Tuesday, December 28, 2010

What five tips do you have for other dieters?


  • Don't ever give up.
  • Remember it's all about portion control.
  • It's okay to have cheat days, as long as you can get back on track.
  • Believe in yourself.
  • Set small goals.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

My 10 lbs milestone




Today I hit 10 lbs lost of my first 30 lbs to lose!!!

YAY!!!!!!! slow and steady.....

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Monday, December 13, 2010

Surviving Surgery

















It's been about a week since my surgery. Today is the best that I have felt!! It's beautiful here in Southern California and for that I'm grateful. My wonderful husband has been taking care of me and dinners and my kids have been there to help me. I've
lost weight, but tomorrow is my weigh in day, so I will post it tomorrow.







Friday, December 3, 2010

Surgery..... again




Well, another surgery for me tomorrow. I had surgery in May of this year and now, I've got to have another one. Different reason.

I'm asking and hoping for any prayers and good thoughts to be sent my way.



Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Weight update

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Slow and steady wins the race right?

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

My new weight goal - to start

Alot of people told me that my weight goal was too high and that I needed to break it down into more manageable goals. So on that advice, I am going to lose 30 lbs to start with. I will post my weight/goal/loss here.




Friday, September 24, 2010

A Self-Care Buffer Zone

Your Body

  • Schedule a check-up.
  • Do something active to increase your flexibility, stamina, or strength.
  • Take a hot bath or long shower to relax and unwind.
  • Give yourself a manicure, pedicure, or facial.
  • Treat yourself to a massage or a new hairstyle.
  • Wear clothes that are attractive, comfortable, and fit your current size and shape.
  • Clear clutter and create a pleasant space that helps you feel happy and calm.
  • Plant a garden and grow fresh vegetables, herbs, or flowers.
  • Spend time in nature walking, hiking, or sitting.
  • Download 101 Things to Do Besides Eat

Your Mind

  • Challenge yourself to think positively and powerfully.
  • Give your brain a map to follow by setting inspiring goals.
  • Learn a new skill or language.
  • Do brainteasers and play challenging games.
  • Be creative; experiment with art, crafts, and hobbies.
  • Listen to music, sing, or play an instrument.
  • Take classes online or at your local community center or college.
  • Participate in stimulating discussion groups (like this one!).
  • Travel—or explore areas close to home like museums.

Your Heart

  • Accept yourself as you are right now.
  • Embrace the full spectrum of emotions for the depth and richness they bring to your life.
  • Spend quality time with your family and friends.
  • Schedule a date night to build intimacy with your partner.
  • Identify your feelings by writing in a journal or talking with a trusted friend or counselor.
  • Set appropriate boundaries for healthier relationships.
  • Assert yourself to let others know how you feel, what you think, and what you need. Accept that beyond that, you can’t control what other people think, feel, or do.
  • While it’s not possible or even desirable to eliminate stress, learn to manage it.
  • Practice forgiveness. Harboring anger and hurt is harmful and eats up precious emotional energy.
  • Be vulnerable. This deepens intimacy and frees you from the need to be perfect.
  • Seek coaching, counseling, or therapy if needed for emotional support and to build coping skills.

Your Spirit

  • Practice mindfulness. Be fully present in whatever you’re doing—eating, talking, working, playing—to experience pleasure and meaning.
  • Renew and restore yourself through prayer and meditation.
  • Schedule time for your inner work. Know yourself, your values, and your purpose.
  • See your problems as opportunities for learning and growth.
  • Reclaim peace and joy even as you face challenges.
  • Look for the good in others; it’s there somewhere, just waiting to be nurtured.
  • Volunteer and give back to your community by helping others.
  • Write down all you are grateful for.
  • Practice kindness without any expectation of receiving something in return.

Remember, the purpose of eating is to fuel your healthy, balanced, fulfilling life.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

My 5 year anniversary of no smoking!!!



Your Quit Date is: Friday, September 16, 2005 at 4:30:00 PM
Test Time Smoke-Free: 1825 days, 10 hours, 19 minutes and 32 seconds
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 36509
Lifetime Saved: 9 months, 8 days, 21 hours
Money Saved: $10,426.46

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Fathers Day ~2010~

Thanks D!!!!!

I got up this morning and found these 2 wonderful
drawings that my daughter did for her
dad



and her grandfather "Popi"

I hope all the fathers out there, have a great day!!!!!







Sunday, May 30, 2010

Quit Anniversary!

Well as much as I wanted to start smoking again, because of my
allergies....

I still managed not to start up again, here are my latest stats.


Your Quit Date is:
Friday, September 16, 2005 at 4:30:00 PM
Test Time Smoke-Free: 1702 days, 10 hours, 40 minutes and 56 seconds
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 34049
Lifetime Saved: 8 months, 20 days, 2 hours
Money Saved: $9,724.13







Thursday, May 20, 2010

The Anti-Jared Blog

The letter to Erik

I love Tony!! ...... read this blog of his!! Click on "The letter to Eric"

Saturday, May 8, 2010

3 Hairs


There was a woman who woke up one morning, looked in the mirror,
and noticed she had only three hairs on her head.

"Well," she said, "I think I'll braid my hair today."

So she did and she had a wonderful day.

The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror, and saw that she had
only two hairs on her head.

"Hmmm," she said, "I think I'll part my hair today."

So she did and she had a grand day.

The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror, and noticed that she had
only one hair on her head.

"Well," she said, "today I'm going to wear my hair in a pony tail."

So she did, and she had a fun, fun day.

The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror, and noticed that there
wasn't a single hair on her head.

"YAY!" she exclaimed, "I don't have to fix my hair today!"

Attitude is everything! It can make or break your day.

Everyone you come in contact with is fighting battles like you. Let's take care of one another. And don't forget to take care of yourself!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Sunday, February 7, 2010

My goal for this week

TO workout every day that I don't have to get allergy shots.






Tuesday, January 26, 2010

January is almost over!?!?!?!

I can't believe that January is almost over! Where has the time gone? I am back on Jenny and I've had some issues getting motivated to workout. BUT, I did work out yesterday!

That was my goal and I did it. Today I have to go get my shots. I can't workout on those days. I had stopped my shots for a while, and it set me back...so I am back to having to go back to twice a week, which totally messes my who schedule out.

I hope to find some time to drop by and say hi! I've found a couple of new people that I follow, but I've yet to introduce myself!

I hope everyone has a nice day!