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“Excuses Don’t Burn Calories.”

Oh man how true that statement is to me! I’ve come up with pretty much every excuse under the sun, and then some…

I think we’ve probably all done at one time or another. But at the end of the day were back to my beginning statement:

“Excuses Don’t Burn Calories.”

So why is it so darn hard to just get up and go exercise; yet easy as pie to find one more reason not to??? Your guess is as good as mine!

What I do know, is that I do have the ability to try again, and again, and again if that’s what it takes for me to succeed.

If it’s worth having, it’s worth working for…. sometimes in this process I’ve grown weary. I’ve wondered why it had to be so hard. Appreciation comes to mind. I’ve taken alot for granted in my life. Always being thin was one of those things! Then life happended. I went from worrying about nothing, to worrying about everything.

There’s an old saying of sorts that goes something like this: “if the road is always easy, we never truly appreciate the destination.” Sometimes (many times) the road is hard, it’s bumpy and the way riddled with pot holes. It’s during these times that I often want to give up. Many times I did. But then there is this small spot in the back of my head that keeps pushing me to get up again. To dust off my work-out shoes, put away the NUTELLA and get back at it. I truly hope that my blog today isn’t discouraging to anyone; it’s not meant to be.

What it is meant to be is honest; and encouraging. We all have our moments of weakness, our moments of stress and trial. But we each have endless opportunities to try again. And again. So that maybe the day will come when we find our healthy routines have become a healthy habit and way of life; not just an 8-week plan to lose weight. For myself, I need to truly grasp that my journey to weight-loss is merely part of an overall lifestyle change towards being the best I can be: inside and out!

I’m ready to get back to work.




Well here we all are after a grueling 9-5pm class yesterday becoming INSANITY Certified Instructors!!

I was amazed and impressed by the Master Instructors and my fellow students. Wow!! Those folks kicked butt. I felt like a measely piker compared to most of my fellow INSANITY folks. But “Wow,” what a work-out both physically and mentally! They sure didn’t make it easy on the written test. I’d forgotten how long ago high school was and what a lousy test taker I was back then… I’m still trying to decide which was harder, the work-out or the written test… I’m joking! All things aside, the physical demands were by far the hardest thing I have ever done! And I by no means performed at the level of the instructors or most of the class. I was challanged to go beyond what I thought possible for my body. I am excited for the next round and look forward to taking myself to the next level as I continue both my weight loss and exercise/fitness goals.

Have a wonderful Sunday everyone!!

“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.


This is me right now!!

This is me right now!!

I’m the one on the right… Goofy, silly, and pleasantly plump!! I just felt the need to post a current pic after browsing through a few fellow weight-loss bloggers this morning. You see, I really do love life!! I think that’s why I am struggling so lately. I’m normally a happy, fun-loving kinda gal. But this weight thing and (truthfully) pre-menopause thing has really got me in a tizzy… *Is tizzy actually a word?

Anyway; I want my outside and inside (heart) to start reflecting the person I was and who most know me to be… happy, loving life and a woman with a plan… Keep me updated fellow bloggers, your word and encouragement help me to keep on “keeping on….”

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