Checking In
Sunday, June 20, 2010      4 comments

It's been a while since I've last written and I think it's about time. Things have slowed down, probably since I've gotten lazy with the exercising. I decided to get that bumped back up and hired a personal trainer. Mike is the sensei for the... Read more
Trudging Through Mud
Tuesday, May 25, 2010      4 comments

Yikes...I keep fighting with the same two pounds or so. I've decided that this time I've beaten it into submission and I'm saying good-bye to the 176s forever. Grrr! Just a tad more and I've lost 25 pounds which feels like a big accomplishmen... Read more
The Discomfort Trifecta
Monday, May 17, 2010      4 comments

Okay, so living my new lifestyle has taken a back seat for the moment. On Thursday I had a tooth pulled, got my period, and ended up with a cold....all in one day. I told my Mom this morning, who has been calling to check in on me, that I must... Read more
The beneficial beauty of selfless acts
Wednesday, May 05, 2010      2 comments

This was the topic today in my SP Healthy Reflections email. I read them everyday and usually end up pausing to think about what I've just read. Most times I shake my head in agreement, and move on. This one made me pause longer. It is in li... Read more
The featured food for this week...
Sunday, May 02, 2010      8 comments

I thought it might be fun to try a new food item each week. I like to experiment but sometimes it's easier to go with what we know than it is to find new things. Please feel free to join me and post your experiences with the "food of the week"... Read more
My visit to the doctor today
Monday, April 26, 2010      5 comments

I had a follow-up visit with my doctor today after having some routine bloodwork done. My doctor was so thrilled with my weight loss. I had printed out the sheet they have here on the website for taking to your doctor to help "spread the spark... Read more
Your Brain on Junk Food
Saturday, April 24, 2010      3 comments

This article is taken from the April 16, 2010 issue of The Week. Really something to think about... Junk food is literally addictive, producing changes in brain chemistry similar to those cocaine causes, says a new study. To explore how o... Read more
20 Pounds Down ~ Non-Scale-Related Changes
Friday, April 23, 2010      3 comments

Another 10 pounds to go and it's time to reflect on the changes I'm noticing that aren't related to the number on the scale. 1. My watch band is getting looser. 2. My engagement ring is getting so loose I actually got a bruise from it o... Read more
March for Babies
Friday, April 23, 2010      0 comments

Just a note to let you all know that I am still seeking sponsors for the March for Babies Walk (March of Dimes) on Sunday. Please visit my personal fund-raising page and consider making a tax-deductible donation (however small). I walk in hono... Read more
I didn't eat the potato chips!
Wednesday, April 21, 2010      6 comments

I took my son out to lunch and ordered the healthiest sounding wrap on the menu. It was served with potato chips (my weakness!). I picked out five of the chips to eat with my wrap, took off the extra pieces of the tortilla, and was happy with ... Read more
Something Just Occurred to Me
Tuesday, April 13, 2010      4 comments

I was just poking around on a website for a well-known food manufacturer that sends me recipe emails. One of the recipes looked really yummy but they had no nutritional information to be found anywhere. There was a separate tab at the top for ... Read more
70 reasons to lose 70 pounds...
Saturday, April 10, 2010      6 comments

I saw something similar in a magazine ad for a man taking an 81-mg dose of aspirin after a heart attack and thought it was a wonderful idea. He listed 81 reasons for taking his meds and I thought I could come up with 70 reasons to lose the 70 p... Read more
More often than not...
Wednesday, April 07, 2010      1 comments

...I'm making the "right" choices and choosing the healthier path. After this weekend indulging in great food with great people, I've come to really appreciate my new lifestyle. First of all, I felt better (even when I overindulged at time... Read more
Survived a Trip to the Chocolate Store!
Wednesday, March 31, 2010      3 comments

In keeping in line with our quest for a new healthy lifestyle, the Easter Bunny and I decided that the contents of the Easter Nest should contain healthier choices this year. There would still need to be some candy (what is Easter without it?) ... Read more
My cheering section...
Wednesday, March 24, 2010      3 comments

I decided to just do a free walk/run while my son and I watched a show on the History Channel. He eagerly got my "apple timer" to set it for the obligatory 30 minutes. He kept alerting me to the time I had left. My youngest son came in and wa... Read more

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