My Hubby's 40th Bday - You won't believe what his dad did...
Friday, September 23, 2011      10 comments

Yesterday was my hubby's 40th birthday. He wanted to be pretty low key about it, and not really celebrate, but his parents kept asking what he was doing for his birthday, so he caved and invited his parents and his sister to go to The Cheesecake... Read more
What a Difference a Year Can Make
Wednesday, September 14, 2011      12 comments

I did a Yoga/Pilates class for the first time tonight, and I find myself completely free of tension/stress and feeling fabulous. I'm also feeling a little reflective. I started thinking about what my life was like a year ago, and what my life i... Read more
93 pounds lost. Reality Shift
Monday, August 29, 2011      9 comments

I've been a heavy girl since I was a toddler. I was a chubby adolescent, a pudgy teenager, a fat adult, and I was okay with it. I figured it was just who I was. Another unchangeable genetic trait, like height, hair color, eye color, wheth... Read more
I'm Throwing a One Day Only Pity Party - Where's My Tiara?
Thursday, August 25, 2011      5 comments

As many of you know, I started "Phase 2" of my "New Me" plan on July 11th. Since then, I've lost between 2.5 to 3 lbs a week doing the following: 1700 calories a day 60 minutes exercise a day (4 days cardio + 3 days strength training) D... Read more
My "Shuckit" List - I Hope You'll Make One Too
Tuesday, August 16, 2011      4 comments

In the last 18 months, I've lost almost 80 lbs. I've gone from a size 26 to a size 18. But, when I look in the mirror, I still see the size 26 me. As I go through my day, I find myself adjusting my life and activities as if I was still tha... Read more
Photo Progression to my "mid-weight" point
Thursday, August 04, 2011      4 comments

The picture above was me in October of 2007. I'm the smiling big girl in the middle, and at the time I thought this picture made me look slimmer than I was. ... Read more
How Being Halfway To My Goal Weight Snuck Up On Me
Wednesday, August 03, 2011      5 comments

When I first really started my weight loss journey - not the many times I half-heartedly committed to losing weight - but when I really first committed to being the me I knew I could be, I tipped the scales at 346 lbs. That was a year and a half... Read more
Bountiful Baskets - What a healthy experience!
Saturday, July 23, 2011      2 comments

If you haven't tried Bountiful Baskets, you really should. For $16.50 ($15.00 contribution + $1.50 processing fee), you get approximately $50 worth of fresh, healthy produce. Usually 6 types of fruit and 6 types of vegetables. Today we got 1 c... Read more
Restaurant Wrangling, Internal Dialogs, & Compromise
Friday, July 22, 2011      4 comments

I'm a life-time fattie/foodie. Eating out has always been my recreational "sport." So, when my husband said last night "Let's go use that Chili's gift card you got for your birthday." my Inner Fat Girl (IFG) rejoiced, and then the new girl, my ... Read more

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