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Another Weekend Down
Sunday, June 10, 2018      5 comments

I have had a good weekend, getting in all my fruits and vegetables or freggies and lots of water. I did have 8 oz. of pumpkin ale and a 2" x 2" piece of lemon bar. Both fit into to my nutrition budget and were dutifully recorded in my food log. ... Read more
My First Week Back
Tuesday, June 05, 2018      7 comments

I believe I've done pretty well this week. I faced travelling by car 10 hours at a time and frequent family meals eaten out on in a party type setting. I managed to get some good movement in before getting in the car and on breaks. The stress ha... Read more
A Good Start
Thursday, May 31, 2018      5 comments

I was a little leery of starting my new efforts to get back in shape with a 11 hour road trip. I think I actually did very well. I got up early enough to get a protein shake and a good walk in before we had to leave. Showering with our water he... Read more
New Strategies Needed
Thursday, May 31, 2018      8 comments

I know how to do this. I know what i need to do, what works best for me. I just don't seem to know how to keep going. I started out at 363lbs and lost 83lbs. I could feel the difference but couldn't see it. Then the stress of family just got ... Read more
The Hardest Part of Ending is Starting Over Again
Wednesday, May 30, 2018      6 comments

It's over. Its done. Both my Father and Father-In-Law have passed within 2 days of one another following grueling battles with Multiple Myeloma and Prostate cancer respectively. I've had a very hard time with grief. If my father had been abusive... Read more
No More Excuses
Wednesday, September 20, 2017      8 comments

Right before Christmas I was roped into toxic levels of stress over family drama and all my clothes were falling off me. I was so frustrated trying to resist these "normal" guidelines that everyone around me follow with gusto. I got to a point w... Read more
Fall Seven Times, Stand Up Eight
Thursday, March 30, 2017      7 comments

This is a Japanese proverb that I need to take to heart. It needs to be my mantra. Here I am again, returning to what I know I have to do to get healthy and fit. We had a huge family crisis last summer leading to our being estranged indefin... Read more
Setting Myself Up For Success
Monday, March 14, 2016      15 comments

Part of what works for me is having an established routine. I have a limited diet and that works well for me. Breakfast is so very important for me to set my day up right. I find I need a good boost to get me going and keep me from feeling hungr... Read more
When The Mirror Lies
Saturday, March 05, 2016      15 comments

I think that many of of us suffer from the similar problems in the process of losing large amounts of weight. I found in the past that I would get to a set point, 300 lbs for me, and just couldn't drop below. I would get psyched out and gain wei... Read more
Take It Back
Saturday, February 20, 2016      16 comments

I finally got my full knee replacement. I had severe Severe Arthritis with bone spurs, squaring off of the bone, and valgus deformation. My right knee was twisted so far to the middle that I kept banging it on the bar of my stationary bike. My k... Read more
Wolves: Feed the Right One
Friday, January 15, 2016      19 comments

This month has been a hard one for my family. I had a small gain this week, but that was just a minor part of my stress. I felt I needed to write about it and so an apology to my team has become a blog so I can look back and remember what not to... Read more
Second Thoughts
Wednesday, January 06, 2016      14 comments

I've been so very good through the holidays. I've been getting more exercise, have carefully logged everything and eaten right. Despite finally reaching that medium term goal of hitting the loss of 20% of my starting weight, I've been very frust... Read more
So Far, So Good
Monday, December 21, 2015      11 comments

Today is Yule, the Winter Solstice here in the Northern hemisphere, and the shortest day of the year for which I'm grateful. I love the night, but I need sunlight. Without taking high potency vitamin D I run at a deficiency which makes me SADD. ... Read more
I Have A Cunning Plan
Tuesday, November 24, 2015      4 comments

Actually I hope my plan to face the holiday season ahead is a far cry better than the quote alludes to. Yes folks, the holidays are indeed coming with so many special occasions, parties, and well meaning (and some not so well meaning) food pushe... Read more
Floating Away
Wednesday, November 11, 2015      10 comments

First of all I sure wish making a blog entry on the mobiIe site was easier. I also wish giving goodies out wasn't a pain. My laptop needs repaired and I'm stuck doing everything on my smartphone. This week has been a doozy. I weighed in las... Read more

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