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The Art of Getting Up
Sunday, July 21, 2019      10 comments

If you are not a fat person, you probably never think about it. But if you are, it's probably all you think about. Recently, I was thinking back to my first online coach, Cliff, who used to say to me that if I wanted to walk a half-marath... Read more
Let's Celebrate Milestones
Thursday, July 18, 2019      10 comments

I meant to write this blog on Tuesday, but time got away from me. On Tuesday, I celebrated my ONE WEEK ANNIVERSARY of walking without my cane. It is a freaking huge accomplishment and not only am I patting myself on the back to celebrate, I've b... Read more
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Thursday, July 11, 2019      71 comments

My mantra has become the 4 B's: Breathe Believe Be Brave Tell me what words do you use to cheer yourself on? ... Read more
Put Down the Duckie
Thursday, July 11, 2019      14 comments

Those of us of a certain age, probably all have a favorite Sesame Street character. Mines Ernie. He's pesty, adorable, and kind of a prankster. (Sorry, Bert.) Ernie loves his rubber duckie, but he also has a song that goes, "You got to put down... Read more
I Got Lost
Friday, June 28, 2019      12 comments

Down the rabbit hole, I went. Away from the steps I knew would keep my life on a healthy track. I ate carelessly, thought negatively and allowed myself to be too easily overwhelmed by life's little crisises, Righting my ship has taken lots ... Read more
Something's Fishy
Monday, May 27, 2019      7 comments

We had takeout seafood last night. When I had a choice, I skipped my normal go-to and went for the broiled salmon. It was one small change and a positive step, but it was all in the right direction. I am working on steering clear of fried foods,... Read more
Back in the Saddle
Saturday, May 11, 2019      4 comments

It starts with a little bit of care - along with the desire to make yourself better. Why am I here when so many around me have not made it this far along? I must be here for a reason, so I while I am here, what can I do to make my life just a l... Read more
Making Yourself Better
Sunday, September 02, 2018      5 comments

The proverbial they ain't kidding when they say, the hardest part is getting in the front door. I went back to the gym yesterday after a long hiatus. I had, in fact, cancelled my membership, but when the owner of the gym saw that I did that, he ... Read more
Seeing is Believing
Thursday, July 19, 2018      11 comments

A colleague came to my office today to work on some computers. He looked thinner than the last time I saw him, but I rarely see him so I did not make much of it. I didn't say anything - but in the course of the couple of hours he was there, he m... Read more
Thursday, July 12, 2018      7 comments

Hi all, I had a productive and happy day! I got up early (for a vacation day), got hubby some coffee and food, and then did laundry, ran the dishwasher, hopped on a work conference call (even though I am off, this was pre-scheduled), took ... Read more
On the Right Track
Tuesday, July 10, 2018      9 comments

When people do things for you, it can become routine to rely on them, I live in PA, and work in NJ, --- where you can't pump your own gas. It is very convenient to not have to get out of the car, and just pull up to the pump and voila, your tank... Read more
Measuring Progress
Sunday, July 08, 2018      9 comments

Progress looks different to everyone. To me, it looks like a cleaner house with less clutter and trash. It looks like clean clothes to wear, and healthy-ish food in the fridge. I've been dealing with pain and a lack of mobility lately, so ... Read more
Forgiveness and letting go
Wednesday, July 04, 2018      9 comments

There is nothing that is keeping me from living my most healthy life, but me. When I want it bad enough, it will happen, not because of some miraculous cure for fatness or low self-esteem, but everyday good choices, leading to success and more g... Read more
Hello July
Tuesday, July 03, 2018      4 comments

It is big-time toasty here. We are in the feels-like triple digits here. I am also sure it is much worse in the house than outside. Our AC is only operational in the bedroom. I woke up screaming last night with an intense leg cramp. I have... Read more
Hump Day
Wednesday, June 27, 2018      3 comments

My pain feels overwhelming these days, but I dragged myself to the supermarket because the hubby was running out of stuff. I had plans to hop on the motorized scooter and get the stuff and vamoose. Nope, Life had other plans. There were no scoot... Read more

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