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I STILL GET CRAVINGS
Monday, September 14, 2020      1 comments

Does anyone out there still get cravings for "stuff" we should not be eating??? Do these cravings ever go away??? Will I ever get to the point that a donut doesn't call my name or any one of a hundred other sweets??? I have been on this j... Read more
IMPORTANT LESSON LEARNED
Monday, September 07, 2020      2 comments

Who among us have ever been to Cheesecake Factory for a meal; especially since starting a weight loss program. If you have, then you know that there are very few low-cal, healthy entrees to select from on their menu. Then, of course, there is ... Read more
3 MONTH CHECKUP A SUCCESS!
Tuesday, August 11, 2020      2 comments

i am so excited. My journey since November 2019 has been slow, gradual losses on the scale. I achieved dropping out of plus sizes too. But I am most excited about my recent blood work. All of my numbers have improved significantly, including... Read more
JUST A LIL UPDATE
Friday, July 10, 2020      1 comments

I guess its time for me to give an update on my progress; especially since I quit my gym membership. I am happy to report that everything seems to be going in the right direction. I haven't lost my motivation or desire to keep applying the les... Read more
Cancelled my Gym Membership
Friday, June 19, 2020      2 comments

I have been having really good success with my exercise program from home. I mostly use the treadmill and lift hand-held weights. Even though this country is moving forward with re-opening everything, I cancelled my gym membership this week du... Read more
TODAY IS MY FIRST DAY EATING OUT!
Friday, June 12, 2020      2 comments

Well, I did it. I took a chance to step out of my "protective cocoon" I've been living in since March. It wasn't an easy decision on many different levels. First, there is COVID 19 to be concerned about and then there is the risk of extra cal... Read more
TIME OFF PAID OFF
Sunday, February 23, 2020      2 comments

Sometimes it just gets tiresome to write everything down, read articles, etc. so I took a few days off from tracking-- but not from staying on track, otherwise. I have been continuing with exercise and eating right and decided to step on the s... Read more
2/14/20 DOCTOR APPOINTMENT
Friday, February 14, 2020      2 comments

Today I met with my doctor to go over the results of my blood work. First, my A1c is 6.2 and my cholesterol levels are still a little high. But overall, we are pleased with my progress and will take my blood again in 6 months. I explained to ... Read more
MAKING PROGRESS
Monday, February 03, 2020      2 comments

I have been on this journey since November 2019. I am 68 years old and I started out knowing (from past experience) that this was going to take time. In the past, I always focused way too much on how fast the pounds came off. Admittedly, it s... Read more
I DON'T LIKE THE SCALE
Tuesday, January 14, 2020      4 comments

I would like to see the scale show a little more progress given the changes I have been making. Since I started in November 2018, I have drastically cut back on eating all the sweets that I love and even reduced my choices at Starbucks to all "... Read more
WEEK OF HIGH STRESS
Saturday, January 04, 2020      3 comments

This week has been extremely stressful. My adult son scheduled an "elected" surgery (non-life threatening) but needed me to drive him round trip. I had to drive from my home 30 miles away and then an additional 25 miles into Washington, DC to ... Read more
ITS BEEN A CHALLENGING HOLIDAY SEASON
Sunday, December 15, 2019      4 comments

I started my program to better health right before Thanksgiving. And now, Christmas is approaching fast. It would seem that this is a terrible time to be thinking about losing weight...and it is. It seems like everything has been revolved aro... Read more
WATER
Monday, November 25, 2019      2 comments

Drinking water is a HUGE challenge for me. I have read all the articles about how good water is for me and to get 8 cups in every day and so far, it is not working for me. Last night I found myself getting up to pee 4 or 5 times. UGH! I can'... Read more
STARTED EXERCISING THIS WEEK
Wednesday, November 20, 2019      2 comments

Well, I am 3 days in a row implementing exercising to my program. My starting goal is to walk at least one mile every day this week. I am using the treadmill both at home and at the gym. I have also used the row machine once. I have to tell ... Read more
JUST STARTING OUT
Friday, November 15, 2019      5 comments

I feel that, for me, it is important to get my food intake on track and better in control first... before I implement an exercise regime. I am currently in my 4th day at Spark and have been tracking my food each day. It has been so hard to stay... Read more

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