Start Weight:(09 Apr 12) 163.0 lb
Current Weight:(23 Oct 12) 119.0 lb
Goal Weight:125.0 lb
following: Link & Balance
performance: losing 0.7 lb a week

Perhaps Roy Clark's song says it all:


Late teens and twenties (102 to 105 pounds). Fun years! Cheerleading to homecoming court, sorority to deb, and even a sprinkle of "Miss" titles. Life was good.


The next twenty years: First bump in the road was years of fertility treatment which wreaked havoc on my weight (without achieving a much wanted baby). Years after the treatments, I fooled the specialists and conceived and complacently settled into the 125 to 130 range.


Until 2007. Four years after graduating from the academy, my daughter volunteered for a 365-day deployment to Afghanistan. I ate my way through the entire year. While my husband lost weight, I gained weight at an alarming rate. When she lost two of her guys in a roadside bombing just before Christmas, I perfected my overindulgence to a new level.


No, I'm not blaming my daughter for my weight. I take full responsibility for the consequences. I placed every morsel into my mouth. However, it's time to do something about it.

I'm fortunate to have a loving husband. Not only does he walk with me to help me get back into shape, he even cooks my "special" meals (he's a better cook than I) and measures and weighs every serving for me. Sometimes I think too much love can be a negative thing. Not only does he regularly leave a freshly cut rose on my desk, but I used to find chocolate, a donut, a Starbucks macchiato, or other tokens of affection sitting on my desk (note the past tense on the latter). Oh, wait. Maybe he was trying to kill me off by inducing a diabetic coma.

Soon my hubby and I will dance at our daughter's wedding, and for our daughter:


FatSecret member since: 02 May 12

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  can't fail challenge. Trust me, I promise
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California Zesty Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms
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Sara Lee 80 Calories and Delightful Wheat Buns
I have read about them, and I have searched for them at a dozen markets. No one carries them around here. Argh.
posted 25 Oct 2012, 09:36
Help! Need Motivation!!
Don't forget, Kimjinxie... a skinnier and cuter you too, not just the clothes!
posted 19 Oct 2012, 18:56
Help! Need Motivation!!

BUDDIES - Their achievements inspire me. In return, I don't want to fail them. It's important to find the right buddies and to be a good buddy in return.

NAYSAYERS - I'd like to prove the naysayers are wrong. I'm too stubborn to let them have the last word.

EMPTY CLOSET - All my loose clothes are gone. There's no turning back unless I join a nudist colony. Even in California, that could prove a bit chilly in the wintertime.

ANTICIPATION - Sweet anticipation of a December spending spree at the Camarillo Outlet to fill my closet. Three months of maintenance will put it at around Christmastime.

NO MORE MEDS - I love the freedom of no more meds. I earned the trust of my doctor to take me off, and I want to prove to her she was right.

I DON'T LIKE PAIN - It was far too hard to do this. It's not something I wish to repeat. Once is enough for me.

Congrats on your loss! And don't give up!
posted 19 Oct 2012, 18:26
I love Halloween.

I love the children in their cute costumes. I love their responses when I ask them about their costume. I love decorating the front yard and wearing a silly outfit to hand out treats. I enjoy everything about it!

This year we have carnival prizes for treats for most of the kids. For the youngest ones we try to give them something special (usually something like a giant Pixie Stix with a glittery star and ribbon streamers attached to the end of it). For the older teens, we have just the standard stuff... but surprisingly many want a spider ring or a carnival bracelet instead.

Sweet temptations can challenge our will power. Perhaps stocking up on sugar-free Fudgsicles may help. Chocolaty goodness at only 40 calories!

I hope you enjoy Halloween through the eyes of the children. It only comes once a year, and it can be so much fun.

And if all else fails, I received an email this morning for healthy Butterfingers --> RECIPE IS HERE
posted 18 Oct 2012, 14:06
Lost 60 Pounds Now!
Awesome job. You're at a new benchmark and over halfway there! Stick with it... you will reach your goal.
posted 14 Oct 2012, 10:08
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