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90 Days to Vacation
Wednesday, January 29, 2020      2 comments

January has been a slow month, not much visible progress or scale movement. I have 90 days until I leave for our 10th Anniversary vacation. Though I'd still have fun if I didn't lose any weight before vacation, I'd like to see some more ... Read more
Winter Onederland - Goal Tracking and Setting
Wednesday, December 25, 2019      4 comments

While listening to the Chieftains Bells of Dublin, BOOGIE ONEDERLAND keeps my toes tapping. I am so proud I reached my goal of Onederland by the end of 2019. 70 pounds lost since the end of May. Rocking it! Thank you to the Sparkpeople c... Read more
50 Pounds down, 50+ to go
Wednesday, October 23, 2019      8 comments

So happy to have reached the -50 mark! I have less sleep apnea I snore less I can walk to work and back (2.5 miles each way) I don't get out of breath on hills or on stairs I have healthy blood sugar I have more confidence in my... Read more
Thursday, September 05, 2019      2 comments

I'm a pretty impatient person, so I have a hard time with long-term journeys like this. It's hard to focus on how far I've come, and not on how far I have to go. And I want to be there right now! I've been at this three whole months, why... Read more
My often-repeated gripe about clothing sizes
Tuesday, August 20, 2019      2 comments

So my big YAY for the day is fitting into my old size 16W jeans. They are so comfy, I've really missed them. For the next few weeks I'll be wearing them a lot! I tried on a pair of 14s- they went on and zipped but I am not going to wear pants... Read more
90 Days!
Monday, August 19, 2019      2 comments

Made it 90 days! They say it takes over two months for new habits to set in. I think I've settled into a good pattern of prepping healthy meals, getting 10,000 steps per day, and cutting out snacks. I think my stomach has shrunk, becaus... Read more
New "Before" picture
Wednesday, August 14, 2019      6 comments

I've lost 24 pounds since late May, so this is more of a "work in progress", but I'm setting this as my official "before" picture going forward. ... Read more
-21 pounds in 80 days - pluses and minuses
Monday, August 12, 2019      3 comments

Pluses: It's happening, it's really happening! 80 days ago, I struggled to walk 5K steps a day. Now I'm doing more than 10K and sometimes more than 15K My stomach has shrunk a bit so I feel full sooner I feel thinner, even if it isn't n... Read more
This week's bento
Monday, August 05, 2019      4 comments

Very sloppy fresh summer rolls, tomatoes, carrots, plantain chips, and jicama/zucchini cut into cute shapes. This one seems a little light on beans... Read more
Things I'm looking forward to
Friday, July 26, 2019      2 comments

Eyes on the prizes: NSVs I'm looking forward to -Putting on/taking off socks easily -Wearing knee-high boots -Wearing my good winter coat -Fitting into my leather jacket -The bed not creaking when I get in -Going up and down stai... Read more
This week's Bento
Monday, July 22, 2019      1 comments

This week's yummies: tomatoes, BBQ beans, sliced jicama, tomatillo, pickled green mango, and plantain chips. We went to a local asian supermark... Read more
Meal prep: Bento lunchboxes
Tuesday, July 09, 2019      4 comments

I've always liked nibbling on little things, so Bentos are a great choice for me. It takes less than hour to prepare and assemble a week's worth of... Read more
NSV: Walking to the store
Sunday, July 07, 2019      4 comments

My husband has the car today, so I decided to walk to a market about a mile away. I was a little intimidated because of a big hill between my house and the market. But I made it over the hill (twice!) without getting out of breath or needing t... Read more
40 days walking
Tuesday, July 02, 2019      3 comments

40 days ago I bought my vivofit and started walking. I started with a goal of 5,000 steps per day. I've worked my way up to 8,000 steps, and plan to be at 10,000 by the end of the Summer. Changes? Injury has reared its ugly head, a... Read more
Monday, June 24, 2019      6 comments

I knew this was going to happen. I have a long history of knee, ankle, and hip injuries. I didn't do anything wrong on Saturday. In fact, I was taking it easy, hoping we could go for a long bike ride on Sunday. We did our usual Saturday ch... Read more

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