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My Newfound Energy!!! Plus a couple tricks I've learned...
Friday, August 22, 2014      2 comments

WOW! 2 or 3 days after I started back on the right track, including sleeping better with a little help from my "little friend", I actually woke up with energy and less pain! I worked 2 days in a row this week, and yesterday after work, I wa... Read more
My Return to Sparkpeople
Wednesday, August 20, 2014      2 comments

Here I am. It's been a very long time, a couple of years, in fact. So, I thought it was time to catch up. I went to the doctor on Monday and had a rude awakening. I knew I had gained a lot of weight and really struggled with getting it ... Read more
My Progress After 3 Months
Tuesday, September 11, 2012      4 comments

Ok, so it's been 3 months since I started phasing out the bad stuff in my diet. The first 10 lbs melted off, but then I got stuck and I realized that my body is not going to let go of the extra weight without exercise. I need exercise anywa... Read more
My Scale is Emotionally Abusive!!!
Sunday, August 12, 2012      9 comments

The following has been copied from the University of Illinois Counseling Center web site: "Emotional abuse...systematically wears away at the victim’s self-confidence, sense of self-worth, trust in their own perceptions, and self-concept. "... Read more
My Recent Breakthrough
Tuesday, July 17, 2012      6 comments

The other night, I was laying in bed trying to sleep (which is usually when I get my best ideas) it dawned on me. Maintaining a successful healthy lifestyle is just like maintaining a happy marriage! As I explain further, my healthy lifestyle wi... Read more
My Latest Life-Changing Decision
Sunday, February 26, 2012      3 comments

I have decided to quit my p/t merchandising job for a few reasons. #1 I will be using my time for a better purpose, to increase my ministry and Regular Aux. Pioneer starting March 1. #2 I will be focusing on growing my AVON business (... Read more
My New Business Venture: AVON
Thursday, February 16, 2012      4 comments

I signed up with AVON as an Independent Sales Representative. So far, it's been fun, and I've actually sold some stuff with very little effort. ... Read more
My Current Crisis
Monday, December 19, 2011      5 comments

OK, so maybe it's not a TOTAL crisis, I mean, it really could be a lot worse. Here's what's going on. DH switched jobs back to his old company for a few different reasons, the most important being it's what's best for the spiritual health of our... Read more
My Self-Perception-I don't FEEL fat!
Saturday, November 12, 2011      6 comments

Have I gone totally crazy and lost my mind? My reflection in the mirror is like looking at a stranger. If I couldn't see my body, I would swear I was a much smaller person than I am. It's hard to make sense of it when the scale says 248 be... Read more
Saturday, October 08, 2011      4 comments

I am so happy! My legs ache and I'm starving, but I am feel so pleased with myself. emoticon ... Read more
My Spontaneous First Real 5K!
Friday, October 07, 2011      6 comments

I invited my sister to join my new fitness buddy and me in training the Meowathon in November which was originally going to be my first real 5K. I didn't expect her to accept, but she actually informed me about the AHA's Heart Walk on Saturday t... Read more
My New Goal: 1st Real 5K
Sunday, October 02, 2011      1 comments

Yesterday, my new fitness buddy, Sami, DD, and I walked to the nearest park to our house. I figured it to be about 1/2 a mile each way. I mapped it when we got there and it turned out to be 0.88 miles one way. Then we played on the playground fo... Read more
My Test Results/My Saturday
Saturday, October 01, 2011      5 comments

Sorry if anyone was sitting there concerned about me, I know I should've posted sooner, but I have been exhausted all this week. I've been having to wake up early to teach school, my job has picked up a lot for the season, plus DH and I had our ... Read more
My Clean Return to Healthy Habits
Saturday, September 17, 2011      3 comments

I have been off track now for a few months. I don't know why, really. I think it was a gradual drift from healthy habits as opposed to a sudden drop-off. I decided to blog today for a couple reasons. The first reason is to announce that I ... Read more
My First (& Second) Gym Class
Thursday, June 09, 2011      1 comments

Tomorrow will be two weeks since I finally got up the nerve to attend a class at the gym. I have tried everything else I wanted to try and I was dying to do something fun. I checked the class schedules at all the gym locations in the area and fi... Read more

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