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The back up to the back up plan...
Thursday, August 13, 2020      3 comments

I get more and more confident with my ability to be successful long-term every day I practice the strategies I am learning on SparkPeople. I have lost and gained weight more times than I care to remember so, I am using this opportunity to really... Read more
Moderation Update
Monday, August 10, 2020      3 comments

I am getting the hang of this moderation thing. I have spent the last week focused on allowing myself to spend more time in the evening winding down. I broke out my tattoo coloring book, a summer novel and my IPad. I sit in my old massage chair... Read more
Push Ups
Thursday, August 06, 2020      5 comments

I did 5 push ups today!!! Not on my knees. No modifications. I was able to hold my plank and tap my shoulders to boot. I’m getting stronger. You wait until I can do 10. There’s nothing to stop me. STRONGER TODAY THAN WHEN I STARTED.... Read more
Tuesday, August 04, 2020      3 comments

I know nothing about moderation. I have always been an overachiever. For better or worse, I go the extra mile. When I am focused on my weight loss, I log every morsel, exercise like a mad woman and read every Spark article. When I fall off... Read more
Birthday Cruise
Sunday, August 02, 2020      4 comments

I try not to take full length pics due to my size. I am a master of angles to not appear as heavy as my 5'4" frame often has carried over 200 lbs. So, I am going to share a picture I took in Feb 2020 around my birthday at the Kennedy Center. You... Read more
Saturday, August 01, 2020      2 comments

I am getting ready for my first real night out since we've been in quarantine. I am as nervous as I am excited. Usually we all bring a dish and an adult beverage to share on the boat but, due to the current health crisis- things will be differen... Read more
Friday, July 31, 2020      5 comments

I am satisfied with my progress for July 2020. I am going to spend some time tomorrow reflecting on my success, challenges and how I am gonna mix it up in August. I am also going to take it easy on my legs. I may be over-training. A nice walk in... Read more
No Sweets
Thursday, July 30, 2020      5 comments

I am in this Weekly Challenge group and this week we've given up SWEETS!! I didn't eat a lot of sweets but when I gave up alcohol, I grew a sweet tooth. Now, I eat ice cream nightly. I knew I needed to break this habit but, I kept putting it off... Read more
Deviation From Plan
Wednesday, July 29, 2020      3 comments

I didn't follow my plan. I always follow the plan. I live by my set schedule but today I had a dental appointment at 8:30 AM. I am supposed to start my running app right after I feed the cats but today I had to take my husband to work in order ... Read more
Run For Your Life
Monday, July 27, 2020      5 comments

I am moving through Stage 2 of my running app pretty good. Today a little picture pops up that I didn't recognize. I purposely take off my glasses when I am on the treadmill to focus on my form, the tv, the music- anything but the timer. I use t... Read more
Rookie Mistake
Saturday, July 25, 2020      5 comments

My company has an annual summer event. Due to the pandemic, we had a virtual donut making lesson. I don’t eat a lot of sweets. I don’t bake. I don’t buy donuts. I always attend these functions and it never occurred to me not to participate... Read more
Real Talk
Friday, July 24, 2020      2 comments

I got a new outfit for my sister's birthday cruise on the Potomac River. I was super excited to buy something for my new size. I had to drive over 20 miles away to pick it up curbside but, my mom rode with me. It was a bit of a splurge but, I de... Read more
Beat the Heat
Thursday, July 23, 2020      7 comments

I got out early and beat the heat and the rain. I made 2 laps around my development, crushed a hill in the park and totaled 4 miles before breakfast... Read more
Dance Break
Wednesday, July 22, 2020      2 comments

I needed a break from the monotony of working from home and being in quarantine. Today my niece and I decided to have an afternoon dance party for our cardio workout. Once a again we used FaceTime and coordinated our schedules to set-up a dance ... Read more
Cardio Kickboxing
Tuesday, July 21, 2020      5 comments

My niece and I made an appointment for cardio kickboxing. It was on our calendars and we kept our date! We used technology to make it happen since we don’t live near each other. I set my phone on FaceTime and we pulled up the same video using A... Read more

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