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Turning the Ship Around - Hit an Iceberg
Wednesday, July 10, 2019      21 comments

I posted about how getting on track is like turning a ship around. It's hard, and it takes time and patience. But what happens when you hit an iceberg? Something happens that slows your progress, or heaven forbid, stops your progress. ... Read more
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Monday, June 24, 2019      111 comments

Changing my routine and mindset is like turning a ship around. It takes lots of time, perseverance, and strength. I will add that it takes motivation, commitment, and patience too. ... Read more
What I've Learned - Know Yourself
Friday, June 21, 2019      11 comments

My weight has been up since returning from my mini-vacation. I'm not going to say "I don't know why." But what is troubling, and kind of frightening, is that that short amount of time away from my routines has really weakened my willpower. I gue... Read more
Trip Report
Thursday, May 30, 2019      12 comments

I went away over the weekend to the Midwest. I ate out every meal except two -13 meals I walked or exercised -every day I drank water - every day I laughed and had fun with friends - every day I gained some weight (I won't tell you... Read more
To Make a Change in Your Life, Tell Yourself a Different Story
Thursday, May 16, 2019      12 comments

My company has many great benefits and one of them is a wellness coach. She helps me (and others) work through life’s challenges related to stress, weight, life-work balance, etc. I meet with her a couple of times a month. I *love* her! She al... Read more
Another 5K
Monday, May 06, 2019      12 comments

Hubby and I "competed" in our second 5K this year. I am signed up for 3 and he is signed up for 5. Yesterday's 5K was mostly fast walking except for about 3 bursts of energy and short runs. I don't enjoy running except for the fact that it ge... Read more
Sunday, May 05, 2019      9 comments

This week has had a few challenges. Firstly, I recommitted to healthy eating and staying in range. I did food prep for the week and packed meals. Wednesday I got bad news at work. I am losing my cube. My company is making a big push for space ... Read more
Monday, April 29, 2019      12 comments

There are so many demands on our time that it's hard to juggle them all. I am trying to balance all and frankly, letting those things go that I can't handle or won't be changed by my participation. Right now I am struggling with food. ... Read more
Getting in Gear
Friday, April 12, 2019      11 comments

I've been having a bit of a challenge staying on track and doing what I need to do. I have a couple of good days and then a few not so good days. I've been in this loop for a bit. During this time I've been keeping up with my workouts. I have ha... Read more
Quick Blog
Wednesday, April 03, 2019      4 comments

Nothing super exciting to report here. I started coming down with a cold at the end of last week and it is S - L- O- W- L- Y moving through the stages. Right now I am at the coughing phase and just sent 10 minutes coughing. Ugh! The good ... Read more
The Scale is Only a Number
Friday, March 08, 2019      10 comments

I've been having a challenge at the scale and have been giving things a lot of thought. I've been thinking about all the ways there is to measure the success of my journey to be and stay healthy. My most often tool to measure success is the scal... Read more
What's New
Thursday, February 21, 2019      9 comments

So much has gone on since my last blog. The highlights are: My uncle came home from rehab I turned 60 We went on vacation ... Read more
Uncle update
Tuesday, February 05, 2019      11 comments

Got some good news today. My uncle is being released from the SNF on Thursday. They have switched him to oral antibiotics and will monitor. He has a followup with the specialist early next week. His DIL is going to bring him home on Thurs... Read more
Getting Back
Thursday, January 31, 2019      9 comments

I am feeling well again. Yah! What a tough week I had with a viral infection. I am glad that it's over and I can get back to life. I am using the week as the chance it was to get my eating back in check. I have been really watching what I... Read more
Lost Week
Sunday, January 27, 2019      12 comments

I woke up Wednesday morning, showered, and started dressing then decided that I felt bad and went back to bed. Shortly after, I started getting sick every 2 hours, with nothing in my stomach. I contacted my doctor's office and they sent me to ... Read more

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