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Ups and Downs
Tuesday, July 28, 2020      1 comments

We've been in lockdown for 133 days. We recently were given the freedom to go for recreational walks for our health again but my foot won't allow me to walk these wild hills near our home. I've gained weight. Too much weight. It is frustrat... Read more
I did it!! Goal met! 28 pounds down!
Wednesday, December 04, 2019      5 comments

I didn't want to weigh in today but spark asked me to. It's the last day that I can weigh in for the next five weeks because I'll be living out of suitcases so I figured it would be a good idea. I'm down another pound!! I've been giving in to ex... Read more
Running the numbers
Tuesday, November 19, 2019      4 comments

I re-did my BMI out of curiosity. I'm down nearly two full points. I had my body fat percentage rechecked. It's down 1.4%. I never really took any before measurements I'm going to have to look through my sewing journal for a rough id... Read more
Saturday, November 16, 2019      2 comments

Peace has been on my mind a lot this week. It kept coming up in conversations and these thoughts keep repeating within me. (Warning: Long post, I needed to type it out.) When the disciples were in the boat and in the storm, Jesus slept. He ... Read more
Ten Percent
Thursday, November 14, 2019      7 comments

This morning I whooped as I saw the number on the scale. It will probably swing up again because that's how my body works but today it was less than 220 for the first time in 17 years. I started this round of my weight loss plan at 245. My goal ... Read more
I guess it's not that bad
Friday, September 20, 2019      3 comments

My goals and my lifestyle are set to a two pound a week loss. I've been averaging about one pound per week...and I'm trying to keep looking on the bright side. Once in a while, I give in to a pout that the math isn't adding up with my numbers bu... Read more
Sometimes a girl just wants a bubble bath
Wednesday, September 04, 2019      1 comments

Last night was hard. There are so many things in this life that I have learned to handle. Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tarantulas in my bedroom, cockroaches in the bathroom, lizard chases through the house, keeping my mouth shut tightly in t... Read more
Progress So Far
Tuesday, September 03, 2019      2 comments

Since July 1st I have cut down on my junk food consumption. I have lost 14 pounds. I have started taking a mulitivitamin because my regular iron and calcium intake is VERY low. I have exercised nearly every day. I have pulled out my ... Read more
Monday Morning Musings
Monday, September 02, 2019      2 comments

Happy Labor friends back home! Today is just a Monday here in Guatemala. I have been swinging from exhaustion to anxiousness and back again all weekend. My hope is that it's just due to hormones but I'm trying to dive deeper into what could be... Read more
Maintenance worked!
Friday, August 30, 2019      2 comments

I was pretty skeptical about keeping my weight loss progress during the time when my in laws were here. However, I didn't really gain any weight. After being back on my losing plan I am down two pounds from where I was three weeks ago. Not bad a... Read more
Recap and goals
Tuesday, August 27, 2019      2 comments

I was so exhausted from our visitors that I haven't been taking care of myself very well this week. Yesterday, I was overwhelmed with anxiety and then later on frustration. I'm trying to restructure our chore system so that things will be comple... Read more
Vacation Week Plans
Monday, August 19, 2019      2 comments

I am not completely in charge of my food choices this week and my normal form of exercise is not going to be an option either. I am going to work on maintaining and not focus so much on cutting calories. This should help me not feel deprived so ... Read more
They’re here!
Sunday, August 18, 2019      2 comments

I barely stayed in my range and didn’t really exercise. 😭 But we did spend 6 hours in Guatemala City traffic and my in laws are safely tucked into our guest room. Hopefully, I will still be able to spark well this week despite the vacation/extr... Read more
Visitors coming
Monday, August 12, 2019      2 comments

This is going to be a busy week. My in laws are flying in on Saturday and I need to get the house ready. We're excited to have them but I'm also quite nervous. They're a little persnickety about some things and I'm not so there's always a bit of... Read more
Sunday, August 11, 2019      3 comments

Warning, venting in progress. 😭 I’m so frustrated about trying to eat outside of the house here. The safe options aren’t healthy and sometimes water isn’t even an option. I wasted half my calories on food/drinks that I didn’t really want becaus... Read more

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