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My Person War .....on Terror
Monday, April 04, 2011      1 comments

Many of you know that I was beyond morbidly obese 5 years ago before I underwent RNY gastric bypass to lose about 120 pounds. Now, before those of you who don't know me shake your heads and think to yourselves, "great...another know it all that... Read more
The Big Break UP......With Food
Wednesday, February 02, 2011      1 comments

In all the emotional highs and lows I have experienced....who have I consistently turned to for comfort.......FOOD! Well, I am officially breaking up....with food! This Blog is part one in a series of notes I have taken from a book I am cu... Read more
Self Deception - Lies we tell ourselves and believe
Friday, January 21, 2011      11 comments

I am winging this entry and may not get to my goal of identifying 5 lies I have convinced myself that are true in just one posting...but I'm going to give it a try to get this goal met. This week one of my 3 goals was to identify 5 deceptions I... Read more
kickboxing class.....a new form of torture!
Monday, January 03, 2011      1 comments

As I walked out the the YMCA this evening after kickboxing class, I thought to myself, "what the hell have I gotten myself into?" This was one of the hardest things I have done for quite awhile. The class ended well over 3 hours ago and my che... Read more
T'was a week before Christmas.....No excuses!
Tuesday, December 14, 2010      0 comments

My girls met tonight and I am so proud to have these women to work with and encourage each other. Each one is so special and has different perspectives and ideas to contribute with a common goal of no longer making excuses for selling themselve... Read more
NO EXCUSES - Big week ahead
Tuesday, December 07, 2010      0 comments

OK Girls.....Nice meeting with good input all the way around. Now is the time to dump the excuses, stop focusing on what you cannot do, believe in yourselves, push out of the comfort zone and hone in on the skills that will make you the person... Read more
NODA - Not On (a) Diet Anymore
Friday, November 19, 2010      3 comments

My group of motivated girls met on Tues and I have heard such positive comments from them in the excitement of working on getting control of living and eating. I am very proud of them....we are all using the sparkpeople. My leading the group h... Read more
The Big Tuna....To Be or Not To BE
Tuesday, November 16, 2010      2 comments

I am excited about bringing together 7 highly motivated women to work together to understand, implement and succeed at life lasting behavior changes. We met for the first time this evening, each of us with our own story but all struggling with ... Read more
What are you passionate about - Part 2
Sunday, November 07, 2010      2 comments

Funny how it works out that God puts you in situations and people in your path when you need them most. I wonder how many times situations have been set up for me by Him, and I was too busy to take notice or too invested in "stuff" to listen to... Read more
What are you passionate about?
Thursday, November 04, 2010      2 comments

Life these days, as a working mom who seldom gets a "free night" in my "big butt chair" has really gotten disconnected for me. Disconnection is a really frustrating place and it's a very personal thing that only I can address and act on correct... Read more
What Softball Has Taught Me
Saturday, August 14, 2010      1 comments

Last evening my softball team played a double header end of season tournament game. The first game was enjoyable to play as the momentum was positive, our team worked pretty well together, the outfielders still had a bit of daylight left to see ... Read more
Getting back on .......the saddle, wagon, ball (AGAIN) revitalized!
Wednesday, July 21, 2010      7 comments

Getting back on the....wagon, saddle, ball (AGAIN) OK...I have to say, I had a terrific vacation this year. It was the first time in probably over 12 years that I have taken a real week off work that wasn't related in some way shape or for... Read more
Patience vs Time is too Short
Saturday, June 12, 2010      0 comments

After some reflection this week due to several contributing factors I struggle with the virtue of patience vs the attitude that time is too short for (fill in the blank). For me, the blank could be: anger, self pity, DRAMA, regret, insecurity, ... Read more
The Night Before the BIG Game
Thursday, June 03, 2010      0 comments

First things first....the Huffman classic was great. My friend and I managed 67 miles on a beautiful day and enjoyed rolling hills (and not so rolling hills). It was a wonderfully organized ride and we met several interesting people along the ... Read more
Huffman Spring Classic - metric century tomorrow
Saturday, May 29, 2010      5 comments

After a rather productive and gorgeous day today, I wind down thinking of tomorrow mornings chosen challenge. I have talked one of my BFFs into riding 100 miler, huffman classic tomorrow. She has only a 20 miler and a 75 miler under her belt. ... Read more