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Mar 22, 2012 - 2 comments

Want to go out for a walk, but my shins are soooo painful. Dad always dreamed of doing a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail but his illness dashed those plans. In recent years, as I watched him battle neurological disease and cancer and seen his ability to fulfill his dream slip away, I've thought: "I'll do the Trail in his honor." How can I ever do a 2,174 mile trip---over mountains---when I'm left in crippling pain from a 1/2 mile stroll on flat land? :(

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Goal Change

Mar 20, 2012 - 3 comments

OK. So I WANT to lose 2 lbs. per week (I actually want to lose all 56 lbs. TODAY, but I'm TRYING to be realistic, LOL). That would get me to 150---the maximum weight I'll skydive at by July. BUT...I know that 1 lb. weight loss per week is probably more realistic. So, I've adjusted my goals to reflect 1lb. per week which would put me at my goal of 128 on April 17, 2013. It's difficult for me to accept that it'll take that long. BUT, so many times in the past, discouraged by the length of time it would take, I've set more aggressive goals, failed to reach them and then the date for the less aggressive weight loss program has passed and I've still been fat---often even fatter than when I started. SO. I'm going to set the modest goal of 1 lb. per week. If I exceed it, great. If I don't exceed but just meet it, I'll be 128 on 4/17/13. We'll see how it goes.

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Nov 29, 2011 - 0 comments

It's a rollercoaster ride without the "Whee!!"

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Gimme a break!

Nov 26, 2011 - 3 comments

Oh c'mon! This is ridiculous. I've been eating only 1 meal a day for 2 weeks because of nausea and exhaution. I didn't even have a dessert on Thanksgiving and had only small servings of the turkey & fixings which I didn't even finish! Yesterday I had 2 oz. of turkey, a couple of tablespoons of stuffing and a couple teaspoons of gravy with a diet soda. I can understand that decreased intake may cause the metabolism---and thus the weight loss---to slow, but GAINING on what I've been eating? Ridiculous and discouraging. I tried to set a REASONABLE goal for SLOW weight loss and to be patient with it this time---but here I am, BEHIND again, even with an extremely modest, slow goal. :(

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