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~ One Tough Chick ~

~ One Tough Chick ~

Okay, so I borrowed my trainer’s name for me… but I’m giving him credit. Thank you “Mr. Get Navy Fit Smith!” Your friendship as well as fitness leadership have really encouraged me to keep it up!

Working on your fitness is a daily job. You don’t just lose weight and keep it off for the rest of your life by returning to the couch. It’s hard! It’s darn hard sometimes. I know it, and you all know it too. I think that’s the hardest part for most people; “keeping their head in the game.” I know it is for me when my home life is stress central. No one has to be (quote), doing anything wrong… life just gets crazy at times and we lose focus.

I’m being reminded daily by loved ones and friends alike that my journey isn’t a one-time deal and then it’s back to the TWINKIES! No, this journey of mine (or new life-style) is one of healthly living. That includes everything from the choices I make in eating, to those in my fitness routine and daily living. I don’t want to be on a DIET for the rest of my life. I want to learn and maintain a healthy outlook on the choices I make in my life.

A dear friend said to me the other day that my “mind” will check out long before my body does… Now he was referring to my fitness goals, but I also interpretted it this way: I can give up after one mistake, or I can use that mistake to learn, grow and further my goals for a healthy and happy life.

I’m going to go will the latter. I want to live A HAPPY & HEALTHY LIFE.


Race Day is Here!

Race Day is Here!

Tomorrow is the day everybody! It’s the Down N’ Dirty Mud Run put on by Subaru with Merrill and REI. Here’s the link if you want to check it out. This is the first one of the season. There’s a few more around the states, check them out!!

The will be the first 5k I’ve done in a few years since gaining back a lot of my weight. I am not where I want to be, but I have put in hard work getting back on track and am excited about the race! My hubby Jack is a trooper and joining me on the course. I’ll be posting pics after the race. I’m sure they’ll prove to be both muddy and fun-filled!

Wish me luck!


200 Pounds!

Here I am my friends. I am 5 foot 9, 200 pounds and losing. I have a goal weight of 150 pounds. I know I have a way to go, but am looking forward to my journey to a healthier life.


“Im so excited!”

Who would have thought I’d be excited about weigh-in day; but I am!! I keep looking at the day/date and want Monday to be here so I can officially put down my weight for the week. Here’s a sneak peek: I hit 200.8 today. I have set that first step goal as under 200. I am praying that by Monday I can reached the 1’s… but I am also trusting and continuing to work and eat healthy knowing that it doesn’t come off overnight.

It’s just so nice to have gotten my mojo back! I truly am grateful to my medical team who have endlessly tested and come up with a healthy and doable lifestyle change for me.

I laughed (out loud) at myself while shopping at SPROUTS yesterday. For those of you catching up, I am now in process of learning to eat gluten-free at the strong suggestion of my N.P. at Pat News Health Care. While foraging through the rather large gluten-free section of the store, I come across gluten-free french fries. I’m not eating french fries! I do, however have a 13-year-old son w/autism who lives on them. So I (laughed) and thought… what the hey, let’s give it a try!! I’m happy to report; that after much scrutinizing and poking, HE ATE THEM!! It was a win win for mom!!

Okay, back to the excitement of weighing in… Who would have thought, right? But here I am on Thursday afternoon wishing it were Monday so that I could “officially” blog my weight. I guess I’ll take the joys when they come. So here’s to Monday… but here’s also to tomorrow, and the next day, and the next day, and ……

It’s a journey. It’s my journey. I’m so glad to be sharing it with each of you. Thank you for sharing yours with me.


Failure Pic!


Working towards the hootspa’ I used to have in believing what this pic says…. Noah to school, mom to Wal~Mart and I to the gym with my trainer!!

To Gym or Not to Gym?

To Gym or Not to Gym?

Hmm’? I’ll be back on track with my trainer tomorrow. I can’t believe he left for two weeks as a Navy Reservist!! Just kidding! I am very proud of the service my trainer has given and continues to give my country. Not only is he an out-standing trainer, he’s also an amazing human being!! Thanks Eugene Lyle Smith!

I’ll be back at it officially tomorrow morning. I truly cannot wait. One of the best things (besides their knowledge) a trainer can give you is their respect and encouragment. Eugene provides both for me. So here’s to tomorrow morning; let the training begin…



“What makes me cry?” FAT.

“What makes me sweat?” FAT.

“What makes me cry and sweat?” FAT.

When I saw this photo I was so encouraged; and then just moments later I was discouraged. I don’t think I’ve ever faced such a hard battle as my current one to downsize and get healthy.

I loved the illustration. Imagine the FAT on your body being turned to tears of sweat; each drop taking with it a portion of the pounds you’re trying to shed. I want that determination that I see on her face. I want it to last more than 24 hours.



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