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To Weigh or Not to Weigh?
Wednesday, January 04, 2017      8 comments

There is a lot of controversy over how often a person should step on the scale, and I believe that there is a lot of truth to every opinion. Option 1~ Don't use the scale. The actual weight is not as important as the fact that you are inde... Read more
Weight loss goal adjustment
Sunday, January 01, 2017      6 comments

On this day last year my weight loss goals were soft and hard. A hard goal of 30 lbs, non-negotiable, and a soft goal of 70 lbs, with evaluations every 10 lbs after the first 30. Well, 30 came and went and 50 became the hard goal. As I neared th... Read more
Looking Forward
Thursday, December 29, 2016      5 comments

I love the week between Christmas and New Years. It's generally a very relaxing week. I get some cleaning done, I get some extra sleep, and I evaluate the past year and contemplate the coming year. Does the year change really make a dif... Read more
I'm Tired...
Wednesday, December 21, 2016      8 comments

I love Christmas, I really do. But this year, I'm tired. I work a seasonal job, and I have to say, it's been crazier than usual. I'm working more hours than usual, and they aren't a nice neat schedule. I haven't been to my workout class since... Read more
Thursday, December 08, 2016      6 comments

In many areas of my life I am an open book. In other areas I tend to be a little more private. But today I am celebrating, and I thought I'd share with you all. Today, I have officially lost 50 lbs this year!!! Today, I am at my lowest weight in... Read more
Reflections on 2016
Friday, December 02, 2016      10 comments

There isn't much that I like first thing in the morning besides my coffee and computer time. I get to wake up and self educate, and communicate with my friends. It's a time for deep thoughts and introspection, making plans, and adjusting my at... Read more
Group Fitness vs Solo Fitness revisited
Saturday, November 19, 2016      6 comments

We have talked before about group fitness and it’s pros and cons, but I felt it was a topic worth revisiting. Working out in a group is crazy scary. The thoughts that go through our heads can be paralyzing. What if I can’t keep up? I don’t h... Read more
Sunday, November 06, 2016      8 comments

Having a quiet morning at home, enjoying my coffee, and reading. Thinking about this weeks meals and exercise schedule. Planning my work, and my holiday baking. I'm wanting to add a second workout into my day, several days a week, although, no... Read more
Reading my way to weight loss!
Friday, November 04, 2016      7 comments

Any really competitive people out there? I know better than to compete with other people, but I am constantly competing with myself. Can I walk further than I did last week? Can I shave a little time off? Can I add one more workout this week?... Read more
Thanksgiving is coming!
Wednesday, November 02, 2016      5 comments

What are your plans for staying on track? We will be spending a quiet holiday at home with our 12 year old, and possibly a single friend. It will be a day of football, and healthy football food, and I will probably start baking the Christm... Read more
Planning for the Holiday Season
Tuesday, November 01, 2016      8 comments

Finished October down just 2 lbs, but that's ok, I actually gained 2 in late Sept, and 2 more while traveling to my daughters wedding (away from home for 10 days), so now I am back down to my mid Sept weight. I am going into November with a 10 ... Read more
Friday, October 28, 2016      6 comments

Just finished week 3 of my 6 week crossfit challenge. Its hard. I think I'm going to die. But as I got into my car today at the end of the workout, all I felt was exhilaration. I wanted to get home and jump on the treadmill for a run. A RUN!... Read more
Class Workouts vs Solo Workouts
Saturday, October 22, 2016      5 comments

Just a few of my own thoughts, no studies are statistics here. Solo exercise can be working out at home, or in a gym doing your own thing. A class is lead by an instructor, and you follow along. Which provides the best workout? In my ... Read more
The YoYo Effect
Thursday, October 20, 2016      12 comments

All through my weight loss journey I have struggled with the yo yo effect and plateaus. I started strong and lost the first 15 lbs in 1 month, and then I hit a 2 week plateau. Then I lost 5 lbs a month for the next 3 months, giving my my first... Read more
Spark Goodies
Friday, October 14, 2016      10 comments

So every now and then I like to reflect on parts of Spark People that inspire me, Spark Goodies is a small but significant benefit. Anyone can take a few seconds to write a quick response, but a spark goodie requires just a few extra moments. ... Read more

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