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Heading home ... to Chicago
Sunday, March 31, 2013      1 comments

Just celebrated my 61st birthday (March 22)! And having reached that milestone, and with many years of adventures behind me in Boston, I am returning to the Midwest and home to Chicago. I'd forgotten just how much energy gets used up in t... Read more
Popping into the new year ...
Monday, December 31, 2012      0 comments

For me, 2012 was far from a good year and I am anxiously awaiting the stroke of midnight to start with a clean slate. I have set new goals and along with my nieces and nephews we will celebrate the coming of a new 2013 with a tradition they shar... Read more
So far, so hydrated ...
Saturday, June 16, 2012      1 comments

Just returned from five months in Arizona (Avondale in the Valley, just a few short miles from Phoenix) and although a good experience, I'm glad to be back. I'm just a New England person at heart (and soul, too!). But Arizona was a time of ... Read more
Really - 60,000?????
Thursday, June 17, 2010      2 comments

I can't believe I reached it - it seemed like such a distant number! Seems like only yesterday when I signed up. (where HAS the time gone!) As a former group fitness instructor, I thought I was equipped with enough knowledge to take care o... Read more
Happy Birthday to Me!
Sunday, March 22, 2009      2 comments

Today is my birthday and my friends finally let me have it my way! I was awakened by my housemate who made me do an official weigh-in (and it wasn't bad!) and then was urged to get dressed for a breakfast brunch that would meet even my sta... Read more
Ohhh Noooo! (not really!)
Sunday, February 15, 2009      1 comments

Just got laid off Friday - and I was able to resist the urge to indulge is comfort eating! First time ever in this situation, but for some reason it didn't destroy me the way I thought it would. This could actually be a great opportunity t... Read more
Starting Over ...
Friday, January 02, 2009      0 comments

Well here it is - a new year and I begin again! All of the weight I lost has returned (and then a few pounds extra!) and all the excuses for "why" it happened are no longer valid - only that it's time to kick it up a notch!... Read more
At Last!
Tuesday, July 10, 2007      0 comments

Can't believe that I finally made it (the last couple of pounds were sincerely the hardest!). Considering all of the stress from the job and a few personal strikes within the family, I am proud that I was able to maintain and not gain! Any... Read more
I Will Survive!
Friday, April 27, 2007      1 comments

Funny how things work - the company that let me go has brought me back to work on a temporary project that will see me through the end of summer! I haven't had any significant weight loss, but I haven't gained any either and I am actually ... Read more
Moving on...I guess
Friday, March 02, 2007      3 comments

Monday was very difficult - and I did slip enough to eat "comfort" food (for me, that's anything to do with cheese!) My company decided to eliminate 14 positions effective March 23 (day after my 55th birthday) and of course, my job is among thos... Read more
It's Really Me!
Tuesday, February 13, 2007      1 comments

After a few days of struggling with the workouts and beginning to feel lower esteem setting in, I got my reward today! After braving the cold winds and blowing snow here in Chicago, I entered the building where my company has its offices. T... Read more
Sunday, January 28, 2007      0 comments

Haven't really taken the time to write anything here since signing up...but life sorta got in the way. BUT! I figured that today should be my first entry because, for the first time in close to 5 years, my weight has dropped to 160! Like a... Read more