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Sunday, August 31, 2014      9 comments

So it's been a year. In some ways it seems that it can't possibly have been that long but mostly it just seems like it has to have been longer. Not in a bad way... in a "this is just how I live and completely normal" kinda way. I can't imagi... Read more
Wheelchair or 5K... I think I'll RUN!
Thursday, July 03, 2014      9 comments

So let's review. Last August, I was writing goodbye messages to my kids in my journal and challenging The Almighty to finish up anything he had for me to accomplish in this life because I was done. I was in constant debilitating pain. The doc... Read more
My New Puppy
Monday, February 17, 2014      22 comments

I was blessed to have the most amazing dog ever in my life for many years. When she died, I really didn't think I would ever want to get another dog. My health was declining badly and I didn't have the energy or strength to be a great companio... Read more
I Am Literally in Tears...
Tuesday, February 11, 2014      37 comments

I started this journey nearly 6 months ago at 340 lbs and miserable. Because I had SO far to go, I set up 10% goals. You improve your risk of certain diseases fi you lose 10% of your weight so I lose 10% and then decide to set my next 10%. So I ... Read more
"Permanent Damage.. Eventual Amputation" ... Oh really?
Saturday, February 01, 2014      31 comments

Let me take you back nearly 20 years. I had just had my 4th baby and I developed a huge blood clot in my right leg. It was pretty far gone before we figured it out. It went from my groin to behind my right knee. My right knee was already a b... Read more
Progress Picture
Friday, January 03, 2014      23 comments

So since I have now officially lost more than 50 lbs, I've promised some people that I would post a progress picture. I didn't want to. I truly despise pictures of me and rarely allow them. Plus, I look in the mirror and I ook pretty much th... Read more
End of challenge results Q4 Challenge
Tuesday, December 31, 2013      6 comments

This is from the Lose 100 Pounds in One Year group Q4 challenge to lose 25 lbs. I'm fixing to take this off my sparkpage so I want to save it. Just copying it here. Q4 25Lb Challenge: SW 10/1 - 312 GW 12/31 - 287 I DID IT!!! - 1... Read more
Thursday, December 12, 2013      8 comments

Every time I find myself describing my journey to someone new, I realize just how much I sound like an infomercial or like I'm just caught up in the pink fluffy honeymoon cloud of a "new diet" but I've never in my life stuck to a diet for this l... Read more
Fall 5% challenge summary
Thursday, December 12, 2013      6 comments

Moving this from my front page but I don't want the information to be lost forever so I'm tucking it into a blog post:) Starting a "Biggest Loser" Winter challenge and still finishing up my Q4 Challenge in Lose 100 lbs in one year team. Will... Read more
The Real Thanksgiving
Friday, November 29, 2013      3 comments

So for those of us trying to live a healthier life and lose weight and regain vibrant health, Thanksgiving can represent a challenge. I must have been asked at least 85 times in the past week how I would "handle" it and even asked for advice ab... Read more
11 Weeks Update
Saturday, November 09, 2013      6 comments

It is pretty crazy to think that we only started this new lifestyle 11 weeks ago. I haven't blogged as much lately because I tend to think I don't have anything interesting going on. I'm just a mom and grandma dealing with day to day life just... Read more
The Thanksgiving Question
Wednesday, October 30, 2013      11 comments

I have been asked by quite a few people how I'm going to handle Thanksgiving. Thankfully, I have a very uncomplicated, supportive and understanding family so I am under no real pressure to fix or even attend a big, fattening, American fat fest ... Read more
Thyroid Cure? And a yummy soup recipe:)
Saturday, October 26, 2013      8 comments

I just picked up a Woman's World magazine because there was an article in it about a book called "Hormone Cure" by Sara Gottfried, MD. The cover of the magazine said this woman "Lost 50 lbs and cured her thyroid." Thyroid medicine is one of th... Read more
Saturday, October 19, 2013      6 comments

I belong to several wonderful and amazing groups who are committed to the same path that I have, more or less. I also follow every committed juice faster and raw foodist that I can find on youtube. Lately I have seen a rash of people hitting "... Read more
The Gluten Question
Friday, October 11, 2013      3 comments

Well, for me at least, the question is settled. A few months ago, after some research and reading, I decided to try eliminating gluten for a couple of weeks to see if it helped with how horrible I felt back then. It did seem to help and I was ... Read more

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