Day #3 of my new life

March 7, 2014

Things are going well so far with the Nutrisystem “Fast 5.” It’s pretty restrictive, meant to give you a week-long jump start on weight loss so you’re encouraged to continue. Thankfully, I haven’t been hungry. Close…but not actually hungry. I’m eating slowly to make the food last and trying to eat mindfully, enjoying, savoring, rather […]

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Try, try again

March 5, 2014

If you’ve noticed that this blog has all but disappeared from the blogosphere (there’s an awkward word), you may have wondered what happened in my eternal quest for weight loss. I have to shamefacedly admit, I have not been doing well. At all. Not only have I not lost weight, I have gained weight. Again. […]

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Motivational fitness quotes

November 12, 2012

For those of you who love motivational quotes about fitness, exercise, and weight loss, I’ve got a quick link for you. Check out these 38 fitness motivational graphics.

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Never, ever, ever give up

October 1, 2012

Ran across this video in my Facebook feed and I have to post it here for you guys. It makes me realize I have absolutely NO EXCUSE for skipping workouts or saying to myself, “You can’t do it.” Watch it all the way through to be amazed. I hope it gives you the motivation it […]

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Wow – now THIS is inspiring!

August 17, 2012

I ran across this video on YouTube the other day and I just had to share it with you. This woman went from 293 pounds to 126 in about a year and a half. The purpose of her video was to show the loose skin she is left with. But that’s what I found so […]

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I hate my jeans

April 17, 2012

Right now I own only one pair of pants that fits me. The tag says “Jeanstar” and the size is 14. I hate them. They are unfashionably faded in weird places. The hems keep curling up. And although they fit right just below my waist, they are saggy under my rear end for some reason. […]

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New fitness regimen, part 4 – NO EXCUSES

April 5, 2012

I’ve started this whole “I’ve gotta lose weight” process over and over again so many times and I’m tired of saying “This time I’M REALLY SERIOUS.” I don’t even believe myself anymore. But it’s never going to happen unless one of these times I actually follow through. I’m 46 years old and not getting any […]

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New fitness regimen, part 3 – NO SCALE

April 2, 2012

Here’s the deal. I am not going to weigh myself anymore, at least not for a long time. I did weigh myself weekly when I (re)started this blog back in May 2011 so I could report my progress here, but it got to a point where I couldn’t do it anymore. I have never been […]

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New fitness regimen, part 2 – MORE WEIGHTS

March 29, 2012

The exercise part of my regimen I’m also going to approach differently than ever before. My plan is to exercise for an hour a day five or six days a week. So far, no change from most of my previous efforts. But in the past I focused 90% of my time on aerobic activity, using […]

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New fitness regimen, part 1 – MORE VEGETABLES

March 27, 2012

As I outlined in my previous post, I’m starting fresh in my attempt to lose weight and get in shape. There are four aspects to my new approach, and the most important one right now involves veggies, veggies, veggies! It all started when my husband discovered Netflix. (Bear with me; there will be a connection […]

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