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"... now shake it!!!"
Tuesday, August 25, 2009      1 comments

I took my first Zumba class this evening (look it up on YouTube if you don't know what this is). Now picture me... a big, tall, uncoordinated woman doing this with others 10 years younger me. Usually the only time it crosses my mind to d... Read more
What inspires you?
Monday, August 17, 2009      3 comments

From Jillian Michaels: The only person who can inspire you is you. So what you need to do is think about all the reasons that you want to change. What is it that you're looking for?... Read more
Day 1 - Back on Track
Monday, August 03, 2009      3 comments

I did pretty good today. I ate lots of fruits, veggies, and whole grains. I kept my date with the treadmill. Yea! Tomorrow will only be better!... Read more
Vacation is over
Monday, August 03, 2009      1 comments

time to get back on track. I have pretty much been in vacation mode the past two months. Total denial on my eating and exercise. Why is it so hard to lose weight in the summer? It is not like I get the summer off - I have the same schedule y... Read more
Summer
Tuesday, July 07, 2009      2 comments

The girls and I had a great summer evening last night. After work, we packed a small picnic (Peanut Butter sandwiches, blueberries, baby carrots) and went to the park to have a teddy bear (or should I say Barbie) picnic. The girls brough... Read more
Lesson learned....
Monday, July 06, 2009      0 comments

Do not go on a long bike ride after a weekend full of beer, wine and crappy food. I felt like my legs were made of led. I didn't think I was going to make it back home. ... Read more
Be Responsible
Tuesday, June 23, 2009      1 comments

From Jullian Michaels: Be responsible for yourself! Once you take responsiblity for your choices, you'll become more conscious of everything you eat, every time you workout, and every success you have. With responsibility comes control, a... Read more
Great Evening
Tuesday, June 16, 2009      2 comments

The girls were at bible camp. Hubby was at a golf tourney. I made myself a nice dinner - lemon chicken with spinach. It was fun to try a new recipe and not worry about what the others in my house will think. Then I went for a short bike... Read more
June Goals
Monday, June 01, 2009      6 comments

I somehow got way off track in May. I didn't really lose any weight, I put off exercising, and my portions and candy consumption were out of control. It is now June and time to get back on track. I have a wedding on the July 4th weekend... Read more
What is next?
Wednesday, May 20, 2009      4 comments

I try to set short term\mini goals to keep myself motivated. My first goal was was to loose 15 lbs in my company's biggest loser challenge. Easy-Peasy. My second was to get to a healthy BMI - my goal was to hit this at Mother's day, but I act... Read more
Check this out!
Wednesday, May 20, 2009      4 comments

I am healthy emoticon... Read more
2 new recipes
Monday, May 18, 2009      1 comments

I was in the mood to bake this weekend (blame the crappy weather...), so I tried two new recipes. The first is a chocolate chip recipe: www.eatingwell.com/recip
es/chocolate_chip_cookie.html I used m&ms inste... Read more
Staying positive
Friday, May 15, 2009      2 comments

I am really not a negative person. I tell my kids they can do anything. I tell my hubby he doesn't need to find a real job yet because his business will eventually be successful. I calm my clients when I do phone support telling them that the... Read more
I am putting away my cape...
Wednesday, May 13, 2009      3 comments

I am an all or nothing kind of woman. For the past few months I have proudly wore a big S on my shirt and pretended I was superwoman. I have tried to be a great mom, wife, housekeeper, and worker along with fitting in healthy lifestyle for ME.... Read more
Night off...
Monday, May 11, 2009      2 comments

I took the night off of exercise tonight. Monday is usually my big exercise night - my hubby is at golf league so I step up my treadmill workout and do a long strength training routine. I decided I needed a break. I exercised 6 days las... Read more

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