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All Balls
Linking up today (a week late from the start - better late than never - right?)

I have been on a "weight" journey my whole life. I have always struggled, lost - gain - lost - gain - gain - gain...
I am not as healthy as I would like to be or should be.  Last March I joined weight watchers online for 3 months - and did very well.

March to July - I tried it on my own. Not too much success.

Last July - I downloaded the free app MyFitnessPal - and I must say - it has been a life saver. You log all your food, your water, your exercise, your goals, your failures - EVERYTHING....
Calorie CounterYou can chose to make it public to the rest of the MFP peeps or keep it to your self. You make friends with the same goal - who support you, point out your mistakes, give you advise, share recipes, do's and don'ts. You can join challenges, speak your mind or keep very quiet. It has made me accountable to myself and when I know others are watching - I do better.
Since March - between WW and MFP I have lost 37lbs. I don't consider myself "on a diet". I have made a lifestyle change. I eat what I want, when I want, where I want. If I chose to eat a huge hamburger - then for me - I know I have to increase my exercise.

I am very limited in my exercising
(I have a fractured vertebrae - surgery is in the near future)
For my birthday last year, I told Wheatie I wanted a membership to CURVES ( In September I joined and love it! Even the surgeon said it would be ok (plus he told me I needed to continue to lose weight before the surgery - now that is a motivator for sure !!)
The ladies there are amazing and so much fun. It is 30 minutes of "me" time. I do it on my way to work or I can do it after work. 30 minutes and I get a full core circuit workout!! And I walk, walk, walk....I try to get in 10,000 steps daily! Wheatie is totally supportive (maybe he will even lose along with me)and that makes it even better.

This blog with JavaMama is just one more tool to use in making my eating habits healthy ones. I don't deprive myself, don't beat myself up, don't stress or complain. It's all on me - it's my choices and I choice to get healthy.

So that being said - I lost 2.4lbs (37lbs since March) this past week of Week 1 Biggest Loser Blog challenge (I won't be posting my weight, only my loss or gain)
Glad to be a part of this BIGGEST LOSER challenge - thanks Becky!!


  1. Welcome and congrats! Keep up the great work and it will all fall into place. Slow and steady wins the race. :)

  2. Good work momma; you look great and congrats!

  3. Get work on the 30+ lost already. Thats amazing. 2.4 lbs this week is great! keep it up!

  4. Congratulations on your weight loss this past week, and YTD. 37 Pounds is awesome! You and I lost the same, exact amount this week.

    I hope to one day say that I've lost 37 pounds as well (though I'll still have a few more to go after that.) But, hey! baby steps, right?

    Keep up the great work!

  5. WELCOME! :) You're doing awesome - I love your positive attitude as well! SO happy to have you on the link up with us!


  6. Sounds like you are on a great start with the right attitude. Keep it up. Look forward to following along with the link up.

  7. Congrats! 37lbs is awesome, and I'm right there with you- I will be posting my pounds lost, not my weight. haha

  8. 2.4 lbs is GREAT!! I'm with you on the whole "don't beat yourself up" thing. I have decided that this time I'm going to make a life change. This isn't a diet, it's a way to be healthier, but by gosh if I want something I'm going to have it. I can't live my life by restricting myself. So if I want something I have a serious conversation with Minnie (my skinny inner self) and usually she talks some sense into me, but if not then guess what? I have it!! If I start telling myself that I CAN'T have something then I just want it even more, so I say nothing is off limits. I just don't choose to have certain things every day like before. I too use MFP & I LOVE it. I recommend it to anyone who is counting calories. Keep up the good work girlie!

  9. Good work! That is very impressive, and you are an inspiration to all. Way to go, and keep up the great work!

  10. You're doing great! Keep up the good work! :)

  11. Way to go!

    Go and have another great week!

  12. First of all, I have to say; My 3 year old made friends with a girl who's family is a HUGE Texas fan. He "Hook em' Horns" us all the time. It's cute.

    I also do My fitness Pal, I LOVE it!!! It's a great program.

    Congrats on your loss this week!!!

  13. WOW! Amazing!!! You are doing so awesome! Seriously that is a LOT of weight to lose and a lot of determination. So proud of you!!!