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21 Pounds
Tuesday, January 13, 2009      3 comments

"I lost 21 pound without even trying" My sister. Sunday was my 45th birthday. My dad grilled up some steaks and made a shrimp pasta dish for my birthday dinner and my sisters and our hubbies gathered together to celebrate this momentou... Read more
I'm Having a Ball
Thursday, January 08, 2009      4 comments

I think I love this stability ball. Or whatever it's proper name is. When I started the New You boot camp, Coach Nicole said I would need dumb bells and a ball. I have some hand weights but the ball was hidden away somewhere in the atti... Read more
I Feel Good
Tuesday, January 06, 2009      3 comments

"I feel good"...James Brown I did the day three boot camp today, along with the bonus challenge. I learned something interesting. I had not really challenged the limits of this body. Boot camp was a workout for the upper body. Howe... Read more
Boot Camp Challenge
Sunday, January 04, 2009      3 comments

OK. So Coach Nicole added this extra challenge for today to write a blog to record the start of this challenge. I decided to join this challenge to get my exericing into gear and have some extra accountability. So the plan is to do the d... Read more
Creature of Habit
Tuesday, December 23, 2008      3 comments

I am a creature of habit. I have this annoying habit of becoming completely OCD whenever I tackle a new challenge. This is not always a bad thing, but at times it can usurp everything else in my life. And this is what my current project... Read more
Thank you FFF
Wednesday, December 17, 2008      4 comments

Fabulous Forty and Fun When I started this journey and Spark placed me into teams, I wasn't sure I would or wanted to use them. Eventually I clicked on the teams it recommended. Basically because Spark reported a higher success for peo... Read more
Scales Suck
Tuesday, December 16, 2008      5 comments

I don't get why the durn thing will not move. Ok, it moves a little, a couple of ounces down. I guess those are ounces. You know the big number point little number. Little number will move, big number seems stuck. I know I haven't bee... Read more
High Expectations
Thursday, December 11, 2008      2 comments

"High expectations are the key to everything" Sam Walton Hmmm....the key, hunh? To everything, hunh? I don't know about you, but quite often my high expectations have ended in the bitter lows of disappointment. And yet this ma... Read more
Tuesday, December 02, 2008      0 comments

Week three seems to be a colossal failure. The plan...Exercise, exercise, exercise. Thanksgiving is this week. Must exercise to offset that ridiculous gorging tradition we have come to know and love. Joined a mini challenge, even, to exe... Read more
Why am I Obsessed
Tuesday, November 25, 2008      2 comments

I find the human mind fascinating. Before I decided to take control of my weight issues, I never thought about food. I thought about what I should cook for dinner tonight, but rarely anything else about it. If I got hungry during the d... Read more
Onward and Downward
Tuesday, November 25, 2008      0 comments

Week 2 is safely tucked away with more lessons learned. 1. Nutrition. What can I say. These calorie goals were difficult this week. I did measure and portion according to serving size and found out I was hungry, especially trying to mak... Read more
It's All In My Head
Monday, November 24, 2008      1 comments

I woke up Sunday morning with the makings of a cold. I can't remember the last time I had a cold or the flu (no preventive shots for this girl). So I rummaged through the medicine cabinet for some cold medicine. Found it...expired three years... Read more
Lessons from Week One
Monday, November 17, 2008      2 comments

1. This site rocks. Stage One is probably the most clever diet concept I have run across. Having tried many "diet plans" over the years, I can now see why I and (and they) had no staying power. This site gives me control over my diet and fitn... Read more