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Hello, Reality. Remember me?
Friday, February 28, 2014      8 comments

I feel like a fraud. Last week, my SparkPage was voted as Motivational. That should be awesome, right? Like even an honor. So many people—known and unknown to me—cheering me on, congratulating me on my accomplishments, telling me how my sto... Read more
Consistency isn’t as boring as it sounds
Wednesday, September 05, 2012      17 comments

Being consistent with weight loss doesn’t sound very fun. It sounds steady, predictable, and tedious. It’s not like a big explosion of fireworks with confetti drifting down from the ceiling with music blaring (think Biggest Loser finale). B... Read more
Munchos & Me (and no—that’s not the name of the next Hallmark movie)
Tuesday, December 27, 2011      6 comments

Munchos are evil. OK, maybe it’s not the Munchos that are evil. Maybe it’s the voice in my head that gets so loud, saying that I’m stressed, bored, and who knows what else. That voice says I have to just keep eating, munching (ironically on Munc... Read more
October, you're history. Go away. November, let's play nice in the sandbox, shall we?
Monday, October 31, 2011      9 comments

How is it possible to GAIN 7 pounds in a month? Easy. Do what I can to sabotage my goals… Eat with no boundaries. Eat whatever is around, without tracking anything. Eat all the salty, crunchy, chocolaty, fatty items I can. ... Read more
Will & Will Not
Tuesday, October 11, 2011      14 comments

I will NOT… Forget that I lost 100 pounds I WILL Remember why I started in the first place I will NOT Feel defeated I WILL Feel capable, empowered, and blessed I will NOT Let these extra 20 pounds get the better of ... Read more
Oh, for the love of Oreos!
Friday, July 08, 2011      10 comments

What a milestone I reached yesterday. I had one serving of Oreos. Regular, plain ol’ Oreos. Not low fat. Not double stuffed. Not chocolate covered. Just plain old Oreos. So what’s the big deal? For the first time in my life, I only had one ... Read more
One Year: it was the best of times; it was the worst of times!
Monday, January 03, 2011      8 comments

Looking back on when I joined Sparkpeople a year ago, it was the best of times; it was the worst of times!! It was the worst of times: I was at my heaviest weight. I had a sense of despair when I walked into my closet. I struggled to ... Read more
A big, fat goose egg!
Wednesday, December 29, 2010      4 comments

So today, rather than risk an additional trip up the stairs with the groceries, I tried to be Wonder Woman & pulled down the latch to the SUV with all the groceries in my hand. Well, I got totally whacked in the forehead with the corner of the g... Read more
Take THAT, you BMI Calculator!
Monday, November 29, 2010      10 comments

It’s official—after saying goodbye to 72.5 pounds, I’m no longer considered OBESE on the BMI calculator!!!! Oh happy day!!! I’m now only OVERWEIGHT! I know it probably sounds like I’m bitter & resentful about this, but I’m really not. It’s ... Read more
Halfway to Crazy!
Friday, September 10, 2010      12 comments

I thought it would be crazy to declare that I wanted to lose 100 pounds. Maybe not impossible, but unlikely at best. But back in January, I decided that’s it. This is the year. It really is going to be the year I get myself healthy again. Heck—I... Read more
The "I give up" shirt
Wednesday, August 25, 2010      5 comments

I'm about halfway through my closet project--which is poetic, because I'm close to the halfway point of losing 100 pounds!! Well, this morning, I started sorting through the rest of my closet and came across what I call my "I give up shirt.... Read more
Closet Chaos
Monday, August 23, 2010      2 comments

In a frenzy this morning, I tried on outfit after outfit in my closet. Have you been there before? I know I have. A couple years ago, my husband came home to find me in total meltdown mode surrounded by clothes that didn’t fit. That I thought wo... Read more
False Advertising!
Tuesday, August 03, 2010      4 comments

So last night after I worked out on the treadmill for 35 minutes, I decided to jump on the elliptical for 10 minutes. I chose the program called "Ride in the Park." Well, this morning, my muscles are screaming out--FALSE ADVERTISING!!!! I p... Read more
It's not leaving the planet
Monday, June 07, 2010      6 comments

Sometimes, I want to eat without any limits. Evidently. This is not a new revelation. It's why I started the year with 100 pounds to lose. I've really been focused on my food choices the last couple of weeks & when faced with a horribly tem... Read more
Are you kidding me?
Saturday, April 03, 2010      6 comments

As best as I can tell, I ate over 1810 calories last night at dinner!!!! (This is where we pause for the shock factor!!) I gave in to the "convenience" of ordering pizza. I had 2 slices of pan pizza, a few cheese breadsticks with ranch, and a sl... Read more

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