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Every Day, is Day One...
Saturday, June 01, 2019      3 comments

I've had a personal revelation today... I've seen so many blogs and posts say that this is "Day One" or "I'm starting day one of my journey..." For me, EVERY day, is day one... I start over each day... not because I've messed up or eaten too muc... Read more
Favorite Author? Annnnd go!
Wednesday, May 01, 2019      3 comments

When I was a kid, my absolute favorite author was Beverly Cleary. I read the "Ramona" books over and over again. Still love them today. However, I think as far as modern authors go, Kate DiCamillo would have to be my favorite. I realize that alt... Read more
Eight. Whole. Months.
Tuesday, April 30, 2019      4 comments

This Friday will mark eight months into my journey. I have NEVER lasted this long in my efforts to lose weight, and keep it off. I have such a long way to go, but I am finally beginning to feel like I've got this under control. I have been able ... Read more
Reflections of a Six Month Journey
Friday, March 08, 2019      1 comments

Five weeks ago, I hit my second mini goal of 278 pounds. Ever since then, I've been gaining and losing the same few pounds over and over again. I haven't been out of control, but I haven't lost anymore either... just maintained. Maintaining is g... Read more
Easier to Say No...
Friday, February 01, 2019      6 comments

If you had told me five years ago that there would come a day when I would not crave or desire sweets, I'd have told you that you're crazy. Heck, even *six months* ago, I wouldn't have believed you. But I can count on one hand the number of time... Read more
Back in the Game
Monday, January 21, 2019      5 comments

I will be brutally honest, and admit that in the past two and a half weeks, I have been on the struggle bus. I have gained and lost the same few pounds, not really getting anywhere. I've eaten the wrong foods, and not worked out. I've also in th... Read more
No Resolutions.
Monday, December 31, 2018      4 comments

In years past, I've made the typical New Year's resolutions: lose 100 pounds, work out 5 days a week, drink 8 waters every single day... you know the routine. Each time though, I was setting myself up for failure. This year, I will be maki... Read more
I Finally Did It!
Friday, December 28, 2018      7 comments

It took four months to lose about 22 pounds. I realize that in that time, I certainly could have lost more. But I'm choosing to focus on the fact that, I finally reached my first mini goal, and have successfully lost more weight than I have in y... Read more
Stuck in a Rut
Tuesday, December 18, 2018      3 comments

To begin, I love what I do. I love teaching young minds and building lasting relationships with my students. I love seeing them learn, I love offering them advice or a listening ear. There are days when I feel I am a part time "mom" to some of t... Read more
Gaining Focus
Sunday, December 16, 2018      3 comments

Wow. These past few weeks have been super tough for me. I've been gaining and losing the same two pounds...nothing significant, but enough to drive me crazy. I went on a long weekend getaway, but did a lot of walking, so didn't gain too much the... Read more
Help a Girl Out?
Sunday, December 02, 2018      2 comments

Mmkay, well... If I'm being honest, I've hit a rough patch this past week. I've been lax in working out and eating. But I AM NOT giving up!! Not this time... no more throwing in the towel. I've made too much progress for that... I just need to r... Read more
Top 3 NSV's!
Sunday, November 25, 2018      4 comments

If I'm being honest, the scale is the rule of the roost around here... I probably weigh in more than I should and obsess over the numbers... We've all been there, right? But I also try not to lose sight of the other positive things happening dur... Read more
BEST Piece of Advice
Saturday, November 24, 2018      10 comments

Active lifestyle. Those words to me have always been followed by visions of two hour long work outs in the gym, followed by strength training and jogging five miles... but the best thing that I came across recently, said that an "active lifestyl... Read more
The WORST Question Ever
Friday, November 23, 2018      5 comments

"What's an interesting fact about yourself?" or "What are your hobbies?" It gives me such anxiety in social situations where you are getting to know people, and are faced with either or both of these questions. The absolute best I can do f... Read more
Can I Be Honest?
Wednesday, November 21, 2018      6 comments

I just posted three "before" pictures of myself, and am so grossed out by what I see. Have you ever felt that way? It seems I never realize just how overweight I am, until I look at pictures of myself, and am stunned at how out-of-hand things ha... Read more