Saturday, February 8, 2014


This was a pretty good week.  I paid attention to what I was eating.  Walked 30 minutes on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.  Got 8 hours of sleep at least 3 nights this past week.  Bottom Line:  lost 5 lbs. in my first week.

No pictures to share (I am still a jelly filled donut). 

Goal:  lose enough weight and be in shape to go to Hawaii with my husband in September of this year.

Will post pictures soon.

Sunday, February 2, 2014


When I turned 25 years old I was devastated.  I made sure that I was still 28 when I got married the day before my 29th birthday.  I wasn't phased by 30, 35, 40 or even 45.

This year I turned 46.  I affectionately refer to this time of my life as "The Other Side of Forty".  These will be the years that I will prepare to turn 50.

The plan is to eat healthier, live healthier and be more active.  I want to look 40 something during my 50 some things.

Since my last knee surgery I have gained 30 pounds and have struggled to lose that weight.  Now that the holidays are over; the anniversary has been celebrated; and Victor and I have celebrated our 40 something birthdays it is time to get serious.

This morning I weighed in at 187 lbs.  A little too heavy for my weak knees and ankles.

Beginning tomorrow, my friend Christina and I will walk during our morning and afternoon breaks at work.  My girls are helping me make better choices when we go grocery shopping. 

Victor and I have plans to go to Hawaii later this year and I want to be able to explore the various mysteries on the beautiful islands without being exhausted and in pain.

So, here we are February 2nd of 2014; the beginning of my quest for a better me.