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One of the hardest periods in my life
Monday, April 27, 2020      1 comments

I am coming out of one of the most difficult years-and it is still ongoing because of this virus-- that I've had since my daughter was born. Today is a good day. Good choices. Just take it one day at a time. ... Read more
What a difference a year makes
Tuesday, November 12, 2019      2 comments

I can't pinpoint when I went off the wagon. Last year was rough, this year is rough in a whole different way. I feel myself at least trying to get back on track.... I gave up on myself for a very long time. I am back to worrying about me, mys... Read more
Day 1... again
Friday, December 28, 2018      1 comments

Here we go. New Year, New Me... right? I'm gonna do it this time... right? Why do we have those doubts in the back of our minds? Cuz we fell off the wagon so many times, the wagon is out of sight.... over that mountain that we need ... Read more
4 weeks post-op
Monday, August 06, 2018      1 comments

I killed recovery!!! This proves that motivation and determination are what is needed to live a healthy lifestyle. I just signed up for the Making Strides walk in October, it's a great goal and just over 2 months away, I am looking forward to ... Read more
New goal
Wednesday, July 18, 2018      1 comments

I hit my goal, eight years later. But one thing I've learned in those 8 years, never stop. It is a process, and without motivation along with the right mindset, I won't get anywhere. So my new goal is another 20 pounds. 180. Still not the "ri... Read more
Knee surgery
Thursday, July 12, 2018      2 comments

I consider this second knee surgery the next chapter in my weight loss journey. I am 4 days post-op, I feel great, I am looking forward to exercising but HATE my physical therapy exercises :( Continually looking at the silver lining and thinki... Read more
Who knew....
Thursday, July 05, 2018      5 comments

I never thought I would ever post a picture of me in a swimsuit... now, of course, there is some cropping, but still... a vacation where I didn't pig out or act like a sloth the whole time? I think it warrants a celebration, and I am choosing t... Read more
Focus on Me
Friday, June 15, 2018      0 comments

School year is done... the change from 60+ hours a week to 30 hours a week something that I need, but it also forces me to focus on myself for a change. In order to keep the downward trend, I have to find ways to get my steps in and to burn cal... Read more
You are not your number
Wednesday, May 30, 2018      0 comments

There are no numbers tattooed on your clothes, like the prisoners of old. You are not shackled to the scale. Do not be imprisoned by negative thoughts, painful comments, excuses, procrastination. There may not have been good ... Read more
The Day I Didn't Shop Plus Size...
Tuesday, May 22, 2018      2 comments

My entire adult life, I have been plus size. The prospect of shopping in "regular" size was daunting. I've always been smaller on top, so the size co... Read more
"This Is Me"...
Monday, May 21, 2018      3 comments

If you have never heard the song "This Is Me" from the movie "The Greatest Showman", it is probably one of the most motivating and inspirational songs I have heard, from a fat girl standpoint. "I am not a stranger to the dark"... Those ... Read more
Another twenty-two hour day...
Wednesday, May 16, 2018      0 comments

But I got this! Love the way I feel and that the prospect of working overnight isn't making me think "stock up on junk like it's armageddon!" I even planned some light exercise to help keep me awake. This lifestyle change may just stick this ... Read more
Not a horrible week....
Thursday, May 10, 2018      2 comments

One bad day, not a horrible week. Third shift tonight, always makes me graze and look for food. I plan on making a smoothie to help get me over the hump, then looking forward to a lovely weekend with my children and finding new recipes! ... Read more
New week
Monday, May 07, 2018      5 comments

It's beautiful day (FINALLY!!) in the neighborhood. Dawning a new week, and I have continued the low carb dietary changes and I do feel pretty good about it. I haven't quite found the motivation I need to get busy with exercising; I am not us... Read more
Wednesday, May 02, 2018      0 comments

Here thought I was doing SO well with low carb/low calorie. I have followed this dietary change- that I KNOW works- and have been seeing and feeling results.... DAMN THE SCALE! No change :( That has to be one of the most aggravating things in... Read more

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