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Getting Honest About Exercise
Monday, December 03, 2018      0 comments

My coach wants me to blog about exercise...where I am, what's working, what's not. According to my fitbit, not a lot is working to be honest. Apparently while I've substantially increased my activity my heart rate isn't getting up enough to regi... Read more
The Joy of an Unseasonably Warm Weekend
Sunday, December 02, 2018      3 comments

The first two days of December in Memphis have been unseasonably warm. Saturday we hit a high of 73 and today was a breezy 63. It was beautiful. I simply had to get outside and enjoy it. I crave the sun this time of year and the last two days I ... Read more
Better With Friends
Tuesday, November 20, 2018      5 comments

I got to see one of my long distance weight loss buddies this weekend. We attend a couple of comic and fantasy conventions in our area each year and keep in touch via facebook and Youtube the rest of the year. We started this leg of the journey ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Plateau Busting Through the Holidays
Wednesday, November 14, 2018      5 comments

Up and down the same three pounds. Up and down the scale. The holidays are upon us with all those challenges and I'm sitting here on the dreaded plateau. Part of me is tempted to just try and maintain until January but doggone it I don't want to... Read more
160 Days and I am struggling
Monday, November 05, 2018      5 comments

I've been tracking every day for 160 days now. In that 160 days I've gone from 236 to 213.6 and I've lost a total of 8.5 inches. I've succeeded in going off insulin. I've trained for and walked a 5k and raised $100 for my team. I've moved from a... Read more
First "Fall" Day of the year 10/11/18
Friday, October 12, 2018      5 comments

I woke up this morning to a beautiful 60-something degree day. After MONTHS of horribly hot weather fall seems to have arrived at least temporarily in Memphis. On the way into work today I decided to take a detour by the park and walk a mile in ... Read more
Meal Planning
Tuesday, October 09, 2018      0 comments

UGH! Today my program wants me to meal plan and I know I need to do that. I have been managing really well "winging it" but if I really want to get to the next level I need to plan and prep better. Thing is I HATE meal planning. I hate it. I hav... Read more
125 Days
Monday, October 01, 2018      1 comments

I'm down 20 pounds and still need to take new measurements. My blood sugar and blood pressure are firmly in the normal ranges with only oral medications. I love the life I'm living now and it will only get better as I persist. These are photos w... Read more
Virtual Race End of October
Saturday, September 29, 2018      1 comments

So I'm doing a virtual race. Virtual because the actual race is in Arizona and I am in Tennessee. I'm going to walk the same distance on the same day at the same time but I'm going to be doing it from here and logging it via my fitbit. I'm super... Read more
Rage Quitting
Friday, September 21, 2018      7 comments

My program today wants me to blog about "the last time you fell victim to your own 'all or nothing' attitude about food or fitness." Interestingly enough I have a friend on facebook that posted today wanting her support system to remind her why ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts How I know I'm Succeeding
Sunday, September 16, 2018      87 comments

My program today wants me to blog about how I would know, if scales didn't exist, that I was succeeding. Since I have been gaining and losing the same 5 pounds, sometimes in the same day, for a couple of months now I have gotten a lot of practic... Read more
Y'all! I'm officially OFF insulin!!!!
Tuesday, September 11, 2018      5 comments

When I started this leg of the journey, my HA1C was 10.3. I went back to the doctor for a 3 month follow up last Friday. They called about an hour ago. My HA1C is down to 5.4!!! I had already cut my insulin dose by half, today I found out that l... Read more
100 Days
Sunday, September 02, 2018      4 comments

Where I was 100 Days Ago: I weighed 236 pounds. My fasting blood sugar was 178 (10 for those not in the US). I was completely sedentary. A single flight of stairs left me winded and with my knees and ankles protesting in pain. I was depressed. I... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts 90 Days
Thursday, August 23, 2018      56 comments

Today I've been at this (again) for 90 days. In those 90 days I have seen my fasting blood sugar drop from 177 on day one to 78 today. I've said goodbye forever to 13 pounds of scale weight and six inches from my body overall. I've gone from a c... Read more
Looking for that sweet spot
Sunday, August 19, 2018      6 comments

So I ran some of my premium reports this morning to see why the scale is stuck. I've come to the bizarre conclusion that it's because I'm not getting enough calories. I'm eating an average of about 1380 calories a day over the course of the last... Read more

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