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Happy New Year!
Sunday, January 01, 2017      3 comments

Today is the start of a brand new year. I am not making resolutions as they always fail. But, at work, we are having a Biggest Loser competition and I have joined. You pay $10 at the start, we weigh each week, and at the end, someone wins the... Read more
39 pounds!
Sunday, December 18, 2016      3 comments

I just realized that I have made progress this past year. I have lost 39 lbs. since January. I am going to try to make this spur me on to continue making better choices and continue losing weight. I have made a goal of eating at least 1 fruit... Read more
No progress, but at least no retreat either.
Sunday, March 16, 2014      2 comments

I weighed yesterday, and have not lost any weight in about 3 weeks. It has been pretty stressful though. I lost a very dear friend from work unexpectedly. She died March 2nd, from what I believe was either a heart attack or stroke. I know I have... Read more
Doctors appts.....
Friday, February 14, 2014      3 comments

I saw the cardiologist last week, and she actually released me! Said my heart was in such great shape, there was no need for me to return. Such a blessing, and one less thing to worry about. My pulse rate was a little elevated, but that is pr... Read more
A New Milestone Met...
Thursday, February 06, 2014      5 comments

Well, it's a small one, but one I've never done before. I actually rode the bike for 10 minutes today! Yea ME! I also weighed today, and I have lost 10 lbs since I started this time. I do believe this medication is helping me stay on track! ... Read more
It's a miracle!!!
Friday, January 24, 2014      5 comments

I may have found my miracle! This medication seems to be making a huge difference in my thinking if that's possible. The thing I've noticed that is even better than the energy is that all the chatter in my head has quieted down. I don't know ... Read more
Another day down...
Sunday, January 19, 2014      4 comments

...and I don't really know what to think. I have had more energy today than yesterday. I've been able to do more around the house today. Just feels very strange, but definitely good. And I've had a good day food wise too. Even have a lunch ... Read more
Saturday, January 18, 2014      2 comments

I started a new medication yesterday called Qsymia. It is designed to help people like me lose weight. We will see how it goes. I am hopeful though. I did manage to lose 3 lbs. but I won't really count any true progress made until I have los... Read more
Not quite a week yet...
Saturday, January 11, 2014      4 comments

...but I think it's gone well. I have tracked everything I've eaten, the good, the bad, even the ugly. I went over calorie allotment a couple of times, but this is a learning process. Retraining 54 years of bad habits is daunting, but I know ... Read more
The day before
Sunday, January 05, 2014      5 comments

emoticon I am scheduled to have a heart cath tomorrow morning. Needless to say, I am terrified. But at least, ... Read more