an appt right after I got home and had an opening this afternoon, so I went. Nice therapist he checked and gave m... Read more
8-29-11 - August nearly over???!!!
Monday, August 29, 2011      5 comments

Yep looking at the calender it is true August is nearly over. Summer is coming to an end, well that is if we had had a normal summer....lol. Out in CA it has been cooler than normal until this last weekend when we nearly hit 100. And were we ... Read more
8-22-11 - The SCALE a Scary Thing!!!????
Monday, August 22, 2011      14 comments

Well yes to most of us most of the time Ithink that it is. And honestly it shouldnt be, it just a tool to measure, but we become too focused on A number. Ok I do it too. But lately the scale is a scary thing to me because of the number it is ... Read more
8-13-11 - Mid month updates
Saturday, August 13, 2011      7 comments

Ok we are nearly to mid August and I have about 2.5 weeks till I getthe elbow rechecked. Boy I will be glad too. At home I can go without it till bedtime and am using it more but still being careful to not over do, no lifting or pulling or pus... Read more
8-6-11 - keeping cool in the heat
Saturday, August 06, 2011      8 comments

This moth out alternate challenge is to write how we keep cool. Honestly for me it is all about timing.....I do most of my cardio in the AM when it is cool. Like gardening or walking. In the afternoon I do my pool time exercises, which I dont... Read more
7-31-2011 - Stand Up and Happy Dance
Sunday, July 31, 2011      13 comments

Well I am carefully Happy Dacing today, monthly weigh in and did it 3 times to be sure....207!1 Which means 101 lbs lost since Mar 2009. Now I am scared to say this out loud since, I have been battling the 210s for the last 8 months and real... Read more
7-23-11 - plan of action
Saturday, July 23, 2011      8 comments

I am doing better since the fall and getting the brace. Still getting use to dealing with it. but glad it is not the cast. I have to about hourly take it off anf stretch my arm, that is not easy but i can do that. Rght now my hand is so sore ... Read more
7-20-11 - TOOK A FALL
Wednesday, July 20, 2011      13 comments

ok i am thr worlds greatest clutz!!!! i am typing this one handed beacause my right arm is in a cast! yes that is right. i thought i would take a nice walk today before it got too hot, i have been working at adding short burst og jogging int... Read more
7-16-2011 - 40th Reunion Weekend
Saturday, July 16, 2011      7 comments

I know I am a little late in getting this done, it has been a very busy week in so many ways. We left here headed to Chicago, the town I grew up in is about 45 NW called Lake Zurich, it was when I was there about 6000 people. My HS graduat... Read more
July 2-2011 - What I have learned in 2 and half years!
Saturday, July 02, 2011      16 comments

Ok June is done and so is the 50 lb challenge for the first 6 months. I did not lose for the month of June actually gained 1.6 lbs. My inches showed no change. But I have changed. I have thought a lot about the last 6 months especially wit... Read more
6-27-2011 - Fun Weekend and nearly the end of June
Monday, June 27, 2011      7 comments

First had a great weekend in Sonoma. The weather was just lovely although Saturday it was rather coolish till in the afternoon. Sunday Sunny warm but with a breeze. As to my eating well I did somethings just fine and others I sorta messed ... Read more
6-19-2011 - Week one changes and mid June update
Sunday, June 19, 2011      6 comments

Last week I knew that I need to really shake things up and did. I did have a bet with my sister to stay true to the each of our plans for at least 80% of the week. Well I did it. I keep to the low side of my calories hugging 1340-1450 for 5 d... Read more

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