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Crossing over from the dark side. . .
Saturday, September 20, 2008      7 comments

This morning when I put on my jeans my hubby told me they were too baggy and I should go get some new ones. I said I wanted to wait until I lost more weight. But my daughter needed school shoes and we went to Nordstrom Rack. I decided to try ... Read more
Voting Fat off the Island
Sunday, September 14, 2008      2 comments

Since starting my serious attempt to lose weight last May. I've had 3 plateaus. I have a new theory about them. I've observed while I am not seeing the scale change, I still notice other minor changes. It almost seems like the fat has to move... Read more
Remembering Nine Eleven
Thursday, September 11, 2008      3 comments

It’s been seven years since I was living in Connecticut working for a big company that had its headquarters in New York. I was at a business meeting in the City with a dozen of my colleagues from CT. We started the meeting at the offices on 3... Read more
News Flash: Positive Attitude Works (Negativity Gets Nothing)
Tuesday, September 09, 2008      4 comments

After several weeks of studying the chat topics and reading blogs and checking out teams, I'm still left wondering what makes some people successful and other not. I'm wondering why some are so positive and never make excuses or blame someone o... Read more
The case of the missing Waist. . .
Monday, September 01, 2008      2 comments

While my body was buried in fat it totally changed. Must be that "age" issue. As I am losing weight, I am losing it in my legs. I have never had thin legs but I think I'm well on my way. That might be ok, but the weight in the middle is not ... Read more
A dead IPOD and Victoria's Secret: An Outing to Remember
Thursday, August 28, 2008      4 comments

Today we had to go to the mall because Daughter's IPOD was lifeless, completely unresponsive. The Apple store gives you a pager to go look around the mall until the repair person (called a "genius") can see you--very high tech. The Customer Se... Read more
The Perfectionist Trap
Tuesday, August 26, 2008      2 comments

Yesterday I went to the grocery store. While I was waiting for "picky daughter" to select the bananas that were just the right color I was watching other shoppers. There was a thin person and a heavy person near me. They were dressed similarl... Read more
Cheerleaders at the finish line
Sunday, August 24, 2008      2 comments

Cheerleaders make a difference. I haven't had too much opportunity to wonder about the value of cheering, but now I know. I participated in a 5K fun run today and all along the course there were people cheering, especially at the finish line. ... Read more
Home alone
Friday, August 22, 2008      2 comments

I thought I was looking forward to being home alone; husband out of town, one daughter away on a school program, one daughter out with friends, sons living away from home again (this week anyway)--just me and three dogs, a cat, a rabbit, and 5 f... Read more
What I learned from a broken elevator. . .
Thursday, August 21, 2008      5 comments

Today the elevator in my building was broken. No one was happy about that. Four of us arrived at the same time. If this had happened 4 months ago I'd have made an excuse not to walk up at the same time as the others because I wouldn't have wa... Read more
Hard work ahead
Thursday, August 14, 2008      5 comments

This is my three month anniversary of starting my life change. I thought it would be easier by now. I still miss my carbs. I still struggle to get to the gym. I still feel like I'm on a diet. I still feel fat. I'm not totally re-energized.... Read more
Somebody noticed
Saturday, July 12, 2008      1 comments

I haven't seen my daughter in 2 weeks and I visited her today at her school for parent's day and the first words out of her mouth were, "You've lost weight"! That was such a rush. I hope those great words can keep me going, it's just such a wo... Read more
Downer
Thursday, July 10, 2008      1 comments

Today I felt down. Hubby lost 4 pounds by just signing up for Spark. And it was one of those days when I was sure nobody liked me. And it was a struggle to get my exercise in. We had been getting up early to go before work but I couldn't do ... Read more
Spark partners
Monday, July 07, 2008      1 comments

emoticon Today my husband signed on to Spark. I think that's terrific. It will help me because he will be even m... Read more
Independence Day
Friday, July 04, 2008      1 comments

emoticon Didn't turn out quite how I planned but it will be ok. We didn't plan any activities because the weather... Read more

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