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Mind Over Body ~ "Vision Do You Have It?"
Sunday, September 02, 2012      8 comments

When I joined Sparkpeople, 3 years ago, my goals were simply to lose weight and keep it off, have better mobility, and eat healthy. The number on the scale was all that really mattered, I would automatically be my goal size, then I could be mor... Read more
My Pantry Challenge
Wednesday, July 25, 2012      6 comments

MY PANTRY CHALLENGE: - August through December, in 2 phases, Summer and Fall. The pantry challenge is basically a challenge to eat from the pantry, focusing meal planning according to ingredients on hand and utilizing current stock first, ... Read more
MID-YEAR PROGRESS REPORT – 2012 GOALS
Monday, June 11, 2012      8 comments

I can’t believe half of the year is already gone It’s time for a progress report to make sure I'm staying on track! Main Goal: PRAY, EAT, MOVE! I continue to live my healthy, balanced lifestyle –Balance is key! I am growing sp... Read more
Giving Up Is Good!
Saturday, May 19, 2012      4 comments

Giving up isn’t always a “bad” thing. I also recently read the “My Give-Ups” article on Sparkpeople, and I’ve been pondering my own since. We’ve all given up many things along this wonderful journey, and after losing 50 lbs, here’s some of wha... Read more
"You Really Look Healthy"
Wednesday, May 02, 2012      3 comments

I've received a few compliments along my journey which have been wonderful and motivating, mainly regarding weight loss. But this past weekend I received a very surprising compliment from my sister-in-law, who I haven't seen in a year. She sai... Read more
Valentine's Fruit & Protein Treats!
Tuesday, February 14, 2012      2 comments

Let the sweets battle begin! I 'm armed and ready with a variety of fruit and plenty of high protein snacks. I've started out with a high protein breakfast and I'm ready to ward off the Krispy Kreme doughnuts and candy that will greet me as s... Read more
Swimsuit Reward-Big Blow!!
Saturday, February 11, 2012      7 comments

I thought new swim attire would be a wonderful reward for all of my accomplishments. First of all I need something since I've changed sizes, but I want something new and fashionable, yet practical. I like the idea of the swim shorts and tanki... Read more
Maintaining, Positively Changing!
Sunday, January 29, 2012      2 comments

Positive changes are sooo exciting! Although I've been in Maintenance for quite awhile, my body is still changing. I've gone down another bra size and cup size. Love it! love it!! My clothes are fitting looser again. YAY! I'... Read more
2012 Goals: Pray, Eat, Move!
Saturday, January 21, 2012      2 comments

Continue living my balanced, healthy lifestyle. It comes naturally now. Continue Spiritual growth: Bible study/devotions/reflection/dis
cernment. Make a difference, to shine as a light of Christ, and to understand God's plan for me. ... Read more
VICTORIES OF 2011!
Saturday, January 21, 2012      1 comments

Balance - I'm living a balanced, healthy lifestyle, and it comes naturally now. I've maintained Maintenance for well over a year now. The number on the scale isn’t what’s important. I’ve been focused on what truly is! I’ve grown spiritual... Read more
A Great Ending and Beginning!
Saturday, December 31, 2011      1 comments

My boot came off today! I was cleared for exercise, with a restricted exercise plan. Finally, I was able to go for a walk in the fresh air and beautiful sunshine, and with my fur-bud too. I think she was just as happy, to be free and run. ... Read more
Only 1 More Week Til I Can Use My Ankle Again!
Friday, November 25, 2011      3 comments

Just one more week, and I'll be able to get this anchor off and use my leg again! I never thought it would be so difficult with just one foot, no weight bearing, even with the walker. I thought I had improved a lot with upper body strength, w... Read more
Day 6
Monday, November 21, 2011      1 comments

Well, it's day 6 after ankle surgery and things are going well. I'm amazed at how weak I am and how difficult it is to get around, but I can surely say that I have finally gotten the long rest I so desired along with a break from work. It's b... Read more
Countdown to Ankle Surgery
Saturday, November 05, 2011      3 comments

I have 10 days left to prepare for ankle surgery. I'm really looking forward to it, and having it healed once and for all. It's been nagging me for years, but has peaked over the past 2. I'm ready for it to be fixed, so I can continue with m... Read more
I Made It To The Top+!
Thursday, September 22, 2011      4 comments

Another "vision collage/dream board" goal met! I've been working hard at building my endurance in order to climb to the top of the chimney at Chimney Rock Park. hubby and I used to sit below it, have lunch and look up at it, but never thoug... Read more

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