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How realistic are my goals?
Saturday, February 18, 2012      11 comments

So, I've lost 3 pounds this month and managed to keep it off. Since starting Sparkpeople 5 or 6 years ago, my goal weight has always been 117 lbs. I did manage to reach it one time about a year and a half ago. I finally saw 117 on the scale t... Read more
Ok, I know it's obsessive, but it's working!
Friday, February 10, 2012      1 comments

So, here's what I've been doing. I really have to be held accountable for my daily weight. If I am not obsessive about weighing, I start to make bad choices, thinking that I'm doing just fine. I also have to be dilligent about tracking everyt... Read more
Blasted Cheesy Potatoes!!
Tuesday, December 27, 2011      1 comments

After Christmas, I had 3/4 of a pan of cheesy potato casserole left over from 2 dinners (it kept going to a smaller pan.) But apparently I made enough for an army, and with all the other good stuff, they just didn't get eaten. I decided we wou... Read more
Let's beat the Holiday Eat Your Heart Out Mentality!
Monday, December 26, 2011      1 comments

Ok, so I joined the Lose a lb a Week team and have been trying to stay current with their challenges. The pre Christmas challenge started off with a bang for me. I really like the concept of keeping my calories in the daily 500 calorie deficit... Read more
1 lb a Week Challenge - Week 1 results
Sunday, October 02, 2011      3 comments

Hey!! I lost 1.8 lbs as of the weigh in on Sat! I am really enjoying the 500 calorie deficit concept. A few years ago I lost almost 20 pounds on the Alternate Day Diet. I do believe in the philosophy behind this way of eating, but I wa... Read more
Hmm, Gained it back....
Friday, September 30, 2011      3 comments

So, yesterday I stuck to my caloric deficit range, (at least I thought I did) and I worked out, but I gained back the .8 lbs that I had lost. I guess this is an example of why you shouldn't weigh yourself everyday. Tormorrow is the official we... Read more
Lose a lb a Week Challenge Day 2
Thursday, September 29, 2011      4 comments

Well, it was hard, because I felt like I might starve, but I did stay within my deicit range yesterday! I really did track everything that went into my mouth. I also worked out for the second day in a row. I haven't worked out since I broke m... Read more
Starting a new challenge!
Wednesday, September 28, 2011      6 comments

So, I joined a new Spark People team: Lose 1 Pound or 1 Inch a Week! They have regular challenges. This one started 9/24 and will run for 12 weeks. I'm not really sure if there will be a different weekly challenge each week. But, during the ... Read more
Getting through the Recovery Days
Sunday, October 17, 2010      4 comments

My pain level has really decreased and I'm starting to think about weaning myself off of the pain medication. I'll start by going an hour or so longer between doses. I am sleeping better, that's good. The biggest challenge is getting through ... Read more
Mastopexy/Augmentation Day 2
Friday, October 15, 2010      6 comments

I'm in a lot less pain today, however I am dizzy, nauseous and headachy. I have been diligent about the pain pills and have stayed on schedule. I have a friend who after 3 days skipped a pill and thought she was dying! But I'm getting tired o... Read more
Having some cosmetic surgery
Monday, October 11, 2010      7 comments

Well, I suppose anyone who would take the time to read this blog would also have see the pictures I've posted. Last summer, I finally got down to my goal weight of 117 lbs. I am currently stabilized about 5-6 lbs higher, but I do intend to kee... Read more
Losing my step father way too soon...
Saturday, February 06, 2010      5 comments

It has been an incredibly hard week for me. I am still in shock. My mom and step father left 3 weeks ago for a cruise around New Zealand. They are both in their mid 60's and extremely active. They do a lot of worldwide travel for mission wor... Read more
Husband Rosacea Update
Sunday, November 08, 2009      5 comments

After much soul searching, my hubby has decided to go back to eating what he wants. Eating only meat and vegetables has not improved his rosacea symptoms. I believe they have gotten worse. So, rather than waste away to a 6 foot tall toothpick... Read more
My husband is suffering from rosacea, any ideas?
Saturday, November 07, 2009      4 comments

So, about a year ago, my husband decided he had rosacea. I have never noticed anything going on with his skin, but he claims that he has burning and itching espeically around the eyes. He says his eyes will get really dry and red rimmed. He a... Read more
Forced to Diet at Disneyland??
Friday, June 26, 2009      4 comments

OK, so my husband and I drove all the way down to Anaheim (10 hours) and I ate only a cup of fruit salad. I wanted to make it a Down Day. Needless to say, I was starving when we arrived. We went to Outback Steak House and I had a steak dinner wi... Read more

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