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Choice....what's yours?
Tuesday, April 24, 2012      2 comments

It's been a long time since I wrote anything. Life has been changing and so have I. I love my job, I love helping people. It's amazing that so many folks think because my weight has gone down to a "goal" that I no longer have food issues... Read more
Reflections on grief, beginning year three
Thursday, March 17, 2011      7 comments

As this is the week leading up to my daughters third anniversary date of her death, I am reminded of the days and what was happening right before my daughter, Jessie (9) died. ... Read more
Body change without Mind change = going Backwards DONT DO IT!
Wednesday, June 23, 2010      3 comments

I am amazed sometimes how old feelings creep back in. I have been certified to teach two different fitness classes this year. First of all, for me, this is amazing. I would have never thought I could have done this. Second, I am so thrilled ... Read more
Pain is inevitable, Suffering is optional
Sunday, May 30, 2010      1 comments

I went to Jessie's (my daughter, age 9) grave today, first time in many many months, as this is just not "my thing" or my place I feel close to her, but something lead me there ... Read more
Grief, feelings and the fight to continue on
Monday, March 15, 2010      5 comments

Most of my blogs are for the most part, positive. This one is just to type out how I feel today. If I write about it I am less likely to eat about it. When I know that ex... Read more
Find the balance, too much food - too little food ! (this weeks weigh in)
Thursday, March 11, 2010      1 comments

Why don't I listen? Experts (which I am NOT) have always said, if you work out a lot and cut calorie intake too much, the scale doesn't move much. So, I go in for my final weigh in for this contest, expecting at least a 4 lb loss this w... Read more
Contest ends will I feel?
Wednesday, March 10, 2010      2 comments

Tomorrow will be the final weigh in for this contest I have been a part of for eight weeks. I began it just wanting to renew my motivation, then as it went on, I wanted to win ! I have to say that I have put forth every effort in me.... Read more
Changes start in my head first......then the rest of me follows!
Sunday, February 21, 2010      4 comments

Saturday I decided to do something I had never done before. Actually I decided on doing this about a month ago, but it actually happened yesterday. One of my many goals is to teach a fitness class. That might seem odd considering I am st... Read more
Why still afraid of feelings??
Wednesday, February 10, 2010      1 comments

Just checking in today. I went to an OA meeting and it was good, had one new person and hearing her talk reminded me that I don't want to go back to the way I was when I was in the biggest part of my eating... I have exercised a lot ... Read more
Local "biggest loser" type contest, I AM IN!
Monday, January 18, 2010      1 comments

I was accepted in the YMCA Ultimate new years resolution contest, out of 30 entries, it was cut to 10! I am really excited to have this extra support while I begin my journey to get back on track. I lost 70 pounds using Sparkpeople and wo... Read more
I'm back!
Saturday, January 09, 2010      2 comments

So, it's about time I guess! Trying to be on here more than Facebook! I believe it is now time to get myself back on track. I am here, this is a great place to begin again ! Karate is going well, I am now on my 6th promotion and real... Read more
Karate test tonight!
Monday, April 27, 2009      2 comments

So, back on track, for the most part. I sure would like to do this perfectly, but progress, not perfection! Tonight I will test for a belt promotion in karate. I am nervous... Read more
made it through Easter!
Monday, April 13, 2009      2 comments

I made it through Easter without overeating. I stayed out of the little chocolate eggs in all the bowls. I am really glad. It was not the easiest time, but easier than last year. We were at the funeral home for Jessie's visitation last... Read more
Goals for today, Tuesday
Tuesday, April 07, 2009      1 comments

For today, I will log my food, no matter what. I will be aware of what I am feeling before I put anything in my mouth. I will exercise at home because my little girl is sick and I can't make it to karate today. I will take care of myself and a... Read more
+ 25 in one year, time to turn tragedy into motivation
Tuesday, March 24, 2009      5 comments

One year ago, today, we buried the body of my precious Jessie. I listened to the service on cd today, first time I have done that. I heard a lot in that service that I didn't remember on the day it actually happened. I guess God gives us that... Read more

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