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The Inspired becomes the Inspiring!
Thursday, February 09, 2012      5 comments

Wow! What 6 months has done to change my life. I joined this wee-little-website called Sparkpeople (maybe you've heard about it?), I joined a TOPS weight-loss group, and I've radically changed my life. I read through so many sparkpages an... Read more
Keeping the motivation
Thursday, January 12, 2012      2 comments

I am coming across my most difficult hurdle yet...keeping my motivation through a slump. I was doing so very well at the weight loss thing, that I find it frustrating when I lose just a few ounces in a week. I'm probably not alone in this feel... Read more
How Far I've Come
Wednesday, December 21, 2011      3 comments

I started this new journey in life on August 20th of this year. Four months ago, yesterday. How far I've come! I have learned new ways to eat, new ways to exercise, but most importantly, new ways to THINK and FEEL. New ways to eat: I tr... Read more
"One Day" arrived...today!
Saturday, December 10, 2011      3 comments

Today was a big day for me....well, more like a smaller day! lol. I fit into that size 14 jacket that I bought with the thought, "one day it will fit". I have not been this size for 18 years! This is my reward for all my hard work. Yay,... Read more
Conquering Emotional Eating
Thursday, September 22, 2011      1 comments

So this week has been brutal. Doc says hubby likely has cancer. After being blindsided with this possibility, I had a choice to make. Do what I usually do and eat my way through it, or truly make the changes I need to be healthy. Well...... Read more
Staying on track, while the storm hits
Sunday, September 18, 2011      2 comments

I am in the middle of a "life storm" right now. Someone I love very much might have cancer. I've been down this road before. I am 15 years cancer-free. Yay, me! It is very, VERY tough being on the other side of this subject. So, here's... Read more
It's the little things, I'm noticing.
Friday, September 02, 2011      3 comments

I've only been at this about three weeks. I've changed my eating habits dramatically. I drink enough water to fill a pool each week. I've ACTUALLY exercised! I'm watching for changes. Here's what I've noticed: * My energy level is up ... Read more
It just kinda snuck up on me.
Monday, August 29, 2011      4 comments

I've been busy. Busy measuring and tracking food. Busy drinking gallons of water and peeing it out. Busy climbing on a scale to see if it's working. I've been so busy, that it just snuck up on me. I don't know how it happened. I never ... Read more
I am all over the place!
Sunday, August 21, 2011      1 comments

My emotions seem to be all over the place these days. I was extremely discouraged when I found out that I had 71 pounds to lose. Today, I feel totally differently. I have created an inspiration board for myself. I have figur... Read more
Wow - this is going to be hard!
Thursday, August 18, 2011      3 comments

I went to the doc today. Had to find out just how much weight I should lose. Based on a BMI of 25, I need to lose 71lbs. OMG!!! How will I ever achieve such a challenging goal??? I mean, it took me 42 years to create this body and she wants... Read more
Tops - First Weigh-in
Wednesday, August 17, 2011      2 comments

I did it! I joined TOPS last week, so today was my first time weighing in with accountability. I was top TOPS loser at my group this week with a total of......weight for it......5lbs!!! I am proud of me! I'm celebrating ME this week! I ... Read more
The Beginning
Wednesday, August 17, 2011      6 comments

So this is it. Again. I feel like I'm ready to start taking control of my life, perhaps for the first time. I'm tired. I'm tired of being fat. I'm tired of looking into the mirror and not liking what I see. I'm tired of the fear of h... Read more