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Don't Quit
Monday, October 29, 2018      3 comments

DON’T QUIT!! When you’ve eaten too much and you can’t write it down, And you feel like the biggest failure in town. When you want to give up just because you gave in, And forget all about being healthy and thin. So What! You ... Read more
Today is a Green Light Day!
Wednesday, November 16, 2016      2 comments

Today I start with a clean slate and one goal: To make it through a full day on my weight loss program. For years now, I created rules (excuses) that got in the way of my goals. One of those was that I could only get going on a diet if it w... Read more
Who Am I?
Tuesday, July 28, 2015      0 comments

Who Am I? You may know me. I'm your greatest helper. I'm your heaviest burden. I push you onward or drag you down. I am at your command. Half of your tasks might as well be turned over to me. I can do them quickly and consistent... Read more
My 2012 Goals - Not Resolutions!
Saturday, December 31, 2011      2 comments

It took me a long time to learn the difference (and importance) of setting Goals rather than Resolutions. To me, a Resolution meant that I started on January 1 and never slipped or failed in any way. So, within a few days, all of my Resolutions ... Read more
I'm Thrilled to be OVERWEIGHT!
Tuesday, August 30, 2011      9 comments

Ok, that looks strange when I see it in writing. But it's true. I'm talking Body Mass Index (BMI) here and when I hit my highest weight ever, at 5' 5" and 259 pounds I was considered Morbidly Obese. I started losing the weight, and at... Read more
57 Years Young = 8 Half-Marathons Finished!
Tuesday, March 01, 2011      7 comments

Life is getting better and better all the time. It took me years, and years, and years to get off of of the DIET WAGON. I am finally feeling like a normal person again w... Read more
Enjoying Success One Day and One Run at a Time
Wednesday, October 13, 2010      3 comments

Before you read this, you should know that it is being written by a woman on an endorphin high. I just came home from a 5-mile run and I feel fantastic. About a year ago, I weighed in at an all-time high of 259 pounds. At the time, I wa... Read more
Another Lesson Learned - The Hard Way!
Tuesday, August 03, 2010      3 comments

Even a woman of 56 years has lessons to learn in life. Here's my latest: I joined a gym exactly 5 1/2 months ago. Today, I met with my trainer, and got weighed and measured to see my progress. Well, the good news is that I have lost ... Read more
Good Intentions Don't Necessarily Produce Good Results
Thursday, December 17, 2009      1 comments

Today, I was looking through the Spark People reports and focused in on the weight tracker one. What I saw right there in black and white was quite an eye opener and something that I can no longer ignore. I learned that in the year and a half ... Read more
Finally: My Ah-Ha Moment!
Monday, November 30, 2009      3 comments

For years, I have told myself how hard it was to lose weight when I had so many other responsibilities that took up my time. I had young children, a husband, friends, a full-time job, etc. I always thought it would be so easy to lose weight an... Read more
I Lost Another Month!
Friday, March 06, 2009      2 comments

On February 4th I thought I was mentally ready to get back on my program and finally reach my goals. But today is March 6th and here I am giving it another try. I will never give up but I sure am tired of finding myself back at the Starting Li... Read more
Time To Get Going - Again!
Wednesday, February 04, 2009      2 comments

Today the sale of our house finally went through and the money is in the bank. What a long, long process that was. In fact, it was the most stressful thing I have ever gone through mostly due to this horrible economy. I had lost 32 pounds and... Read more
Detoured ~ But Still On The Journey
Monday, December 15, 2008      5 comments

I've decided to sit down and write a blog even though it's the last thing I have time for right now! I was doing so well on my journey to good health and had lost a total of 32 pounds. Then, a few weeks ago we sold our home after living he... Read more
All in All ~ A Pretty Good Week
Wednesday, November 12, 2008      4 comments

Today I am feeling much, much better. I have finally gotten rid of the cold I've had for two weeks. It is definitely cold and flu season in Northern California! I have been showing our house quite a bit lately, maybe the economy is actual... Read more

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