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No More Excuses
Thursday, July 05, 2012      5 comments

It has been almost a month since my surgery. The fears I had about not being able to get back into my routine are gone. I started running again a week after my surgery and haven't stopped. I am now running more miles per week than I did before m... Read more
Full Circle
Saturday, June 02, 2012      3 comments

I was reading some of my entries on my sparkpage and realized that I have literally come full circle in my weight loss journey. I began this journey in september 2008 and lost 55 pounds in 6 months. I had an injury and several other traumatic ev... Read more
Down, But Not Out
Monday, May 21, 2012      2 comments

It seems I have run into a slight hurdle. I ended up in the hospital this weekend. I did not even know I was sick. My husband and I went to visit our family this weekend in Eastern Oklahoma for my niece's graduation. We ate at taco mayo afterwa... Read more
The Future is looking bright
Thursday, May 03, 2012      4 comments

The last time I posted I was in the middle of a biggest loser competition at work. Well, I won second place! That was in February. It is now May and I have lost 50 pounds. Yay! All of my clothes no longer fit. Now I really am going to have to go... Read more
Saturday, January 14, 2012      1 comments

Wow! I can't believe I have already lost 19 pounds! I am so excited! I am feeling so much better. I haven't had any knee or hip pain in weeks and my clothes are way loose on me. I am anticipating going shopping for smaller sized clothes next mon... Read more
A Turning Point
Friday, December 30, 2011      5 comments

I have definitely had my ups and downs(mostly ups, as in my weight) this year. I have had a definite pattern of going to the gym for a month and stopping for three months, and then going back. I have had issues with my eating also. I have been o... Read more
Needing a little help
Thursday, June 02, 2011      8 comments

It seems like I have been struggling for the past two years to get back on track with my fitness goals. I haven't been able to stick to anything since my family moved. However, I am beginning again. I started completely over and went back to sta... Read more
Sunday, May 30, 2010      6 comments

Today, I am proud of myself. My parents are here for the weekend. That means sugary snacks, processed food, and going out to eat. However, this time, I said no. I didn't scarf down any of their junk food. I didn't eat any of their bologna and fa... Read more
God's Original Design
Sunday, May 30, 2010      2 comments

We weren't designed to be overweight or obese. We were designed to be agile, running and jumping and active. When our bodies become something they are not designed to become, the problems begin. We can't run or jump. We can't work a full day on ... Read more
Avoiding Grief Stunts Growth
Friday, May 28, 2010      3 comments

These last couple of years have brought many changes for me. First, I lost 65 pounds with sparkpeople. Then my brother committed suicide. Then my husband became deathly ill. Finally my father in law died. I didn't realize until this week that al... Read more
Starting Over...Again!
Saturday, March 20, 2010      8 comments

Yes, I admit it. I took a major detour from my healthy lifestyle for several months and ended up gaining all the weight back. It's discouraging to know that I let myself down like that. However, I started going back to the gym on Monday and wen... Read more
Starting over
Monday, October 26, 2009      1 comments

Ok, Today I officially had to start all over. I have been eating right for the past couple of weeks, but exercising? Not so much. So I started all over at the gym today. I weighed myself for the first time in 3 months...ugh! Turns out, I gained ... Read more
Eating on Purpose
Monday, October 26, 2009      1 comments

Ok, I'll admit it. I used to be a random eater. There I said it. I would eat everything and anything that passed in front of may face, even if I wasn't hungry. From endless amounts of chips and salsa to a whole package of Double (yes, I said do... Read more
Off the Wagon
Friday, August 28, 2009      5 comments

It's been almost 2 weeks since I have been to the Gym. I am having a very hard time staying on track. Between all of the Dr Appointments for the Kids and me trying to find a job, I feel so overwhelmed. Not to mention I am fighting an upper respi... Read more
Back on Track and Lost 4 Pounds this week!!
Wednesday, July 29, 2009      4 comments

Wow! I feel so good! I weighed on Monday and found I had a four pound loss. I had gained a little back after my injury and not being able to exercise for a while. But I bounced right back and now I am better than ever! I am never going back to O... Read more

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