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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Why I won't give up
Monday, February 04, 2019      29 comments

It's helpful to remember when I first started this weigh-loss journey, and why I will not give up. I was 40 pounds overweight, and the pounds had crept up so gradually that I didn't even realize how heavy I looked. I got used to seeing myself ... Read more
The end of night-time snacking
Sunday, February 03, 2019      4 comments

One of my worst habits has been to snack in the evening, so I've been working on this over the past week. I decided that it will be a hard and fast rule that I will not eat anything from the time dinner is over until breakfast the next day. I ... Read more
Feeling re-energized!
Friday, December 29, 2017      4 comments

I'm back on Spark after leaving it for awhile, being more active in Weight Watchers. This has worked for me, but I slowly found myself putting some of my weight back on. Especially after retiring, earlier than planned and due to a physical inj... Read more
New motivations
Saturday, November 12, 2011      1 comments

We just got pictures back from our son's wedding, and I'm actually pleased with how I look. I never like pictures of myself, but these turned out OK. Added to all of the compliments I got at the wedding and since, and I'm feeling pretty good a... Read more
We got through my son's wedding!
Monday, September 12, 2011      0 comments

My son's wedding was on Saturday, and it went beautifully! We had a perfect day - 80 and sunny. Really unusual weather for northern Minnesota this lat in the season, so we were very fortunate. It was an outdoor wedding, at the top of our ski... Read more
A dreary, rainy day
Tuesday, July 19, 2011      0 comments

This is my week of vacation, and it's not turning out how I'd planned! I took a week off mainly to potty train our two new puppies (cute as little teddy bears!), and to clean house and get some things done in the yard. On Friday night my so... Read more
Enjoying the Supreme Workout!
Sunday, July 10, 2011      2 comments

This Wednesday I'll be halfway through the Supreme 90-Day workout, and I'm enjoying it so far. I can tell I'm getting stronger, especially in my arms. I can do more push-ups, with better form, and faster, than before. I can also use 10-pound... Read more
Stumbled on my week of vacation
Friday, June 24, 2011      1 comments

I'm just coming off a week of vacation, and I didn't do so well with my eating! I went to my Mom's for 4 days, where it's always hard not to over-eat. She always has sweets, big meals, and too much good food! And worst of all, being around a... Read more
Going strong on the 90-Day Workout!
Thursday, June 09, 2011      0 comments

Today is day 10 of the Supreme Workout, and I really like it! I've done a workout every day, skipping the rest days they've had on the schedule, just because I haven't felt like taking a break that day. I usually take Fridays and Sundays off, ... Read more
Day 5 of the Supreme 90-Day Workout
Saturday, June 04, 2011      3 comments

This is my fifth day following the Supreme 90-Day workout and diet, and so far it's been going great. The workouts are tough, and I think would be challenging for anybody who gives it their all. Stronger people will use heavier weights, and e... Read more
Committing to the Supreme 90-Day Workout!
Tuesday, May 31, 2011      1 comments

I have just over 3 months to my son's wedding, so I'm starting the Supreme 90-Day Workout and diet. I haven't been losing much weight lately, so I'm trying something different with my workouts and diet. This diet means you eat six times a day... Read more
Let's try this again!
Wednesday, March 09, 2011      1 comments

In my last update, I was determined to start losing weight for my son's September wedding. But somehow, the added motivation backfired on me. As sometimes happens when I have an extra incentive to lose weight (like our cruise last year), I put... Read more
"In training" for the wedding!
Monday, February 21, 2011      3 comments

My son proposed to his girlfriend this weekend, so of course, my second thought (after being so happy for them!) was that I now have one more reason to lose this weight once and for all. I'm looking at this as being in training, just as if I we... Read more
Finally Friday!
Friday, February 18, 2011      1 comments

Well, this has been a long week, so I'm glad it's finally nearly over. And I'm so happy to finally be free of the extra pounds I put on over Christmas! I never thought it would take me so long to take these off, but now I can start moving forw... Read more
What choice is there, really?
Thursday, February 10, 2011      0 comments

Last week I was feeling down because I gained 8 pounds over Christmas, despite my determination NOT to do this to myself again! I was stronger against the temptations than other years, but still...I stood strong against all the Christmas cookie... Read more

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