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Back on the Road
Saturday, June 17, 2017      2 comments

So...I had a rough year...In about October I lost control and then lost hope. I began to overeat, overdrink, oversit, and under care. Ugh. The depressi... Read more
Vacation Day 2 - in Utah
Monday, June 27, 2016      8 comments

Well, I'm on my Utah vacation with my family. I'm a little nervous about lack of control over food choices (wrote a blog about my plan a week ago). ... Read more
Success, Standstill, Standstill, Failure, Standstill, Success!
Friday, June 24, 2016      7 comments

I'm one of those strange people who finds it best to weigh-in everyday. For me, it's helpful to notice the daily fluctuations so I don't obsess over o... Read more
21 days in - inside-out
Monday, June 20, 2016      7 comments

What does 21 days active on SparkPeople look like for me? 1) I've completely cut refined sugars and alcohol. 2) My joints feel so much better! My hands used to ache all the time, but I'm thinking that cutting sugar and alcohol has help... Read more
Vacation Roadmap
Saturday, June 18, 2016      2 comments

At the end of this week I’m headed on a trip. Because I'm only on Day 21 and just getting on my "healthy life" feet, I’m a little nervous about the c... Read more
Day 15: Hunger Games
Sunday, June 12, 2016      5 comments

My body is playing games with me. One day I'm craving, hungry and cranky, then the next two days I have a hard time eating ENOUGH healthy food. I know,... Read more
Day 13: Hunger Strikes
Saturday, June 11, 2016      4 comments

I knew this day would come but, dang... Almost 2 weeks in and things have been going great - sticking to healthy foods, within my target range every day, increasing activity, even getting some restaurant favorites budgeted in...then today the h... Read more
Day 12: For the Joy of It
Thursday, June 09, 2016      1 comments

The past week I've experienced a mindset change. Long walks have become less about the miles trudged or calories burned or steps counted. This week I... Read more
Day 9: Summertime
Monday, June 06, 2016      2 comments

Summertime is a change of pace for me. As a teacher, summer means a more flexible schedule, tutoring, and extra time to eat...er, I mean exercise and coo... Read more
Day 8: I'm a turtle.
Sunday, June 05, 2016      2 comments

Slow and steady, that's me. I'm back to long, slow walks with my phone. I almost always end up going further than I set out to go. Nature and trails ... Read more
Day 7: Raindrop
Saturday, June 04, 2016      3 comments

A month ago I never thought I'd be happy again. Weight gain, too much numbing, too much couch-sitting...I was in a depression that had lasted for more than a year. Then, a week ago, for some reason the "click" happened and I'm back. Exerc... Read more
Day 6: Call me a nerd
Friday, June 03, 2016      4 comments

...but it made me kinda giddy when #fitbit reached 15,000 steps juuuust when I touched my front door after tonight's walk. #fitbit #nerd ... Read more