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My thoughts on weight loss and the life of a married working mom

Feel the Burn

Somehow, I found myself in a 360 Burn class at the gym on Thursday night. I didn’t mean to sign up for it. I had requested a session with a personal trainer and when they scheduled me, they scheduled me for this class. As I was walking back to the “jungle gym” with my classmate,…
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Goals, Not Resolutions

Looking forward, I declare 2019 to be a year of loss. I plan to lose weight, lose stress and lose clutter. I won’t call these resolutions because, let’s face it, resolutions last about a month or two. I call these goals because goals indicate another leg of the journey – something to be attained. I…
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Counting Down the Minutes

Going back to the gym is re-enforcing how very out of shape I am. Yesterday I did 20 minutes on the elliptical and I thought I was going to faint. Today, I actually went back for a second workout. 10 minutes The first five minutes wasn’t so bad. I got into a rhythm and started…
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Getting Back on Track

Okay, so I haven’t been making the best food choices lately and I’ve been eating like crap. It’s crazy how I do this to myself because the worse I eat, the worse I feel. Why are carb-loaded fried foods so tempting while that carrot and hummus just pales in comparison? To be fair, I’ve had…
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My First Date with the Scale

Last night was my first WW weigh-in since February 2017. It felt like a first date. As I drove to the WW studio I was excited with the possibilities but fearful that it could go oh so wrong. After all, I’ve been down this road before. I have a complicated relationship with the scale. We…
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The Journey to a Better Me

One of the toughest things I’ve ever done is quit smoking. I smoked my last cigarette on July 21, 2006. It was a beautiful summer day and my husband and I were attending a baseball game in Philadelphia with my husband’s parents. Mark and I had be talking about trying for a baby and I…
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Chips, Chocolate, and Wine Oh My!

I find I am loving the new Weight Watchers plan. It combines the flexibility of Smart Points with the freedom from tracking of Paleo. I loved Paleo because I didn’t have to track. There was a list of foods I could and could not eat and as long as I stuck to those lists I…
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Finding My Way

I haven’t written about my weight loss journey in awhile because I’ve been lost. When I awoke from surgery and my arms were paralyzed it became all consuming. All I could think about was the pain and what I couldn’t do. Fortunately that changed and two months later I am ready to return to normal.…
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To Hell and Back Again

On Tuesday of last week, I went into the hospital for a hysterectomy.  It’s major surgery, but it’s a common surgery done every day and something many women in my life have experienced. I wasn’t really afraid, just anxious to get it over with and looking forward to a little rest and relaxation afterward. However,…
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Bouncing Back

I’ve had a few setbacks recently largely centered around some health issues. I have uterine fibroids and each month my symptoms grow worse. I have surgery scheduled for August but in the meantime I’m coping with some major cramping. So when it came to food the last several days, well let’s just say my diet…
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