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Happy 2015! Reflections
Friday, January 09, 2015      0 comments

Hello! Happy 2015! In the year 2012, I turned 50 years old. Turning 50 bothered me. I weighed 229 lbs. In talking with other people, I learned health problems start cropping up at this age. In reflecting about being 50, I decide... Read more
Joan's Journey--1st Year Complete--54 pounds Lighter
Wednesday, January 23, 2013      2 comments

Time flies and a year has passed. I am 54 pounds lighter and feeling great! The original plan was to lose 85 pounds. At this point time, I have decided to lose six more pounds for a total loss of 60 pounds. Then I will reevaluate whether... Read more
Joan's Journey Week 46--Enjoying the Holidays
Monday, December 17, 2012      1 comments

Happy Holidays! The last few weeks as I think I have mentioned, I have decided to take a trial run at maintenance. I kept wondering if I could keep the weight off without tracking food intake on a daily basis. I stopped trackin... Read more
Joan's Journey Week 44--Dressing Up
Thursday, November 29, 2012      1 comments

This year marks my 15th anniversary at where I work. Our company has an annual service awards lunch. This year I have been invited to attend in honor of my 15th work anniversary. I decided it might be fun to wear my "Christmas Dress" to t... Read more
Joan's Journey Week 43--Happy Thanksgiving!--Weight Loss Secrets
Thursday, November 22, 2012      2 comments

Just returned from walk on this day of Thanks! Weather-wise, here in the Finger Lakes region of New York State, it was a gorgeous day! There was plenty of sunshine, and the temperature was right around 60 degrees! Wishing everyone a Happy... Read more
Joan's Journey Week 41--Trust
Thursday, November 08, 2012      1 comments

As I am well into this weight loss journey, my thoughts are turning to the goals of maintaining and what I can do now to get to those goals. The main goal I am driving towards is to be able to maintain without having to track/record my ea... Read more
Joan's Journey Week 40--Discoveries-Things I have Learned
Wednesday, October 31, 2012      3 comments

The main reason it took me so long to begin this journey is because I thought I would feel hungry all of the time. I knew I would not be able to enjoy life if I had hunger pains 24/7. The good news is I am not hungry all of the time! Gr... Read more
Joan's Journey Week 39--Taking some time to rest
Thursday, October 25, 2012      1 comments

This past week was a wonderful vacation week! My husband and I went to New Orleans. I have been enjoying weighing 50 pounds less. It was great on vacation. We walked around 5 to 7 miles a day--no pain. Next week I will be back t... Read more
Joan's Journey Week 37--Reminders to Self
Wednesday, October 10, 2012      2 comments

Dear Joan, Please remember the following: 1. Drink the Water! 2. Enjoy the journey! 3. Smile! 4. Get your sleep! 5. Spoil yourself with exercise! 6. Stand up straight! 7. Try to be a better listener... Read more
Joan's Journey Week 36--Feeling Good!
Wednesday, October 03, 2012      2 comments

Week 36--my how the time flies. Losing 50 pounds at the age of 50 has been the fountain of youth for me. It makes you feel and look better! The journey continues...... Read more
Joan's Journey Week 35--Happy Day!
Wednesday, September 26, 2012      5 comments

Today I got on the scale, and it registered 179 (which is mighty fine!). I started this journey 8 months ago weighing 229. Weighing 179 signifies the following: BMI is now overweight not obese--goodbye obese label! Now in the 1... Read more
Joan's Journey Week 34--Clearer Vision
Wednesday, September 19, 2012      0 comments

Time keeps on flying. Week 34 of this journey and total weight loss is 49 pounds. Last week after writing about being in a plateau, the next day the losing process started once again. A few months ago, I noticed I could not see very well ... Read more
Joan's Journey Week 33--"Blipping"
Wednesday, September 12, 2012      1 comments

The other day I was reading one of the "Hot topic" Sparkpeople message boards about being in a plateau and what to do about it. One of the contributors indicated that being at the same weight for a few weeks is not a plateau but is a "bli... Read more
Joan's Journey Week 32--Routines and Balance
Wednesday, September 05, 2012      1 comments

Let's face it, I am a creature of habit. I like my routines. In this journey, I have been working on a routine that will balance sleep, work, diet and exercise, fun, etc. Life is a juggling act. Here is my routine for a "normal" work day... Read more
Joan's Journey Week 31--Control
Wednesday, August 29, 2012      0 comments

"If is to be, it is up to me". In life, some things you are able to control and other things are out of your control. My motto has been to try not to worry about the things that are out of my control and leave them up to faith--everythin... Read more

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