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Steps Back Can Be Steps Forward
Tuesday, July 18, 2017      3 comments

I haven't worked out (regularly) in months. Now we are up to 7 1/2 months since I was at a gym regularly (I did go on the stationary bike a few times a few months ago, but that was about it). At the races this past weekend, my lack of fitness wa... Read more
Little Clouds
Monday, July 10, 2017      3 comments

Injuries, chronic illness, disability. All words we are familiar with, but often times more unfamiliar with them than we realize. I've only scratched the surface on these, and even that has completely altered my world view and how I now see peop... Read more
It's Never That Simple
Tuesday, June 06, 2017      9 comments

It's been 5 months since my last blog post, and 6 months since I broke my leg. The alteration to my life that that "simple" thing has caused I still struggle to fathom sometimes. Things were repaired, but shortly after being released for w... Read more
LIfe's little curve balls
Saturday, January 07, 2017      3 comments

So, just when things seem to take a really good turn, and you feel like things are going really positively, the um and yang of the universe step in and decide to balance things, because how dare we have too much awesome going on at once! At... Read more
Reflections on How I Got Here
Tuesday, October 18, 2016      2 comments

Back in 2010 I was at my goal weight - I'd waver a few pounds either direction, but my tracking notebook goes back that far. I was close in 2011 when my sister was staying with me and we were working out together. After that, I let things go. Oc... Read more
Confidently Determined
Thursday, October 13, 2016      6 comments

I was responding to a question on the message boards, asking about how we felt about our weight loss journey. I did a brief-ish recap of my journey the past year and few months, and at the end described myself as Confidently Determined. Th... Read more
BLC32 4 week review and reflection
Friday, October 07, 2016      3 comments

I joined this BLC with a new team, the Powerful Prism Panthers, a team more focused on goals and closer to maintenance on weight. My reason for this was that, while I'd ideally like to lose more weight, my goal is fitness and I needed to stay fo... Read more
BLC30 Review
Wednesday, April 27, 2016      5 comments

This was my first BLC challenge, and after signing up I got assigned to the Honey Badgers, a rather appropriately titled team for me, seeing as though my race team name is "Racing Like a Honey Badger" and the moniker has been used by me for seve... Read more
Keeping the motivation going
Thursday, September 24, 2015      1 comments

So I knew my old bathroom scale wasn't accurate, but it was the one I had, and it was consistent, so I knew I was losing weight. Eventually, however, I knew I wanted to replace and I finally did so, purchasing a scale that also does body fat and... Read more
Working through the plateau
Tuesday, September 01, 2015      1 comments

So, two weeks ago my weight plateaued. I went a week without the relatively steady, albeit slow, drop in pounds that I had been experiencing. Last week I found someone who needed his horses ridden, so I've added that physical activity back into ... Read more
Different Steps
Thursday, August 13, 2015      2 comments

As a follow up to the previous blog, a few things I'm doing differently: Counting every calorie. A "bad" day is followed by a fast day. Weighing myself daily. This is helping me avoid the emotional ups and downs of having good or bad w... Read more
Why is this time different?
Thursday, August 13, 2015      3 comments

I've been making slow, but steady, progress on getting "my" body back. It's not been as fast as I would have liked, but it has been a steady, measurable pound a week. I did the math the other day and realized that if I maintain my progress, then... Read more
Finding Tasty Options
Thursday, July 16, 2015      0 comments

My food budget is tight - not "beans and rice only tight" but pretty close LOL. I love flavor - and thankfully have a natural knack for choosing spices and herbs that will build a great natural flavor into a dish. Finding creative ways to make f... Read more
The struggle is real
Friday, June 26, 2015      3 comments

I was just reading today about a friend who has turned her weight around over the better part of a year. She's an older lady (50+) and has gone from chunky to almost bikini ready. What an inspiration. I asked her if she had recorded her journey ... Read more
Wow, it's been longer than I realized...
Wednesday, January 05, 2011      0 comments

My summer and fall schedules got absolutely crazy, and I pretty much lost all the progress I had made in regards to my weight loss...so, I'm back, and ready to do this. Mostly I ended up allowing myself to eat way too much - portion control was... Read more

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